Christie: Oban deal a bad move

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Former prime minister, Perry Christie.

Despite the government’s assurance to correct its missteps in the Oban deal, former prime minister Perry Christie questioned why the government proceeded with the deal in the first place, especially considering the former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) left in place an agreement with Carnival Cruise Lines for East Grand Bahama.

Christie maintained that the PLP was of the view that the $5.5 billion Oban project was not in the best interest of the country.

The former prime minister added that the Carnival deal would have yielded more jobs for Bahamians than Oban promises to create.

He insisted it would have also spurred more economic growth, although there has been no word on the deal since he was voted out of office last May.

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