Cover up! That is one of the major findings of the report of a committee set up by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to investigate the circumstances surrounding the dismissal and payment of $150,000 to a former employee of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, after she alleged that she was sexually harassed by the former minister Darryl Smith.
Head of FIXIN T&T, Kirk Waithe, says the allegations of cover-up in the Darryl Smith matter, are extremely worrying, and he believes it is time the police launch an investigation into the case.
Kirk Waithe is taking issue with the fact that the settlement awarded to the victim in the sexual harassment claim against Darryl Smith, was paid with public funds. He also points out that the victim could never discuss the matter because she was forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
From 2015 to March 2019, almost 100 people and groups have been added to the state’s consolidated list of terrorists whose assets in local financial institutions were ordered to be frozen.
The list, which includes 96 people and groups as of March 25, 2019, also orders local banks not to do any business with those people and entities.
The latest addition to the list was the Pakistan-based Tariq Gidar Group by a High Court order on March 25.
Alleged fraud at Diego Martin Regional Corporation, now being probed by police, include situations in 2016 where the corporation broke rules and paid a vendor in advance for items which didn’t materialise fully—plus another matter where 300 people were hired fraudulently.
And the person alleged to be at issue in the hiring matter was transferred from the corporation to the Local Government’s Kent House head office.
Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn is arrested over claims of financial misconduct.
Mr Ghosn, a towering figure in the car industry, will be sacked from the Japanese firm after a board meeting on Thursday, and that's according to its chief executive.
He has been accused of "significant acts of misconduct", including under-reporting his pay package and personal use of company assets.
Nissan said it was unable to give further details on the offences.
Japanese prosecutors have yet to comment on Mr Ghosn's arrest.