Sinckler fires back at Mottley

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler has hit back at Opposition Leader Mia Mottley for suggesting that all was not above board in the tendering process for the second phase of work on Berth 5 at the Bridgetown Port.

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler
Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler

While explaining that the work was the second phase of a project that started under the former Barbados Labour Party Government, the Finance Minister said he was aghast and flabbergasted by the innuendos.

“The honourable member said that the Port Authority gave a contract without a transparent tendering process and I am saying today . . . that an RFP (request for proposal) was put out and that bids came in, and from those bids a committee sat down, evaluated them and selected,” Sinckler insisted.

Earlier this month, the Barbados Port Inc announced that it was adding an additional 75 metres of berth space that would extend the current berth to 150 metres.

It said this would complete work that started in 2000, when only half the length was installed because of financial constraints and the expansion of port storage capacity by land reclamation.

Sinckler argued, though, that the company from Ireland that was selected for the first phase of the project had cost overruns and the matter ended up in court.

He made the comments during his wrap up of debate on a resolution to borrow US$25 million from First Citizens Bank Limited to fund its membership in the Development Bank of Latin America.

5 Responses to Sinckler fires back at Mottley

  1. Coloured Man
    Coloured Man November 19, 2014 at 10:22 am

    More lie here show us what u put up chir

    Reply
  2. Nikita Davidson
    Nikita Davidson November 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    I sooooo sick n tired of this man #chanting# Ds must go, Ds must go,Ds must go.

    Reply
  3. Noel Jones
    Noel Jones November 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    More lies

    Reply
  4. Beverley St John
    Beverley St John November 19, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Man, hush yah mout and try and listen to Mia do! De woman know wha she talking bout! Yah may learn a ting or two!

    Reply
  5. Sandra Madea Straker
    Sandra Madea Straker November 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm
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