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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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