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Karen Tesheira loses $20M claim.
By Jada Loutoo (Newsday).


FORMER FINANCE Minister Karen Nunez-Tesheira’s lawsuit seeking more than $20 million in compensation for the “loss and damage” suffered upon the death of her late husband, Clico insurance executive Russell Tesheira in 2004, has been thrown out by the courts.

After turning down a second request by Nunez-Tesheira to “corral her case” within the confines of the Civil Proceedings Rules, Justice Vasheist Kokaram ruled that Nunez-Tesheira had failed to file the necessary expert witness statements in time and failed to comply with the court’s orders.

“This marks the end of the claimant’s case. The claim stands dismissed...Having regard to the legal personalities involved in the conduct and carriage of her case and the several unfortunate missteps along the way, I can only surmise that there must be forces larger than us all preventing her from investigating the death of her husband. He is perhaps to be remembered as he lived and not as he died,” the judge said in the final paragraph of his 17 page ruling.

In an immediate reaction, a visibly upset Nunez-Tesheira placed the blame of her unsuccessful medical negligence lawsuit against a medical clinic based in La Romaine, a top urologist and an anaesthesiologist, squarely on the shoulders of her instructing attorney Nyree Alphonso.

The former finance minister also intimated politics was at play, pointing to Alphonso’s chairmanship on the First Citizens board. Alphonso is also a founding member of the Congress of the People.

Nunez-Tesheira said she intends to take up the issue with the Disciplinary Committee of the Law Association as well as file legal proceedings against the attorney, and could not say if she intends to appeal Justice Kokaram’s ruling.

“We must all be held accountable,” she said.

The former finance minister named Gulf View Medical Centre, urologist Dr Lester Goetz and anaesthesiologist Dr Crisen Jendra Roopchand as defendants in her lawsuit. In separate defences filed in response to the claims made by Nunez-Tesheira, the defendants denied the allegations, noting that there was no reasonable cause of action against them.

Nunez-Tesheira is the widow and executrix of the estate of Russell Tesheira and brought the action on behalf of his estate under the Supreme Court of Judicature Act and for the benefit of his dependents under the Compensation for Injuries Act.

Nunez-Tesheira alleged that her husband was put at risk when doctors performed transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) surgery on him. She insisted that the procedure should not have been performed on her husband and that the doctors involved in his care ought to have been aware that heavy bleeding was a risk of the TURP procedure. (During TURP, an instrument is inserted up the patient’s urethra to remove the section of the prostate that is blocking urine flow). Tesheira, Clico’s vice-president of sales and agencies administration, died on April 13, 2004, shortly after undergoing surgery. The nature of the claim, according to the lawsuit, was that Tesheira, who was 53 at the time of his death, was a “strong, healthy man who had worked continuously at Clico as the vice-president, sales and agencies and administration with additional responsibility for administration and marketing of life pension products.” He was also responsible for a sales force of over 500 agents with over 200 agency staff. She sought damages equivalent to his earnings for each year since his death — an estimated $20 million over a five year period.

Following the court’s ruling yesterday, Tesheira faulted Alphonso’s handling of her case.

But in her defence, Alphonso said the allegations made by her now former client were untrue.

Alphonso said they were unable to file on the first deadline given by the judge because “we had no witnesses.” She explained that the medical expert sought by her former client withdrew after being threatened by a colleague.

“What is the lawyer to do?” she asked. She said after they approached the judge for an extension and was given two weeks, another expert witness who would have provided financial evidence, resigned on December 29, 2011, one day before the new December 30, 2011, deadline given by the judge.

“We were scrambling to file witness summaries and statements and get witnesses to replace those who withdrew. It cannot be the lawyers’ fault,” Alphonso said.

She said despite the late scramble, they were able to file the necessary documents on December 30, however they did not receive the papers back from the High Court Registry on the same day, so they were unable to effect service on the defence.

She said when they were able to serve the documents, after the New Year holiday period, the defence refused to accept service because it was not done on December 30, 2011.

Alphonso said she has been an attorney for more than 20 years and did not choose clients based on their political affiliation.

