PLH scores major court victories; injunction lifted

Walker addresses PHL Official (August 2020 file photo)

The principals of the Peace, Love and Harmony (PLH) resort development in Barbuda have scored major victories in the High Court.

Justice Marissa Robertson who heard legal arguments from both PLH, the claimants and the Barbuda Council, the defendants, as well as listened to oral arguments, ruled in favour of the developers in four key areas.

The court granted PLH an interim injunction “to restrain the defendant, its servants and/or agents from entering upon the lands demised to the Applicant under a Lease dated the 22nd day of February 2017, which leasehold property is known as Low Bay and Pink Sands, Palmetto Point, Barbuda and from carrying out there on commercial sand mining operations pending the determination of the substantive claim in this matter or until further ordered.”

The court also lifted its earlier interim order that barred PLH from carrying out any works in the development or construction on the Palmetto Point project, save remedial works specifically approved by the Development Control Authority.

Justice Robertson also ruled in favour of PLH when she dismissed an application from the Barbuda Council for injunctive relief against the company. The Court ordered that the Council bears the company’s cost in the matter.

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  1. Will this stop the enemies of progress? BPM continues to try to stymie progress in an effort to keep the island in a bottle that they can control. Advancements they see as threatening their political future. They remind of the man who buried his talents. Time to place them in the past

    • “effort to keep the island in a bottle that they can control “.
      Say this was so, would you prefer a set of white exploiters do this instead of the local people? You are either a brainwashed ignoramus, or a very sick puppy. For sure you would be one of the first to say you love your country. For your sake, I hope when your children are ready to inherit, there would be nothing for them. Why? Because the new colonizers you love so much secured every piece of it for their children.
      Good luck with that, you b&$%ckside

      • hmm, your captain when he is honest makes clear the mess you and your ilk have held dear, is not sustainable:

        “Member of Parliament (MP) for Barbuda Trevor Walker yesterday lashed out at Barbudans for their dependence on the Barbuda Council.
        Walker accused Barbudans of not doing enough for the sister-island while relying too heavily on subsidies from the central government in Antigua.
        “It’s so amazing to me that 1,500 people cannot get together to try and organise themselves in a way that they can help themselves, and I take blame for that too,” he said. “All that we do is to go to this broke Barbuda Council that has no money, borrow everything that we want, and the same Barbuda Council depends on the central government every week every month for transfers. It’s just not sustainable.”
        “At the end of the day, we cannot have it both ways. We cannot want to live the Antigua life and want to have the Barbuda lifestyle … and so let us wake up,” Walker said. “I mean this might cause me some political problems but at the end of the day, I want to be recorded as the person that moved the country forward in a positive way.”
        The Barbudan MP also suggested that Barbudans have FAILED TO MAKE PROPER USE OF THEIR LAND to EMPOWER themselves.” see May 29, 2010, Antigua Daily Observer)

        So Boss, don’t blame me, blame your ignorance

  2. And that is what they will use the hard earned tax dollars for. To pay court fees and other legal judgements fees.

  3. What did the “BORN RACIST” Trevor Walker have to say about this? More importantly will the constituency of Barbuda continue to allow “Chevvah” to keep them in psychological bondage?

    “…and seem to be on a protracted path of GAMBLING
    UNPRODUCTIVITY. People don’t want to work
    People badminded and just covet other people
    Council say work til 4 o’clock or 5 o’clock. You warn go home 10 o’clock
    And the last one which I find is the most profound for me:
    ~Member of Parliament Trevor Walker

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