St. John’s Antigua- The Clock Tower Mall, owned by a junior government minister, is once again being put on the auction block as the bank offers up the facility to the highest bidder.
For the second time in as many months, the commercial centre owned by Elmore “Tamu” Charles and the Eastside Development Company Limited, according to a public notice, is being offered as a “sale by chargee” by RBTT Bank.
The 2.5-acre property, in Vernons, includes a two-storey building that was opened to much pomp and ceremony in July 2010, but has sat empty for the better part of two years, failing to attract tenants.
The senator left the country amidst rumours that he has not only abandoned his governmental post, but the Clock Tower Mall.
However, in an interview with OBSERVER Media in February, Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer confirmed that Charles was indeed still a member of the Senate and Cabinet and was attending to business overseas.
At that time, the prime minister did not give an indication of when the senator would return or what role he would play when returned.
Attempts to contact Charles were unsuccessful.