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.
“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.