Submitted by Adrian Loveridge
According to former Minister of Tourism, Noel Lynch and as reported in the Nation and repeated on Down to Brass Tacks. The same person, when in office, who first denied all knowledge of a loan to borrow US$15 million to charter Carnival Destiny for CWC2007, and who still after 5 years has not answered the question what commission and arrangement fees, and to who, were paid to shipping agent Landy and Kling Inc. and others?
The same Minister who chartered Air India and presided for several years over the Hotels and Resorts Ltd (GEMS) scandal.
The same Minister that repeated time after time, absolutely ludicrous anticipated arrival numbers for CWC2007, when in fact, the first four months of that year showing an increase of just 44 long stay visitors.
Mr. Lynch stated on Brass Tacks that LIAT (1974) Ltd had not received ANY Government support for six years. Prove it, former Minister, or is this just another puff of unsubstantiated hot air.
Tourism is our business and we should start to treat it that way and have informed, knowledgeable and truthful people steering it in the right direction.