THE Prime Minister's talks today with the Tobago stakeholders will not solve the problems of the seabridge, says Seamen and Waterfront Workers' Trade Union (SWWTU) president Michael Annisette.
“The issue is not whether or not he meets with Tobagonians, the issue we have is that there is a problem with the seabridge where a vessel was allowed to leave in April. We are now heading into September and the problem still persists, that is the issue. How do you solve that particular problem? Who is to be held accountable?” Annisette said in a telephone interview with the Express yesterday.
He said the departure of the Super-Fast Galicia resulted in more money being spent and the problems being unresolved.
“The alternative is costing us US$26,500 for a ferry that outside in the market you could have gotten for US$8,000 to US$10,000 a day. That's the issue, you know, as far as I am concerned, not whether you meet with the people.”