PAC To Hold Meeting On Port Royal Golf Course

April 26, 2016

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Public Accounts will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday, 27th April, at 2:30pm in the Senate Chamber.

The announcement said, “It is expected that the Standing Committee will deliberate on matters relating to the golf course renovations and facilities improvements work during the Port Royal Golf Course renovation project, as highlighted in the ‘Special Report of the Auditor General on the Port Royal Golf Course Improvements Capital Development Project’ dated October 2014.

“Zane DeSilva, will appear to give testimony to the committee on this matter.

“Additionally, the Standing Committee was also expected to deliberate on matters relating to the proposed redevelopment of the L.F. Wade International Airport.

“At an earlier public meeting on November 19, 2015 the Public Accounts Committee unanimously requested that the Financial Secretary provide the committee a copy of the Airport Development Agreement executed by the Minister of Finance with the Canadian Commercial Corporation.

“Though numerous requests and follow up request were made by the Clerk to the Committee, the full agreement, inclusive of the schedules, were not provided to the committee.

“Subsequently, the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee issued a summons under the Parliament Act 1957 requiring the Financial Secretary to produce the Airport Development Agreement and accompanying schedules.

“The Financial Secretary has informed the committee that due to travel he will be unable to attend the meeting on April 27th and has confirmed his attendance for May 5th, 2016.

“The Public Accounts Committee is comprised of Members of Parliament and is authorized by the House of Assembly to closely examine and report on matters relating to the accounts of the Government of Bermuda and, in particular, to investigate findings reported by the Auditor General in the Auditor’s Annual and other Special Reports.

“The current Chairman of the Committee is Mr. E. David Burt.

“Members of the public are invited to attend and observe the hearing to be held in The Senate Chamber at the Cabinet Building, 105 Front Street, Hamilton, HM 12.”

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  1. Note members of the public, if you wish to attend move early (if you can’t move fast)Seating is extremely limited. Also, don’t expect to be able to ask questions nor say anything…
    At last years meeting in relation to the P.R.G.C. there had been times when questions were asked of them responsible for the development and it was, (blatantly) obvious being deviate by them that were being questioned and Not answered…I wonder why? :-(

  2. Kangoocar says:

    Now let’s sit back and watch the softball questions asked of zaney by the “rum swizzling “‘ burt and his plp cohorts!!! Please OBA PAC members do your research and ask the tough questions and do not let Burt control what is being asked!!!

    • LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL says:

      And when nothing comes of it what will you say then about PLP and your beloved OBA??

  3. Ringmaster says:

    Why s PAC spending minimal time on Port Royal when it will be thoroughly investigated by the Commission of Inquiry?

  4. Average Bermudian says:

    FEY ?

    Will he be called to answer his n dunk’s attempt to change the Social Structure of Bermuda ?

    fey ?

  5. mmm says:

    Being forthright, detailed and consistent will help this community to heal and go from strenght to strenght. This economy has been rough on a lot of people, it really has, so its even more important to be one of principle. There are several major issues that are being watched by the community, stay the course.

  6. aceboy says:

    lol Burt is going to allow a couple of minutes for Zane to tell us what a great deal we got at Port Royal and then spend the rest of the session on the Airport.