Tsoiafatt-Angus: Farley’s actions caused significant damage to Whistleblower’s Bill

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Tsoiafatt-Angus: Farley’s actions caused significant damage to Whistleblower’s Bill

There are serious ramifications and concerns that have now been raised with reference to the Whistleblower Bill and this lies squarely at the feet of Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of assembly Farley Augustine.

This is the view of Political leader for the Innovative Democratic Alliance, Dr. Denise Tsoiafatt-Angus.

During a special plenary sitting of the Tobago House of Assembly yesterday to discuss matters of importance to the island’s democracy and threats to the THA’s existence, Augustine dropped a bombshell video of him speaking to an alleged whistleblower Akil Abdullah who claimed he was involved in an alleged strategy involving high-ranking officials to embarrass and undermine THA officials.

This is in connection with an ongoing police investigation into a leaked audio recording involving THA officials linked to a propaganda scheme using public funds, Abdullah alleged in the meeting with Augustine who described what was happening in Tobago as “persecution”.

Augustine also advised the Assembly that the Abdullah was unaware that he was being recorded.

According to Tsoifattt – Angus what Augustine’s actions have now caused major damage to the Bill.

The Chief Secretary explained that he chose to divulge the claims by the whistleblower during the special assembly sitting for protection, saying he had no confidence whatsoever “that the police who are implicated will do anything about it”.

He said he brought the matter to the chamber in hopes that “it will force honesty and an independent inquiry”.

However Tsoiafatt – Angus lamented the fact that Mr Augustine and his supporters were so blinded that they failed to see the magnitude of his actions.

She insisted that he must be made to pay for his actions.