Airport CFO’s resignation ‘unfortunate’

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DEAR EDITOR:

It’s unfortunate that the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Airport Authority has resigned on account of policy differences with higher authority. Has she left to take up a better job offer? CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP FOR NEWS UPDATES.

The job of the CFO is to keep good accounting and make recommendations to higher authorities. But, if her recommendations are not considered, that, by itself, is not a good reason to resign. As you can see, the workers took industrial action because they did not receive the promised salary increases.

When it comes to the APUA Minister, Sir Robin Yearwood, he is the best APUA Minister ever. As an auditor representing an international audit firm, I audited his books when he was Accountant of Horizon’s Hotel at the same time when he was campaigning for his first seat in Parliament in the 1970’s. And, I can tell you, he was a damn good Accountant: my audit did not result in a Management Report being issued, because Sir Robin Yearwood was the cleanest Accountant I ever audited and the first and only audit job I performed in my entire auditing career spanning forty years that was not followed by a Management Report.

I subsequently worked for him as Accountant with APUA, with responsibility for the Water Division for eighteen (18) months during 1981-82, and, I can tell you, he is the damn best Minister of Public Utilities Antigua and Barbuda could ever have, in the past or in the future. Sir Robin will not be removed from APUA. Maybe they can give the Airport Authority to a different Minister if they want.

While I audited Sir Robin’s books at Horizon’s Hotel and he told me about the Election Campaign during our lunch breaks, I never told him that I was a supporter of the then opposition Progressive Labour Movement (PLM). Sir Robin and I always retained our respect for each other: now, I can say that we are friends for life. Don’t point your dirty fingers at Sir Robin Yearwood.

Roy R. Jackson

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  1. @ Roy R Jackson

    The phrase ‘ in the past or in the future’ is superfluous as its all so subjective……how will you know that he will be the best Minister of Public Utilities in the future. Are you God, a Prophet, a soothsayer?

    USEFUL IDIOT

  2. Did you also audit his divorce settlement. Can you tell us how he came into so much wealth on a Minister’s salary? Please tell us about his saving and investment strategies. Has he filed reports with the Integrity Commission?

    • @Sidelines: Why you do not ask Gaston Browne that question.He goes on that RUM SHOP STATION and squeals like a pig being hit.He would discuss persons personal businesses. Divulging the accounts numbers and balances of persons Bank accounts in Antigua.You are nothing more than Gaston Browne’s Arse Kisser,Fat Boy.

  3. FROM THE SIDELINE your private business can become public discussion if you are a politician or other public figure and you have amassed wealth that would raise suspicion because of your salary. That is the case with Robin Yearwood so don’t do your usual defence of anyone or anything ALP.

  4. Roy R Jackson, why don’t you put on your red negligee and join Robin in the bedroom after you’re done with Gaston?

  5. Mr. Jackson,
    People change in 52 years.
    Thanks for the historical anecdote.
    Voters must consider if a seemingly wealthy, reportedly ‘connected’, presumably ‘self-enriching’ , career politician of 52-years is whom they believe will best represent their family members and their communities.

  6. Dear Auditor who on earth you are trying to fool.
    1) Lie number there was no horizon when Robin took office. We had Holiday inn, the St.James Club owned snd operated by Peter Desaray.
    2) If you were his private accountant/auditor then became APUA auditor there must be some conflict of interest and you and him must be facing Jail time .
    3) You are the right person to answer the question of self enrichment. Since a minister of government salary was so little in those days .
    4) You will have to answer questions on SAND CO too .
    5) Then the the same crew / Ministers forming a company that leased halcyon cove forever and dub leasing for millions upon millions.

    Anyhow I do not believe you are an Auditor but one of the fools that do the politicians dirty work. If your article had any truth. You would be a candidate to go to Jail . Number one is more than sufficient to declare you a liar and nothing else .

    • @Frankly Speaking…
      …although my name is not #Frank!,
      …I’ll be Frank, for a moment and say,
      …the day those warrants are executed,
      …and the crooks, and minions are prosecuted,
      …it will be hell to pay!
      …’cause, both Party mix up in dey!
      …so, no matter how We pray
      …for these #thieves to be jailed some day!
      …you can bet your last dollar!
      …it will never happen in Antigua
      …much less beautiful Barbuda
      …no way! No! No! No way!

      U want anteegah mash dung
      Fram Debble Bridge to Rat Island’

  7. Roy,

    It’s not just your fingers dirty, you are dirty externally and internally. Lies, lies, lies. When do you think it’s time to hang up the coat. There is no future for Robin Yearwood. Money can’t buy health, strength and sanity. Time for him to go sit down somewhere.

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