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Fixin’ T&T insists Balgobin must go

Published: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017

As the group Fixin’ T&T renewed its call for the boycott of Angostura Holdings Limited’s products following the firing of the female executive who raised allegations of sexual harassment against the chairman, Dr Rolph Balgobin, a polygraph test has surfaced. According to head of Fixin’ T&T, Kirk Waithe, the test was done by the female executive.

“Understanding the uphill battle she would face for making allegations against a perceived “powerful man” in the male dominated chauvinistic world of corporate T&T, the now fired female executive at Angostura…readily submitted herself to a polygraph (lie detector) test dated November 4, 2016,” Waithe said.

Fixin’ T&T is insisting on the immediate removal of Balgobin as chairman pending the outcome of a thorough, transparent and independent investigation into the sexual harassment allegations levelled against him.

The group is also categorically rejecting the attempt made by Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi to deflect attention from the issue of the sexual harassment allegations.

“The Government controls AHL. The Government and Board of AHL, by their handling of this matter, continue to demonstrate insensitivity to women’s issues and disrespect for women,” Waithe said.

Cautioning the company and others against any attempts to malign the character of the fired female executive, Waithe remained adamant that the woman is a hero, “Her strength and courage has finally brought the scourge of sexual harassment to the national forefront. FIXIN’ T&T abundantly thanks her.”

 

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