No end in sight for Road Infrastructure Project


Officials said there is no end in sight for the ongoing road works at Friars Hill Road and Sir George Walter Highway.


A legal dispute between the government and contractor, Bahama Hot Mix (BHM) slowed down the pace of the infrastructure project, which is funded by a grant from the United Kingdom.


“The employer, the Government of Antigua & Barbuda and the Contractor are working together to ensure the successful implementation and completion of the project and we’re working towards arriving at an end date with the contractor and as soon as we can narrow down that we’ll be able to give you some definitive dates”, Shawn Thomas recently told reporters at a press conference.


Thomas is the Public Relations Officer for the Project Implementation Management Unit in the Ministry of Public Works.


“Right now there is a process ongoing, a legal process ongoing and a lot of what comes out that legal process affects that end date- duration or end date- date so to put something on the table right now will be highly incorrect and I think it would not be fair to the public to stipulate a certain date and that’s not achieved”, added BHM Representative, Sean Geiser.



“The process is driven by the adjudicator so once the two parties have entered into the adjudication process, the adjudicator is the one that drives the process. So, it’s not like you go to court, you have a hearing from a judge, you then take your time to make an appeal and you go back to court. This isn’t a court scenario. It’s a legal process under the contract that’s bound within the contract conditions that both parties have signed to in the event of something arising such as we are not in”, Geiser explained.


When reporters pressed for details, Thomas said: “this is now before the adjudicator and both parties are making presentations and that is as much as we want to comment on that so as to no jeopardize the process”.

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  1. Oh, so Hotmix which the government wanted to remove from the Barbuda “air strip” case is now fighting it’s allie in crime ?. very interesting!. Here comes the Friers Hill Tarmac for vote!..

  2. Yep, (thanks for the laugh) but in reality it is becoming more and more apparent that nothing, absolutely nothing that these leaders of this country do seems to be able to happen successfully and there always seems to be something dodgy attached to every project. How difficult is it really to make roads and why the crap with the doomed from the start runway in Barbuda and employing non road building qualified sidekick to gain vehicles and income from the project. Is it just not possible that a beneficial and vital project such as resurfacing the roads from a UK grant be done in an above board and efficient manner…does it always have to be a case of “what’s in it for me, myself and I”? No wonder the other/bigger islands “dine out” on the never ending incompetence coming out of Antigua, which unfortunately reflects on the masses who have no part in the ineptitude but have to pay dearly for it.

  3. The crystal ball is saying those two roads will be completed by the night of the next general elections, with or without hot mix with or without UK funding.

    I can see Asot Michael, Global Ports, and the economic envoy I cannot see his name the one by woods mall. I do not know how they fit in.

  4. This is the sort of thing that makes British tax payers angry. Where is the accountability? Why are there not penalties for not completing the work in a set time?

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