PNP Says it Can’t Verify that RADA Spent $1.6-Billion in St. Thomas

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Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture, Victor Wright, is admitting that he doesn’t know for sure that some $1.6-billion allegedly issued in debushing contracts in St. Thomas, was actually spent.

The Opposition party came out swinging yesterday, with allegations of a massive scandal at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority, RADA.

They claimed to have uncovered the corrupt issuance of up to $1.6 billion worth of de-bushing contracts in St. Thomas by RADA. 

Both RADA and the MP for Western St. Thomas, James Robertson, have strongly denied this.

Speaking on Nationwide This Morning, Mr. Wright says he remains confident in his source, and is calling for the Auditor General to conduct a financial audit of RADA.

However, he now says he doesn’t know for sure that the money was actually spent.

He’s says it’s only a coincidence that the Auditor General’s report also shows a figure of $1.6 billion dollars allocated for RADA islandwide.

The Opposition Spokesman also appears to be walking back comments made yesterday, that what was allegedly discovered amounts to a massive scandal.

Victor Wright, Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture, speaking on Nationwide This Morning with Kalilah Reynolds and Rodje Malcolm.

These were the comments made by Mr. Wright and Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips, at a media briefing yesterday.

Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture, Victor Wright, and before him, Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips, speaking at a media briefing yesterday.

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Member of Parliament for West St. Thomas, the JLP’s James Robertson, is demanding an apology from the Opposition.

James Robertson, Member of Parliament for West St. Thomas.




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