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Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says
Jack Warner s allegations about a Government
minister owning a house in Canada are scan-
dalous, malicious and completely untrue.
Speaking at the UNC s Monday Night Forum at
Felicity Hindu School last evening, the PM rejected
the allegations outright, adding it was "the cry of
a desperate man shooting at everyone in his sight
as he falls. "
She said she was now certain Warner and PNM
leader Dr Keith Rowley had formed a new part-
nership and were working like a tag team, adding
they were the new Batman and Robin of T&T.
"Don t you find it strange that Jack Warner and
Keith Rowley are the only two persons in the world
who seem to know about this so-called house that
a UNC minister corruptly acquired in Canada?"
the PM noted, adding Warner was helping the
PNM promote its two mantras: Race and corrup-
She added: "Although they both claim to know
about this corrupt acquisition, neither of them is
willing to name the minister.
"Don t you find it strange that Jack makes the
same allegation the very day after Dr Rowley
attacked us with the same allegation?"
Persad-Bissessar said she wanted to know if
Warner had that information while he was a minister
in her Cabinet.
She said her former national security minister
"is conspiring with the PNM to put us out of office."
The PM said it had become "clear that the former
Member of Parliament has gone mad in the last
few days of this campaign."
Referring to a claim Warner made about her own
sister having a diplomatic passport and of his threats
to further expose candidate Khadijah Ameen, the
PM said: "Jack Warner is a secret agent of the
PNM. He is an undercover PNM operative. The
ILP is the PNM s B team in this election.
"That is why, all of a sudden, Dr Rowley has
gone silent on Jack. That is why, Jack has stopped
attacking the PNM."
She urged party supporters not repeat our mis-
takes of the past.
"Beware of a green Trojan horse that carries the
PNM traitor inside. You must protect and defend
the UNC at all costs," she added.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
Lawyer's letter tells of trio's emotional state
for 22nd JULY, 2013
From page A1
The letter stated that Rowley knew the
public meeting would be broadcast on a
large scale and he "impliedly authorised and
intended his defamatory words be published
locally, regionally and internationally."
The trio s attorney said the Prime Minister
had been held up to "contempt, ridicule and
shame" and the situation caused her to
suffer "great pain and anguish."
It also "caused citizens to think
unfavourably of the Prime Minister and
damaged her integrity with them," the letter
It added that the defamatory words "have
affected and will affect the esteem and pres-
tige with which she is held by members of
The letter claimed Rowley s statements
were caused by "malice, spite and/or ill-
The letter stated Rowley:
• Kept the purported e-mails in his pos-
session for a prolonged period before dis-
closing treating with them in a responsible
manner. It was clear he possessed either
shortly before or at the same time when the
PNM brought a motion of censure against
the Attorney General but failed and/or
refused to disclose it in the Parliament and
or public domain.
• Had no evidence to prove the veracity
of the e-mails. He knew there were sub-
stantial doubts as to whether they were gen-
uine and the Prime Minister had referred
the purported e-mails to the Police Service
for investigation on May 20.
• Knew the Prime Minister and Attorney
General had denied sending and/or receiving
the purported e-mails as well as refuting
any involvement whatsoever as stated in the
purported e-mails. These denials were cat-
egorically made in the Parliament and in
the public domain over May 20-23.
The letter also said the AG held a May
21 press briefing when he pointed out numer-
ous factual inconsistencies and technological
impossibilities inherent in the purported e-
It further noted Rowley s closing speech
in the no-confidence debate, when he him-
self accepted there were factual and tech-
nological inconsistencies in the purported
e-mails and demanded a forensic investi-
gation to unearth the truth.
The letter added: "Subsequent to the
defeat of the no-confidence motion on May
23 and these events stated herein, he still
composed and announced without the ben-
efit of a thorough investigation, the defam-
atory words wilfully, maliciously, wantonly,
recklessly, and in utter disregard of the truth,
knowing the purported e-mails were fab-
ricated and/or the contents therein were
false and/or with reckless disregard as to
whether or not they were false.
"There were sufficient warning signs alert-
ing (him) to the probable falsity of the pur-
ported e-mails and placing him on inquiry
notice. He, however, made no effort to ascer-
tain the truth of the matter prior to making
the subsequent defamatory statements."
The letter stated that Rowley ought to
have known his defamatory words would
have serious effects on the government offi-
cials reputations and would be repeated
and republished by people who heard or
read it; and that "gossip, reports, and
rumours" affecting their reputation would
The claimants stated that Rowley was
motivated by spite and/or ill-will as a result
of the Attorney General s initiating bank-
ruptcy proceedings against him before the
May 20 no-confidence debate.
Rowley has 14 days to respond.
Kamla in great pain
Arima MP Rodger
Samuel, Minister of
State in the Office
of the Prime
outside the El
after emerging from
his first day of a
seven-day fast he
has embarked upon
before deciding his
political future with
FIRST DAY FAST
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