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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, June 10, 2013
invites you to its first
Look out for MTEST at locations around the country and come out to interact with Senator
the Honourable Fazal Karim, Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training (MTEST), the
chairmen of MTEST agencies and other representatives. Learn about the Ministry's pro-
grammes and services.
This week "Meet the Ministry" at the Caldrac Club, Railway Road,Dow Village, California 6-
8PM on Wednesday June 12, 2013. Guests should be seated by 5:30PM. Also tune in to a
live broadcast of the event on Sangeet 106.1FM
A 19-year-old man from
Chaguanas was killed in an
early-morning car accident in
The victim, Chris Sookoo, of
Lange Park, was one of four
teenagers who were killed in two
accidents yesterday morning.
Their deaths pushed the road
fatality toll for the year to 79.
According to reports, Roger
Narine, 21, was driving his silver
Mitsubishi Lancer south along
the Uriah Butler Highway around
The other passengers in the
vehicle were identified by police
as Sookoo and brothers Suresh
and Mervyn Sookdeo, also of
Police said as Narine was driv-
ing between the Divali Nagar site
and John Peters Road in Char-
lieville, his right rear tyre blew
out. He lost control of the vehicle
and the car ran off the road and
slammed into the crash barrier
which separates the north and
Police said upon impact with
the barrier, the vehicle flipped
several times before landing in
the northbound lane.
The friends were taken to the
Eric Williams Medical Sciences
Complex, Mt Hope, where
Sookoo died while receiving
Investigators said the others,
whose injuries were deemed
non-life threatening, received
treatment and were being kept
at hospital for observation.
Narine s vehicle was towed to
the Chaguanas Police Station
where it was inspected.
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Row-
ley has dismissed the findings of
two reports done on the Section 34
e-mail issue by IT specialists,
approached by Attorney General
Anand Ramlogan for their advice.
He was responding to reports on
the issue yesterday.
The IT experts, one assigned to
the Ministry of the Attorney General
and the other who claims to have
more than ten years experience in
the field, had concluded that the 31
e-mails which Rowley presented to
the House weeks ago were fakes.
But speaking on I95FM yesterday,
Rowley said he would not take the
word of anyone hired by the AG and
again said an independent body was
the best to probe the matter.
Two reports, one done by Terrence
Mohan and the other by Roger Sealy,
claimed the e-mails read by Rowley
in Parliament on May 20, after he
brought a no-confidence motion
against PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar,
Mohan s report said: "I am of the
view that this document does not
reflect a genuine exchange of original
and authentic e-mails. I have high-
lighted the technological errors and
fatal deficiencies. To my mind, this
document was simply typed out
using some text editor to give the
appearance of a record of printed e-
"Expert analysis and closer scruti-
ny reveal that the e-mail trail is fake.
The vital information and essential
characteristics were omitted during
the course of typing and it is clear
that the document is not authen-
Mohan, a systems consultant and
lecturer who is a graduate of the
University of Trinidad and Tobago
and holds a two-and-a-half-year
diploma in computer engineering
technology and a bachelor of applied
information systems technology, both
certified by the Southern Alberta
Institute of Technology in Canada,
highlighted discrepancies in the e-
mails, such as the non-existence of
the firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address.
His report highlighted, among oth-
ers issues, discrepancies with the
date of the e-mails.
"Most, if not all, electronic mail
(web-based mail or client mail) does
not use a field call Date which is
highlighted in the list of email pro-
vided by Dr Rowley. It is normally
referred to as Sent. The Date
field\information is obtained within
the email header. (Yahoo and Google
Mail does not use Date or Sent). The
source of this information is therefore
Sealy s report also spoke of the
email@example.com e-mail address as
well as multiple e-mails being unable
to be sent when separated by a colon.
The report claimed to have found
"formatting inconsistencies" with
all 31 e-mails, such as inaccurate
dates "displayed in the wrong format
and separated with a period rather
than a comma."
It said further, "The To , From ,
Subject and Date fields are con-
sistently out of sequence."
Sealy is the ministry s information
A statement from Ramlogan sent
to DCP Mervyn Richardson, who is
heading the police probe of the mat-
ter, denied sending or receiving any
of the e-mails and said he had no
objection to his electronic devices
used in September last year being
checked by the police in the presence
of his lawyer and IT expert.
Ramlogan s statement also said he
asked the ministry s IT manager to
"review and analyse the document"
and that he (the manager) concluded
the document was "fundamentally
flawed and riddled with inaccuracies,
impossibilities and inconsistencies."
Ramlogan said the expert con-
cluded that the document was prob-
ably "a typewritten record" and
doubted its authenticity.
"I am willing to provide my pass-
words (via my legal adviser) so that
these devices can be inspected for
the purpose of verifying that no such
e-mails were sent or received on the
particular dates mentioned in the
said document," the statement read.
Teen dies as car
hits crash barrier
Rowley dismisses e-mail findings
President Anthony Carmona chats with students of Presentation College, San Fernando during his visit to the school
yesterday. PHOTO: TONY HOWELL
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