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TOP to review contracts issued by THA on eve of elections

By Adamson Charles

A new Tobago Organization of the People (TOP) administration of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) would be reviewing each and every contract that was awarded during the period between the dissolution of the Assembly and the January 21st election.

This was stated by TOP Political Leader Ashworth Jack in an exclusive response to this question by Tobago News last Wednesday. Jack who seemed confident of victory in the upcoming polls confirmed that he had received reports that the incumbent Peoples National Movement (PNM) regime was hastily renewing contracts and also giving out new ones to their party supporters.

Tobago News had been inundated with calls from concerned THA employees in several divisions, who had been complaining that they were being swamped with a large amount of Executive Council notes for these contracts. “We are fully aware of this issue and I could tell you that once we get in office, every one of those contracts being awarded at this time would be reviewed,” declared Jack. Tobago News was told that among the new contracts awarded was one to develop housing lots at Courland in Black Rock. THA Chief Secretary Orville London had promised that the housing lots would have been ready for a draw to take place so that some Tobagonians would have been smiling last Christmas.

One man who said he was called by the Settlements Division to participate in the lot drawing process lamented that he was contacted later and told that the draw had been postponed. “This whole thing looks like it was an election gimmick because we now realize that the housing plots at Courland were not even developed as yet,” declared the man.

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RJ said on Sunday, Jan 20 at 9:10 AM

The express Poll cannot win an election. It is the prople of Tobago who has to go out and vote TOP, for them to win.

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PEOPLESAY said on Saturday, Jan 19 at 5:09 PM

REMEMBER WHAT THEY THE PNM DID TO THE PP BEFORE THEY CALL THE ELECTION SIGN A SET OF CONTRACT, THAT THE PP GOVERMENT WHEN THEY GOT INTO OFFICE HAD TO ABIDE BY THE CONTRACTS THE PNM DID. TOBAGO THE THA LED PNM UNDER LONDON IS DOING THE SAME THING.YOU ALL WILL SEE THE BILL THAT HAVE TO BE PAID.ONCE THE TOP WINS.THE PNM UNDER LONDON BEGGED US TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE,WHAT THEY DID WAS TO VICTIMIZED MANY WHO DID NOT BELONG TO THEIR PARTY, MANY FAMILIES WERE HURT BY THEIR ACTIONS,HOCHOY WAS BRANDED AS A LOOSER BY LONDON YET NOW THEY ARE BUDDIES, JACK HAVE TAUGHT US THAT WE WILL HAVE TO WORK WITH ANY GOVERMENT WHO RESIDES IN THE PARLIAMENT OF TRINIDAD, IF TOBAGO WANT TO ACHIEVE ANY BENIFITS. THE TOP PARTY HAVE PERSONS WHO ARE VIBRANT AND HIGHLY SKILLED, AND EDUCATED MORE THAN THE PNM AND TPT. WHAT THE THA IS NOW ADVOCATING THAT YOUTHS EDUCATE THEMSELVES IN LAW ETC,SO THAT THEY CAN REPRESENT TOBAGO VIEWS IN THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA.SO PEOPLE THE SHIP IS READY TO SAIL WITH TOP PEOPLE.ALL ON BOARD.

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Dr Ruth said on Saturday, Jan 19 at 4:57 PM

!!THE VISION FOR A BETTER TOBAGO, CAN START WITH VOTING TOP!!

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Anonymous said on Friday, Jan 18 at 9:24 AM

For all who desires the incomming of pot,sorry top,sorry drugs in the country please vote TOP.

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RJ said on Thursday, Jan 17 at 7:41 PM

Mr Jack seems to be a good leader, that cannot be messed about. So lets vote for TOP.

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Dr. O.M.A. said on Thursday, Jan 17 at 4:25 PM

How about Asworth Jack for President of trinidad and Tobago.

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Anonymous said on Thursday, Jan 17 at 9:14 AM

RJ a snake wiggeling in his own corrupted blood,but then again that the people,of TOP,UNC ,PP mentality,falsehood,and pretend blindness ,becuase they dont want to see GOD ,truth,only their own wicked devises.

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RJ said on Wednesday, Jan 16 at 6:43 PM

I am not saying this is the case across the board. There are key positions that need the GOVT's confidence. So should TOP win , then they will have to make changes for key positions.

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the virginian said on Wednesday, Jan 16 at 12:26 PM

RJ@6:31AM;anytime you question ones patriotism be careful,you might be climbing a slippery slope.Certainly if you're at odds with the ideology and,perhaps,philosophy of the head of government,then certainly you shouldn't occupy any cabinet level decision-making position in that govt.But if you're going to clean house merely by political party preference then,there's a lot to be desired.Obama is a democrat,yet his choice for Secretary Of Defense as well as CIA for his 2nd term are both republicans.His very first Secretary Of Defense,in 2008,was a republican.See what I mean?The approach should be to get the person most suited for the job while not ignoring ideology and philosophy.

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Anonymous said on Wednesday, Jan 16 at 11:37 AM

Thats why when the pnm wins,i hope they kick them out.

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RJ said on Wednesday, Jan 16 at 6:31 AM

WITH EVERY NEW govt, ONE MAY NEED TO PUT PEOPLE IN KEY POSTIONS TO ENSURE EFFECTIVE DELIVERY. If a new GOVT leaves some unpatriotic part supporters in these positions, they can sabotage things!!

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Ras B said on Tuesday, Jan 15 at 6:13 AM

i have to call it as I see it, The TOP is really UNC in disguise, they haven't win as yet, the start governing. Counting chickens before they hatch . And if Tobago is so unfortunate to have a TOP government then we can see what they will be doing , feeding themselves. To be honest what Tobago need is a government that will implement programs that help the people shed the legacy of slavery. This small minded approach is so unproductive.

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nick said on Monday, Jan 14 at 9:00 AM

tema done firing people and now reviewing contracts hm

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nick said on Monday, Jan 14 at 9:00 AM

review contracts sounds more like contracts getting cut look out tobago people tema contract workers done not getting contracts renewed lol watch out it already starting

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RJ said on Sunday, Jan 13 at 3:29 PM

IT SEEMS LIKE TRICKS BY THE PNM TO GET VOTES!!

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