National Security Minister Edmund Dillon has told the Senate that the device found in Point Fortin today, was not a grenade but instead a cigarette lighter.
The Minister was asked to account for the discovery via a question by the Opposition.
He told the Senate he wanted to be the first to put on record that the device was not in fact a grenade.
The United National Congress is calling for the dismissal of National Security Minister Brigadier Edmund Dillon, as it alleges that racial profiling is taking place at the Strategic Services Agency.
The UNC issued this statement on the matter: