Truth be told I suspect mass sabotage against Minister Paulwell’s attempts to bring cheaper electricity to Jamaica. Though some of his actions did not help much, I am am yet to see where any of his actions broke the rules in respect to the process and EWI winning the bid.
Both the Minister and the O.U.R printed in a national newspaper all points that the OCG misunderstood and which ultimately led to the current situation.
The OCG is an incompetent and poorly educated in my opinion. For he owes the nation an official response to accusations against him, which clearly states and challenges his lack of intellect respect to his interpretation on the process of awarding EWI the 381MW project.
Or it could very well be that the article / press release from the Minister and the O.U.R was above my own intellect in understanding the matter at hand. That of course I would hope the readers of this blog would find very hard to believe.
In fact he owes the nation a response to date. His actions is nothing short of a lackey and in my book on this matter he has zero credibility.
Fortunately for the OCG the public is not so uneducated, they only respond to barking toothless dogs and loud trumpets.
See the facts for yourself and come to your own conclusion:
OUR affirms Independence in response to OCG’s Report on Base Load Capacity Project
RESPONSE TO OFFICE OF CONTRACTOR GENERAL’S REPORT OF SPECIAL INVESTIGATION ON THE RIGHT TO SUPPLY 360 MW OF POWER TO THE NATIONAL GRID
MSTEM & THE O.U.R
For starters the Minister of MSTEM needs to clear his name. Not because one may have made mistakes years ago in previous projects, even though highly successful in many other key projects. The public needs to know fact from fiction.
The O.U.R must also take extra steps in clearing any further misunderstanding in respect to the 381MW project as it relates to the severe damage the OCG comments have caused the nation of Jamaica.
THE LOSS OF 381MW LICENSE
License granted to EWI to be revoked and new bidding process to be started
Cabinet Taking Steps To Revoke EWI’s Licence
Cabinet revokes EWI licence
Vin Lawrence to head enterprise team
PSOJ Happy With Revocation Of EWI Licence
FINANCING OF THE 381MW PROJECT
Now to read this just now.
IFC Willing To Back LNG Investor
Published: Friday | May 9, 2014
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank arm that deals with private-sector financing, confirmed on Wednesday that it has made tentative offers of financing to companies among the remaining bidders for the baseload LNG project.
Now that EWI is out of the mix, and the hypocritical PSOJ, JMA and others have gotten their way in the establishment of a private club to over see the process.
What will happen to the O.U.R role, though not the best but the only public body with such experience in dealing with tenders and utility companies in Jamaica?
One banker is even calling for the opposition to be able to play a role, and that the process must not go to public tender.
This meddling by red skin men, aka light skin men, mistaken by the Negro on Power 106FM as brown skin men like myself must stop.
The Prime-minister of Jamaica has been taken for a ride and duped by a group men who only see profit and power for them and them alone.
What appears to me is that they have inside connections with the IDB via DBJ. I have had to dealt with these scums in the past.
They still think its 1936 when they controlled the banks in New York and Europe. Have they not learnt from their mistakes?
PUBLIC RE-TENDER THE PROJECT & WIDEN THE SCOPE
The project should not be LNG fuel based alone. Though the media reports LNG, the O.U.R from what I have discovered states preferred fuel source.
As such solar, wind along with LNG can be put in the mix to meet the firm capacity of 381MW using the right technology.
This would see USD0.09 to USD0.12 per kWh being attained which is cheaper than the lowest LNG only bid to date.
Portia Simpson Miller has made a grave mistake in letting the private sector influence the GOJ.
To make matters worse when it becomes a closed group party member and connected only group. The public will not have the benefit of a open and transparent tender process.
MSTEM & the O.U.R should both play a critical role with this so called project team simply operating as watch dogs.
Why do the same in respect to Jamaica and the IMF via Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), and not do the same with MSTEM, the O.U.R and this so called enterprise team?
Nothing could be worse than the current set up as it currently stands with the enterprise team and the private sector having its way in removing a national project from the public tender process.
Only to be a behind the scenes close door operation with a selected invited few through issue of interest in project.
The mechanism in place at the O.U.R to respond to public query certainly is not legally in place with some enterprise team with no experience in dealing with such complex matters involving bids and tenders on matters relating to utility for the nation.
This enterprise team is a sick joke, and slap in the face of all good intention citizens of Jamaica.
Could this be the genesis of Jamaica Spring Uprising?