Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 29th 2015 Contents Independent Liberal party (ILP) leader
Jack Warner last night promised to expose
all the wrongdoings of Prime Minister
Kamla Persad-Bissessar s People s Part-
He made the comment as he appeared
at an ILP meeting in Chaguanas hours after
he walked out the Port-of-Spain prison
having finally secured his bail.
"As of tonight, Kamla, all bets are off,"
he told his supporters.
"Having jailed me, as of tonight all bets
are off. Everything I have against Kamla I
will bring it out. I have kept it too long."
Warner spent the night in jail Wednesday
as he was unable to secure bail in time fol-
lowing an appearance in the Port-of-Spain
Magistrates Court, in relation to charges
brought against him by the US Department
of Justice for activities as a former Fifa exec-
Saying his experience over the past 24
hours had made him realise just how vin-
dictive the PP Government was, a visibly
upset Warner said he would take off all
gloves in the build up to the election.
After using his signature phrase of not
tonight, Warner gave a glimpse of what was
"Kamla said I never helped her finan-
cially but that is a lie," he said. (See Page
A6)He alleged that he was party to campaign
financing drives in which they visited con-
tractors across the country in 2010, but said
it "was so obscene" that he stayed outside
as other party officials went to conduct the
Stopping there, Warner said he felt as
though his life was threatened and had made
four video tapes which he would distribute
to four lawyers.
"I will give one to a PNM lawyer, one to
a ILP lawyer, one to a MSJ lawyer and one
to my lawyer. They believe they could walk
all over me because I have remained silent
but Jack is alive and kicking."
Warner also directly addressed the charges
against him stemming from his tenure as
Fifa vice-president and Concacaf and CFU
He denied being guilty of the charges lev-
elled against him by the US Department of
"I have been in Fifa for 30 years and if
I took that money, who gave it to me? Why
are only officials in third world countries
He said he was depressed in jail because
he had never been to jail in his life. But he
maintained there would be no government
in this country without the ILP. He said his
imprisonment was part of a bigger plan.
"There are people in this country and in
Government who hate Jack Warner and
want to see him imprisoned," he said.
He also questioned the haste in which
the extradition order was signed by Attorney
General Garvin Nicholas.
"The charge came here and in 15 minutes
Nicholas signed it. He never spoke to me,
he never called to look at evidence. It took
the AG three months to sign for Ish and
Steve," he said.
"He signed to send his countryman to
the USA in chains. If Nicholas had his way
I wouldn t be here at all. Get rid of Rowley.
Get rid of Warner, then call elections."
Minimum wage still to be reviewed --- McLeod News --- Page A6
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Scores of Independent Liberal Party (ILP) leader
Jack Warner s supporters were left angry and
disappointed after he evaded them when leaving
the Port-of-Spain State Prison after posting bail
Many of the loyal supporters, dressed in ILP T-
shirts, had gathered outside the Frederick Street
prison from as early as 7 am yesterday to catch
a glimpse of Warner as he left after spending the
previous night in the prison s infirmary.
But in the end Warner s exit went largely unno-
ticed by the crowd as he left in a Prison Service
ambulance without any fanfare after he received
approval for his bail around 5 pm.
Most who spent the entire day standing in the
sweltering heat were left red faced and visibly dis-
gruntled when they learned Warner had "snuck
out" of the prison in the heavily-tinted ambulance.
"It is not fair to the people who came here today.
I think it is wrong because we came here to support
him and he could have stopped and say he was
not feeling well or something," Dimitri Stroude,
who described himself as a "Warner supporter",
Before his last minute release yesterday evening,
Warner seemed set to be forced to spend another
night in the prison as approval of his $2.5 million
bail was reportedly rejected twice yesterday.
After several failed attempts to obtain approval
before the close of the court yesterday afternoon,
Justice of the Peace Ibrahim Ali was eventually
summoned to the prison to inspect the bail doc-
As Ali was leaving the court yesterday afternoon,
he was mobbed by a group of media personnel
and ILP supporters who sought to quiz him on
why Warner chose to evade a public appearance
While Ali said Warner was in high spirits, he
claimed that the 72-year-old former Government
Minister was exhausted and dehydrated.
"He was not feeling fit enough to address the
media at this time," Ali said as he sought to pacify
the irate crowd by justifying Warner s secretive
Warner, 72, of Cynthia Drive, Five Rivers, Arouca,
is accused of eight charges for fraud, racketeering
and for engaging in illegal wire transfers while a
Fifa executive member. He is expected to reappear
in court for his extradition proceedings on July 9.
Supporters vex as
Jack slips out jail
Justice of the
Ali is escorted
to his vehicle
West MP and
Jack Warner at
All bets off Kamla
Warner angry at prison time...
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