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Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has denied
giving any instructions for Jack Warner's diplomatic
passport to be withdrawn.
When asked about Warner's claims about his diplo-
matic passport being retrieved, Persad-Bissessar said
the Government does not do that.
"I do not have details of who would have requested
it, but I presume that they have followed the process
and the procedure in accordance with the regulations
and rules surrounding the issuance of a diplomatic
passport and the retrieval of such a passport," said
Persad-Bissessar yesterday following a ceremony to
open a new NP gas station in Charlieville.
Warner on Thursday said he was asked by the
Immigration Department to return his diplomatic
passport---on the PP Government's instructions.
According to Warner, he received a call from acting
Chief Immigration Officer Keith Sampson about
returning his diplomatic passport within one week.
Persad-Bissessar said her experience with diplomatic
passports was limited, as she received one during her
tenure as a minister.
"For myself, I never had a diplomatic passport.
The only time I got one was when I became a minister,
so I presume that there is a process for the whole
thing of diplomatic passports. I do not know the
details of that matter because I gave no such instruction.
I'm uncertain whether any minister could have
done so, but as ministers we are issued a diplomatic
passport and when we demit that office, we return
Persad-Bissessar said when she was a minister,
she was assigned a diplomatic passport and then
returned it when she demitted office. SEE PAGE A6
PM denies any knowledge of
diplomatic passport instruction
"Oh gosh, he killed my Daddy." That
was the cry of nine-year-old Laila Sub-
han, who witnessed a relative stabbing
her family on Wednesday night.
Laila and her seven-year-old brother
Salim had a narrow escape, as police
shot the killer, her cousin, Silvan Alladin,
just before he stabbed himself in the
Alladin, 38, a machine operator from
Cuchawan Trace, Debe, died at the scene
of the killings, in Fyzabad.
He had already killed the children's
father, Beryco Subhan, 46, their 15-
year-old sister Sherifa and four-year-
old brother Musa.
Up to late yesterday, their mother,
34-year-old Rasheeda Alladin, was
warded at the Intensive Care Unit of
the San Fernando General Hospital,
unaware her husband and two of her
children had been murdered.
The murders occurred around 9 pm
at Ackbar Trace, Fyzabad, on Wednes-
Although investigators are unsure of
the motive, they believe Alladin parked
his Nissan Sunny B-13 in the family's
yard and waited for them to return.
They said Rasheeda, whose throat
was cut, fought off Alladin and ran to
her next-door neighbour Ramesh
Meyhroo for help.
They said Alladin locked the house
and bound and gagged the children with
duct tape before beating Musa, slam-
ming him against the walls and floor,
before stabbing him to death.
He then went to the parents' room,
where he slit Sherifa's throat.
When police arrived, Cpl Bahadoor
and PC Smith found Subhan's body at
the entrance of the house and on break-
ing the door down, they saw Alladin
on the bed holding a knife over Laila,
with Salim standing next to him.
When they called out to him, Alladin
tried to plunge a knife into the girl's
chest. A police officer shot him once.
However, this failed to stop him and
as the children ran away, he chased
them. Police fired several more shots,
Meyhroo said, "When the little girl
ran out, after the police shot the
assailant, they were unravelling the duct
tape from her mouth and she started
jumping up and saying, Oh gosh, he
killed my Daddy.'
"Salim was in a mess, he was in total
disarray, he had no idea what was going
Struggling to make sense of the
killing, Rasheeda's grieving mother
Hafeeza Alladin, 61, said her daughter
and son-in-law visited her an hour
before the incident. Speaking at her
Ragoonanan Trace, Barrackpore home,
she said at no time did they give any
indication that their lives were in dan-
"All she said was that she had to go
home quickly because the children were
"As soon as they reached home, there
was this boy waiting for them, hiding
in his car, and as soon as my son-in-
law sat down on the swing, he came
out and slit my son-in-law's throat.
"He held my daughter and carried
her in a room and it so happened that
when he cut her throat, she fought back
and he cut her hand as well.
"She got away and ran by the neigh-
bour and she said, Boy, call my father.
They killed my husband and I got away.
Take this number and call my father.'"
