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Political leader of the Independent Liberal
Party (ILP) Jack Warner says he was aware
of a plan to ship former Special Reserve
Police officer (SRP) officer Jitnarine Hardeen
out of the country by Saturday.
He was addressing an ILP cottage meeting
in Indian Walk, Moruga, on Wednesday night.
"The fella (Hardeen) give his number on tape.
I have just been told that plans are afoot to
ship him out of the country by Saturday,"
"How would I know that...that plans are
afoot that he must leave here by Saturday
and come back by September 7?" he asked.
He questioned Hardeen s statements that
the voice on the tapes made public by Warner
on Tuesday was not his (Hardeen). Hardeen
has since issued a pre-action protocol letter
demanding Warner retract his statements.
Warner also denied claims he was plotting
to bring down the People s Partnership Gov-
ernment before he resigned as works minister
in April 2013.
"I resigned in April, Jit Hardeen spoke to
me in August after the July 29 (by-) election.
He came to me and those two tapes are 45-
minutes each and he told me I don t mind
if you tape me. Listen good, I didn t catch
him off guard and he then poured his belly
out," he said. Warner urged government
members to "hold strain" with their com-
ments until he made two new revelations.
He asked: "Why is Stacy (Roopnarine),
(Roodal) Moonilal and (Stephen) Cadiz sud-
denly spokespersons? I said I have two more
revelations to make. Why they don t wait
until I finish say all I have to say and then
"Because if they behave that way now,
what will they do when the other two things
are said because I tell yuh, when I say them
who eh dead badly wounded. All I m telling
them is hold strain. Is not me put election
three months away, is she, so if you in the
kitchen you have to feel the heat."
Warner told residents if he were to reveal
details of Persad-Bissessar s actions, the
meeting would last all night.
"But of what value that would be...that
does nothing for you in Moruga....in a fight,
in a battle, you have to pace yourself," he
said. Speaking to reporters after the meeting,
Warner confirmed he had received a pre-
action protocol letter from Hardeen s attor-
neys as Hardeen said it was not his voice on
the tapes Warner had played at a press con-
ference on Tuesday.
Independent Liberal Party
(ILP) political leader Jack
Warner says statements made
by Prime Minister Kamla Per-
sad-Bissessar that he cried
when he was asked to leave the
government in 2013 are false.
Addressing supporters at an
ILP cottage meeting in Indian
Walk, Moruga, on Wednesday
night, Warner said he never
cried. While speaking to United
National Congress (UNC) sup-
porters in Debe on Tuesday, Per-
sad-Bissessar said Warner cried
when asked to leave office in
"She said I cried. The only
time I remember any tears
between Kamla and me was
when she was crying in Cabinet
over Reshmi. She was saying she
had been set up," Warner said.
He was referring to the
appointment of Reshmi Ram-
narine, a junior technician, to
lead the Strategic Services
Agency, a covert unit set up in
2011 to monitor criminal activ-
ities. Ramnarine was later fired
because she was unqualified for
"Cabinet had to be adjourned.
If you see snatty nose. She was
crying. That was the only tears
between Kamla and me," he said.
Warner said he volunteered to
leave the government and was
not asked to do so as Persad-
Bissessar previously said.
"I cried? When I came out of
Kamla office, I met (Roodal)
Moonilal, Suruj (Rambachan)
and Chandresh Sharma by the
door. I said hi and bye and I left.
I said to her I will leave and
therefore to say I cried is not
true," he said.
Responding to Persad-Bisses-
sar s statement s that he was
attacking her because she is a
woman, Warner said: "She says
she is being attacked because
she is a woman, well I never
heard about so much foolishness
hunter...male manicou, female
manicou, same shot...when you
in the bush you don t say that
manicou will escape because it s
Warner said Persad-Bissessar
opened her life up to criticisms
when she became Prime Min-
ister. "If anybody is delusional
is Kamla not me. My friends
know what I drink, when I drink
and where and that is all I will
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday
dismissed claims that plans were afoot to declare a
state of emergency in T&T as the September 7 general
election gets closer.
Persad-Bissessar made the comment in response
to questions from reporters after the formal opening
of the $19 million Febeau Government Primary School,
San Juan, yesterday.
Inspector Michael Seales spoke about a possible
state of emergency being declared during a television
interview yesterday morning. He was suspended yes-
terday for the comments.
"There is no state of emergency," was all she said
as she left the venue.
Persad-Bissessar was asked earlier to respond to
allegations by her former national security minister
Jack Warner about events that happened while she
was on an official visit to China.
She said she was not prepared to make any further
comments on matters involving Warner. She said the
matter was in the hands of her attorneys.
Persad-Bissessar was wooed by a pupil of the school,
Oshun Howell, who sang Ed Sheeran s Thinking Out
Loud at the ceremony.
Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh said the
SEA results could be released as early as Wednesday.
He said that following the opening of a new early
childhood centre in Barataria yesterday.
He said the chief education officer told him there
were "a number of queries that arose but if that is
sorted out by CXC, we will have the results possibly
on Wednesday or Thursday for the latest."
Gopeesingh also explained the reasons for the later
start of the new school term in September. The ministry
said earlier that the new term will commence on Sep-
tember 8, one day after the general election.
He said the length of the September term was orig-
inally set to last 15 weeks but "a number of people
felt it is going to be a burnout for the students to have
He said consequently the chief education officer
attempted to reduce the number of weeks in that term
and it was decided with the support of TTUTA that
the term will run for 14 weeks. Additionally, Gopeesingh
said it was felt that because of the Independence Day
holiday on August 31 and the need for the EBC to
prepare the schools for the election this would have
resulted in two school days being lost for the week.
Lynette Hudlin had the undivided attention of ILP political leader Jack Warner, following
the party's cottage meeting at Indian Walk, Moruga, on Wednesday night.
PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
No plans for state
Howell said he wanted to sing the song for a
long while but he had no one to sing it to until
yesterday. He said when the Prime Minister
arrived at the school he asked her if he could sing
it solo for her and she agreed. Howell later said
with a smile that the PM "called me Mr Solo." He
said he was amazed by the appreciation he
received from the PM and the audience yesterday.
"When she got up, held my hands and sang with
me I felt like wow! I will always remember this
moment," he added.
He said all citizens should accept that education
was the key to success.
Warner at Moruga meeting by ILP:
Two more marks to 'buss'
Jack on Kamla's statement:
No tears from me
WHAT PM SAID
Speaking to United National
Congress' (UNC) supporters in
Debe on Tuesday night, Prime
Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar
said Warner cried when he was
fired from her government in
2013. "Mr Warner came to the
Diplomatic Centre, the same
centre he is now maligning with
his lies, with a letter of
resignation. He gave me the
letter which I still have, he was
resigning from the government
and he cried, he cried that night.
"He knew the David Simmons
report was coming out the very
day when I was out the country,
so he took front with it, came
and cried and said 'Hey if you
want this I'll give it to you, keep
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