EDITOR, The Tribune.
OBAN - I am sure many will agree it is more than high time that the Prime Minister came clean on the whole history of the application by Oban to develop a refinery and oil storage facility.
So in 1995-96 these people applied to the Ingraham government — Ingraham was unsatisfied of their qualifications and capacities.
So again Oban returned under Christie and again the Government was unsatisfied as to their capacities, but in December, 2016, it is said, by Minnis, the project was approved but the million dollar question - approved with certain specific conditions to be cleared up such as financial capabilities - sector qualification. This we must know and PM Minnis has to Table these documents.
If he refuses, then certainly we still have both Sir Baltron Bethell who can bring total clarity to the issue I am sure or the then Minister of State responsible for Investment Hon Khaalis Rolle.
The quote from State Minister Kwasi Thompson of Freeport yesterday was sort of incredible — was he saying — look have pity of Grand Bahama we went through hell and so we will consider any project to alleviate the hurt even if the investors are not too qualified and have an unclean background… that is what I understood. The FNM promised transparency…We need it now, not tomorrow or next month.
February 23, 2018.