REAL NEWS – Bishop Rolston Jeffrey, an officer of the Free and Fair Elections League, is alleging that members of a group – some of whom are associated with the Government – are using their positions to destabilize the country’s shipping industry.
Years ago, Jeffrey recalls, there was a local alliance known as the Antigua Ship Agents Association, which was affiliated with the Caribbean Shipping Association.
Bishop Jeffrey once served on the executive of the local association, which was dismantled for various reasons, he says, including everyone wanting to do their own thing.He alleges that these persons, who now occupy privileged positions, are using their status to make money through stevedoring because their agency fees are not sufficient.
And instead of doing what can be done to further the country’s development, he says, these individuals are seeking to creatively enrich themselves by forming overnight agencies.
However, he says, he will not sit back and allow this to continue, and he has vowed to publicly name them.
Further, Bishop Jeffrey is alleging that the documentation qualifying some of these persons are forgeries.