THA in a mad rush, says Jack

By Cordell McClure

Minority Leader Ashworth Jack believes the Tobago House of Assembly is making a desperate attempt to deceive the people of Tobago by rushing to complete long overdue projects and hiring of development workers mere months before the Tobago elections.

Speaking at his bi-monthly media briefing at his Scarborough Office, Jack also made a promise that under a TOP administration in the THA, he will deliver a much more evenly balanced developmental program.

The Minority leader told the media: "In 2008, there was an increase in CEPEP workers, and increase in URP workers, an increase in the development programme, there was the introduction of the micro projects, it all started up about a year of so before the 2009 election. By less than a month after the election, there was a decrease in all of them. Do you think it's an election?" Jack also made reference to the 2005 election; he argued that a similar situation occurred. "Ask any Tobagonian, they will tell you election coming because the road paving. That is sad," Jack stressed.

Jack argued that in the haste to complete these projects, not enough care is being taken to manage the projects.

He promised that with a TOP administration, development would be even over a four year period rather than being involved in a rush to complete the projects.

Meanwhile, Mr. Jack the political leader of the TOP stated that copies of the 'Green Paper' for public consultation on reform issues are now available in Tobago at the Ministry's office and at a number of other public locations throughout the country.

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Anonymous said on Thursday, Apr 12 at 9:35 AM

I truly wish, London gone ,I really do not see him as an effective leader..However if Ashwort gets the nessary help,concerning the green papper ,He would be much better for the future of Tobago...The one thing he has going for him, is that he honestly have the best for Tobago at heart... If Tobago wants to prosper they should choose him.He would show genuine care,,London would only continue with politics,not good for future Tobago.

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Desuperman said on Thursday, Apr 12 at 2:51 AM

I already tell allyuh, that in blind man country, the one-eye man is King. so this "strong belief" in Ashworth is no suprise to those of us with our visions. So who is esier fooled, the blind or the non- blind? It's no wonder and no suprise that most of them doh have a CLUE what is the Green Paper muchless what is the contents, but they following the one-eye man.

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Town Daddy said on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 6:45 PM

Better the devil you know than the devil you don't. A word for the wise.

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RJ said on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 1:57 PM

It appears the PNM prefers to fool all of the people some of the time. People need to differentiate between effective leadership and ineffective leadership.

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Long Mango said on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 11:21 AM

Ashworth Jack is a great leader and he is on the ball about the PNM mad rush to finish those cost over run projects leading up to the THA elections but the die has already been cast,what morning sun did not do evening sun will not do it,bye bye PNM.

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Desuperman said on Friday, Apr 6 at 12:13 PM

This is what this foolish man calling a bi-monthly press conference for? To talk stupidness? He needs to make up his mind about what he wants to say instead of grabbing at anything looking like straws. At one time the projects were "incomplete", another it's a "rush to complete them". If more people are getting jobs now then what is wrong with that? They didn't have jobs to offer to anybody even if it was two months before election. The hospital is completed, the Financial Complex is due to be completed in a month or two and the redesigned Library is to be completed (hopefully) before the yr.The man is running out of issues for political mileage, but the REAL issue is the that ridiculous Green Paper they want sensible Tobagonians to accept. His "hopes and aspirations" are slipping away from him with each passing day.

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The BullPistle Man said on Friday, Apr 6 at 11:10 AM

Anonymous your comment is sad and sickening. I hope you and no one in your family ever get sick or die. The pnm is nothing but a traitor oranization. Left alone pnm will make Tobago like Lavantille, Beetham or Haiti and people like you will agree with them to bring it to pass. How sad.

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Anonymous said on Friday, Apr 6 at 10:12 AM

Jack don't you have a face adjustment appointment?

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