Sunday, February 18, 2018

Warner: Nothing to add to Volney's statements

National Security Minister Jack Warner said yesterday he had no comment on statements by St Joseph MP Herbert Volney that he and Attorney General Anand Ramlogan should be fired from the Cabinet.

Volney told reporters on Wednesday that Warner and Ramlogan attracted too much negative publicity and bad press, which were distracting from the work that the Prime Minister and the Government were doing.

Contacted for comment, Warner said: "If you (the media) don't get negative press, you don't get business so that is good for you. I am okay. I have nothing to add."

At yesterday's post-Cabinet news conference, Information Minister Jamal Mohammed was even more reticent, saying: "That is his (Volney's) opinion. We leave that right there. We have no further comments."

In response to other questions, Mohammed said there was no discussion on the issue of a Minister whose sons have allegedly been detained by US authorities.

"There was no discussion on that issue," he said cryptically.