“I WOULD do it again” said Jack Warner yesterday, to paying more than $6 million to remove and tow a fire tender that crashed in the Arima Valley last November.
“I stand here fully and absolutely convinced that if it happened tomorrow, I will do it again. One thing I can tell you is nobody could accuse Warner of any kind of sleaze or corruption since I came into government to now.
“Nobody,” Warner told reporters during a tour yesterday of the Tarouba Link Road rehabilitation project.
He said “if they want to fabricate something hoping to find some mud by the Chaguanas West by-election, then go ahead, I have no problem. This is the beginning because there will be … other issues and red herrings, I expect this and if you are surprised I am not.”
A fire tender from the Arima Fire Station plunged some 300 feet down a precipice while responding to a call from Blanchisseuse last November.
None of the firefighters who were in the truck were seriously injured.
The Guardian reported this week that Cabinet had agreed to pay $6.8 million to a Sammy’s Multilift Services Ltd, a subsidiary of Junior Sammy Contractors.
The amount was agreed upon after Cabinet had on two previous occasions refused to pay over $10 million in fees.
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