“I don’t care what party she belongs to. I don’t see race, religion, political affiliation. I do not discriminate against clients because of this,” she said.

Kokaram had given an “unless order” when he granted the extension to Nunez-Tesheira to file her supporting documents, which meant unless she complied with the December 30, 2011, date, the claim stood dismissed.

In his ruling, Kokaram said he did so to emphasise the serious nature of his order. He said Nunez-Tesheira had failed to demonstrate good reasons and general compliance for failing to file on time.

“There was no good excuse for failing to file and serve the supplemental list of documents which would have disclosed the expert medical reports. There was also an express sanction imposed for failing to comply with that order,” he said.

He also pointed out that he had urged parties to consider mediation and had been encouraged to learn that Nunez-Tesheira and Dr Goetz were interested in mediating the dispute while Gulf View Medical and anaesthesiologist Dr Roopchand refused, saying it would deprive them the right of a trial.

The judge said he found the explanation neither acceptable nor rational. He said mediation was voluntary and entirely within the rights of the parties to amicably resolve their dispute and if the process failed, either side would have a better understanding of their respective cases.

But Roopchand told the media, mediation worked on the premise that one side was the guilty party.

In her claim, filed in 2010, the former finance minister outlined her husband’s annual earnings in 2003 as being over $3.8 million and noted that he paid for land taxes and the mortgage for property at 63 Hilltop Drive, Champs Fleurs, telephone and mobile phone bills, clothing, holidays, family dining at first-class restaurants, university fees for the children and purchased an Audi A4 car and a town house for her. She sought damages equivalent to his earnings for each year since his death — an estimated $20 million.

Nunez-Tesheira stated her husband’s annual salary and the payments would have continued had he remained alive. As a result of his death, the lawsuit further noted, Tesheira’s annual salary and monthly payments were no longer available to his dependents and his wife had to pay the mortgage on the home at Champs Fleurs at a higher interest rate of nine percent instead of the preferred six percent which he enjoyed as an employee of Clico.

Russell Tesheira’s cause of death was listed as cardiac failure and shock and haemorrhaging. Douglas Mendes SC, Simon de La Bastide and Nyree Alphonso appeared for Nunez-Tesheira while Kemraj Harrikissoon SC, appeared for Gulf View Medical Centre and Dr Roopchand while Michael Hamel-Smith appeared for Dr Goetz.


Karen Nunez-Tesheira, right, to sue attorney Nyree Alfonso, left, over the dismissal of a $20 million medical negligence lawsuit against Gulf View Medical Centre in relation to the death of Nunez-Tesheria's husband, Russell Tesheria.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2012, 09:34:05 AM by Flex »
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Re: Russell Tesheira's wife loses $20M claim for players death.
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012, 08:02:15 AM »
Wow you can't sue nobody in this country. People will keep dying unnecessarily in this country.
Karen Tesheira loses $20M claim.
By Jada Loutoo (Newsday).


Alphonso said they were unable to file on the first deadline given by the judge because “we had no witnesses.” She explained that the medical expert sought by her former client withdrew after being threatened by a colleague.




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Re: Russell Tesheira's wife loses $20M claim for player's death.
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012, 11:41:35 AM »
Wow you can't sue nobody in this country. People will keep dying unnecessarily in this country.
Karen Tesheira loses $20M claim.
By Jada Loutoo (Newsday).


Alphonso said they were unable to file on the first deadline given by the judge because “we had no witnesses.” She explained that the medical expert sought by her former client withdrew after being threatened by a colleague.




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Re: Russell Tesheira's wife loses $20M claim for player's death.
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 07:05:59 PM »
I eh go lie, Ms Karen Nunez eh looking to bad at all.

And now Russell gone, ah wonder if she might be interested in a lil extra personal curricular activities. ?

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Re: Russell Tesheira's wife loses $20M claim for player's death.
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012, 08:29:06 PM »
I eh go lie, Ms Karen Nunez eh looking to bad at all.

And now Russell gone, ah wonder if she might be interested in a lil extra personal curricular activities. ?



