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We will not be bullied!

ALEX DOWNES, alexdownes@nationnews.com

Added 12 December 2018


Member of Parliament Wilfred Abrahams. (FILE)

GOVERNMENT WILL NOT be bullied or held to ransom by Innotech.

This was made clear by Minister of Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams, who told THE NATION the construction company had been trying to “strong-arm” the administration into continuing with lopsided contracts agreed to by the previous Government.

“The Government of Barbados cannot and will not condone bullying,” he said yesterday in an interview.

“Innotech, by virtue of the contracts they have with us, especially with the building, have been trying to leverage their position of power to force the [Barbados] Water Authority (BWA) into certain things.

“Innotech attempted to strong-arm the Government by threatening to lock out workers. That didn’t work. Now they are using the most vulnerable people as a pawn for Innotech to get leverage,” he added.

Innotech Aquaserve Ltd continued its clampdown on the BWA by removing several community tanks on Tuesday after the state-owned agency defaulted on the lease payment on its $44 million headquarters in The Pine, St Michael. (AD)

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