Work to resume at school site

John Gray High School project contractor Tom Jones International confirmed Thursday that work at the school construction site would resume shortly.

Workers walked off the job last week Friday after the company claimed it had not been paid by the government.

On Wednesday, a payment of some CI $5.3 million for the project was received by a local bank. The transaction was approved by the Ministry of Education to repay a temporary loan Tom Jones had taken out to facilitate the project continuing.

A meeting was being set Monday between government and the contractor to negotiate remaining issues with the project.

Tom Jones International President Hunter Jones said the resumption of work at the John Gray site was ‘a show of good faith and conciliation.’

‘We are committed to building these schools in accord with our contract,’ Mr. Jones said.

Read about this story in Friday’s editions of the Caymanian Compass..