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Re: Russell Tesheira's wife loses $20M claim for player's death.
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2012, 04:37:19 AM »
Wow you can't sue nobody in this country. People will keep dying unnecessarily in this country.
Karen Tesheira loses $20M claim.
By Jada Loutoo (Newsday).


Alphonso said they were unable to file on the first deadline given by the judge because “we had no witnesses.” She explained that the medical expert sought by her former client withdrew after being threatened by a colleague.




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Re: Russell Tesheira's wife loses $20M claim for player's death.
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2012, 07:21:15 PM »
Wow you can't sue nobody in this country. People will keep dying unnecessarily in this country.
Karen Tesheira loses $20M claim.
By Jada Loutoo (Newsday).


Alphonso said they were unable to file on the first deadline given by the judge because “we had no witnesses.” She explained that the medical expert sought by her former client withdrew after being threatened by a colleague.




U cyah sue Dr's

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Re: Russell Tesheira's wife loses $20M claim for player's death.
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2012, 09:56:47 PM »
Not even a health issue anymore. Clearly some political victimisation took place here. Witnesses being threatened and all that. Sorry state we've become.

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Re: Russell Tesheira's wife loses $20M claim for player's death.
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2012, 05:21:18 AM »
I eh go lie, Ms Karen Nunez eh looking to bad at all.

And now Russell gone, ah wonder if she might be interested in a lil extra personal curricular activities. ?



Not cool hoss, not cool!!

My thoughts exactly....not cool at all.


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Re: Russell Tesheira's wife loses $20M claim for player's death.
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2015, 02:41:54 AM »
Karen gets $18M
By Jada Loutoo (Newsday)
Saturday, March 28 2015


FORMER FINANCE Minister Karen Nunez-Tesheira has been awarded compensation amounting to $18 million for the “loss and damage” suffered upon the death of her late husband, Clico insurance executive Russell Tesheira in 2004.

After a six-year-old legal battle with Gulf View Medical Centre and anesthesiologist Dr Crisen Jendra Roopchand, the Hugh Wooding Law School lecturer said yesterday she felt relieved and a sense of vindication after High Court judge, Justice Vasheist Kokaram ruled that the medical facility and its doctor “committed a cardinal sin” in their care and duty of Tesheira.

“It’s just a sense of relief that this has come to an end and there is closure for us. Although there is a possibility of an appeal, it is a happy day and I am going to enjoy it. For my husband, who died at an early age, myself and my daughter and son, there is a sense of vindication,” she said. The total award of damages amounted to $18,034,722.33. A six week state of execution has been granted to give Gulf View Medical and Roopchand an opportunity to appeal the judge’s decision.

Nunez-Tesheira had filed a lawsuit seeking more than $20 million in compensation, alleging negligence by Gulf View Medical, urologist Dr Lester Goetz and Roopchand in her husband’s death.

She entered into a legal settlement with Goetz, after the lawsuit was filed and the terms of the settlement were not revealed.

Nunez-Tesheira, the widow and executrix of the estate of Russell Tesheira, brought the action on behalf of his estate under the Supreme Court of Judicature Act and for the benefit of his dependents under the Compensation for Injuries Act. She alleged her husband was put at risk when doctors performed transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) surgery on him.

She also insisted that the procedure should not have been performed on her husband and that the doctors involved in his care ought to have been aware that heavy bleeding was a risk of the TURP procedure. (During TURP, an instrument is inserted up the patient’s urethra to remove the section of the prostate that is blocking urine flow.)

Tesheira, Clico’s vice-president of sales and agencies administration, died on April 13, 2004, shortly after undergoing surgery.

In his 91-page ruling, Kokaram found Gulf View Medical to be careless and dangerous in performing the post-operation procedure on Russell Tesheira and the institution and Roopchand fell woefully short and both failed to discharge their duties to the requisite standard of care expected of specialists and hospital authorities in managing the risk of post operative bleeding arising out of a TURP procedure.

The judge said had it not been for the failures or omissions and actions by both parties, Tesheira would not have died.

