Is the Marriott at a standstill? Investors withholding money – Ramjattan

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By Fareeza Haniff

AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan
AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Leader of the Alliance for Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan says that the proposed investors of the multimillion dollar Marriott Hotel in Georgetown are not pouring their money into the project.

Ramjattan told a news conference on Friday, September 26 that the investors are hesitant following statements by the AFC that they will review the project if the Party wins the General and Regional elections.

“The behaviour of all the investors, they feel that there will be elections. We have made a statement that we’re going to question all these economic activities on the part of the government, if we find anything illegal about them, we’re going to revoke them,” the AFC Leader told reporters.

According to Ramjattan, “I understand that these investors especially are concerned about that statement. We are not going to hold ourselves fettered by what the PPP would have concluded in certain arrangements.”Marriot-300x168

He further noted that if there is an Alliance for Change government “tomorrow these contracts, all of them will be questioned and reviewed to the extent that if there is any illegality, we’re going to ensure that those who are involved will be jailed.”

The Marriott will boast 197 rooms, a large ballroom, conference centre, casino, nightclub, restaurant, a concrete walkway and all other amenities of a world-class hotel.

On completion, it will provide employment for close to 500 Guyanese. The project was launched in 2011 and is an estimated total investment of US$51M.

5 COMMENTS

  1. The Marriott’s Ad was a lie. And rightfully, the government of Guyana should have not allowed them to advertise the beach scenery as having blue water; it was misleading, and false advertising. As for the hotel itself, you may consider this as progress, but it’s an insult to have a gargantuan corporation like Marriott build in a country that’s currently on the brink of poverty. SHAME ON YOU!

  2. in a nutshell:::::: Peg hotel_______Badall…..ramjatahaa took badlall money but could not deliver the blow to blown down the marriott…oh boy anyone can wish anyone can dream…po jataha dreaming of an afc government? how he jataha intend on winning to rule…only he jataha has to know whats up at gecom for afc to win..po jataha want to be leader so bad. he should run up to the US embassy and get on he kness daily and do he thing till US install he to rule

  3. another “success” for the afc and apnu! afc win what election ,when and where? the investors obviously don’t know Guyana. ramjattan planning to jail ppp leaders? watch yuself,ramjattan! watch yuself! like you nah laarn. de hole that yuh dig fuh yuh mattie, yuh gon fall in dem .watch yuself,ramjattan. ahh bwoy. like yuh nah see wah going on. yuh skeletan guh expose.

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