FORMER finance minister Karen Nunez-Tesheira was yesterday praised by Sir Anthony Colman for being the only member of the Patrick Manning led-People's National Movement (PNM) Cabinet to appear before the Commission of Enquiry into the collapse of CL Financial and the Hindu Credit Union (HCU).
Nunez-Tesheira yesterday made her second appearance at the enquiry.
Nunez-Tesheira had testified at the enquiry in January in relation to the collapse of CL Financial. She returned yesterday to the witness stand to testify in relation to the HCU aspect of the enquiry.
The enquiry yesterday resumed at the Winsure Building, Richmond Street in Port of Spain for the final three days set aside to deal with the collapse of the HCU.
Nunez-Tesheira was the first of two witnesses to testify at the enquiry yesterday.
"I do not think you need to be sworn in again you are under oath from the previous occasion, still the same commission of enquiry, still the same oath as far I am concerned," Colman said as Nunez-Tesheira entered the witness stand.
Colman told Nunez-Tesheira there were two issues he wanted address before she started her testimony.
"The first thing is the commission is very grateful to you for coming a second time. Of course we are dealing with two separate areas of investigation with regards to the Commission of Enquiry," Colman said.
"We are particularly grateful because you alone of all those concerned with the political decision taking have come forward. It is noticeable, the remarkable lack of co-operation from others who were responsible for decision taking," he said.
Colman then named three former Cabinet ministers who had been previously named in testimony at the enquiry in relation to the HCU.
"To mention but a few names Mr (Conrad) Enill, Mr (Mariano) Browne and Mr (Danny) Montano in particular have not co-operated to come and give evidence," Colman said.