The killer, Silvan Alladin, 38
His cousin's husband Beryco
Two of his cousin's children:
Sherifa Subhan, 15
Musa Subhan, 4
Alladin's cousin Rasheeda
Two of her children: Laila
Salim Subhan, 7
Laila Subhan, survivor, aged nine.
Musa Subhan, aged four.
Sherifa Subhan, aged 15
Akbar Trace family
Jack Warner launched his
fiercest attack to date on the Peo-
ple's Partnership Government last
night, calling for investigations
into the PM's Christmas Fund, the
Children's Life Fund, a minister's
purchase of a house in Hamilton,
Canada at a cost of Can$800,000
and the purchase of a BMW by the
same minister for his daughter to
attend MacMaster University.
He said the brother of the same
"cabal minister" was unemployed
in 2010 and today "is a big con-
tractor in T&T, building play parks
all over the country at ridiculously
Warner, while vowing not do any-
thing to bring down the Govern-
ment, also spoke about alleged
financial impropriety by the United
National Congress' candidate for
the July 29 by-election in Chaguanas
West, Khadijah Ameen.
Warner also displayed a purported
picture of Ameen "playing with
money" during his public meeting
at Marchin Recreation Ground, Jern-
ingham Junction, Cunupia. In it
Ameen and another woman
appeared to be holding $100 bills
and sitting behind a birthday cake
surrounded by more $100 bills.
"This little girl is playing hokey-
pokey with people's money as if it
were Monopoly [money]," he said.
Warner said he knew where the
money was coming from, but, unlike
the PM, he refused to sanction it.
He also said he had 13 other pic-
tures, which were "most sordid."
The former national security
minister said he wanted to know
where the money collected for the
Christmas Fund had gone claiming
one businessman had contributed
over $27 million to it. This matter
should be investigated, he said, along
with an alleged donation of $5 mil-
lion from a former chairman of
Caribbean Airlines (CAL) to the
Children's Life Fund.
He criticised the PM for calling
him a lagahoo.
Warner also said the treatment
of the Congress of the People within
the partnership would affect the
Government negatively. It was unfair
to appoint Marlene Coudray as a
full minister, he charged, while Arima
MP Rodger Samuel is merely a min-
ister in the Office of the Prime Min-
The former UNC chairman said
in 2010, Samuel "fought a bruising
election and against all odds he
He wanted to know how Dr Suru-
jrattan Rambachan could hold two
mega-ministries while "none could
be found for Samuels."
Warner also asked how portfolios
could have been found for ministers
Bhoendradatt Tewarie, Ganga Singh
and Devant Maharaj while none was
given to Samuel.
"This smacks of inequity of bias
and is wrong," Warner said. "It is
actions like these, regardless of what
the COP leadership is saying that
are tearing the COP membership
He said to keep the People's
Partnership intact, "All parties
within the partnership must be
treated as equal."
Warner said that point was not
understood by Arts and Multicul-
turalism Minister Lincoln Douglas,
who said, "Who want to go could
go." Warner said Douglas "will pay
a price for that foolish statement
sooner rather than later."
He described his by-election rival
Ameen as "the cabal's sacrificial
Ameen is the former chairman
of the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional
Corporation. Warner said an audit
done by an internal auditor on the
corporation showed there had been
duplication of vouchers and docu-
ments identifying expenditure not
recorded on monthly statements.
Ameen's driver, he claimed, was
Claiming the corporation's Chair-
man's Special Fund Account "seems
to be a slush fund," he wanted to
know why the fund had not been
subjected to an audit from October
2011 to the present. He said casinos
were making large contributions to
Questionable contracts, he
claimed, were being offered to SIS
Warner also called on the PM to
"account for the $27 million which
Cabinet approved to be spent on a
one-night concert on August 31 at
the Queen's Park Oval during the
50th Anniversary of Independence
Warner told Persad-Bissessar he
would "not remind the public of the
$300,000 your employee lost prior
to the 2010 general elections in a
car driven by one of your drivers
after it left the Centre of Excellence."
He said he did not want to speak
about how many "more cars left
Jack critical of
appointments ...mowed down by relative in Fyzabad
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