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iGovTT’s expensive passenger

iGovTT chairman Atiba Phillips was revealed to be an expensive passenger after the Trinidad Express revealed that he racked up over $69,000 in allegedly unapproved spending, inclusive of $23,835.50 in 40 taxi transactions despite the fact that he gets a $1,000 monthly travel allowance.

One February ride from his Carenage home to Siparia was said to cost $1,575, which is steeper than a one-way trip to Miami.

Mr Live Wire believes Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar should probably loan Phillips, the son for former government minister Daphne Phillips, one of the National Security helicopters to save the State some money.

In unconfirmed news, local taxi drivers are said to be willing to drop protests over the hike in premium gas if Phillips agrees to rotate between the country’s various taxi associations for his costly travel excursions.

 

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2 comments

  1. I agree Julia and its almost as if these things are being glossed over by the PM and allowed to continue. that is a serious arbitrary waste of money that has NOTHING to do with the welfare of citizens, and ϔσù never hear anything of paying back the money ridiculously spent in this country….n guess what, life goes on for everyone in power while the poor suffer

  2. When will we get fed up of these people and call for a quick change? When the money in the treasury runs out? Because believe you me the poor people would be left here to catch their A double snakes and those who would have gotten rich over the proverbial hog would be living in Canada, US, England and/or one of these more developed places. Lord have mercy on us how much more do we intend to bear?