It is commendable to see that the City Council is taking action to recover monies owed to it. Many businesses and homes owe the City Council millions of dollars. Without rates and taxes the City Council will not be able to maintain services and do capital works.
What is puzzling is that the City Council is trying its best to bypass Congress Place which owes the council $100 million dollars. Year after year we hear people complaining why the City Council does not take action against Congress Place for owing $100 million. We hardly hear anything on Congress indebtedness.
The Mayor Hamilton Green was a former General Secretary of the People’s National Congress, a minister holding several portfolios and a former Prime Minister. He was expelled by the Party but now has returned as a central committee member.
The Deputy Mayor who is the Chairman of the Finance Committee was also a member of the PNC.
Congress Place was built under the leader of the late Forbes Burnham. Congress Place, which occupies an area of some 50 acres of land, is a legacy of Burnham. Green would not like to see the City Council sell Burnham’s home.