Tuesday, April 25, 2017

All talk, no action*


IT is incomprehensible that after more than 100 years as a unified twin-island State, the central Government sitting in Port of Spain cannot come up with reliable formulae for adequately servicing the basic needs of citizens residing in Tobago, dependent as they are on Trinidad for almost everything, from budgetary support to air- and seabridges, water and electricity, education, health etc.
The termination of the services of the main cargo vessel, the MV Super Fast Galacia, with no acceptable alternative put in place to fill the daily void, raises another question about competence at the central Government level, or its agents, in this instance the Port Authority.
Both knew that the contract with the owners of the Galacia had expired since 2015, and the owners were unhappy with the month-to-month arrangement.

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