Tuesday, 5 May 2020

CHAT ’BOUT: Sarwan responds to Gayle controversy / Alorica defends its reputation / Bruce Golding issues a stern COVID warning, and more

“I categorically deny any involvement in the decision or the decision-making process, which led to [Chris] Gayle’s non-selection to represent the Jamaica Tallawahs in the 2020 CPL tournament. In that video he has levelled false allegations and tarnished the good name and reputation of a series of persons.” – Former West Indies batsman and Jamaica Tallawahs assistant coach Ramnaresh Sarwan 
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“We are confident that our facilities and operations met and exceeded government requirements. We have fully cooperated with inquiries and inspections. These lies put the safety and security of our team members at risk.” – The management of much-publicized BPO firm Alorica Ltd. 
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“In these circumstances, Caribbean governments, the private sector, political parties and trade unions need to collaborate on the actions they can jointly take to weather the gathering storm that has not yet fully formed. They also must prepare for the long haul.” – Antiguan ambassador to the United States Sir Ronald Sanders 
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“There is a lesson in all this that I hope will survive the Covid-19 pandemic, and it is simply: countries of the world must recognize and accept that they can no longer rely on the United States as they have been accustomed to in the past.” – Former Jamaican prime minister Bruce Golding
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“While it is good news for our client that he has been released, the bigger issue remains that there are many persons across the island who have basically resigned themselves, in the absence of representation, to spending their 90 days in lock-up. It cannot be right.” – Peter Champagnie QC, attorney for dancehall entertainer Dexta Daps









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