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THE CONTROVERSIAL HYATT HOTEL has been given the green light.

Declaring that the decision was in fact taken in the seven-day time frame he had promised almost three weeks ago, Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart told a meeting of his St Michael South branch at Bay Primary School last night that he had given the necessary planning permissions for the 15-storey hotel to go up on Bay Street, St Michael, in part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

“The matter was referred to me as Minister of Town Planning and I granted permission, after all the conditions that I thought had to be met were met for the construction of that hotel on Bay Street.

“Obviously because Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison has certain features about it, what we have insisted on is that the hotel should reflect what the architects call the architectural language of that part of that part of Bay Street . . . is being incorporated into the design of the new hotel to be put there so that it will not be inconsistent; it will not stick out like a sore thumb in that general area where it’s going to be constructed,” Stuart said. (YB)


Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.



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