Bahamas, June 27, 2017 – Nassau – Another so called, ‘fiasco’ of the Progressive Liberal Party government and this one is to the tune of $30M and involves the land for an at risk school to be called the Star Academy and built on property owned by the Seventh Day Adventist church. Minister of Works Desmond Bannister unearthed that there is no lease, there were no payments for rent of the land and yet nearly $30M dollars was spent in construction, on what the Minister labeled a ‘fisasco.’
But the former works Minister and Opposition leader in the House of Assembly, Philip Davis said the minister was misleading and explained that there were to be two buildings, one for administration and that the school was to serve as a new home for BTVI and would be used by the Technical Cadets in the evenings.
Davis said the move was critical because BTVI has outgrown its current location and he said there were similar arrangements made with other churches in The Bahamas; citing that Minister Bannister conveniently did not mention that one exists with the Catholic church, that Bannister is a Catholic. Education Minister, Jeff Lloyd also reported that despite a lease being drawn up, it was not signed and it is said that the lease is now misplaced.