OUR COVER STORY by PETER GREEN
Three weeks ago, on Tuesday, May 5th to be exact, WASA threw the” Mother of all Parties” at their waterworks location in Carlsen Field. It was described as a Covid1-19 Party with several Venes in attendance. The secret party began at 10 am and ended in the wee hours of the morning the next day. The organisers of the party were all WASA’s operators – DR, RM, VN and AA.
This party was organized contrary to WASA’s regulations where visitors were stopped from entering the premises at Carlsen Field due to the coronavirus. Our sources have advised that the party was so loud that the next-door neighbours complained to the Security on the Carlsen Field compound about the noise and the Security then reported the matter to the WASA police.
An investigation was launched into the matter by the WASA police one week later.
Our information is that the investigation has been completed more than two weeks ago but everything is being kept hush hush so that no disciplinary action can be taken against the WASA operators.
It is not the first time that incidents at WASA have been kept hush hush. One year ago, one of the same operators, DR, was involved in an accident while driving a WASA vehicle. The vehicle was a total wreck, fortunately, no one was injured. This matter too was swept under the carpet in another hush hush fashion that is typical of WASA giving credence to the belief that “WASA takes care of its own”. The administration has been accused of being very selective with regard to investigating matters and this has resulted in low morale among WASA workers especially the WASA police.
The WASA party is an insult and an affront to the government
At a time when the country is under lockdown from the virus; when police officers are arresting persons for breaching the Public Health Regulations, when beachgoers are denied access to the nation’s beaches and when school children who have been cramped in their homes for these past three months, WASA employees can brazenly throw a party on WASA’s compound and call it WASA Covid Party.
This party is an insult and an affront to the Covid efforts of the government and especially the Ministry of Health.
Last Saturday the Prime Minister announced Phase 3 of T&T’ Re-opening and, even then, no approval was given for visitors to enter the Carlsen Field waterworks.
Three calls were made to WASA’s Communication Manager Daniel Plenty and he responded on the third call saying that he does not know anything about any party.
He cannot comment on what he does not know and that he needs more time to make further enquiries.
He requested pictures from this newspaper to assist him but none will be given in order to protect our source who is a high ranking official at WASA.