Argyle International Airport. (Internet photo)

The state-owned International Airport Development Company (IADC) has been instructed to report to the police and dimsiss employees who allegedly stole some material from the Argyle International Airport construction site.

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves told a press conference on Monday that CEO of the IADC, Rudolph “Rudy” Matthias had informed him of the “pilfering, allegedly of some materials”.

“We are having zero tolerance on this matter in very area. So if we find anything which is amiss, we deal promptly,” Gonsalves said.

“I told Dr. Matthias, I said, you have the persuasive evidence, even though the evidence may not be conclusive, you take the matter to the police and you get those workers off the site. It’s a simple matter.

“… I would expect that they will send me the report when they have done all of those things,” Gonsalves said.

I-Witness News understands that an employee who was being trained to

take over the concrete batching plant when the Cubans leave, allegedly became involved in a number of acts of petty theft and also stole a roll of wire for its copper content.

The EC$700 million Argyle International Airport is expected to be “substantially complete” by the end of this year and to become operational by mid-2015.

In a separate incident in 2012, IADC Communication Officer Jennifer Richardson-Herbert said that two junior employees of the company had colluded to defraud the company of EC$63,744 by billing for more food than was delivered to the company.

5 replies on “Another worker allegedly steals from Argyle airport”

  1. Murdooooooooo. Watch a shame and disgrace, how did we get to this state. Don’t stop now, thief until there is nothing else to take. The PM said not toleave any for Eustace to spend, so alyo tek every damn cent that you can put your hands on.

  2. Rev. Charles Jack says:

    This is not going in the right directions for St Vincent . We should appreciate what the Administration is doing to bring a change of economic well being for Vincentian and we are steeling from means that would revolutionize our economic status. I totally endorse the PM and Dr. Mathias that there should be zeo talerance on theft. I am appealing to those who involve in pilfering to stop from this practice immediately. Think of our country and the changes that will come through the Argyle international Airport

  3. Rev jack…You say changes will come through AIA? Yes, there will be changes alright..Our children will be paying for the rest of their lives for this thing they call an airport which may never finish…Think again…You guys can’t read the writing on the wall???

  4. Urlan Alexander says:

    The fact that someone steal some materials and the CEO has to inform the PM who in turn has to tell the CEO to call in the police is madness. Something as thieving materials on the job site should require the CEO to act on his own and call in law enforcement. Getting the green light to call on police from the PM is saying to me that the person involved is a strong ULP supporter who the CEO cannot touch.

  5. Charles Jack, your obviously a fairly silly man, I hope you do not have control of a flock.

    The teefing at the airport has been going on since the first sod was turned. People have been caught and never been prosecuted. I doubt that will change now.

    I am told there has been crushed stone and top soil sold all over SVG from the airport project, there is a whole lot of crime going on minute by minute since the aiport project started.

    There will have to be some serious investigations into the acquisition of plant and machinary at some point in the future.

    Mr John its time to take your head out of the clouds, you will not find heaven there, time to stop your silly political support for this nasty Marxist government despite the tax breaks and goodies, and get on with the job that God has chosen you for, that is an assumption on my part, lets see if its a fact.

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