Ingraham Wants Changes To Baha Mar Deal

Friday 08th, October 2010 / 08:19 Published by

The government is unwilling to back down from its position that the plans for the$2.6 billion Baha Mar project at Cable Beach be adjusted in major ways, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said yesterday.

Speaking of the financing being provided by the China Export-Import Bank, Ingraham said,”Attached to their funding are conditions that are onerous, burdensome and unacceptable insofar as the labor content is concerned and the government is therefore asking that some adjustment be made with respect to the labor content of the deal.

“To do the project in a one, single-phased development is not in our interest, and it’s in our interest to have the development but not as a single-phased development. Regrettably, that is the position,” he said.

“What is going to happen to the hundreds of people who are working in those towers that are going to be demolished(at the Wyndham)while it’s going to take four years for the project to be completed?” he questioned.

“They are going to be twiddling their thumbs while foreign workers are constructing the place.”

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