By RASHAD ROLLE
Tribune Staff Reporter
ATTORNEY General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said yesterday that China Construction America is prepared to remobilise on the Baha Mar site and resume work towards completing the resort “right away.”
However, she noted that the Supreme Court’s appointed provisional liquidators must agree to their plans.
Mrs Maynard-Gibson, with Prime Minister Perry Christie and a government delegation, met with officials of the construction company in New York on Monday.
“I just want to support everything that the prime minister has said, expressing his optimism about a positive outcome with respect to Baha Mar,” she told reporters yesterday.
“As you know, from day one the prime minister has been tunnel vision focused on the importance of remobilisation, opening and operating. During the visit with the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (the parent company of CCA) in celebrating its 33rd anniversary, we had a very positive meeting. As they indicated in July in Beijing and subsequently after the dismissal of bankruptcy proceedings in Delaware, they are anxious to get on the site to recommence and to finish the project. What’s exciting about that is the likelihood that the Bahamian contractors will be re-engaged and, very importantly, to all suffering and experiencing a lot of pressure, there is a high likelihood that provisional liquidators would find a way to let them be paid as much as possible of the money that is now owed to them.
“There is every reason for optimism. We ask everybody to join us all with focus and prayer that everyone comes back to the table with the view of concluding this very important project in the interest of all involved.”
Mr Christie said this week that officials of the construction company are, on behalf of the provisional liquidators, making efforts to assess what damage or deterioration has taken place at the Baha Mar site since work there was halted earlier this year.
He also said that the company has expressed its commitment to complete Baha Mar and get it open early.
When contacted yesterday about the latest developments, a Baha Mar representative requested that The Tribune speak to the provisional liquidators about the matter.
Up to press time yesterday, the liquidators had not commented on the issue.