We have been out and about all day and we are tired, however our commitment is strong to the cause so before we hit the sack can someone out there in government answer two questions which are troubling John Citizens? All we ask is for at BU is a little more accountability in government. We are getting tired at the lack of a response so far to many concerns tabled by Barbadians – GEMS, Edutec, Republic/Referendum, Integrity Legislation, Greenland, Immigration, CSME, Rising Cost of Living and the list continues. Any way before we fall asleep at the computer here are the two questions – we did say two didn’t we!
Why was the contract to insure the Transport Board fleet awarded to Consumers Guarantee Insurance (CGI) a few years back?
Rommel Marshall is not the Minister any longer but the unanswered question still remains outstanding for the government. Our recollection is that there was a differential of nearly $500, 000 dollars in the tender to provide insurance coverage. We note that David Shorey is a director of CGI, also David Jean-Marie the former General Manager of the Transport Board is a good and close friend of Peter Harris the GM of CGI.
Who authorized the severance payments to several employees at the BTA a few years back, including a well known former broadcaster?
I am sorry if our memory is hazy so pardon the musing of an aged couple. A few years back did the Auditor General not questioned these payments which were made to a few people at the BTA? Did he not conclude that the BTA functioned “ultra vires”, and was this not under the stewardship of Barney Lynch? Why has it been business as usual at the BTA ever since then?