Watson Duke steps down as PSA president

Watson Duke has announced he will step down from his leadership position at the PSA from Nov. 30 as his Progressive Democratic Patriots prepare to launch a national election campaign.

He made the announcement during a press conference at the PSA headquarters this morning, as he spoke out for the first time about his sedition charges. Duke said he is facing "trumped up charges" because he fired back at Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for "down crying" public servants.

Dennie: I never said PM ordered SSA firings

For­mer di­rec­tor of in­tel­li­gence at the Strate­gic Ser­vices Agency (SSA) Carl­ton Den­nie has backpedalled on ac­cus­ing Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley of di­rect­ly in­struct­ing him to fire all East In­di­ans from the agency back in 2015.

“First, I would like to set the record straight about what I did not say. I did not say that the PNM told me to fire the East In­di­ans. I did not say that the Min­is­ter of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty (Dil­lon) told me to fire the east In­di­ans.

Who is Carlton Dennie?

Carl­ton Den­nie was born in Point Ligoure, Point Fortin. He en­list­ed in the T&T Reg­i­ment in 1981, where he served for 16 years in the Spe­cial Forces and Sig­nal De­part­ment. He at­tend­ed the John Don­ald­son Tech­ni­cal In­sti­tute and based on his grades he moved up the ranks of the Reg­i­ment.

PDP reserves comment on Duke's arrest

 The Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP), the political party led by Watson Duke, will not comment on Duke being taken for questioning by police on Monday.

 Duke, who is also President of the Public Services Association, is the Tobago House of the Assembly (THA) Minority Leader.