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We will deal with crime
RADHICA DE SILVA
Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi is
planning to bring a powerful suite of
legislation to Parliament in January
2017 meant to hit the pockets of organ-
Speaking at a press conference at the San
Fernando City Hall yesterday, Al-Rawi said
the new pieces of legislation will not need
a special majority to be passed.
He said the management of crime was
the absolute priority for this govern-
ment. Al-Rawi said, "Nobody enters or-
ganised crime without profit. Our mission
is to take away the profit from crime so in
January, the AG office will lay in Parliament
a suite of legislation to specifically target
the dollars behind crime."
Al-Rawi also questioned why Kamla-Per-
sad-Bissessar and her team were adamant
not to support the FATCA legislation.
"I have raised FATCA on the fight on crime
because the reciprocal exchange of bank-
ers information for T&T citizens who have
accounts abroad, is important so you will
know where the profit of crime is hidden,"
Seeing that there was no explanation for
the need for a JSC in the FATCA legislation,
Al-Rawi added, "You got to ask yourself
what is the Opposition of this country do-
ing? What is their mission? What is their
objection to foreign accounts?"
He also said he was working on the Bail
Amendment and Anti-Gang legislation by
laising with the Director of Public Prosecu-
tion, the Criminal Bar Association, and the
AG to bring legislation in 2017:
"It was very traumatic," the suspended officer said.
Despite all this, the officer said no one wants to
hear his side of the story.
"I'm just asking for fair play. Don't presume me
guilty. All I am asking is let the truth be told. I have
nothing to hide. If Scanny and them had a chance
they would have killed me in a one," he said.
So how did the guns get inside the prison?
The suspended officer said Martin pulled the gun
he used in the jailbreak out of his waist.
How did Martin get the gun?
"I don't know but let me tell you what I know, I
know a prison officer brought it. The guns came
in either by a or a group of prison officers. I don't
know who they are but I know that they are still on
active duty. How I know that? Because these three
persons who are on suspension were not involved,"
the officer said.
The officer is calling for the Public Service Com-
mission (PSC) to set up the tribunal to deal with dis-
ciplinary action against all three suspended officers.
"Appoint the tribunal and show the public that
you mean to bring errant officers to justice. So if I
am errant then I will take whatever is coming. There
is too much information in the public domain. I am
not looking for an innocent, I am looking for the
facts to be heard," he said.
Last month, the Prison Officers Association issued
a release signed by its president Ceron Richards in
which it stated that the association was "concerned
and deeply disappointed" in the investigation into the
prison break. Two week ago he again raised the issue.
Richards said that even after a year and a half after
the incident the police had not questioned any of the
suspended prison officers with respect to the matter.
The suspended officer who spoke to the Sunday
Guardian confirmed that this was indeed so.
Richards said the Prison Administration's investi-
gation into the matter appears to be merely a "witch
hunt" rather than a "serious effort to bring the person
or persons responsible to account for their role/s in
Speaking during a Joint Select Committee on
national security last week, committee chairman
Fitzgerald Hinds stated that on October 6 the PSC set
up a Disciplinary Tribunal to determine what action
should be brought against the suspended officers.
However, on December 6, the PSC cancelled
the tribunal following the resignation of one of its
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