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Thomas still in limbo more than two weeks later

Thomas in discussion with Premier Dr. D Orlando Smith who met with him over two weeks ago.

Businessman Ecedro Thomas is sitting in the same predicament more than two weeks after he was promised help to remove two catamaran vessels that ran aground on his property during Hurricane Irma.

Thomas, in a previous interview, said the boats have been affecting his ability to rebuild his beverage business that was damaged during the hurricane.

On November 15, the businessman was visited by Premier Dr D Orlando Smith who promised to speak to operators of The Moorings who reportedly own the vessels, to have the matter dealt with swiftly.

However, one attorney who claims to be representing Thomas said to date no word has been forthcoming as to when the matter will be rectified.

“It is far from being rectified. The Premier promised that he was going to speak to the guy from The Moorings and get back to Mr. Thomas the next day, he never did,” said attorney Leroy Jones who said he has been acting on behalf of Thomas.

When questioned as to why he has not personally approached the owners of his client’s behalf, Jones said this was because Premier Smith ‘had taken the lead on this one’.

Not So

In the meantime, one representative of the marina who spoke to our newsroom on condition of anonymity said the issue was discussed with both the Premier and Thomas.

“We have had discussions with Mr. Thomas. Premier has spoken to my boss.”

He said he expects the issue to be resolved ‘very shortly’.

“I think this is a matter between Mr. Thomas and ourselves and not anyone else,” he added.

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  1. Wow says:

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    My god, boss don’t have a clue what going on in this Islands.

  2. You need help? says:

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    I will come to your property and set the S!#t off with some gasoline and matches if you like.Problem solved.No Government is going to pay compensation to remove two boats from your property.

  3. Hate to say this says:

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    Sir, if it was my property, I would have taken a chainsaw to the boats.After two months? Poof,they would have been gone.The owners know where the boats are.if they have no intentions of removing the boats you handle it. Why should the Government get involved in something you can handle yourself.

  4. Mick Mars says:

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    Hire a few pretty women to serve drinks off the bough and I bet you’d have enough to pay the bank in full by end of year.

  5. rastarite says:

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    The catamaran is called SUNDOWNER. Perfect!! Take advantage of God’s blessing and make MONEY

  6. LOL says:

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    Dat is an old pic right?

  7. Dude says:

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    You see Premier You try and please and please everybody, even handling situations that has no bearing on what you have to do to build back the country.This is a private matter, and one that involves a lawyer, and should have handelled this situation from the get go…Its sad when you know you can do for yourself and yet you get the government involved expecting some form of taxpayers money for your own benefit..with all thats been going on…it shows the way some of our people think. Even the CGD Rep thinks that he and his ppl are privileged and should just sit around and taxpayers money will feed everybody.

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