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EZ Shipping slams Hon Turnbull for 'double standards' around Auditor General's reports

- says Hon Turnbull championed flawed system but ‘changed tune’ when he became a subject
Local company EZ Shipping has slammed Second District Representative Hon Melvin M. Turnbull, right, for what it has pointed out as double standards surrounding his support of Auditor General Sonia M. Webster’s audit reports. Photo: Facebook/YouTube
EZ Shipping has said it commissioned an independent forensic accountant to review the Auditor General’s Static Marine Platform Report, and said the accountant found that the Auditor General’s work was defective and further failed to meet international standards and was inadequate. Photo: GIS/File
EZ Shipping has said it commissioned an independent forensic accountant to review the Auditor General’s Static Marine Platform Report, and said the accountant found that the Auditor General’s work was defective and further failed to meet international standards and was inadequate. Photo: GIS/File
PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI– Local company EZ Shipping has slammed Second District Representative Hon Melvin M. Turnbull for what it has pointed out as double standards surrounding his support of Auditor General Sonia M. Webster’s audit reports.

The Company in a statement said as it pertains to the debate of the Auditor General’s report on the Examination of the House of Assembly’s COVID-19 Assistance Grants, members of the House have since criticised the report.

EZ Shipping calls out Hon Turnbull's 'double standards' 

“Including the Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull, who was cited in the report. Mr Turnbull told the Assembly that the processes adopted by the Auditor General failed to meet the international industry standards and were woefully lacking.”

EZ Shipping added, “Yet in March earlier this year, Mr Turnbull championed the flawed Auditor General’s Static Marine Platform Report and criticised other members of the Assembly who had challenged aspects of the report. Mr Turnbull has changed his tune after becoming the subject of the Assistance Grants report,” it added.

The company pointed out that the legislator has since dismissed the efforts of the AG stating, “I also will not be hypocritical in allowing certain things to be reported that create a narrative for the public to make an interpretation when the details which were submitted depict otherwise.”

Independent accountant found AG's report 'defective'

According to information, the company EZ Shipping has since commissioned an independent forensic accountant to review the Auditor General’s Static Marine Platform Report, which found that the Auditor General’s work was defective and further failed to meet international standards and was inadequate.

“We have been the subject of rumour, innuendo, and reputational damage from a flawed report process where we were not asked to provide evidence before its publication. We were then attacked on the floor of the House of Assembly by Members, one in particular who now pivots on his view of the work of the Auditor General when he is in the spotlight,” a spokesperson from the company detailed in the release.

Company calls for fair & objective assessment 

EZ Shipping called for facts to be fairly, objectively and independently assessed, “which we are confident will show that we fully complied with our contractual obligations,” the company detailed.

Since the release of the  Auditor General's Report on the House of Assembly’s Covid-19 Assistance Grants given out by Members of the Fourth House of Assembly, the report has since been slammed as inaccurate.

All elected Members who spoke at the Second Sitting of the First Session of the Fifth House of Assembly on Thursday, July 13, 2023, when the report was laid on the table of the House, agreed that the Auditor General “took issues way out of context and left the wrong impression with the public that elected members did something illegal or wrong”.

