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"Now we have an extension, with the Chancery
Lane Hospital Complex coming along, we will have
some there also."
He said work on the hospital complex continues
and it should be up and running by the end of the
Police have not yet ascertained any definite lead,
but Gosine said hospital security staff had begun
interviewing medical staff to find out why the
machine was not properly secured.
According to a hospital official, it was last used
by anaesthetists in the surgical theatre of the hospital s
"We have started the process of looking at why
the machine was not locked down," Gosine said.
"We normally would have these machines all
locked up properly at the end of the day, wherever
"The only reason we would take out machines
really is for maintenance and servicing. Machines
are not really loaned unless it is loaned to another
"It is moved around in the hospital but we have
other machines, so it will affect the number of ultra-
sounds, but not to a large extent."
Gosine said everything possible was being done
to recover the machine.
Health Minister Fuad Khan could not be reached
for comment yesterday, as calls to his phone went
Thursday, August 29, 2013 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
Volney goes green,
knocks SIS contract
Former justice minister Herbert Vol-
ney says the $36 million contract award-
ed to Super Industrial Services (SIS) to
supply buses to the Public Transport
Service Corporation (PTSC) was not
above board and should be halted imme-
Volney made the comment in an inter-
view with the T&T Guardian yesterday,
after becoming the newest member of
Jack Warner s Independent Liberal Party
(ILP). (See Page 6)
He said when he was informed of the
contract and read Transport Minister
Chandresh Sharma s comments, and
"recalled the consultations two of my
constituents, who were part of the bidding
process, had with me."
Consequently, he said, he was "able to
say without fear of contradiction that the
procurement process is not above board,
should be stopped and it shows the cor-
ruption that needs to be exposed."
After being sacked almost a year ago
for misleading the Cabinet about aspects
of the Administration of Justice (Indictable
Proceedings) Bill 2011, Volney said: "It is
a good day for me finally to break from
my independent status and to join the
Volney, a former judge, said the ILP
was "the appropriate vessel and forum
to attack the corruption of this (PP) Gov-
ernment and to see it out of office."
Asked what advice he would give Prime
Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Volney
said he would tell her to get rid of the
parasitic cabal that surrounded her and
gave her bad advice.
That was the only way Persad-Bissessar
could save her legacy as the first female
prime minister of T&T, he said.
A Cabinet reshuffle is coming in two weeks,
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said yes-
She said so while speaking to the media after dis-
tributing books and bags to children at the Rienzi
Persad-Bissessar said: "Before we go back to the
Parliament that will take place.There will be a reshuf-
fle, a realignment of portfolios for better delivery."
She said the Ministry of Local Government and
Ministry of Works would be divided into two min-
istries. She said the others would also be on the
"chessboard" in a bid to better share the work and
deliver to the people
The PM said she was not in a position to say who
would be given the ministries but noted there was
room for improvement and the decision was taken
after much feedback from the public and government.
She said nominations for UNC candidates for the
upcoming local government elections would close
on September 9 on or before 4 pm.
"Thereafter we go into the budget and screening
for candidates," she said.
She also offered condolences to the family of for-
mer councillor Sahadeo Boondoo who died over the
weekend from a heart attack.
in two weeks
Chief Justice Ivor Archie poses with his wife, Denise, and daughter, Dr Chinyere Archie, after receiving the Order of the Republic
of T&T from President Anthony Carmona at President's House in Tobago yesterday. Archie received the award ahead of
Saturday's National Awards Ceremony. PHOTO: CLEMENT WILLIAMS
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