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Sinanan, Hinds, Cadiz to appear before JSC Tues

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan and his two immediate predecessors, Fitzgerald Hinds and Stephen Cadiz, will all appear before the Joint Select Committee (JSC) looking into the procurement and maintenance of the inter-island ferries, the Cabo Star and Ocean Flower 2, on Tuesday.

The trio were originally carded to appear on Monday, but a release from the Parliament yesterday signalled the change in date of their appearances.

In addition to this, Sonia Francis-Yearwood, the Works and Transport Ministry’s acting Permanent Secretary, will also appear before the JSC tomorrow.

Starting tomorrow, the JSC on Land and Physical Infrastructure will have meetings over three consecutive days with various stakeholders regarding the procurement and maintenance of the ferries.

The JSC is chaired by Independent Senator Stephen Creese.

A total of 48 people have been summoned to appear before the JSC, including chairman of the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago Alison Lewis and members of her board, as well as her immediate predecessor Christine Sahadeo and members of her then board.

Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Kelvin Charles and the THA Minority Leader Watson Duke are also scheduled to appear.

The meetings tomorrow and Tuesday will be held at the J Hamilton Maurice Room at the Parliament, Tower D Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain.

The meeting on Wednesday will be held at the Victor E Bruce Financial Complex in Scarborough.

All three are scheduled to start at 1 pm.


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