A Billion TT$ to wash away into the sea in Tobago
Just days ago, T&T was forced to swallow the bitter pill that TT$1.2 billion spent by a former Petrotrin boss ended up as scrap iron. But beyond that, all the documents and evidence concerning this matter have mysteriously disappeared. Nothing is to be found at Petrotrin, at the courts or at the attorneys’ offices. With the state discontinuing the legal matter, the perpetrator of this wanton wastage has been awarded over TT$2 million for his legal expenses. This goodly gentleman has been rehired by the state, in the capacity of a consultant of sorts. In my humble opinion, this is nothing short of sheer madness.
The associated trade union in trying to bring some sanity to this situation has picketed the goodly gentlman’s mansion in San Fernando.
Maybe our nation is intellectually bankrupt, but with two universities in this nation surely, just to save a little face, anybody else with a few brain cells would have been a better choice. After all to blow over a billion dollars, which is not an easy feat, and then to boldly state that you will do it all over again is a slap in the face of this nation. Where else in the world would someone be able to get away with such negligence and then be rehired? Only in sweet, sweet T&T, where no-one is held accountable for anything, except for the poor little petty thieves.
Prakash Ramadhar has said that a billion dollars to modify the beach at Tobago's Magdalena Grand Breach Resort isn't a good plan.
Posted by C News Live on Thursday, March 10, 2016
Unfortunately, the second verse to this tragic story is now coming to the light. Some brains in the present administration are now planning to blow TT$1 billion to modify a beach front in Tobago. Are these people bringing in the sand from Mars? While the beachfront at the Magdalena Grand Resort may not be the best in the world, from the picture it looks quite acceptable. If a simple Cost/Benefit Analysis is done, an investment of TT$1 billion could never be justified. Not in a million years. Who came up with such an outlandish figure to simply beautify a beachfront? If by some stretch of the imagination this folly is allowed to proceed, do not be surprised if more ministers, or close family members are caught making hefty $90K+ cash deposits on a weekly basis. But maybe that is none of my business.