Chief Executive Officer of Blue Waters Limited, Dominic Hadeed, has come out in defence of the exemptions that were granted to foreign technicians hired by his company.
This comes after the leader of the Opposition “bussed the mark” in parliament that the Ministry of National Security granted an exemption request from Blue Waters Limited for 39 persons from Honduras to enter Trinidad and Tobago on January 28”.
Hadeed, in an Express interview, said that the technicians from Honduras were necessary for replacement of a main bottling line at the company’s Orange Grove bottled water plant.
He said had the line not been replaced, production would have been halved and at least 600 employees forced on the breadline.
Persad-Bissessar claimed in a statement that “it is insulting to the thousands of citizens of this country who have been stranded abroad, forced to beg and plead to return home, for non-nationals to be granted exemptions with haste.”