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SPORTT SENDS 8 MANAGERS ON LEAVE
Eight senior managers of the
Sports Company of T&T (SporTT)
were yesterday sent on 45 days ad-
ministrative leave pending the com-
pletion of a forensic audit investiga-
tion of the operations of the entity.
Darling Ramnarine: Who to send
home they would not send.
Raj Sum: Please start with the
Minister as we all know his spending
Julius Coyle Springer: From
2010-2015, citizens witnessed an ex-
plosion of white collar crime among
gov't officials and their cronies. The
favoured technique was inflated con-
tracts, many became millionaires,
none make ah jail. The problem now
is that there has taken root in this
country, the belief that gov't is about
self-service and getting rich in five
Kenny Supersad: Sports compa-
ny is another special purpose compa-
ny which was set up by Patrick man-
ning to bypass the Central Tenders
Board. More corruption. This should
be closed down.
Clin Kiswah: Well yes. I've heard
of two managers in company's but 8!
No wonder the country going broke
... and with 8 they still have a audit
Love triangle link to
Eyewitnesses to the fiery attempt-
ed murder and suicide at Eighth
Street, Arouca, said yesterday that
the victim and attacker never showed
any signs of a failing relationship.
Marcus Gonzales: That so sad!
Krystal George: Somehow it
sounds fishy. If she had another man
why would she want to kill you or
Rose Maikoo: She's dead, she
cannot defend herself.
Maliah Alexander: I hope he
makes it. Burn victims face an uphill
Fake Viagra, birth
control pills flood
Fake erectile dysfunction drug Via-
gra and birth control pill are among
the growing list of bogus pharmaceu-
ticals which are now popular in T&T.
Pundit Mehindra Rambally Ma-
haraj: So list the brands of cigarettes
that are illegal.
Ash Sara: I'm wary of anything
made in South America/Central
America/Pakistan. Lots of medica-
tion are made in these places with
very shady culture and legal affairs.
NeverScared Williams: Fake
food and tobacco as well.
Azard R Mohammed: Most phar-
macies carry bogus drugs! They fully
well know that.
Aaron Baldeosingh: This is going
on years now, is only now they realise
and gone public.
Stefan Malloo: My days the real
stuff was cod liver oil. now everybody
buying the bogus xl.
Afiba N A Robinson: This is
nothing new, what is new is that peo-
ple are actually doing their jobs i.e.
those who are supposed to prevent
Ronnie Sobrian: Well, expected.
No control on imported goods, any
crap can come in, once customs get
their gift it passing through.
Anil Ramoutar: Maybe the Ma-
trix is real. Morpheous was right...
the blue pill or the red pill.
Alicia Cazoe: Wondering how
many are in the pharmacies at our
get $15b back
We will pay back the taxpayers.
This was the assurance given by rep-
resentative for CL Financial (CLF)
shareholders Carlton Reis, moments
after the Government last night lost
its bid to appoint a pair of provisional
liquidators to recoup the remaining
$15 billion it spent to bail out the
company's cash-strapped subsidiary
Clico since 2009.
Rajpath Jackpath: 15b or 20b?
Florentino Lesaldo: When ex-
actly will we get ALL our money
Jlee FrancRamohed Mutt: A
promise is a comfort for fools.
Krys Tal: Waiting for my cheque
in the mail.
Ryan Ramoutar: Moral of this
story: let failing businesses fail.
Think of the opportunity cost lost to
this country by $15b used to prop up a
Peter Aboud: With interest.
John Fitt In the first place, gov-
ernment should not assist crooks.
Raj Sum: This group was too big to
fail. The consequences to our econ-
omy and people would be disastrous.
You don't have to like it to under-
stand it. This is just business. But
this failed PNM government want to
give this multi-billion dollars empire
to its PNM financiers at cents on the
dollar. They would be the only ones
that gain in this case.
solve Marcia mess
Two senior attorneys are express-
ing different views as to whether
legislative changes is the solution to
solve the issue regarding the 53 part-
heard matters left hanging after the
resignation of former Chief Magis-
trate Marcia Ayers-Caesar.
Ashmeed Mohammed: Just think
about if you were wrongfully accused
but one of those guys, and your mat-
ter is being carried on.
Nila Mahase Maharaj: Ivor
Archie created this mess which he
clearly cannot fix and he does not feel
the need to resign either.
Bulgarians in card
skimming racket to
Two of four Bulgarian nationals
charged with a combined total of
six card skimming offences pleaded
guilty to four of the offences and will
be sentenced today.
Gerald Mejias: Give them five
years then when they are released
Anderson Khan: Huh....wrap yuh
credit cards in foil paper yes!
PIC TO COME
In this December 2015 photograph, Sport Minster Darryl Smith presents SporTT
director Jason Julien with his letter of appointment during a ceremony at the
ministry in Port-of-Spain. Julien's appointment was revoked on Wednesday.
"Even if you fall
on your face,
you're still mov-
--- Victor Kiam
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