Probe continues over SPP materials

The searching spotlight continues to hover over an on-going investigation into the purchase of millions of dollars worth of material for the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Special Projects Programme (SPP) of the Division of Infrastructure and Public Utilities (DIPU).

The material was allegedly stockpiled at the home of a private contractor in Buccoo but was ordered removed by DIPU Secretary Hilton Sandy and re-stocked at DIPU headquarters in Shaw Park.

When the issue first broke in late September last year, there was talk that SPP Programme Director Terrance Williams had offered to resign over the issue.

Tobago News was told by inside sources that Williams, who contested the May 2010 election as a candidate for the then ruling People's National Movement (PNM) was instructed to withdraw his resignation offer.

"There were concerns about the negative backlash from the entire controversial affair," one source revealed. Many were however surprised, when it was announced that Williams was suspended from his position last week.

According to a well-placed source, the entire situation could be traced right back to the August 1, 2011 reshuffle by THA Chief Secretary Orville London. The reshuffle followed the surprising resignation of former Secretary of Health and Social Services Albert Pilgrim.

"In the reshuffle, Sandy was shifted from Agriculture to DIPU and by the next month we have this issue coming out in the open," the source noted.

"There is a lot more than meets the eye in this affair. We are anxiously waiting for the release of the report from the forensic audit so we could know what really went down in this entire situation," declared the source.

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Anonymous said on Thursday, Feb 16 at 5:11 PM

"Big up" to Long Mango and Desuperman!

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Long Mango said on Wednesday, Feb 15 at 10:07 AM

Desuperman,Respect to and have a blessed day in Jesus Christ.

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Desuperman said on Wednesday, Feb 15 at 8:53 AM

You were the one to take this thing to a PERSONAL level not me. You are asking questions of Desuperman, but what do you know about Desuperman? I don't know you, you don't know me and it should remain that way. But you must know that I am an UNAPOLOGETIC PNM supporter, never one to swing with the pendulum looking to "eat a food". I stock with them in the bad times and good times and have absolutely no regrets because I support the BEST, against any other. So you have a GREAT day pardner.

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Long Mango said on Tuesday, Feb 14 at 1:52 PM

Hey my Friend Desuperman,I am of the view that you are a very acid human being and i felt that the exchange would help to wise you up, but when people are under pain they do and say wild things so i would ease the pressure off you for the time being.Just before i go hear this one,'he who angers you conquers you'

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Desuperman said on Monday, Feb 13 at 10:20 PM

Hey stupid man, yuh must comment on the stories I comment on. OK? Now tell mih, which one ah mih wuk yuh want to know about? But you ha' to first ask Vernella if she daughter was interviewed fuh de wuk in the Airport Authority, paying 20 something thousand, and what Jack Warner said was supposed to be "temporary". Anyhow, the name "Long Mango" suggest to mih that you're a dumb-@rse and yuh woulda do good in the movie of the same name. Now, a mango is a thing, a thing is an object that can be manipulated by people, like how Assworth manipulating yuh brain. A mango is something that you also feed to pigs, you cut it up, peel it, bathe in salt & pepper, stew it and eat it. But to do that you have to pelt it off the tree with big stones. And I would take pleasure in pelting yuh ar$e with boulder after boulder and it must take multiple boulders before yuh drop off, well soften indeed. Oh, is it that yuh wanted mih wuk? Ah hope de response ain't too PAINFUL fuh yuh though?

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Long Mango said on Sunday, Feb 12 at 6:41 AM

joy and Adjacent, I have no beef with Desuperman,my beef is with the PAIN THE PNM PAIN inflicted on Tobago.Ah feeling it and it is about time that i take a stand and highlight the SINS of the PNM that is my beef,the wastage of tax payers $$$$$$. The inefficiency and the uncaring, victimizing, vindictiveness of this PNM administration that is my beef.But ah still want Dsuperman to answer did he apply for the work he has,did he attend an interview pl let us know.Fair play is my beef.

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the virginian said on Saturday, Feb 11 at 2:49 PM

Joy,so what's your beef with the Long Mango's perceived beef with Desuperman?Perhaps they're merely two bloggers with benign intent expressing colliding views.That's healthy,don't you think?

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Joy said on Saturday, Feb 11 at 12:16 PM

Long Mango, you seem to have a real big issue with Desuperman. You seem to know a lot. What is your beef Long Mango?

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Adjacent said on Friday, Feb 10 at 12:25 PM

Long Mango, what about the pains of persons being sent home under the PP. Who going to save us from them. Did Reshmi do an interview? So the BS is happening in Trini and Tobago. Can someone out there do something about this please....pass something in parliament perhaps???

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Adjacent said on Friday, Feb 10 at 12:20 PM

Is this matter the only one that need forensic auditting? Do it for administrators and secretaries as well. (Since all yuh finish with Jack). I will say a prayer for u. It seems like u bad lucky with the PNM.

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Long Mango said on Friday, Feb 10 at 10:22 AM

Pain,Pain, Pain more PNM pain.It is time somebody save us from this Pain we need it sooner than later.Desuperman the singing for supper man do you have a suggestion.I am sure you do just be balance in your response,and remember that you did not provide me with an answer to my questions.(1)did you apply for the job you hold, (2)did you attend an interview, you answer will determine how sweet a singer are you.

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