Friday, January 19, 2018

Camille: No computer hackers in PNM


No regrets: SENATOR Camille Robinson-Regis fields questions from the media following her first meeting as chair of the People’s National Movement (PNM) Women’s League yesterday at Balisier House, Port of Spain. —Photo: ANISTO ALVES

Mark Fraser

SENATOR Camille Robinson-Regis who now heads the Women’s League of the People’s National Movement (PNM) said yesterday there were no computer hackers within the party and that it would not do anything illegal to acquire information.

Robinson-Regis spoke to reporters at Balisier House, Port of Spain moments after wrapping up a Women’s League meeting.

On Thursday night Dr Keith Rowley, the party’s political leader spoke of an exchange of e-mails among a number of People’s Partnership strategists outlining their alleged plans to tarnish his image. He said this during a political meeting in the Croisee, San Juan that night.

Government officials have since accused the party of hacking into the computers of their supporters.

Speaking about the exchange of e-mails Robinson-Regis said the message was about a plot to demonise Rowley and make him appear as a racist, “so once the verifiable e-mails come to hand we will report it to the public”.

Robinson-Regis explained however that once the party got any information it would first verify and then use this information. She said the issue ought not to be the source of the information but rather the content or message.

Robinson-Regis also spoke of cases of harassment being meted out to public servants who are seen as being supporters of the Opposition PNM. 

She said several high ranking members of the United National Congress both before and now worked in the Public Service and were never harassed because of their party affiliation.