Public Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte yesterday shot down claims by Opposition Senator Wade Mark that the Telecommunications Services of T&T (TSTT) has been involved in bid-rigging, favouritism, nepotism and corruption in the award of a janitorial contract to an executive member of the People’s National Movement (PNM).
Public Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte is denying that bloated executive bonuses or monies owed to TSTT by the state was the reason the company was forced to send home hundreds of workers.
This comes after it was revealed that the CEO receives a monthly salary of $180,000.
Six hundred and thirty-one employees were sent home as the company said it was operating at a huge loss and needed to restructure to stay competitive and to keep almost 1,300 jobs.
A TSTT employee, who was seriously injured in a car accident due to faulty brakes on the company's vehicle, has scored a minor legal victory in his lengthy legal battle for compensation.
Delivering an oral ruling at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, earlier this week, Appellate judge Prakash Moosai dismissed an application from the State-controlled company to temporarily set aside the assessment of compensation due to Jason Balbosa.
An explosive internal report at the Telecommunications Services of T&T (TSTT) has detailed and raised questions about an over $500 million deal gone sour.
News of this deal comes against the backdrop of the dismissal of more than 500 workers over the past month, with high operational overheads being given as the reason behind the move.
Guardian Media has found that the mismanagement of a US$84.1 million deal with CT Miami was raised because it allegedly breached several of the company’s corporate policies.