Schools’ subcontractor deal terminated

According to a statement
released by the government Wednesday, the Cayman
Islands government and Caribbean Mechanical (High Schools 2008) Ltd
have mutually agreed to terminate their interim relationship on the construction
of the two public high schools.

The joint statement
claimed this “interim relationship” was forged in the aftermath of the original
project contractor, Tom Jones International, walking off the job sites late last
year.  

After that, the
Cayman Islands government assumed
responsibility for Caribbean Mechanical’s contracts to ensure the continuation
of certain work at the project sites, pending the appointment of a new
construction management team. 

“Both parties anticipated
that this interim arrangement would be terminated at an appropriate time, and
this is exactly what the parties have now agreed to do,’ according to the
statement released Wednesday.

The
termination of the contracts is part of the transition process to the management
of both projects by the new construction management team, according to the government.

Officials anticipated that
the new construction management team would “shortly mobilise”. Work at the project
sites will increase to full capacity under their
supervision.

The
government statement claimed that no delays had occurred on the work site
because of the Caribbean Mechanical’s removing its workers from the sites
earlier this month.

However,
the government also admitted that Caribbean Mechanical was far ahead of other
subcontractors on the site, and other subcontractors needed time to catch up.  

Please
see more on this story in this week’s editions of the Caymanian Compass…

1 COMMENT

  1. Queries:
    Why was this ‘arrangement to terminate’ not made public previously?
    What is meant by ‘Caribbean Mechanical was far ahead of other subcontractors’? This should have always been the case for other trades to continue their work.

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