THE feud between Garnet Moe, manager of the Diamond Vale Community Centre, and Anthony Sammy, chairman of the Diego Martin Regional Corporation, may have come to an end.
Over the last few days, the Express has been reporting on the ongoing dispute brewing between the shelter's Moe and Sammy.
According to Moe, Sammy did not appreciate his ability to effectively manage the shelter on its limited resources.
Sammy denied this, as well as claims by Moe that he had threatened to close down the shelter, saying Moe violated the rules set out by the corporation.
In a telephone interview with the Express yesterday, Sammy said Moe was told to vacate the Diamond Vale shelter on Thursday night in the presence of Opposition Leader and Member of Parliament for Diego Martin West Keith Rowley and Minister of Community Development Winston Peters.
"When I saw how our burgesses were being handled, I said enough is enough. I called in the Minister of Community Development and Mr Rowley and explained the situation to them, and they agreed with me," he said.
Sammy said Moe was in "a clear violation" of the disaster regulations adopted by the Corporation when he allowed activities to continue at the community centre after it was designated as a shelter, following the floods, by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
"Just imagine, while we were there, there was a party going on upstairs with loud music playing.
"Mr Moe didn't understand that when the centre was designated a shelter, it not only put me in charge but it meant that all activities had to stop," he said.
Sammy said when Moe kept the hall upstairs of the centre free for activities, it created a cramped space for the flood victims.
"The people were staying in rooms that had no ventilation, and yet he was saying that he ran the place effectively.
"But whatever the case, we have taken over the shelter completely and have sent in our representatives," he said.
Attempts to reach Moe on his mobile phone proved futile yesterday.