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Winston Vallie says:
Yesterday I heard the chairman of the NCC making statements on the radio and was shocked. This man is saying pantrinbago owes the government and so let them pay the players because the government has no intention of paying players. The paying of players was a government initiative and have nothing to do with pantrinbago other than the distribution of the money. It was never part of pantrinbago allocations so why are they putting across like that. And why is pantrinbago accepting this?
Simple Answer: Because BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE sold out the PAN PLAYERS to the NCC for her own PERSONAL BENEFIT!!!
Not so Claude... Are you suffering from a pre-Superbowl concussion?
TALES FROM A STRANGE LAND ?
During the RUN-UP to the 2018 PAN TRINBAGO ELECTIONS, there were 4 high-profile candidates. Three of these candidates promised UNEQUIVOCALLY to pay the PAN PLAYERS in quick order.
The FOURTH CANDIDATE (the eventual winner) never addressed the TOPIC -- even though two of the candidates on her slate were vociferous advocates for the PAN PLAYERS getting paid -- that was before the BIG WIN, of course.
Now that all the cards have been turned up, it is clear to see that BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE never had any intention of paying the PAN PLAYERS; so in her negotiations with DOLLY and GYPSY, she bargained for her own self interest and allowed them to get STIFFED -- NO PAYMENTS!!!
And don't tell me about SHORTAGE OF MONEY. Rowley borrowed almost THREE BILLION DOLLARS to pay off PETROTRIN WORKERS after they wrecked their OWN LIVING with their greed -- so what is a measly 4 MILLION DOLLARS tacked on to the NATIONAL DEBT (even if that was the last way to go ...and there were other ways and means) to PAY THE PAN PLAYERS.
PAN TRINBAGO is there to REPRESENT PLAYERS -- or so I thought ... until BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE became PRESIDENT OF PAN TRINBAGO.