Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Perry Christie has thrown his party’s support behind the$2.6 billion Baha Mar project.
At a long-winded news conference held at the PLP’s Farrington Road headquarters, Christie stressed that the current economic conditions in the country call for the project to be embraced.
“It is in a very real sense, the only new substantial ray of sunshine that has presented itself. Nothing else holds out the kind of promise that Baha Mar does,” said Christie.
“It is not so much that it is the best big project that is available right now, the reality is that it is the only big project that is available to us right now. We do not have a choice. We do not have the luxury of choosing between the Baha Mar project and some other big project. Baha Mar is the only one that has the capacity right now to inject some desperately needed adrenaline into this anemic economy that is ailing us now.”
Christie said it would be useless for Ingraham to negotiate a new deal with the Chinese without project developer Sarkis Izmirlian and his group at the same negotiating table.
“There needs to be a tripartite approach to this. Simple logic and plain, good sense demand it,”said the PLP leader.