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Ballast Needham Airport #260932
07/20/2021 01:32 PM
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Ballast Needham has been selected to do the reconstruction of the Airport and to start next month August . Totally approved by the World Bank Trust Fund .

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Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Kennys] #260935
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OK, not familiar with that company, not that it matters, but glad something has been approved. You said "next month August". I assume you mean August 2021??


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Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Carol_Hill] #260937
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Ballast Nedam is a Dutch construction firm. They did the reconstruction of the roof at PJIA in 2018-2019. They also have done recent construction of a new terminal wing at an airport in the Netherlands and are doing work at the airport in Aruba.


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Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Carol_Hill] #260946
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Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Kennys] #260947
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OK, thanks.

Daily Herald story

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Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Carol_Hill] #261076
07/22/2021 09:05 AM
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I will believe it when they start . We have heard many time that reconstruction was on the horizon, but our vision was clouded may the smoke from the fires on the west coast that we in the East are getting now

Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: DICKG] #261078
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Originally Posted by DICKG
I will believe it when they start . We have heard many time that reconstruction was on the horizon, but our vision was clouded may the smoke from the fires on the west coast that we in the East are getting now

And it is now being questioned as to how they got the bid.

DAILY HERALD ARTICLE

Perhaps some bribes were part of the deal?


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Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: ruralcarrier] #261079
07/22/2021 10:19 AM
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Of course, that's my 'buddy' Minister Emmanuel, but it does raise some questions. But the process was supposedly approved by the World Bank.

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Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Carol_Hill] #261081
07/22/2021 10:46 AM
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Your " Buddy " Minister Emmanuel ? lol.

Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Kennys] #261084
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Yup. The very same one who took out the parking ballasts on Front Street, so that everyone parks in the street. And who proposed closing the road to Beacon Hill at the airport, and building a new road to Beacon Hill ON THE BEACH from the Mary's Boon end. That one.


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Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Carol_Hill] #261086
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The very same one who votes no when all else is yes. The very same one that said the Maho water tank would not be rebuilt.


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Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Carol_Hill] #261196
07/23/2021 10:30 AM
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That is real funny, does anyone take Iā€™m seriously, how did he get elected ?

Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Kennys] #261220
07/23/2021 01:58 PM
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I personally do not like Emmanuel, but he raises some right concerns. I do know that some major international companies were basically barred from competing in this project, and the question he rises is a legitimate one: How is it possible that a company that has been condamned for bribes in sxm, and worldwide too, can be allowed to bid??? I do not believe for one moment that there is any sxm company that is up to the task, but you cannot point to the corruption in sxm and let a company that does not do business in a legal way win the bid, or even participate in the tender, just because is Dutch.

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Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: enzosxm] #261221
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Good points, Enzo.


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Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Kennys] #261226
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I've never seen where Ballast Nedam has been charged or convicted of any bribery in St. Smarten. Their bribery charges that most want to talk about are from 20 years ago. Is it possible that they have reformed and are just a great and competitive contracting firm? How did they perform on the roof reconstruction of the airport?


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Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Kennys] #261288
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Bdeely the following is a link of a 120pg report from the OECD: you will find BN mentioned aplenty.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.oecd.org/corruption/Netherlands-Phase-4-Report-ENG.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwit3N-VqPzxAhU7_7sIHWiiBMcQFjAHegQIChAC&usg=AOvVaw1K6lpoVNfyE74hHieKyxAE

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