35 Responses to “EZ Shipping slams Hon Turnbull for 'double standards' around Auditor General's reports ”

  • Purtin (19/07/2023, 13:01) Like (31) Dislike (11) Reply
    We agree with EZ shipping Mitch is bad news
  • Bad Decisions (19/07/2023, 13:11) Like (31) Dislike (11) Reply
    I dont put any fault or blame on the shipping company here. They were contacted to do a job and they did it. They got paid what they charged for their services. What I take issue with is the idiotic notion that some stationary shipping barge anchored off peter island is going to help secure the border and stop the spread of Covid. The whole concept was flawed from the get go and was just another way for govt officials to put money in the pockets of some friends. More bad decisions made by inept idiots who never should have been elected.
    • Yo (19/07/2023, 14:28) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
      You have issues, because it was clear what there purpose was and made a huge difference as commended by unbiased law enforcement authorities and people who don’t have a clue
    • @Bad Decisions (19/07/2023, 15:02) Like (8) Dislike (30) Reply
      The fact is the barges presence and technology on board did help to greatly reduce illegal activities and smuggling in the BVI waters during COVID but the Governor trying to downplay this fact.
  • Ava (19/07/2023, 13:29) Like (12) Dislike (12) Reply
    Yeah EZ always been straight up
  • Okay now (19/07/2023, 14:28) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    That should hold them.
  • agreed (19/07/2023, 14:33) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
    I like how EZ Shipping has engaged an independent reputable forensic auditor to review this matter because the Governor, Auditor General, and the non-transparent COI Commissioner, all behave as if their assessment is factual and no one has the right to defend themselves against their word and report as once they pronounce you guilty you are guilty as they charged. This is now true democracy, and it shows why citizens democratic rights must never be disallowed like they are trying to do with these ongoing high handed targeted actions as well the new police act they want passed by HOA.
  • The Street (19/07/2023, 14:35) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    Everyone knows Mitch and Marlon done sell out their people of the BVI with the colonial masters so they can guarantee their freedom, but they did not check history as the colonial masters only value you until they get what they want then they come after you to. They are SELL OUT!
  • facts (19/07/2023, 14:36) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply

    I use to support **** but I find he is challenged with the truth and all he wants is power. He will do and say anything to bring down anyone he thinks should not be in power or who is standing in his way to power. He and his dad lived by the Governor carrying news.

  • People (19/07/2023, 14:40) Like (8) Dislike (21) Reply
    I am not a VIP fan, but I remain confident the Auditor General is going to be sued because of going outside the scope of an auditor with many libelous statements. I like her but she is not God and cannot determine who is good and who is bad on limited information filled with gossip but made out as facts. I know this statement is not going to be liked but it is factual. It is for this same reason why the Governor got the UK to protect the Commissioner of the COI from being sued but that too will soon be challenged. People have rights!!!
  • smdh (19/07/2023, 14:43) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    When Mitch could deny that he was negotiating in the background to join the VIP to form the government after the recent general elections to become a minister in the government, then what else would he deny or do. The boy has lost touch with what is truth. He is a dangerous worthless minded guy.
  • My Take (19/07/2023, 14:46) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    EZ Shipping was employed to do a job by government and if government did not keep their end of the agreement, then how can the business be blamed. How come we are not going after BVI Airways the same way? Is it because it has UK people involved? This is why I have a problem with some of these one-sided actions by the Governor, COI, AG, and Commissioner of Police. I agree there are areas needing improvement, but THIS IS MORE ABOUT AN AGENDA!!!
  • Amazed (19/07/2023, 14:49) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    A few of you after EZ Shipping who got far less money for legitimate service than the eight million dollars the present and last Governor let BVI Airways get away with from the taxpayers without any legitimate service or any service at all. The slavery mill is grinding slow but grinding still.
  • Squeeky clean? (19/07/2023, 14:51) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    If a thorough audit is done on Mitch district vote and when he was Minister, most of you will be shock what you find out. For sure he would not be able to say he put the "i" in integrity like he loves to say.
  • i said it (19/07/2023, 14:53) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply

    &&&& and a few of his close family as well as Mar*** worked hard to get rid of the premier by carrying all kind of false news in their many behind the scenes meetings with the colonial masters. They are very bad minded people proclaiming they are saints.

  • The elephant (19/07/2023, 14:57) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply

    Mitch needed to be called out as when the elephant was on his foot with the audit, he said it lacked sufficient information to conclude what negative claims it was saying but when it is anyone else like the government or EZ Shipping then he agrees with the report and states it is factual and claims he will stand for what is right even if he has to stand alone he will stand for what is right. What a fraud.

