The Ministry of Finance and Planning says it has asked the attorney general to weigh in on whether any of the bids for integrated resort developments – or casino resorts – ought to be disqualified.
Of four bids, only one investor included full payment of the mandatory US$150,000 application fee at the opening of the bids last December; others paid in tranches and at least one said its fee was prepaid in 2008.
The ministry declined comment on which bids were to be the subject of the legal review, but said there were other issues beyond the delayed fees on which it has sought legal guidance.
Published in The Gleaner
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