Politics

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.

Kamla warns of possible fuel shortages

Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar says the Prime Min­is­ter's re­cent 'at­tack' on pub­lic ser­vants could be an in­di­ca­tion that he plans to fire them.

Speak­ing at the UNC's Mon­day night fo­rum, Per­sad-Bisses­sar said the gov­ern­ment is find­ing it dif­fi­cult to find mon­ey to pay pub­lic ser­vants be­cause Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley had shut down Petrotrin with­out cre­at­ing new av­enues for rev­enue gen­er­a­tion.

Moonilal: People who speak out are being persecuted by police

Peo­ple who speak out against the gov­ern­ment are fac­ing per­se­cu­tion from po­lice, Oropouche MP Dr Roodal Mooni­lal said Mon­day night in re­sponse to re­ports that po­lice had ar­rest­ed mi­nor­i­ty leader of the To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly Wat­son Duke.

Speak­ing at the UNC Mon­day night fo­rum, Mooni­lal said, " At this mo­ment they are ques­tion­ing Wat­son Duke. To­day or to­mor­row he could face charges."

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