Official Statement on Ferry Procurement

The Office of the Premier released the following statement on Tuesday evening regarding the ongoing ferry procurement matter.

“The procurement process for a ferry came to an end on Friday August 5th , 2016. On Monday 8th , August, a formal decision was communicated to me in writing. It stated that the process ended in a unanimous vote that no award be made.

“For the past four months the Government of Montserrat has been patient, followed the rules and waited on an outcome.

“For many months we have taken a lot of heat from the public, yet we agreed to respect the process, while at the same time we prepared ourselves for various outcomes.

“In the last 24 hours we have outlined to DFID our plans for a way forward which is in keeping with the laws of Montserrat and can provide a solution in the short term.

“In a few days I will communicate with the public on the progress towards a solution.

“Let us continue to work together for the good of Montserrat.

“God Bless you all and God Bless Montserrat.”

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