Corruption COVERUP in the Ministry of Works

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Robert Garraway son of PS Elma Garraway

RE: Case story of corruption, attempted cover up involving Robert Garraway, DPW, Minister Neko Grant, Cabinet Secretary Anita Bernard, DPM Brent Symonette and PM Hubert Ingraham.

Nassau, Bahamas — In December 2010 it came to our attention that, Robert Garraway, then a Sr. Assistant Engineer at the Ministry Of Works and son of Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Elma Garraway, resigned and would be taking up a position with Bahamas Hotmix Ltd a Company owned in part by DPM Brent Symonette and his Brother.

Our sources deep in the Government disclosed that an investigation carried out by the English Director of Works charged Robert Garraway with giving contracts to Bahamas Hotmix Ltd and others (including the Container Port Deal) without going to tendering. Allegations of sizable kickbacks was also made in the report that was send to the Prime Minister.

Brent Symonette, in Another sticky stew

How was it possible for Garraway to award contracts without the knowledge of the Permanent Secretary of Works and Minister Neko Grant?

Were these contracts considered by the tenders board?

  • Is PS Garraway a member of the tenders board?
  • Why did the Cabinet Secretary who previously served as Permanent Secretary at the MOW allow such contracts to be brought to the Cabinet?
  • Why did the Prime Minister allow Cabinet to approve the contracts.
  • Why did the Prime Minister not referred the embarrassing cases to the Police for prosecution?
  • Was it the Cabinet Secretary who advised the PM to demand Garraway’s resignation instead of prosecution?
  • Was DPM Brent Symonette in attendance at those Cabinet Meetings when contracts were awarded to Bahamas Hotmix ltd?

We have been able to confirm that Robert Garraway joined Bahamas Hotmix Ltd effective January 1st 2011.

What role did DPM Brent Symonette play in arranging Garraway’s job at Bahamas Hotmix Ltd.

We trust that the lazy press will get off their backsides and keep the government’s feet to the fire and will fully expect the Opposition will pursue these corrupt deals with enthusiasm and zeal.

Government Project Engineer on the Nassau Harbour Port Improvement Project Robert Garraway gives Government Ministers an update on the plans for the extension of Arawak Cay during a tour of the site, August 7. Birds of a feather flock together!




  • Hey everybody are you not seeing something else? Isnt it amazing how the permanent secretary did not see fit to tell her son that what he is doing is WRONG and it only ADDS TO CORRUPTION!!!

    OH NO, but she could tell teachers how to teach, when she has not been in the classroom in over two decades. Like the government she serves, she is out of touch.

  • PLP – Party of the Self Interest

    FNM – Party of the Special Interest

    • Best quote yet on this site!!!!!!

  • Come on people, lets face it. FNM / PLP, corruption is not prejudice. Most people go into politics for personal and financial gain. Plain and simple.

    • media

      Like Hubert Ingraham did hey?

      BP

  • BP, Ingraham fired Brent before when he gave a contract to himself(to Bahama Hot Mix) as Chairman of the Airport Authority. Remember now, this is the same Brent who had to resign as Attorney General over another conflict. Still Ingraham made him his Deputy, and we all shut up! If he had been black, every time he opened his mouth we would have been pulling him down and throwing it in his face. Colonialism has scarred us so badly that we ignore any sins of the white elite, and destroy our young black men over the smallest transgression. But hey, if Ingraham and the corrupt Tribune brush you off “you clean”, just as happened when the Mon a vie scandal reared its head with Vargo. The FNM is corrupt and should be sent back into the wilderness taking Eileen Carron with them.

  • brent is one of the richest man in the bahamas. now i see how he make his money.well ya no he ain’t taking da bleam so dat leave the black goon in da pic.look like he like put stuff in his mouth.. and fox hill made for goons like him. all a them getting kick back while i looking out my window every second praying B.E.C dont pull up and turn me off. one thing for sure when perry was in power i had 3 an 4 jobs. them projects on the island was booming. now these selfish pigs raping us with no condom on. lord let ing-rum ring that bell… land slide…

  • Man BP you cant be Serious. Everybody TIEFING some way or the other. THIS IS CRAZY! When will the average Bahamian get a fair share of the economic pie. YOU IN GOVERNMENT, SITTING IN PARLIMENT AND THIS HAPPENING? A MATTER OF TRUST?

    • what! boy it aint da be no cookie jar leave this time at all, for the way these cookie monsters carrying on.

  • WELL WELL..ANOTHER SCANDAL MY PEOPLE PLEASE DONT BE SUPRISED IF YOU HERE ABOUT SOME PAST PLP SCANDAL TO THROW THIS ONE OFF.. THATS THE ONLY DEFENCE THEY HAVE THATS WHY IT KINDA DISTURBS ME THAT THEY DO HAVE SCANDALS TO REMIND US OF.. CAUSE THEY DONT TALK ABOUT NOTHING, BUT THE PAST..

  • Man not again. This is why the rich keep getting richer. Dese fellas een no different from da jonsers on the street. Atleast da jonser would wash ya car with a dirty cloth, dese fellas fattening their pocket and hooking up their friends.

    • media

      You mean to say the RICH KEEPS GETTING RICHER AND THE THIEF KEEPS THIEFIN, and the poor can’t thief!

      BP

  • Yuck. What an ugly man. Shouldn’t have put that pic up.

  • This ain’t the only case of corruption at MOW.They need a commission of inquiry,dig DEEPER!

  • Even the Punch made reference to this story without calling names.Now this puts the icing on the cake.My oh my a leopard can never change its spot.The Minister of no light affairs needs to demand an investigation if not he must resign immediately.Someone must take the fall and if nothing is done then the next Govt must put a Task force together and investigate.

    • media

      And while the media talking RAT DROPPINGS ABOUT who got honoured at the red cross ball or at some tourism award, the country is getting RAPED BY THESE JACKALS!

      WE NEED CHANGE!

      BP

  • WTF!

  • my lord brent again this the same man who was in the mix up at the airport some time ago.but ten again what can we exspect when one man calling the shorts if earl get away with fly high on the bahamian back lord what left for us to.the fnm “focus” left’rihgt’and center.