The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago is of the view a thorough and transparent investigation into the series of incidents surrounding the tragic death of four divers recently is critical to repairing public trust.
Yusuf Henry, Fyzal Kurban, Kazim Ali Jr, and Rishi Nagassar – died while conducting maintenance work on an underwater pipeline owned by Paria Fuel Trading Company Limited in Pointe-a-Pierre on February 25th this year.
In a media release Wednesday the Chamber said this is a moment to demonstrate greater leadership and reinstall public trust in our institutions.
It said this can be achieved through identification of the lessons to be learnt to prevent further tragedies via a thorough and transparent investigation into the series of events that led to the deaths of the divers and the eventual recovery of their bodies.
The Chamber said learning from this tragedy can be applied by other companies to make the workplace a safer space for all employees and stakeholders here and around the world.
It said such an investigation will, by necessity, have to be conducted by people.
The Chamber said it is concerned the manner of public discourse and attacks on those who have been willing to lend their expertise are, ultimately, counter-productive.
The Chamber looks forward to the identification of the Commissioners to establish the Commission of Inquiry and to the execution of the Inquiry expeditiously.
The Chamber trusts the full and final report will immediately be made public and that the recommendations made therein will be accepted and acted on by the relevant arms of the State.