Premier Andrew Fahie has denied pushing for a contract for EZ Shipping, contrary to statements that former governor, Augustus Jaspert and former Police Commissioner Michael Matthews made to the Commission of Inquiry (COI).
“It is a travesty to know that, that was a quotation coming from them because that was not the truth,” Premier Fahie
“I won’t create any controversy over that right now. I have a lot that I could say with it, but I was not the one who pushed anything for EZ shipping so I was shocked to see that that was something that was testified by both of them.”
The Premier said this is one of the reasons he is eager to see what the final report from the COI
will look like. He further said he expects there will be areas for improvement emerging from the report.
, who was addressing the media at a press conference last week, further accused the former governor of having ‘a lot of narrative in his head’ and having persons to help him play it out.
“One thing I know is that lie have speed and that truth have endurance,” the Premier asserted.
In the meantime, the Premier said he was fearful that businesses may now be hesitant to work with government because they feared having their reputation questioned, as may have been the case with EZ Shipping.