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Minister denies any Baha Mar side deals with Chinese

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Bahamas, April 20, 2017 – Nassau – Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister for Education, Science & Technology and Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson vigorously rejected claims that they have deals with the Chinese owners of Baha Mar.

Both ministers who were involved in the negotiations to sell the resort to Hong Kong conglomerate Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (CTFE), suggested that the accusations are a ploy from the Free National Movement to distract voters from the resort’s opening this week and the general election early next month.

“This is the season we are in and we expect that sort of stuff. But at the end of the day, nothing will diminish from the fact that a major resort is opening in The Bahamas.”, Fitzgerald said.  “I am asking voters to stay focused from all kinds of distractions, smoke and mirrors to move voters away from the fact that the PLP, Prime Minister, put a negotiating team out there, for the benefit of Bahamians to get the hotel”, Maynard-Gibson urged.

Baha Mar will be opened, in part, this Friday.

Story by: Sheri-kae McLeod

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