“Mr Tesheira would have celebrated his 65th birthday two days ago had he not died during the post operative procedures of his TURP in 2004,” the judge said, evoking tears from Tesheira’s widow and daughter, as they sat in one of the courtrooms at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain.

“He would probably have been enjoying his retirement with his family,” the judge continued, noting also that Tesheira would have missed his daughter Nicola’s graduation from St Joseph Convent in Port-of-Spain in 2005; State University in New York in 2008 and the completion of her clinical clerkship at Richmond University Medical Centre in Staten Island, NY in 2013.

“Ironically Nicola would now be qualified as a medical doctor,” he said.

In his conclusion, Kokaram said from the evidence there had been no expression of regret from those with whom Nunez-Tesheira entrusted the care of her husband.

“Instead the reaction was quite the opposite of cold and unhelpful responses,” he said.

The judge noted that medical profession should recognise the human element in these types of cases as, to a large extent, grieving victims and families simply wanted an explanation, information, an acknowledgment of human error and an apology.

He pointed out the US and Canada have implemented “apology legislation” which enabled medical professionals and hospital authorities to say sorry without the apology being used as evidence of wrongdoing.

This, he said, can go a long way to the settlement of medical claims. If not, he added, focus needed to be on providing sincere expressions of “regret and remorse” to satisfy the emotional needs of affected parties which would serve as a reminder of the fallibility of humans.

Speaking after the ruling was given, Roopchand was critical of the judge’s reliance on Nunez- Tesheira’s “expert witnesses” — medical professionals.

In his defence, Roopchand denied the allegations, noting that there was no reasonable cause of action against him. Douglas Mendes, SC, Simon de La Bastide and Marcelle Ferdinand represented Tesheira while Mary O’Rouke, QC, Anand Beharrrylal and Winston Seenath appeared for Gulf View Medical and Roger Kawalsingh and Ravi Mungalsingh for Roopchand.

Case history

According to the claim filed against Gulf View Medical and Roopchand, Tesheira, who was 53 at the time of his death, was a “strong, healthy man who had worked continuously at Clico as the vice-president, sales and agencies and administration with additional responsibility for administration and marketing of life pension products.”

He was also responsible for a sales force of over 500 agents with over 200 agency staff.

In the statement of claim, the former Finance Minister outlined her husband’s annual earnings in 2003 as being over $3.8 million and noted that he paid for land taxes and the mortgage for property at 63 Hilltop Drive, Champs Fleurs, telephone and mobile phone bills, clothing, holidays, family dining at first-class restaurants, university fees for the children and purchased an Audi A4 car and a town house for her. She sought damages equivalent to his earnings for each year since his death — an estimated $20 million.

Nunez-Tesheira stated her husband’s annual salary and the payments outlined in her statement of claim would have continued had he remained alive.

As a result of his death, the lawsuit further noted, Tesheira’s annual salary and monthly payments were no longer available to his dependents and his wife had to pay the mortgage on the home at Champs Fleurs at a higher interest rate of nine percent instead of the preferred six percent which he enjoyed as an employee of Clico.

The lawsuit also noted that Nunez-Tesheira no longer had the benefit of the perquisites from her husband’s employment at Clico “which included first-class travel, staying only at first-class hotels or five star hotels and trips abroad, dining out and attending functions and charity events as spouse of the deceased and a Christmas hamper every year worth approximately $5,000.”

Russell Tesheira’s cause of death was listed as cardiac failure and shock and haemorrhaging.

Nunez-Tesheira states that her husband was admitted to the medical centre for TURP surgery on February 3, 2004, but the procedure was aborted due to abnormal readings obtained from an ECG.

Tesheira was then referred to a cardiologist for medical advice as to whether he was medically fit to undergo the TURP procedure.

By letter dated March 15, 2004, the cardiologist advised that Tesheira had “an abnormal ECG pattern on the basis of athlete’s heart and an exaggerated form of physiologic hypertrophy with a 40 percent to 50 percent stenosis in the right coronary artery.”

