Restroom [‘TERLET’] to cost taxpayers Two hundred and thirty thousand six hundred and fifty dollars [$230,650]?

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Contractors receive awards from Minister the Hon. Neko C. Grant (3rd from left, front row) for construction at Saunders Beach and landscape enhancements to Saunders Beach and Montagu Beach. Pictured from left Alvin Greenslade, Arnold Simms and Marcelle Major. Pictured in back row from left is John Canton, director; Colin Higgs, permanent secretary, Eloise Fernander, quantity surveyor and Cadwell Pratt, deputy director.

Nassau, Bahamas — With all the corruption now facing the Ingraham government Bahamas Press reveals another shocking revelation emanating out of the Ministry of Works.

BP investigators are advised, the MOW issued a contract totaling two hundred and thirty thousand, six hundred and fifty dollars [$230,650] to Carib Construction Project Management Co. Ltd for the building of bathrooms at Saunders Beach.

Sources in the MOW tell us the contract signing revealed no details as to what special features will be in such ‘terlet’ houses to rack up  such an astounding cost.

The continued wastage of taxpayers money. Government spends thousands to build toilet facilities at Saunders Beach.

“One must wonder what is such a thing as a “state-of-the-art bathroom”?” a MOW official said. “Fact is this is the most expensive bathroom contract signing ever by the ministry’s history. What different will be done in this bathroom, and the others we have built for less than $20,000 funded by taxpayers?”

Bahamas Press learnt the toilets will be fitted with toilet bowls, urinals and washbasins like every other government bathroom in the country. So what will be in these facilities at Saunders Beach that has racked up the cost to taxpayers with such shocking figures?

Public Works and Transport Minister the Hon. Neko C. Grant along with Colin Higgs, permanent secretary and John Canton, director, signed the contract for the toilet facilities with company representative, Alvin Greenslade.

Bahamas Press calls for an investigation into this construction exercise and call on members of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee to call for people and papers to advise taxpayers on this rip-off from the public treasury.

WE NEED CHANGE!

7 COMMENTS

  1. i think we are missing the big picture here…should we as Bahamians be allowed to see a markup of whats gonna be built and why the cost is so much……im invisioning…showers for at least 50…bath rooms for at least 50..lounge areas..seating..open 24 hrs with worker cleaning around the clock their payrole included for 5 yrs…staff about 5 person…disbursting mints and towels that have to go to the cleaners and some other stuff..like light bill..water bill all paid in full for the next 5 yrs….all included in the 665 thousand dollars then i can understand….cause if it is not so…thats enough to build a school or develope south beach like saunders bch and build a few bath rooms….with change back to the treasury….

    • I JUST SAY THANK GOD THIS ONE DID NOT GO TO CAVALIER OR MOSKO..THE MONEY IS ABSOLUTELY TOO MUCH FOR BATHROOMS ALONE OR MAYBE THEY ARE BUILDING TWO DIFFERENT FACILITIES SOME FOR OUR MASTERS AND SOME FOR WE THE SLAVES..

  2. im with abby. yet another waste of money. the toilets will be nasty in no time like every other public facility here. Ask bahamians to do something and they will spit in your face. good luck.

  3. Now you know Bahamians know how to destroy public “terlits”…so these mussee indestructible, self cleaning terlits!

    • Abby, you have accepted the negative mental culture of Bahamas. You see destruction rather than taking ownership and caring for. why not advocate for those who will work there to give their best service rather that the mediocrity that is prevalent amongst our workers in general. Now that you will get some toilets, tell people to be thankful and keep the toilets clean! Very little to ask in return.

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