Dr. Cem Kinay calls on government officials to stop the sale of Dellis Cay


Dr. Cem Kinay says he understands that Dellis Cay, a private island development is being offered and he is appealing to Premier Hon. Washington Missick, Deputy Prime Minister Jay Saunders and Governor Nigel Dakin to halt all transactions due to “the illegal sale of my property and to make me, my partners and buyers part of the solution for this development”.

In a letter to SUN, Dr Kinay said he would pursue legal action for Dellis Cay ‘at all costs and not leave this private island that I have paid my hard-earned funds to acquire it from its owner. private in 2005″.

He said: “I have spent years planning, designing, organizing and attracting internationally renowned designers, such as Zaha Hadid, Piero Lissoni, Shigeru Ban, Kengo Kuma, David Chipperfield, Carl Ettensperger, Chad Oppenheim, hoteliers such as Mandarin Oriental Hotels and Bulgari. Hotels, as well as customers for this development and I will not let go.”

“Since 2009, I have lived stripped of my basic human rights and property in the Turks and Caicos Islands. It has been 13 years since my name was disclosed in an unredacted report by the Commission of Inquiry in 2008, and 10 years since. that a TCI Court found that we obtained benefits as a result of a perfectly legal political donation to the Honorable Michael Misick, then Prime Minister.”

Dr Kinay said following allegations, Trinidad Tobago Unit Trust Corporation appointed a receiver in Dellis Cay and put its land up for sale in 2009.

“Then only 200 acres of Joe Grant Cay which we acquired for $3.2 million at alleged ‘undervaluation’ with the approval of TCI Governor Richard Tauwhare is sold for $4.04 million. for the whole island, to private investors in 2013,” he said.

“Allegations that Joe Grant Cay was worth far more than we paid for were found to be completely without merit. TCI courts did not admit our expert witness statements, assessments and appeals were not This transaction is illegal and we will go to the Court of Human Rights in 2022 for this illegal transaction.”

“In fact, there was no ‘favor’ from anyone for any of my developments in TCI. I was simply a victim of politics. My assets were frozen and hundreds of people lost their jobs. Many Buyers of villas and residences lost their assets too.”

When contacted, Governor Dakin told SUN: “This is a matter for the judicial process and as such it would not be appropriate for me to express a view.”

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