He also advised, however, that Tesheira was fit for general anesthesia without special precaution and should be considered a standard risk.

Tesheira was admitted for surgery on April 13, 2004, and the TURP procedure was performed.

Several tests had been performed on him on March 23, 2004 prior to the TURP procedure.

The TURP procedure was completed at 1.10 pm and he was warded until 3.30 pm that day and remained in the care of nurses at the medical centre.

Tesheira experienced heavy and continuous bleeding and the lawsuit alleges the medical professionals failed to monitor Tesheira’s vital signs and failed to measure, make any assessment of, or have any proper regard to the heavy bleeding he experienced.

At about 3.10 pm on the day of the surgery, it was discovered that Tesheira was bleeding heavily and this was the first time he was observed since the TURP procedure was performed.It was stated that shortly thereafter Tesheira’s skin became cold and clammy and he complained of feeling nauseous and vomited.

He was then taken to an operating theatre where another surgical procedure was performed.

Blood tests were conducted and the Clico executive, whose blood type was A-positive, received blood transfusions, which included pints of O-positive blood, from 4.30 pm to 11.30 pm. Tesheira died at about 11.30 pm.

Nunez-Tesheira claimed the defendants were required to consult her husband’s medical records and should have been aware that heavy bleeding was a risk of the TURP procedure and that he was at risk of excessive bleeding during and after the operation.

The lawsuit also claimed that any blood transfusion should have been carefully managed to prevent the patient from experiencing fluid overload or other deleterious effect from it.

The statement of claim, filed in the High Court on January 15, 2008, also listed in detail the particulars of negligence of the defendants named in the lawsuit. Nunez-Tesheira, in the lawsuit, said by reason of the negligence by the parties, her husband died and was “occasioned much pain and suffering and his dependants and estate have suffered loss and damage.”

Pursuant to Section 6 of the Compensation for Injuries Act, the Finance Minister named herself and three children for whose benefit the action was brought.

According to the lawsuit, the other dependants included the couple’s daughters Nicola and Coryse and Tesheira’s son, Christopher, who had been treated throughout the marriage as a child of the family.

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Re: Russell Tesheira's wife loses $20M claim for player's death.
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2015, 05:57:10 AM »
Wowww!!

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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2015, 05:14:42 PM »
Something was missing from this story...

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Her $20 million medical negligence lawsuit was dismissed in May, last year, by Kokaram due to breach of Civil Procedure Rules by her attorneys, who twice failed to file expert medical evidence, crucial to Nunez-Tesheira’s case, by the date ordered by the court. The Court of Appeal, in October, last year, ruled in her favour and gave orders to the former minister’s attorneys Douglas Mendes,SC, Simon de la Bastide and Marcelle Ferdinand, to file witness statements among other documents, and was also allowed time for service of the documents to Gulf View Medical and anaesthesiologist Dr Crisen Jendra Roopchand.

http://www.newsday.co.tt/crime_and_court/0,181283.html

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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2015, 05:23:38 PM »
Something was missing from this story...

Bakes, something like what? I just going by what they write. I eh have that lawyer's intuition, Breds!

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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2015, 05:33:59 PM »
Deeks this article reports that in May of 2012 the suit was dismissed for a procedural violation.

Karen Tesheira loses $20M claim.
By Jada Loutoo (Newsday).


FORMER FINANCE Minister Karen Nunez-Tesheira’s lawsuit seeking more than $20 million in compensation for the “loss and damage” suffered upon the death of her late husband, Clico insurance executive Russell Tesheira in 2004, has been thrown out by the courts.

This article explains that she appealed and the appellate court agreed with her... that part was missing, to explain to how the suit got back in court.

The Court of Appeal, in October, last year, ruled in her favour and gave orders to the former minister’s attorneys Douglas Mendes,SC, Simon de la Bastide and Marcelle Ferdinand, to file witness statements among other documents, and was also allowed time for service of the documents to Gulf View Medical and anaesthesiologist Dr Crisen Jendra Roopchand.

http://www.newsday.co.tt/crime_and_court/0,181283.html

Once the case was reinstated, she eventually prevailed against Gulf View, as the most recent article states.
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2015, 05:48:10 PM »
Ok. Thanks for the explanation. But I really GLAD for SHE!

