Categories
Uncategorized

THA Executive foot $178K bill to send Tobago team to Dubai | Loop Trinidad & Tobago – Loop News Trinidad & Tobago

Login
Trinidad & TobagoTrinidad & Tobago
2 min read
“Disorganisation” by Expo Trinidad and Tobago led the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Executive Council to pay $178,724.17 to get a Tobago team to Dubai for Expo 2020.
The clarification came from Chief Secretary Farley Augustine, who sought to set the record straight on the expenses paid out of the council’s funds for the trip, after concerns aired by Minority Leader Kelvon Morris.
Speaking at the Post Executive Council briefing yesterday, Augustine said while Expo Trinidad and Tobago extended an all-expenses-paid invitation to the Chief Secretary to attend the Dubai Expo, he delegated to Deputy Chief Secretary Watson Duke.
Augustine said there was disorganisation from Expo T&T regarding payment for tickets and visas for Duke; Tobago Tourism Agency CEO Louis Lewis and Manager of the Business Development Unit Shellyann Baptiste.
The Chief Secretary explained that this was the reason for the Council covering the payments. They will, however, seek a reimbursement.
He also hit back at claims that Duke misbehaved and represented Tobago poorly in Dubai, saying a voice note currently in circulation is no proof this took place.
Duke, along with public servants, is scheduled to meet with groups interested in investing in Tobago. The Deputy Chief Secretary will give a report on his trip when he returns.
Meanwhile, Secretary of Community Development, Youth Development and Sport, Assemblyman Terance Baynes said CEPEP and Reforestation workers have been paid.
He said he met with workers who informed him that they were paid up-to-date.
Baynes assured, however, that he’s working with his Division to prevent future delays in payments.
He disclosed that he was selected for the Tobago delegation to head to Dubai but declined.
Baynes also responded to Morris’ claims, stating that mischievous narratives need to be put to rest, with focus on leading Tobago being the number one priority.
Minority leader wants details on spending for Dubai trip
March 16, 2022 02:50 PM
Farley to party goers: Protect yourself and the environment
March 17, 2022 01:33 PM
New THA portfolios assigned, no Division for Duke
December 10, 2021 04:25 PM
Tobago records first COVID-19 death in five days

Kes the Band gets "Liki Tiki" with Haitian producer and singer

Fraud Squad searching for person of interest

Body found in Maracas believed to be missing Zephaniah Harripaul
A body was found down a precipice in Maracas this Thursday, believed to be that of Zephaniah Harripaul who went missing exactly one month ago. Loop News received confirmation of this

UNC raises questions on new AG's citizenship status
Has Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley made a blunder in the appointment of Reginald Armour SC to the third highest office in the country? Opposition Senator Wade Mark raised the question at a media b

Trans Queen declares love for T&T, apologises for third world comment
Giselle Devereaux-Iman knew since the age of three that she was different. Born a male, she knew that was not who she was meant to be. “I knew I was different, I knew I was going to be a differ

5 things to know about Attorney General Reginald Armour, SC
On Wednesday, the government announced a Cabinet reshuffle, appointing Reginald Armour, SC, as the country’s attorney general.  Here are five things to know about the new AG:   

Political analyst: Cabinet reshuffle 'a distraction'
A distraction. That’s how Political Analyst Dr Bishnu Ragoonath has described the Prime Minister’s reshuffling of his cabinet ministers on Wednesday. Speaking with Loop News today Ragoonath note

National Operations Task Force officially launched
It replaces the now defunct SORT

How to keep your clothes looking new
It’s always a little heartbreaking when your favourite crisp, cotton, white shirt develops that pesky yellow tint or that one pair of jeans that fits just right begins to lose colour. There are way
Changing the perspective on biomedical waste management in T&T
COVID-19 can be regarded as one of the deadliest diseases in history, even surpassing the impact of the 1918 flu pandemic. The virus has swept through Trinidad and Tobago, causing catastrophic damage
5 things to look for when choosing a water pump
With the dry season in full swing, a domestic water pump is necessary at home to have a steady flow of water for your essential daily water consumption activities including washing the dishes, taking
Three ways to feed your inner daredevil in Dominica
If you are an adventure junkie and looking for a destination that can feed your inner daredevil, Dominica has everything you need. The Nature Isle is a smorgasbord of adventure experiences for you

source

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.