Thursday, January 18, 2018

The cost of Caroni’s closure*

Minister of Agriculture Clarence Rambharat is reported to have said, with respect to the voluntary separation packages (VSEP) for Caroni (1975) Ltd’s workers, that it was a great deal for them and that “the taxpayers of this country would have spent $18 billion” to meet the cost. (Express, December 22).
There are some ques­tions which public relations specialist Rambharat and the PNM (People’s National Movement) Government need to answer on this issue.
1. How has this expenditure been of any long-term income-earning benefit for the ex-Caroni workers?

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