Colman gives more time to HCU probe
FORMER finance minister Karen Nunez-Tesheira is among four witnesses expected to testify in the Commission of Enquiry into the collapse of the Hindu Credit Union (HCU) in September, Sir Anthony Colman, has said.
Yesterday was expected to be the last day evidence was to be given during the section of the Commission of Enquiry specifically related to the collapse of the HCU.
Colman, however, said the time allotted to evidence hearing needed to be extended due to new claims made by former HCU president Harry Harnarine during his four-day stint on the witness stand.
The enquiry will resume on September 19 and end on September 21, to facilitate the additional evidence, Colman said.
"I have decided to allot more time to hearing further evidence relating to the HCU, this additional evidence will be heard during a shortened ninth evidence hearing which will start on the 19th of September for three days and continuing until the 21st of September," Colman said.
"The present intention is that four additional witnesses will give evidence during this period including Mr (Robert) Nandlal and Mrs Karen Nunez Tesheira," Colman said.
Nandlal is the president of the HCU Depositors and Shareholders Group.