Tuesday, February 20, 2018

...Warner to tell Parliament all today

National Security Minister Jack Warner is expected to tell all on the controversial New Flying Squad Investigation Unit (NFSIU) at today's Parliament sitting.

On Wednesday, Warner, in response to questions from the media on the NFSIU, said he will be making a full statement on the issue today when Parliament meets at 1.30 p.m. at Tower D of the International Waterfront Complex, Port of Spain.

He was speaking at the Couva home of slain police sergeant Hayden Manwaring.

Warner has been in a hot spot over the NFSIU, which former Flying Squad member, retired police inspector Mervyn Cordner, has claimed was revamped and led by him.

Both Warner and acting Commissioner of Police (CoP) Stephen Williams have distanced themselves from the NFSIU, saying they know nothing about it.

On Monday, Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley said that Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar must clear the air on claims that the NFSIU was in operation.

Last night, Persad-Bissessar returned from Haiti where she attended a Caricom Summit.

Following Warner's statements and possibly other statements from ministers in Parliament, there are three questions on the Order Paper which qualify for answers, posed to Food Production Minister Devant Maharaj and Tourism Minister Stephen Cadiz.

Today being private members day in the House, debate is expected to resume on a private motion tabled by Port of Spain North/St Ann's West MP Patricia McIntosh which asks the Government to stop any proposed amendment to the rules that currently govern the GATE programme.