Govt land swap ‘not new’
PROMINENT?BUSINESSMAN ANDREW BYNOE says there is nothing sinister about Government swapping its land at Bagatelle, St Thomas, for his land at River Bay, St Lucy.
“This is nothing new,” Bynoe, managing director of Emerald City and Carlton & A1 Supermarkets, said in response to what he pointed out were the many questions being asked about the swap.
Government officials have so far been tight-lipped about the deal. But Bynoe confirmed that Government had transferred the Bagatelle dump to him as part payment for his land at River Bay, which has been used as a public picnic spot for several years.
As a result, his brother Paul Bynoe, who operates a recycling plant for metal and plastics at Cane Garden, St Thomas, will be transferring his business to the St Thomas dump.
Bynoe told the DAILY?NATION yesterday there were other instances where Government had swapped land in deals with other business owners.
He stated that the recycling business his brother would be undertaking at the Bagatelle Metal Dump would not be much different from the one Government also operated there. (MB)