The Sunday Guardian understands that two steering committees were established when former energy minister Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan signed the Loran Manatee Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) back in August 2010.
, however, said that while she
did establish steering committees back in 2010, the crux of her
MoU was to foster further discussions to allow more benefits to the country.
"Yes, I signed that MoU that included the steering committees, but we had also agreed to have further discussions take place regarding setting up service companies on the southern side of the island to facilitate follow-on business.
I have not seen the agreement that was recently signed, but I have not if that was part of it," she
said in a brief telephone interview Friday.
signed the 2010 MoU, there was an attempt to continue negotiations for one of the local energy companies, Petrotrin
or the National Gas Company
(NGC), to also hold voting rights in the agreement.