BFP has done a beautiful piece of investigative reporting on the BLP pierhead acquisition. Beautiful but frightening.When seen in conjunction with other notable acquisitions, a worrisome pattern emerges. For instance, there was the prime Kingsland land, originally appropriated for “low-income housing”, where minister Gline Clarke’s luxury car was photographed parked at a luxury house. More than a decade later the original owners had not been paid for this appropriation.

How many other valuable properties has the government appropriated, and how many of these have actually been paid for?

On a different tack, has the government ever been able to run a business anywhere near as profitably as private enterprise? And have the costs to the taxpayers ever been kept under control? Lets see … GEMS, QEH, airport, prison, flyovers, Kensington Oval