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Goat Islands controversy fueled by lack of information, says civil group

Published:Saturday | September 7, 2013 | 8:11 PM

The civil society group Citizens Action for Principle and Integrity (CAPI) says the current controversy over the possible use of the Goat Island for a logistics hub project is being fueled by the absence of clear information from the government.



CAPI charges that the government has been reluctant to provide critical information on major investment projects such as the hub, the north-south link of Highway 2000, the Gordon Cay Container Transshipment hub and the Caymanas Economic Zone.



Co-convenor of the group Dennis Meadows says the information is required to inform private sector participation and facilitate the cooperation of other stakeholder groups.



However, Meadows charges that there is a lack of openness and clarity and says the ad hoc and piece meal information being provided by the government is contributing to the confusion.



He says this unwillingness is inconsistent with the spirit of the social partnership agreement and does not augur well for its survival.



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