Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 31st 2015 Contents RENUKA SINGH
The Integrity Commission
has been requesting a Pres-
ident-appointed tribunal to
investigate Independent Lib-
eral Party leader Jack Warner
since late last year.
The Sunday Guardian
learned that since 2014, the
Integrity Commission under
its former chairman, Ken Gor-
don, wrote to President
Anthony Carmona requesting
that he appoint a tribunal to
make a determination on
One Integrity Commission
insider, speaking on the con-
dition of anonymity yesterday,
said the investigation stemmed
from the 2013 Concacaf Com-
mittee findings by Sir David
"The investigations had got-
ten to the point where he
(Warner) could not answer
questions posed to him," the
He said the commission
then wrote the request to the
President after its own inves-
tigation hit a snag.
"But he has been sitting on
that for over a year, despite
three reminders being sent to
him," he said.
"It was clear there were a
number of things hidden or
not easily understood," the
When contacted on the
matter, Warner would only
describe the revelation as "old
In April 2013 Simmons
found that Warner and Chuck
Blazer, the former general sec-
retary of Concacaf, committed
"underhanded dealings and
fraud" in handling the affairs
of the regional football body.
Simmons disclosed that
Warner and Blazer used their
offices for personal gain.
Simmons had produced a
113-page report into Concacaf s
finances during Warner s
tenure which included inves-
tigations into Warner s links
to the following:
• Ownership of the US$25.9
million Dr Joao Havelange
Centre of Excellence at Macoya
• An apartment in Trump
• Whereabouts of funds
generated from a contract
between Concacaf and
UMBRO---an English sports-
wear and football equipment
supplier based in Manchester,
• Two apartments in Miami
and a Hummer, a luxury SUV
• Employment contract of
former general secretary Blazer
and the provisions of that con-
• Concacaf s failure to pay
taxes and file tax returns
• Completeness and accu-
racy of Concacaf s finances
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After surviving a crash which killed two
people yesterday, police said taxi driver
Azim Mohammed got in another vehicle
and left the scene.
Mohammed was at the Couva Police Sta-
tion late yesterday assisting with the inquiry
into the crash which claimed the lives of
Nicholas Guevara, 27, of Siparia, and an
A report stated that around 4 am,
Mohammed, of Johnstone Street, San Fer-
nando, was driving north along the Southern
Main Road, Mc Bean Village, Couva, in a
Toyota Altis with the woman sitting in the
front passenger s seat and Guevara in the
On reaching Calcutta #1 Road, opposite
the Green Door Bar, he lost control of the
vehicle which overturned and crashed into
Police said the impact of the crash caused
the woman to land in an empty lot near-
by.Residents who rushed to help said they
saw Mohammed crawl out the car while
Guevara was still trapped inside. They said
when police led by ASP Ablack and Cpl
Collymore arrived at the scene, the taxi
driver got into a Nissan Sunny B12 and left.
Fire officers had to cut the wreck to free
Guevara but he was already dead.
A relative said Mohammed had been taken
to the Couva Police Station by his family.
People s National Movement (PNM) leader Dr
Keith Rowley says he will wait for the outcome of
the latest fight developing between the United Nation-
al Congress (UNC) and its former chairman Jack
Warner before commenting on the issue.
In an interview with the Sunday Guardian yesterday,
Rowley said Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar
did not "misspeak" when she said Warner did not
finance her campaign.
"Some people think she just plain and simply lied,
so it is up to her and her associates to join her in any
lies or tell us the truth," he said.
"Former chairman and confidant Jack Warner said
he can prove that once again she is not telling the
truth, so we await the outcome of this episode."
Rowley said the UNC was now trying to distance
itself from the same man who "fed and nurtured"
them. Rowley was the first to call for Warner s removal
from Government when the People s Partnership took
office in 2010.
Rowley was on the record as saying Warner s affil-
iation with Fifa should disqualify him from holding
ministerial office. Rowley even threatened back then
to write to the Integrity Commission about whether
Warner s dual role was a conflict of interest.
But in recent times, Warner seemed to enjoy better
political favour, even meeting with the Joint Trade
Union Movement over labour legislation.
Yesterday, Rowley said they treated Warner with
the same respect accorded to all parliamentarians, but
Warner received no special favour from him or the
Congress of the People leader Prakash Ramadhar
says he is deeply saddened by the recent arrest of
"Let me just say, I am personally saddened by the
turn of events...However, these things have occurred
and nobody should take any pleasure out if it. It is
a sad day for Trinidad and Tobago."
Ramadhar said he was saddened on two counts---
firstly, for Warner to lose his liberty for a short period
and the humiliation he would have faced, and secondly,
because of his age. "He has lived as a hero to so many
in society, to see him end up like this really is painful."
For Warner s family, friends and supporters, Ramad-
har said the arrest must have been a bitter experience.
Ramadhar spoke to reporters yesterday after bringing
greetings to the T&T Prison Service which celebrated
its sports and family day in Arouca.
He reminded citizens that while justice would take
its course in Warner s case, one must remember that
the Chaguanas West MP was entitled like everyone
else to the presumption of innocence.
"I wish him well."
Ramadhar, who had repeatedly called for Warner
to step down from the PP Government following alle-
gations of corruption in a Fifa report, said if Warner
had files on the Prime Minister he should "bring it."
SHIV SHAKTI PERFORMS
of PoS North
Two killed in South crash We await outcome
Rowley on PM Kamla, Jack:
Prakash saddened by arrest:
If you have file on
the PM, bring it
IC's call for tribunal to investigate
Warner still in Pres' hands
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