Gollop vents on radio

shadiasimpson, shadiasimpson@nationnews.com

Added 25 October 2012


ATTORNEY AT LAW Hal Gollop yesterday lambasted THE NATION for publishing the contents of a letter he wrote to the chairman of the Negotiations Committee of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) warning Government would have to pay over $50 million in damages and costs should it stop construction of the new headquarters at the Pine, St Michael. Gollop contacted two radio call-in programmes yesterday to vent about the publication of the letter and to state categorically that he was not the attorney for the contractor Innotech Services Ltd. “It cannot be moral for a newspaper to take pride in stealing or having stolen a document to publish in a newspaper,  because the document was sent under official coverage and copied to three persons, none of whom is THE NATION newspaper. So THE NATION had absolutely no right with it,” an upset Gollop said. In the letter, which was also copied to Minister Responsible for Water Resource Management Dr David Estwick, BWA chairman Dr Atlee Brathwaite and the project manager, Gollop made it known that it would be “catastrophic” if Government failed to proceed with the $44 million building. Gollop, who declared he was that attorney for the BWA, estimated a total $51 498 856 in damages, including $1.5 million in legal fees due by the BWA, if the project were to be abandoned. (MB)

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