[Barbados, CAD] New civil aviation building coming

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[Barbados, CAD] New civil aviation building coming

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[Barbados, CAD] New civil aviation building coming
27 February 2015
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    The new Civil Aviation Department building being constructed at Charnocks, Christ Church. (Picture by Reco Moore.)
A NEW $10 million home for the Barbados Civil Aviation Department should be ready within a few months.

Word of this came from Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealy today during a tour of the building under construction at Charnocks, Christ Church, near the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA).

Sealy told reporters the building was on target and on budget, being constructed by CRS Building and Maintenance Inc, with GAIA acting as project manager.

Barbados’ air traffic controllers went on strike last November complaining about the physical environment in which they had to work as well as a reported staff shortage.

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Re: [Barbados, CAD] New civil aviation building coming

Unread post by bimjim » Sat Feb 28, 2015

The Barbados Government does not pay its bills, does not pay its rents, has several areas of decaying national infrastructure and has laid off over 2,000 lower-paid employees because it is short of funds, but has a spare BDS$10 million (US$5 million) for a grand building off-airport to replace adequate offices on-airport which already exist.

I can only assume this is part of the current Government's ongoing Master Bureaucrat plan to make life as difficult as possible for as many people as possible in as many parts of the country as possible. Why would you completely remove an aviation Authority from the airport it serves - and for which it has oversight (not to mention Air Traffic Control)?

On the same subject of unnecessary inconvenience and stupidity, why would you remove the convenient (and miniscule) service of providing the issue of temporary drivers permits to tourists at all hours from parochial police stations and require them to be issued instead ONLY at a central location in the City - and ONLY between the hours of 8 and 4 on weekdays?

I am sure these things make sense to bureaucrats with limited mental capacity - and apparently limited work capacity - but it was good enough to work just fine for over half a century so why would that change be needed now?

The average person does make mistakes, but I suppose to screw things up on a truly National scale you need to be a government Minister - with pulpit, position, security, responsibility and authority, but without the slightest shred of accountability.

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