Plp Chairman Raises Questions Over Hoa Signatures


PLP CHAIRMAN Fred Mitchell.


Tribune Staff Reporter


PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell is questioning why the heads of agreement for Oban Energies that Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis tabled Thursday evening featured no signature from Peter Kriegar.

Mr Kriegar was the face of the project, the non-executive chairman of the company who signed a document last week at a media event marking the signing of the heads of agreement.

However, his signature was nowhere on the tabled document. That agreement was signed by Satpal Dhunna, identified as the president of Oban Energies.

At an immigration press conference yesterday, Mr Mitchell said: “Which document is the document that we are relying on as the heads of agreement? Yesterday the government tabled what was supposed to have been the heads of agreement between Oban and the government and then we looked at the signature page and the signature page had someone who was not at the signing for what was supposed to have been the signing. So were there two different documents and if there are two different documents which one are we relying on, the one that's in the House or the one that was signed (at the Office of the Prime Minister)? I’m told there was a whisper across the floor that the signing was only ceremonial but if that's the case that’s a great fraud perpetrated on the Bahamian people; it's a hoax and so an explanation has to come forward as to why we’re dealing with two different signatures or signatories to this supposed heads of agreement."

Mr Mitchell stopped short of questioning the credibility of the process, but said: "Our whole response to this as a party was this heads of agreement was cobbled up simply to get them out of the issue with (House Speaker Halson Moultrie) and the rubbish which he spoke and embarrassed them as a party, so they had to cobble this up quickly together to shift attention away from that and, of course, in the rush you make lots of mistakes and now people are picking it apart.”


TalRussell 3 weeks ago

Ma Comrades, I had forewarned last week Wednesday to focus on why would the PM pledge publicly table the Heads of Agreement before the House last Wednesday only duck out hop plane to Haiti - to pay attention which Agreement he would be tabling at House's next Wednesday session - now you know somebody switched them and the AG's office must launch full investigation into if a switch occurred and if so - shouldn't the public deserves see the original document signed in cabinet office - supposedly by hand Kriegar? The PM would had to have known well in advance if he was going be taking off to Haiti.


TheMadHatter 2 weeks, 5 days ago

Mitchell should ask the Leader of the Opposition to request the Governor General to investigate this issue using her authority as representative of our Head of State and that she demand the govt to table the actual agreement.

Remember Lady Pindling has the power to dissolve the House at ANY time and force a new general election ... so nobody with sense should mess with her.


Gotoutintime 2 weeks, 5 days ago

She can also be removed at the pleasure of the Prime Minister!!


TheMadHatter 2 weeks, 5 days ago

Well then i guess its whoever strikes first. Knowing that they tabled an unsigned document, she should call election now before he can remove her. Im sure Mitchell can speak with her directly.


sheeprunner12 2 weeks, 5 days ago

Fweddy has some gall ............ For 5 years, Perry and Fweddy dem did not table or provide any HOAs and other documents for the country or the PAC to peruse ....... Go figger!!!!!!!

And now that the FNM is producing signed documents, he is bellyaching about WHO signed the documents. I am sure the answers will also be provided for Fweddy in short order.


realfreethinker 2 weeks, 5 days ago

How silly is the chairman. The only document that's legal is the one tabled in the HOA. Whatever piece of paper was signed at the ceremony is null and void. How many times have we seen ceremonial checks being given out . do you think they take those to the bank to be cashed. Get a real life Fred


BahamasForBahamians 2 weeks, 4 days ago

the FNM supporters that see no wrong with this situation would allow Minnis and gang to urinate and defecate on them calling it rain and snow.

Fooking idiots.


licks2 2 weeks, 3 days ago

How stupid we get when we "are hell bent" to make a man look bad! Yinna really want something to be there aye? Lol! It is called ceremonial signing. . .that was done . . .it is done all the time. . .all over the world!!


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