Thursday, January 18, 2018

Fixin’ T&T takes legal action against PATT over ferry info *

call for full transparency: Kirk Waithe


THE Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) has been served notice of intended legal action by watchdog group Fixin' T&T, over what it says is the authority's failure to produce details of its procurement of two ferries first sought through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on July 21.

PATT was served last Friday with a pre-action protocol letter from attorney Navindra Ramnanan, addressed to the authority's legal offi­cer, Nekisha Charles.

Charles was the signee in previous responses to Fixin' T&T wherein PATT sought extensions to the 30 days in which it was due to provide the information as stipula­ted in the act.

In an unsigned letter last Thursday, Independence Day, PATT informed Fixin' T&T it would be unable to oblige until October 31 as the matter is currently under investigation.

By that time, the original FOIA request to PATT would be 90 days old.


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