‘PROMISES have been broken’ over the release date of Condor’s comprehensive service review, Economic Development has said, as it criticised another delay.
The publication of the review into Condor’s operations was pushed back to the end of October after the release was originally planned to be by September.
Economic Development president Peter Ferbrache said the review would be the basis for the ferry company’s long-term plans and last month he anticipated meeting Condor in early November.
Following the announcement that Condor had loosened its release date to ‘before the end of this year’, Deputy Ferbrache said the latest postponement had ‘seriously undermined’ confidence in their working relationship.
‘We were expecting the review by the end of the month and, although I haven’t checked my emails yet today [1 November], we should have had something in before that to let us know,’ he said. ‘Initially it was September and then it was the end of October. How long we can wait?
‘I am very disappointed and I would like to know the reasons why. I thought we had a good line of communication with Condor, but this has seriously undermined that in my view.’
Economic Development vice-president Jan Kuttelwascher said ‘promises had been broken’ over the release date.