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Prowell, in her letter to Luckhoo, dated May 3,
said there had been rumours that Duprey had been
visiting Tobago with friends aboard a yacht. In
that case, she said, a summons could have been
served on him there.
In his second letter to the AG, Luckhoo explained:
"When I stated that Mr Duprey has been ordinarily
resident out of the jurisdiction for a number of
years and has not been to Trinidad since the middle
of 2009, it should be taken to mean not been to
T&T or within the maritime jurisdiction of same
During the interview with the T&T Guardian,
Duprey said he has been working in the Middle
East and other countries since 2009. Documen-
tation the T&T Guardian obtained corroborated
his claim that he had not been in T&T since 2009.
Ramlogan, through Prowell, also said a witness
summons was served on Duprey s brother Peter
Duprey by PC Jason Marine on February 28, 2012.
But Duprey s lawyer says his client doesn t have
a brother named Peter.
Luckhoo, in a second letter to Ramlogan on May
7, and obtained by the T&T Guardian, said Ram-
logan s utterances and his labelling of Duprey as
a "wanted man" remained "opaque and miscon-
Demanding an apology, Luckhoo wrote: "I am
fortified in the expectation that your client shall
ensure that investigations (concerning among other
things Mr Peter Duprey ) are concluded with the
appropriate urgency---and that he intends to disclose
the results of same to the public. When it becomes
apparent that my client has not entered the twin-
island republic clandestinely, I trust that yours will
issue the appropriate apology to the police, the
immigration authorities, and of course to my client."
At the press briefing, Ramlogan chastised the
police, saying that the Government would want
answers "as to whether or not the Police Service
acted quickly when they knew the commission
had issued a summons (for Duprey)."
The AG said immigration authorities ought to
have been alerted so that Duprey s name was red-
flagged in the system.
Duprey, through Luckhoo, wrote to the AG on
May 3, calling Ramlogan s statements "illogical
and outrageous," and saying although there was
an ongoing criminal investigation into the affairs
of Clico, Duprey had not been charged and there
were no criminal proceedings against him.
Duprey also responded to the Clico Policyholders
Group, which has suggested he return the Chaconia
gold medal bestowed on him in 1999.
He was awarded the nation s second highest
honour by then President ANR Robinson for service
in the field of business.
"If they want it, take it...I don t need it," Duprey
The policyholders, in a media release and letters
to the editors of newspapers, called on Duprey to
give up the medal because of his involvement in
the collapse of the CL Financial group and his
failure to attend the commission of enquiry into
the collapse of Clico.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
Radio i95.5 turns
down CAL tickets
Radio host Tony Lee has refused the two
airline tickets sponsored by Caribbean Air-
lines Ltd (CAL) so his station can cover
the 2013 World Athletic Championship in
His decision follows comments made by
CAL chairman Rabindra Moonan on the
issue of 19 complimentary tickets given to
vice-chairman Mohan Jaikaran for a Mother s
Day concert held in New York and Toronto
In response to a T&T Guardian exclusive
reported on May 8, Moonan said CAL
approved the tickets in line with its normal
Moonan said the company usually has
several such requests, noted that it often
sponsored national teams and also referred
to the two tickets recently approved for i95.5
reporters for travel to London for the IAAF
Lee, however, took objection to the com-
ments and publicly refused the tickets that
were approved for sports commentator Andre
Baptiste and himself.
He noted that the company was giving
advertising in exchange for the tickets, which
were only taking them as far as London. Lee
said then he was subsequently asked to
reconsider his position by Moonan.
On Tuesday, however, Lee sent a letter to
the acting CAL CEO Robert Corbie informing
him of the decision to refuse the tickets.
Lee described Moonan s comments as
"unfair" and "unwarranted."
The letter stated: "Our proposal clearly
stated the benefits to CAL and was submitted
on April 19, 2013, for travel in August four
months ahead of our scheduled travel to
"During our Morning Show on I95.5FM,
Thursday 9th May 2013 (between 8.35 and
9.00 am), I made it abundantly clear "Live
and On Air" that I vehemently objected to
the linking of I95 s proposal to that of Mr
Jaikaran s request.
After due consideration I now advise that
I would not accept the offer of the two tick-
Attempts to contact Moonan for com-
ments yesterday were unsuccessful as tele-
phone calls went directly to his voice mail.
Sources told T&T Guardian that board
members were still in a meeting which was
expected to run until late evening.
Meanwhile, a report on the 19 airline tick-
ets is expected to be submitted to Cabinet
today by Finance Minister Larry Howai.
Howai had requested additional informa-
tion in the report submitted.
BATTLING THE BLAZE
A fireman raises the
galvanise sheeting to
douse burning timber in
the roof of the Verandah
restaurant on Rust
Street, St Clair,
yesterday afternoon. The
fire which erupted in the
roof of the building
which is undergoing
believed to have been
caused by an electrical
fault. Quick work by
firemen from Fire
under FSO Diaz, who
responded to the blaze,
was credited with saving
the building. PHOTO: ANDY
Duprey: I don't need
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