Sunday, February 18, 2018

Mark accuses Govt of private secret service*

MOTION: Opposition Senator Wade Mark during the sitting of the Upper House in Port of Spain, yesterday. —Photo: Office of the Parliament


IN THE SENATE
 
Senate vice-president Nigel De Freitas was forced to suspend proceedings for 15 minutes yesterday after Opposition Senator Wade Mark accused the Government of operating a private secret service.
Mark moved a private motion which asks the Senate to annul the Freedom of Information (Exemption) Order, 2017, which seeks to exempt the Strategic Services Agency (SSA) from the application of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
He said this order, which appeared like a thief in the night, represents an assault on the rights and freedoms of the people, as well as an attack on the freedom of the press.

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