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Hanna-Martin knocks government on post office move delay

Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin yesterday slammed the government for ‘its lack of transparency’ and delays in moving the General Post Office.

The relocation of the General Post Office from its East Hill Street location to the Town Centre Mall has been delayed three times by the government.

Last year, the move was set to happen by Christmas, but was delayed to January.

In January, the move was delayed to mid-February then pushed to early March.

“This administration has so botched this exercise that it is beyond sad and it’s unfair to the workers of the post office, because initially they said they were going to Gladstone Road and they wasted a whole year with nothing happening; not one thing happened in that building,” Hanna-Martin said in an interview with The Nassau Guardian.

“And then, they came a year later with the building, which is the Town Centre Mall, which initially went to the Cabinet, this Cabinet, and they said it was unsuited for a number of reasons, no parking, no this, no that.

“… Now they come back a year later and tell us it’s ideal.

“They have not been transparent. They have not been straightforward and truthful with the Bahamian people.

“The building is owned by a Cabinet minister; a Cabinet minister who, before the last election, went publicly and [said] the post office should go there and now that he sits around the Cabinet table, this administration has decided to put it there.

“They came to the Parliament, for the Parliament to agree [with] the Town Centre Mall.

“We did not support it and also [some] members of the government did not support it.”

Minister of Immigration Brent Symonette is one of the owners of Town Centre Mall.

Staff Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Laurent started at The Nassau Guardian in May 2018 as a paginator. He transitioned to reporting in February 2019. Laurent has covered multiple crime stories. He is the author of “Yello”, which was published in February 2019.
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