Former People's Partnership minister Dr Bhoe Tewarie says the $88 Million debt being touted as the reason for staff cuts at the Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) is nothing more than a red herring.
Speaking on CNC3's The Morning Brew with host Hema Ramkissoon, Tewarie said if the PNM administration had followed through with plans put in place under his tenure for the development of the Chaguaramas peninsula from 2012 to 2015, the CDA would be in a much better position.
The Chairman of the Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) is conveying his appreciation to the media for providing the first lead with respect to the matter involving nails pounded in the roadways by potential bandits.
The CDA had initially discounted the claims as "misleading information" but a CNC3 report last evening revealed evidence that the claims were true, and that T&TEC workers had removed the items.
The Chaguaramas Development Authority says it will remove the fence constructed by a tenant on Williams Bay, following complaints by members of the public.
The following statement was issued by the CDA on Friday.
After many verbal and written complaints by members of the public on the blocking of their free passage to walk on part of the beachfront at Williams Bay, the Board of the Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) has taken the decision to remove the fence illegally constructed by its tenant.
The cash-strapped Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) is now probing a mysterious US bank account opened in the period 2011-2012, with a US$1.4m deposit, although there was no Board or Ministerial approval.
The account was red-flagged by the Auditor General because no documents relating to the account could be found.
The issue was raised by Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell on Wednesday when officials of the CDA appeared before Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee.
Illegally parked vehicles along the Chaguaramas peninsula will be towed away.
According to a release by the Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) the area along the Western Main road from Alcoa has been declared a tow away zone from today.
The CDA's Estate Police fleet and Police Service will be conducting patrols and illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners' expense and would be retrieved at the Chaguaramas Hotel and Convention Centre for a fee of $500.