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JENSEN LA VENDE
Acting Police Commissioner has described
as "one set of foolishness" reports that
arrests have been made in connection with
the murder of defence attorney Dana See-
Williams said in an interview yesterday
there was no truth to reports that a man was
arrested in the Arima district and is being
held under tight security as a main suspect
in Seetahal s killing.
"It is not fair to society. There is a consistent
flow of mis-information being spread through
the media. The public will be made aware
when there is a major development," he said.
Williams said the public is being trauma-
tised further by the incorrect reports one week
after being traumatised by Seetahal s murder.
He said the investigation is speeding ahead
and he is making all resources available to the
officers investigating the matter.
Reports of an arrest were also denied by
National Security Minister Gary Griffith, who
said the fact that the security threat level had
been lowered from amber to green yesterday
had nothing to do with a suspect in custody.
He explained the decision was made to lower
the alert after security assessments were done.
The minister further revealed that "certain
systems" had been put in place which warrant
the reduction of the threat.
The amber national security alert was
effected following the May 4 killing of Seetahal.
In a press release yesterday, the Ministry of
National security announced that the alert
had reverted to green with immediate effect.
The ministry said the National Operations
Centre (NOC) advised the National Security
Council to revert to the green alert which
means there is a vague threat to national secu-
rity. The decision was taken after stringent
measures were employed by the various arms
of the ministry after Seetahal s killing and fol-
lowing a review of the risk and threat factor.
Government recently implemented a colour-
coded national security alert to indicate the
level of a national security threat. The alert
level colour significance is as follows:
• White - No Danger
• Green - Vague Threat
• Yellow - Possible Threat
• Orange - High Chance of Threat
Lead investigator in the Seetahal case ACP
Wayne Dick said in an interview he is not
aware of any major developments in relation
to the prominent attorney s murder. He said
if and when any development occurs he will
personally call media houses and inform them.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Glenn
Hackett, who is in charge of crime and under
whose supervision the investigation is being
done, said his information was not what was
While there have been an arrest in the
Arima area, senior officers denied that the
person was held in connection with Seetahal s
murder. Another police source close to the
investigations complained that such reports
are hampering investigations and have been
"throwing us off".
Seetahal, an attorney for 34 years, was shot
dead just after midnight on May 4 at Hamilton
Holder Street, Woodbrook, as she was driving
to her home at One Woodbrook Place.
No arrests in
Grammy Award winning jazz musician Hugh Masekela performs Under De Mango Tree together with members of the Siparia Deltones
at the launch of their CD, From Siparia to Soweto, on Saturday night at the Deltones Pan Yard in Siparia. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
FROM SIPARIA TO SOWETO
An opinion survey conducted by the North
American Caribbean Teachers Association
(Nacta) in Tobago over the last week shows
that incumbent People s National Movement
(PNM) political leader Dr Keith Rowley has
a four to one lead over Penny Beckles in the
party s internal elections slated for May 18.
The findings show Rowley leads Penny by
wide margins in the parliamentary con-
stituencies of Tobago East and West.
The findings were from interviews con-
ducted over the last week with 260 Tobag-
onians who identified themselves as voting
members of the PNM. The poll also inter-
viewed 600 others who are supporters but
not financial members of the PNM, as well
as supporters of other parties. The poll, coor-
dinated by Dr. Vishnu Bisram, has a margin
of error of 4 per cent.
The poll s findings show Penny has high
likeability ratings among non-supporters of
the PNM but among rank and file PNM sup-
porters and financial members, she has low
political traction as leader. An overwhelming
majority of PNM supporters view Rowley as
a stronger leader than Penny, and they say
she should not have challenged Rowley for
leadership of the party.
According to the poll, among PNM sup-
porters, Dr. Rowley is more trusted (48 per
cent to 34 per cent) and preferred (54 per
cent to 29 per cent) over Penny as leader of
the PNM. Also, PNM supporters say Rowley
is a stronger leader over Penny by 59 per cent
to 26 per cent.
In terms of voting among party members,
Rowley leads Penny by more than four to
one---69 per cent to 15 per cent in Tobago.
New Nacta poll
puts Rowley ahead
Dr Keith Rowley
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