Screen_Shot_2015-02-03_at_8.19.06_PMBut Doctor Mendez is not the only person facing the long arms of the law tonight, so is UDP’s Mayoral Candidate Yvette Lui Torres who is being taken to court for the non-payment of $208.00. The civil suit was placed against her today by an artisan of the Sugar City Artisans Group which Torres Chaired up until July 15th 2014 when she allegedly resigned from her post. But even before her resignation we understand that Artisans had problems collecting payment for their art pieces sold at the Sugar City Art House located on Queen Victoria Avenue. To date there are a number of artisans who have not been paid. Reports show that one artisan is owed more than a $1000.00 while others are owed anywhere from $883.00 to $113.00. With the aim of getting his money one artisan decided to take the matter to court. Afraid of being victimized, today the individual spoke to us off camera.


Artisan-


“We had a consignment for art that I prepare, she stays owing us, not only but I make my claim because it’s been too long and I am asking her for the monies that the owes the manager of this art shop.”


According to the claimant, he handed over his pieces to the art shop back in 2011 and all last he checked all have been sold.  His money though, is nowhere in sight even after he approached Torres.


Artisan-


“Eventually show us how the money went but to me is not all right. And she show us how the money was spent on the payment of the girl that was here, that is all but never one day she asked that she will spent the money our money that way.”


Carmelita Perez – Reporter


“Because the agreement was that you would give the product and you would get so much money whenever it has been sold?”


Artisan-


“Yes and I haven’t receive the monies for my product as yet. And the same thing stands for other artisans also”

At the end all the claimant wants is what he believes rightfully belongs to him.


Artisan


“This dah hard working money and I don’t make them one day, weeks before I could see a hundred dollars.”

 

Carmelita Perez – Reporter


“And she is the one that usually handles all the money?”


Artisan


“Yes, the money goes to her.”


Carmelita Perez – Reporter


“And in the past was she paying you good?”


Artisan


“She paid some and or maybe sells so much and just gives us part of it and she is the sole person in charge for paying us nobody else.”


According to the artisan is he receives his money he will drop the case against Torres which is scheduled to be heard on the 20th of February. We contacted Torres today and informed her of the civil suit lodged against her but she did not care to comment.

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