Consent is taken

Prime Minister Gaston Brown presided over a chaotic, unprofessional and undemocratic village meeting where an impromptu ballot on the critical Paradise Found project was taken on scraps of paper torn from a notepad! The ‘votes’ were counted (out of sight round the back) and found to have voted ‘in favour of the project going ahead’.
So they will now start work on the area with the excavator that has been over here for a month waiting to begin, and another piece of Barbuda’s beautiful countryside will be laid to waste as the illegal process that has been forced on the people of Barbuda is examined by lawyers. Mr de Niro and Mr Packer might want to examine their relationship with the Antiguan government – where Barbuda land is concerned – or join the long list of people who tried and failed to forcibly take Barbuda away from the Barbudan people.

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