Aripo Farms

Five companies bid for Aripo farm

Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat yesterday dismissed reports that former People’s National Movement treasurer Andre Monteil is the leading bidder to manage the Aripo Livestock Station which spans over 1,000 acres.

Rambharat was responding to claims from the president of the T&T Farmers’ Union Shiraz Khan. Khan had called on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to name the investors who submitted bids to manage the State-owned station a public/private arrangement, as reports had surfaced that Monteil was leading the list of bidders to operate the State-owned station.