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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Planning Minister Dr Bhoe
Tewarie said yesterday that a
meeting between Government
ministers and businessmen,
which was held at the Country
Club, Maraval, last Friday, was
not a fund-raiser but had been
organised by a group of business-
men who wanted to hear Gov-
ernment s vision for a second
"They felt it was important to
understand where the Government
was heading in the second term
and we simply agreed to make
available the ministers they wanted
to hear. The facilitation and
refreshments were undertaken by
the people who organised it," he
Tewarie was responding to a
report in the T&T Mirror which
claimed Prime Minister Kamla Per-
sad-Bissessar had held a secret
meeting with the business com-
munity at the venue as the drive
to raise funds for the 2015 general
election campaign continues. The
report added that the meeting was
by invitation only and the media
was not invited.
But yesterday Tewarie said Per-
sad-Bissessar was not at that func-
Those present were Tewarie,
Communication, Trade and Indus-
try Minister Vasant Bharath and
Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine.
He said Finance Minister Larry
Howai, who the business commu-
nity also wanted to hear, was
unfortunately absent as he was at
last Friday s Lower House session
where he was the focus of a no-
confidence motion by the Oppo-
sition People s National Movement
Tewarie said the ministers made
ten-minute presentations followed
by an hour of questions.
On the Mirror s concerns about
lack of media invitation to the
event, Tewarie said media invita-
tions and such issues were not in
Government s purview for the
Also contacted yesterday on the
matter, People s National Move-
ment PRO Faris Al-Rawi said the
party was also "busy on the
"We re meeting everyone in
T&T and have been doing that for
the last five years. We re complet-
ing candidate selection and are
ready, willing and able to form the
next government," he said.
Although he was "in the life," the
aunt of Shaquille Corrindon, who
was shot in the head last Friday
and died the following day, said he
was not deserving of a bullet to the
back of the head, especially since
he had "cooled down."
According to police reports, Cor-
rindon was shot in the head while
seated in the front seat of a car on
Tragarete Road, Port-of-Spain,
around 11.45 pm on Friday.
He died around 2 am Saturday.
Police believe his killing was gang
Speaking with the media yester-
day outside the Forensic Science
Centre, St James, yesterday, Melissa
Findley said her nephew, who went
by the alias "George Bush," was
killed because he trusted a woman.
perfect. He wasn t a perfect fella.
Yes, we know the life he living. We
accept if you live it then it will hap-
"He was nice and loving... he ain t
deserve to dead so. It was a gyal he
went to meet," Findley said.
She added that the police ought
to stop the killing, adding that the
Rasta City vs Muslim war started
four years ago.
She said everyone in East Port-
of-Spain area grew up together and
should unite instead of fighting.
Findley said the ongoing war had
forced she and her family out of
their Laventille home, since gunmen
had threatened to kill "anything
close to George Bush."
"This war thing have to stop. It
have a God. That boy may not be
perfect, eh, but at the end of the
day them chose that life but still he
ain t deserve that. He let a woman
take him astray," Findley added.
The murder toll now stands at
123 for the year, 25 less than the fig-
ure at the same stage last year.
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Man 'in the life'
Bhoe: Country Club meeting not fund-raiser...
to hear PP's plans
A masked trumpet player from Kool and The Gang plays with the band during the Tobago Jazz Experience
at Pigeon Point Heritage Park on Sunday night. PHOTO:COURTESY THA DEPT OF INFORMATION
--- CASWELL GORDON
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