Anna Ramdass firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, November 17th 2007
Congress of the People (COP) chairman Roy Augustus and United National Congress Alliance (UNC-A) co-leader Jack Warner have both said that the recent verbal fight between them is something they want to forget.
However, even as both men disclosed to the Express that the entire controversy was something they want to put behind them, they added it does not mean all is well. In fact, they say it only means they will go their separate ways, bringing an end to over 25 years of friendship and four years of working together professionally.
"It is a phase of my life that I have put behind me," Augustus said in a brief telephone interview with the Express yesterday.
Pressed for further comment on the spat which led to his dismissal from his post as deputy CEO at Concacaf, Augustus said, "I have nothing to say now or ever on this matter."
Asked what he would do next in life, Augustus said that was his personal business and he did not wish to divulge any information with regard to his future.
Warner, who is also the president of Concacaf and a FIFA vice-president, meanwhile said he wanted to forget Augustus and the entire verbal spat.
"It is a phase I have put behind me... I have no intention of reliving that," Warner said.
On Thursday, Warner said he had sacked Augustus because he was verbally abusive to him and was putting his political interest before his job and lied to him.
Yesterday, Warner said Augustus was no longer a concern of his, and that he was now more focused on helping the people of this country as a Member of Parliament for Chaguanas West.
He added that he had over 400 employees and Augustus was just another one who "got fired".
When asked if he had already started looking for a new employee to fill Augustus's former position, Warner said, "Don't you not know that when one door closes, another one opens?"
It fockin good. Why the fock yuh take so long Jack.
The man bring all yuh business on the platform. He working for yuh and taking ah setta time off to campaign for dat fockin 3/4 dead COrPse. And want to turn around and cuss yuh.
Ah tell yuh, these fockin COP cyats real boldface eh know.
Right, is time to lick up Baldy and Ken Emrith now. Doh fockin wait.