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...Nothing new, says Harnarine

By Asha Javeed

 Former president of the Hindu Credit Union (HCU) Harry Harnarine said yesterday Sir Anthony Colman’s report into the operations of his former business was “nothing new”.

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday read a statement in Parliament on the recommendations by Colman and has referred the matter to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Harnarine said Colman’s recommendations were similar to those produced by Ernst & Young which had already been forwarded to the Anti-Corruption Bureau by the former People’s National Movement (PNM) Government.

“Colman added nothing new,” said Harnarine.

He observed that Colman did not touch on the fact that there were legal matters involving the HCU for the past five years.

He is however looking at it as an opportunity to clear his name.

Harnarine, who recently became a lawyer, said when he’s charged he will have an opportunity in court to vindicate himself.

“I remain committed to the principles of natural justice and I will continue in that same spirit,” he said.                       

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