LEADER OF THE OPPOSTION CONDEMNS THE ABRUPT TERMINATION OF SCHOOL BUS CONTRACTS ON THE FAMILY ISLANDS

Nov 7, 2022

It was brought to the Opposition’s attention that the government has given a 60 day notice of termination to the holders of school bus contracts on the Family Islands.

The subject contracts were for a fixed term of three years with one full year remaining. Further, there was no indication given to any of these hard

working Bahamians that they did not perform the contracted works or otherwise breached the contract.

Bahamians who do business with the Government of The Bahamas must have confidence in those business dealings and should trust that they will only be terminated if there is just cause. Contractors who rely on the issuance of a fixed term Contract, and act to their detriment by borrowing money for the equipment needed to perform the Contract, should not face

ruin on a whim or at the hands of vengeful politicians.

The FNM condemns the abrupt termination of these bus contracts. We stand with the contractors and will determine our next steps after taking legal advice.

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The Hon Michael C Pintard

Leader of His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition Leader of the Free National Movement

6TH November 2022

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