When you read the files below, you must ask yourselves how did the PM let this happened to the Bahamian people?
Tommy Turnquest’s response to the PLP’s press release on this subject is that the PLP’s claims represent a “baseless attack.”
· To disprove this, attached are:
a) A copy of the instructions from the Secretary of the Cabinet to cancel the marketing contract approved by Minister Vanderpool-Wallace. Is Minister Turnquest calling this baseless?
b) A copy of the legal advice from the Attorney General’s Office asserting that not only did the Government have the right to terminate the agreement but to also recover sums already paid under the Agreement. Is Minister Turnquest calling this baseless?
But in this matter, Minister Turnquest is a “small fry.” We note that he and, not the PM sought to provide the FNM response. Maybe it is because the PM is really ducking the key issue:
– You, Mr. PM, knew about this scandal from January 17, 2012.
– You did not instruct for the contracts to be cancelled until March 26, 2012 even though the specific advice from the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism was that with faster action the payment made on march 1, 2012 could have been saved.
– Despite finding sufficient warnings to terminate the contract and despite being aware of the fact the Minister Vanderpool-Wallace had lost confidence of all senior staff at the Ministry, why has he not been fired?