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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2015, 06:29:07 PM »
Ok. Thanks for the explanation. But I really GLAD for SHE!

I'm happy for her too... that's a sizeable judgment too, I rarely see $3M wrongful death suits.  She was threatening to sue her first lawyer, looks like better judgment prevailed, as it doesn appear the lawyer was at fault.

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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2015, 06:35:33 PM »
Breds, I surprised by that amount also.

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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2015, 05:30:52 AM »
Ok. Thanks for the explanation. But I really GLAD for SHE!

I'm happy for her too... that's a sizeable judgment too, I rarely see $3M wrongful death suits. She was threatening to sue her first lawyer, looks like better judgment prevailed, as it doesn appear the lawyer was at fault.

You should expand on this.
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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2015, 12:09:46 PM »
Ok. Thanks for the explanation. But I really GLAD for SHE!

I'm happy for her too... that's a sizeable judgment too, I rarely see $3M wrongful death suits.  She was threatening to sue her first lawyer, looks like better judgment prevailed, as it doesn appear the lawyer was at fault.

Thanks for the explanation from me too Bakes because as soon as I started to read the story I kept saying to myself "but I thought the suit was dimissed in 2012?".....now I understand....
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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2015, 12:25:58 PM »
You should expand on this.

I thought I'd edited that... it should read "I rarely see USD $3M wrongful death awards.  It's unusual, but perhaps not extraordinary.  Typically an award is that large where the conduct has been particularly egregious and punitive damages (in addition to "ordinary" damages) are awarded.  In this case it makes sense because Russell Texeira was a high earner and p so inart of any claim is compensation for "future lost earnings", so in hindsight it makes sense here.

Thanks for the explanation from me too Bakes because as soon as I started to read the story I kept saying to myself "but I thought the suit was dimissed in 2012?".....now I understand....

I was genuinely confused.  I always have in the back of my mind (sometimes unfairly) that Trinidad is a dysfunctional society and that I shouldn't expect it to conform to my notions of rationality... but this time I decided to do some googling to see what I could find.  That's a pretty embarrassing mistake that Kokaram made the first time in dismissing the suit, but he seemed to have taken the slap down from the appellate court in stride.

EDIT:  lawd... and he teaches/taught Civil Procedure too.

http://www.hwls.edu.tt/faculty?view=employee&id=70
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Tesheira: Key parts of procurement law should be enacted
BY JULIEN NEAVES (NEWSDAY).


FORMER finance minister Karen Nunez-Tesheira said it is a "mystery" that two key parts of public procurement legislation have still not been enacted.

She was speaking during a virtual pre-budget forum held by the Co-Operative Credit Union League on Friday.

She said the two key parts were Section 7 and Section 24.

"Those are the two sections that require government to report any contract they have with the private sector or government-to-government to the regulator to (then) report those contracts to the national community via the Parliament."

She recalled there was an issue last year over a US$71 million deal for the Chinese construction company China Gezhouba Group International Engineering Co (CGGC) to build houses in south Trinidad (and other areas).

"And the terms were so egregious and not subject to any oversight or tendering procedure and it was because, of course, Section 7 and 24 were not (enacted)."

On May 17, 2018, Newsday reported that the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and CGGC signed a formal agreement for the company to construct 5,000 apartment units at specific sites across Trinidad. Te signing ceremony was held on May 17 at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain. Edmund Dillon was Housing and Urban Development Minister at that time.

In September the Prime Minister announced the contract had been cancelled. The HDC said the contract was above aboard and legal.

The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property (Amendment) Bill 2016 was passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on February 7 and March 3, 2017 respectively. The President assented to the bill on March 13, 2017.

In February the T&T Chamber renewed its call for the implementation of the procurement legislation, including Sections 7 and 24. In December 2019, the T&T Transparency Institute expressed concern that public procurement legislation had not been fully operationalised.


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