Trouble brewing in THA between Duke and Augustine

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Trouble brewing in THA between Duke and Augustine

There seems to be trouble brewing in the THA, as the Chief Secretary and Deputy Chief Secretary have embarked on a war of words.

Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) political leader Watson Duke has described as “laughable and ridiculous,” Chief Secretary Farley Augustine’s announcement that he is reviewing his responsibilities as Deputy Chief Secretary.

Augustine made the announcement on Thursday at the post Executive Council media briefing.

Hours before Duke, in a video on his Facebook page on Wednesday, slammed the THA for not providing funding to assist some 27 members of the Roxborough Folk Performers who were due to perform at several cultural events in New York for Labour Day celebrations.

In a video posted on his page minutes after Augustine’s announcement, Duke said the Deputy Chief Secretary means nothing to him unless he can serve Tobago.

Duke, who is also the assemblyman for Roxborough/Argyle, advised Augustine to not make any foolish decisions.

Duke told Augustine the position of Chief Secretary is temporary.