  • Look maliciousness (19/07/2023, 15:00) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Look how the Governor and his UK bosses used the same old 400 yrs slavery tactics of divide and conquer to have us fighting each other and seeing them as saviors who are claiming they have never done any wrong nor have never neglected their responsibilities and the BVI over the years.
  • Lord have mercy.. (19/07/2023, 15:00) Like (16) Dislike (7) Reply
    All of those who got monies for no work. Can't blame them...The person/s who gave and signed these contracts need to be held accountable and be prosecuted..
  • only now (19/07/2023, 15:10) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Anything Mitch is involved in will always have the following:
    1) Wrongfully discrediting of others to make him and who with him look good at their exoense.
    2) Betrayal behind persons backs.
    3) Total confusion.
    4) Others will always be blamed for his mistakes or wrongdoing.
    5) Never have factual information but always speaks as if he does.
    6) Send others to do his dirty dealing so he can always deny any involvement.
    7) Talks down to others and disrespect them in attempt to belittle them & make them afraid of him.
    8) Will always sell out others but you will never know it is him. (Certain parts of Auditor General report).
    9) Use people & then throw them away when he has no more use for them.
    10) Speaks as if he is the poster boy for integrity when it is further from the truth.
  • Just saying (19/07/2023, 15:12) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
    Look how a broke auditor general going try and kill a local business reputation aided by the slave master rankings
  • balance (19/07/2023, 15:13) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    No report should ever be made public unless all accused is allowed to review and insert their side of the story to form part of the report, as all story has three sides, yours, the accused, and the truth. Balance is required at all times.
  • YES! (19/07/2023, 15:29) Like (7) Dislike (12) Reply
    Love that the company did an independent review. That auditor is clueless. She can never give a clear report. Always a muck up! Webster for premier my A××!

    Thinking about it , if EZ shipping did intact do something worng there would have been some sort of an arrest..right?

    That episode was just an attempt to tarnish names and company.
  • She (19/07/2023, 15:36) Like (4) Dislike (12) Reply
    Webster need to be sued. You can't just publish a bias report for your own grudge and prejudice. You need to learn a lesson! Keep publishing these unfinished one sided audits. None of her report are ever clear. How can oyu publish an audit without getting info from the said in involved? You were on a witch man!?!?
  • Red herring (19/07/2023, 16:17) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
    They got enough money to employ an independent auditor who have unrestrected access to government financial records? Who is this auditor. Lets hear it. How fid this auditor arrive at such conclusion. These people just throwing words around to influence public opinion.
    • action (19/07/2023, 16:44) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      @redherring this is the only sensible comment I heard all day. Continue commenting under this name I looking out for you sensible comments. If ez shipping can not say how credible their independent auditors are then shut to hell up. At least we the people know who is ours. And we love and respect Miss Webster.
    • lol (19/07/2023, 17:09) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why are you so badly hurt? We have money so treat your hurt and you will get a doctor that you will know too.
  • please (19/07/2023, 16:31) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    What did Mitch do to EZ Shipping? These nonsense in the news need to stop! He informed the public of what was going on and called out the powers that be. Isn't that what we hired them to do? Why is this personal to Mitch and EZ Shipping when all of us agreed that it was an exorbitant amount for the services. Mitch rightfully called out the Government for the crap they were doing. EZ Shipping got away with a steal of a deal so they can afford independent auditor to write crap.
    • Welsah (19/07/2023, 18:25) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      Read and understand and stop being so hatful.
      That’s all ayo tolians good for. You to ignorant. I am willing to bet you owe or ask to borrow. SMH
    • smh (19/07/2023, 18:39) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
      What did EZ shipping did to Mitch? Let me guess he doing his job.
      EZShipping doing there job too
      What your problem is what we need to figure out.
      Mitch crying now against the report from the same AG that he championed.
      Let me know you problem because I don’t see any from EZShipping
    • @ please (20/07/2023, 00:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Stop tell lies EZ shipping lost money on this deal; this is what you get for helping vip and country your good name dragged through the mud!!!
  • Leave my boss (19/07/2023, 19:06) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Mitch you very girlie
    You all ways Bi$tching
    Your body shape like a girl
    I guess you the daughter they didn’t have
    Get your narratives together and come again
  • ey (19/07/2023, 21:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mitch take that
  • All I shall say at this time (19/07/2023, 22:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Told y’all those short men is problematic. SHORT MEN COMPLEX SYNDROME.
  • TurtleDove (20/07/2023, 00:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes call them out!! Next you all need to call out Smurf and funny man

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