2012-05-04 Letter to Town and Country Planning Department

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May 4, 2012


The Chief Town Planner

Town and Country Planning Department

The Garrison



Dear Sir,


Re: Issue of Zone One Policy in Parts of the Constituency of Saint James North


I write this letter in my capacity as the Barbados Labour Party’s Candidate for Saint James North in the upcoming General Elections.


Large sections of this constituency, including parts of Upper Carlton, Rock Dundo, the Whim and Ashton Hall, are situate in areas where a Zone One Policy is applied by your Department. The application of this policy has far-reaching implications on the quality of life, both socio-economic and recreational, on a substantial number of residents in this constituency.


I now write kindly requesting a meeting with you so that I can be more fully briefed on the issues informing this Policy from your Department’s viewpoint.


I sincerely trust that you can accommodate me in this regard in the near future and I look forward to meeting with you.


Yours faithfully,





EGH: mal


Cc. The Honourable Rawle Eastmond, J.P., M.P


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Edmund "Eddie" Hinkson is an attorney-at-law residing in Waterhall Terrace, St. James. The husband of Beverly and father of Erica and Gregory, he has an outstanding record as a community leader. He has been a member of the Lions Club of Bridgetown for the past 24 years and has the honours of being named the Best President of the Lions Clubs in the Caribbean District 60B and of serving as the Lions Clubs Leader of Barbados. Eddie has been a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the Salvation Army for the past 5 years. He has also served as a member of the Council of St. Johns Ambulance Association, the Association of the Blind and Deaf and of the Council for the Disabled. Eddie has been a sub-committee chairman of the Small Business Association and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. A member of the Lawn Tennis Association and the Paragon Tennis Club, he has sponsored cricket, football and netball tournaments, provided prizes at school speech days, assisted churches with outreach and mentorship programmes, provided food vouchers to needy persons and helped in finding solutions to constituency issues relating to land. In government, he served as Chairman of the National Conservation Commission and the Severance Payments Tribunal, Deputy Chairman of the National Housing Corporation, the National Advisory Committee on Disabilities and the Building Advisory Committee as well as a Director of the National Cultural Foundation, a Member of Consumer Claims Tribunal, Income Tax Appeal Board and the Harrison College Board of Management. Internationally, Edmund is an officer of the International Bar Association, a member of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and a member of International Who’s Who of Professionals.