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UPDATED: Barrack removes locks

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

UPDATED: Barrack removes locks

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THE LOCKS HAVE BEEN REMOVED. And according to contractor Al Barrack, he has been assured by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler that he will receive his money today.

Barrack removed the locks which he had placed on the building under dispute at Warrens, St Michael at 6:22 a.m. It was his latest attempt to force the hand of Government which he says owes millions of dollars in rent.

This comes after protracted discussion with Minister of Housing Denis Kellman who arrived at the scene just after 8 a.m. Talks between the two at times grew rather heated.

This lockout at the Warrens Office Complex this morning had the potential to significantly disrupt Government’s operations as long as the impasse continued.

Several hundred employees had been barred from their offices. The five storey complex houses at least 15 ministries and ten departments. These include the Ministries of Labour and Social Care, the Land Registry, National HIV/AIDS Commission and Public Counsel. (TS/SP)