Vernella: I am sorry; gives back credit card

Tobago Development Vernella Alleyne-Toppin has sent a letter of apology to Chairman of the TOP Stanley Beard in relation to the use of the Government issued credit card. Minister Alleyne-Toppin who won her parliamentary seat on a TOP ticket has been accused of misusing her credit card.

Opposition leader Dr Keith Rowley had raised questions about the use of the card by Minister Toppin.

The card which is issued to ministers and other state officials is supposed to be used in foreign countries and for local entertainment. It was reported that Mrs. Alleyne-Toppin went over the limit restriction on the card and that the card was mostly used in Trinidad and Tobago on a regular basis.

The Tobago PNM called on Minster Alleyne Toppin to resign while the TOP called on her to apologise.

However, the seriousness which TOP was viewing the situation became clearer when the party issued statement calling for an apology from the Minister.

In her letter to the TOP, the Tobago Development Minister wrote that "she unreservedly apologised for the issues that arose surrounding the use of the State issued credit card and to bring redress and closure on the matter."

She stated three main points in the letter that all balances drawn on the account have been repaid in full, adding that the card has been returned to the First Citizens Bank

The Minister's letter also pointed out that "steps have been taken to personally review any of break-down in the administrative process in the Ministry of Tobago Development to ensure that matters of this nature do not occur in keeping with the commitment, transparency, integrity and accountability in all operations.

She thanked her constituents, the TOP, the Government and the national community.

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corruptive citizen said on Friday, Mar 23 at 7:42 AM

haaaahaaaahhaaaahahahahahahaahhaaa........ wonderful,marvelous,splendid....!!!! soooo much crime in tobago....! talking about the street-vendors and the hustlers for example. what they doing might not be always legal. but they trying to work and survive. but its these wonderful politicians....wich should be role models for society, wich pray water and keep drinking champain !!!! these are the worse criminals, corruptive to the bottom of their souls. the good thing about this whole story is, that now everyone will know that it does not matter wich party rules, as long if their members having the same corruptive minds and even beeing backed up by their party members. an apology to the public, a case in court and a resignation would be the only resonable solution. but not in tobago....hahahaaaahaaaahaaaaa !!!!

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Citizen 50001 said on Friday, Mar 23 at 2:57 PM

Toppin should be removed from office...If we are going to return this country to godliness...

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black man said on Friday, Mar 23 at 8:20 PM

is whitey who used the card she yong boy on the side

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Duncan said on Friday, Mar 23 at 11:33 PM

@Black man. Don't involve my pardner whitey in this small money talk. Only $68,000? Whitey is a big money man.

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the virginian said on Saturday, Mar 24 at 1:39 PM

Citizen50001,are you saying that your country is currently devoid of godliness--whatever is meant by that--and it cannot be returned unless Ms. Toppin is forced or hounded from office?If that's the case,then she must be some powerful and influencial figure or your country is just simply in a sad state of affairs as far as godliness is concerned.BTW,if Godliness is a required pillar for good and successful governace of your country,then it should have been,accordingly,enshrined in your country's constitution.Don't you think so?Perhaps you might want to pursue a godliness constitutional amendment to help save your country from further chaos.

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Anonymous said on Saturday, Mar 24 at 3:06 PM

Black mans deceit, always try something for nothing

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Tobago Mother said on Sunday, Mar 25 at 8:01 PM

The one thing that have me feeling that Mrs Toppin should be given a chance is that she did a great service to organise good healthcare for the gentleman from Roxborough who got burnt with Bamboo bursting. This poor fellow was suffering for years with NO relief or hope. May Mrs Toppin get back on course to do her duties properly.

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Desuperman said on Sunday, Mar 25 at 11:50 PM

"Indian Girl". doh bring yuh nasty racial generalization here, leave that in Trinidad. Who do you think you represent, people who are without faults or flawless? I don't think that you people are any help to the racial problems affecting this country with the kind of messages you all like to send on these blogs, but keep playing with the "jep nest".

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