No Hyatt decision
Stuart still looking at controversial hotel project
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has broken his silence on the proposed 15-storey Hyatt Centric Resort Hotel earmarked for Bay Street, The City, but said little about his decision on the controversial project.
Stuart told journalists Monday afternoon that the matter was now before him for a decision on an appeal made by the developers, presumably regarding the conditions which Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins has stipulated before construction can begin on the 237-room resort on almost three acres of waterfront along Carlisle Bay.
Speaking at the end of an eight-hour meeting of the full Social Partnership at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford, the Prime Minister made it clear that the issue had to take its course as a procedural matter.
He emphasized that it would be inappropriate for him to give details of the recommendations made or the appeal, considering he would be the same person adjudicating the case.
Stuart said the final decision would be known in due course.
Developer Mark Maloney has declined to comment on the status of the project, while the Chief Town Planner has contended that it was out of his hands and it was up to the Prime Minister to decide.
Social activist and attorney-at-law David Comissiong has threatened to take legal action if a thorough environmental impact assessment was not undertaken before the project could begin.