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Wednesday 20 June 2018
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PM to talk on Mouttet report

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Christian Mouttet

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is expected to comment on aspects of the Mouttet Report into the procurement of the Cabo Star and Ocean Flower 2 vessels when he attends tomorrow’s sitting of the Joint Select Committee (JSC) into the inter-island sea bridge at the International Waterfront Complex, Port of Spain.

On Friday, the prime minister told the Parliament he had received the report and said he review its contents over the weekend. But yesterday, Rowley said: “I have read it and I am very disturbed by what I have read and I would make it available to the investigation in the Parliament and the AG’s office.”

He further said the report contained “some matters of concern.”

“So, I am going to the JSC (Joint Select Committee) on Monday and I will make my comments there.”

One month ago, the Government appointed a sole investigator, businessman Christian Mouttet, to conduct an independent investigation into the contracts for the Cabo Star and Ocean Flower 2, both of which were procured by the Canadian-based Bridgeman’s Services Group.

Mouttet was given a time frame of 30 days to produce a report.

Investigations into the procurement of the vessels also are being carried out by the Port Authority of Trinidad & Tobago, Integrity Commission and Parliament’s JSC.

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