Saturday, January 20, 2018

Bitter, costly lesson in Piarco Airport fiasco *


IT is with a sense of profound sadness and acute reflection that I looked at the picture in the newspapers of former minister Sadiq Baksh being wheeled on a gurney into a waiting ambulance after collapsing in the witness box at a Magistrates Court in Port of Spain in the Piarco Airport corruption case.

At the time, as a member of the United National Congress government, I had argued that a new airport was definitely not a priority and that a more pressing need was development of infrastructure to support increased production and productivity in manufacturing, agriculture and certain targeted services as well as other infrastructural support for tourism with a focus on small and medium scale enterprises.

 

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