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CABLE AND WIRELESS BEARING GIFTS?

posted 29 Apr 2014, 19:16 by Gerry Kangalee   [ updated 29 Apr 2014, 19:17 ]
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) in a letter to the media dated May 29th 2014 claims that on Wednesday 30th May “the PeopIes’ Partnership Government is meeting with Cable and Wireless Caribbean to purportedly broker some deal to hand over Majority Control in TSTT to Cable and Wireless for what we consider to be "thirty pieces of silver".

Our confirmed information has it that the CEO of Cable and Wireless Caribbean, Mr. Phil Bentley is now in Trinidad and Tobago to attend a scheduled meeting with the Minister of Finance, Mr. Larry Howai, to discuss a proposal by Cable and Wireless to gain an additional two percent (2%) shareholding in TSTT which would see them gaining Controlling Interest in the Company, while offering gifts to the Peoples Partnership Government for the 2015 election campaign, inclusive of some 75,000 Laptops/Tablets for School Children over the next three (3) years.

The CWU sees this move as a flagrant give away of our national patrimony and is a slap in the face for all the dedicated and hardworking Trinbagonians who toiled long and hard over the years and are still toiling on outdated salaries to bring TSTT to its current state of being a leading provider of modern Telecommunication/ICT Services to Trinbagonians, while contributing significantly to the social and cultural landscape of Trinidad and Tobago. …we publicly voice our strong objections to this move and signal our intention to challenge this blatant act of re—coIonoIization and obscene politicking under the guise of Business Strategy.”
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