Three board members of the DAIC resign over a recent statement released by the association
As the controversy regarding the issue of Mr. Brisbane’s letter to aid donors and the response from Minister Savarin for a boycott of OD Brisbane & Sons continues to heighten, SAT Telecommunications LTD has learnt that three (3) board members of the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) have resigned, over a recent statement released by the board concerning the matter.
In the statement, the DAIC said “the current discord surrounding the issue of Mr. Brisbane’s letter to aid donors and the response from Minister Savarin for a boycott of OD Brisbane & Sons is a distraction from more pressing national issues, and that it therefore disassociates itself from Mr. Brisbane’s letter which, in effect, casts aspersions on Dominica’s good name among donors.”
However, it also stated that it does not believe that any Minister of Government should be calling for a boycott of any legal business establishment in Dominica.
Among those who allegedly resigned are First Domestic Insurance’s Robert Tonge, Burton and Company Ltd’s Trevor Burton, as well as Foued Issa of Issa Trading ltd.
For those who may not be familiar with the issue, the minister’s comments came in response to Brisbane’s publication of two letters which he allegedly sent to donor countries and organizations raising concern over what he said was government’s decision to take a $27 million loan to build an “unnecessary” new luxury State House.
Ever since Savarin’s comments, Brisbane, through parent company O.D Brisbane & Sons, has been petitioning for his resignation.