Political Leader of the Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) Ashworth Jack says while the PNM has been sullying his name over the house he worked hard to build in Mount St George, several cheques were missing from the assembly and no one from the present administration could identify what happened to them.
He made the accusation on Sunday night while addressing a political meeting at the basketball court in Black Rock.
Although using his time to tell residents about what his party would do for the once heavily populated tourist community, Jack also addressed what he said were racial statements made on Friday by THA assemblyman Hilton Sandy.
He sought to dispel any notion that “a ship from Calcutta is waiting to invade Tobago once the TOP wins the upcoming election.”
He told those gathered Tobago was bigger than him and the PNM and said his party’s bid in the election was solely to free Tobago from mismanagement and elitism and bring the island back to its formidable days of a booming tourism and agricultural industry with a strategic diversification and development plan.
He said in the past two weeks, two pieces of advanced technological equipment were transported to Tobago.
He said one was a device made for eavesdropping on phone calls and the other, a camera, which can take photos from long distances.
Jack said he expected the next two weeks to be hard as the PNM had signalled it would leave no stone unturned in sullying his character.
However, he reiterated his focus was on the issues and ensuring the people of Tobago were aware of his policies and development plans for the island.