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That might be the question in some people’s minds after hearing comments by chair of the Carnival Development Corporation (CDC), Dennis Ambrose, at a press conference this week.

Ambrose was asked about the whereabouts of the used vehicle that the local Taiwan embassy donated to the CDC in 2007.

When asked during a press conference about the whereabouts of the vehicle, Ambrose said:

“I recall that that generous donation of the vehicle happened somewhere in 2004. And we are in 2013. And, you know, a vehicle has a lifespan, and that vehicle, when we got it was not a new vehicle, and from 2004 to now is nine years.

“You know that vehicle, not being around now, you know, is because of wear and tear, and the work of the CDC is very extensive, very demanding. “[The] vehicle would have been used by the CEO and at times by the office attendant when the other vehicle was not in operation.

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“So, it would have served its time. That vehicle is no longer with us. If it is you are referring to anything recent, I have no knowledge of it,” Ambrose said.

But I-Witness News understands that rather than doing its time or being decommissioned because of wear and tear, the vehicle was wrecked during an accident.

I-Witness News further understands that at the time of the crash, the vehicle was not being driven by a CDC staff member but by a close relative of a staff member, who was not authorised to drive the vehicle.

3 replies on “What really happened to the vehicle the Taiwanese gave CDC?”

  1. Investigative journalism I say! Gone to the vehicle boneyard it has, has it? For all I know, my stainless steel stockpot may well have come from the same family, what with metal recycling being of commercial importance in international trade. May the good conveyance R I P.

  2. JIMMY JAMES, you have a stainless steel stock pot. Well done your ahead of the game.

    Did you know that most Vincentians have aluminium stock pots? which is now considered a possible cause of Alzheimer’s disease?

    Its not so much the highly polished aluminium pots, they are a different formulated alloy, its those old rough grained silver grey looking things, most of which are cast not pressed metal.

    They still sell those type of aluminium pots in SVG, the ministry of health are just ignorant about such facts.

    If any of you have that old style aluminium pot, throw it out.

    Aluminum (European spelling Aluminium) is harmful to all life forms. It damages all types of tissue. “Aluminum is a protoplasmic poison and a pernicious and persistent neurotoxin”.

    No living systems use aluminium as part of a biochemical process. It has a tendency to accumulate in the brain and bones.

    It is under normal conditions considerably less toxic than mercury, arsenic, lead or cadmium, but it is much more common in our environment, it also appears to be more persistent than most of the other metallic poisons.

    The danger is one that only manifests itself over long periods of time. It is therefore prudent to avoid consumption.

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