Bass accuses Browne Administration of having different rules for local and foreign investors

Labour relations consultant Henderson Bass is adding his voice to the dispute brewing at Long Bay.

Investors who commenced reconstruction of a bar on the popular beach were advised to cease and warned that the Development Control Authority (DCA) would issue a stop order.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has said the structure is in breach of the Physical Planning Act and claims it is being constructed too close to the water. Should the investors not comply with any request being made of them by the DCA, Browne has threatened that the lease granted by the Cabinet would be revoked.

However, Bass says that others have breached, and continue to breach, the country’s building laws and have not faced any consequences.

Accordingly, he says the Browne Administration appears to have different sets of rules for local and foreign investors.