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Police to get 97 cars Monday

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 11:20 AM

Minister of National Security Robert Montague says 97 service vehicles are to be handed over to the police force on Monday.

Montague made the disclosure while speaking with journalists at a ceremony yesterday.

The police have complained that their anti-crime strategies have been hampered by a vehicle shortage.

Montague says the government is responding to this need.

 

National security minister, Robert Montague.

The planned delivery of the cars comes even as the government seeks to resolve issues surrounding the importation of 200 used cars for the police force.

The contractor, O’Brien's International has only delivered 30 of the expected amount more than nine months after the deadline.

The national security minister says discussions are to be held with O'Brien's International on the Advance Payment Guarantee bond under its contract to supply used cars for use by the police force.

The bond is valued at $213 million and represents half of the value of the contract, which was paid by the ministry as a deposit.

The national security ministry has already called in the $42 million performance bond paid by the company as part of the contract.