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Postby dude2014 » June 2nd, 2017, 2:54 pm

talking about PNM trolls in here, it have Media trolls in here, waiting for some news ...........
ever notice how 95 % of the stories does be missing.

At 86 Sat is de better wood man than antoinnette, moe. He ask for de finish schools so he can finish dem.
Ih go be more money in de coffers as govt pays a sum for each student enrolled ...........

Sat go get through yes ......................

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Postby Rory Phoulorie » June 5th, 2017, 12:50 pm

So the JSC just held a hearing with representatives from EFCL. As far as I know six people from EFCL were supposed to go and only two show up. Them people at EFCL like they running from something. Perhaps the truth of the corrupt activities under the UNC and now under the PNM coming to light?

Phillip Alexander had an interesting video on his Facebook account this past Friday with respect to the questionable activities at EFCL. Names get called. Even the No. 72 contractor name, current and name he born with, get called.

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Postby Rory Phoulorie » June 6th, 2017, 6:41 am


The entire board of directors, corporate secretary, general manager and assistant general manager of EFCL need to be removed with immediate effect. The JSC's chairman opening remarks said a lot about the state of affairs at EFCL.

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Postby Dizzy28 » June 6th, 2017, 9:23 am

EFCL execs and board are the real world bosses!!
Didn't give a fcuk about the JSC and never showed up.

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Postby zoom rader » June 6th, 2017, 12:17 pm

Rory Phoulorie wrote:
The entire board of directors, corporate secretary, general manager and assistant general manager of EFCL need to be removed with immediate effect. The JSC's chairman opening remarks said a lot about the state of affairs at EFCL.

Will never happen this is PNM country (Bannan republic).

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Postby Dizzy28 » July 12th, 2017, 4:21 pm

I keep hearing talk of an impending big scandal involving SPORTT and the Barrell.

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Postby $h@dy » July 14th, 2017, 12:07 pm

A FAKE STORY SUBMITTED BY SOMEONE AT UWI HAS BEEN PULLED BY A SOUTH FLORIDA NEWS.

The story gives the impression that it was written by Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar and bashes Africans of T&T.
There's no word yet if the Opposition Leader will call for an investigation into who at UWI submitted the story.


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Postby Monkey Man » July 14th, 2017, 2:10 pm

they should cut current in C Hall for that

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Postby Dizzy28 » July 19th, 2017, 1:30 pm

Dizzy28 wrote:I keep hearing talk of an impending big scandal involving SPORTT and the Barrell.


So the scandal has come out (somewhat)
Fraud Squad raided SPORTT this morning and the entire management team has been sent on 45 days administrative leave.

I wonder if the Barrell has come from China as yet?

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Postby De Dragon » July 19th, 2017, 9:54 pm

Dizzy28 wrote:
Dizzy28 wrote:I keep hearing talk of an impending big scandal involving SPORTT and the Barrell.


So the scandal has come out (somewhat)
Fraud Squad raided SPORTT this morning and the entire management team has been sent on 45 days administrative leave.

I wonder if the Barrell has come from China as yet?

Nah, he prolly gripping some Chinese arse right now...........

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Postby The_Honourable » September 29th, 2017, 12:06 am

lololololololol

New laws are on the books to treat with corruption despite government acknowledging that laws alone are not enough.

Attorney General Faris Al Rawi says state institutions must be able to support this country's anti-corruption laws.


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Postby The_Honourable » April 10th, 2018, 9:26 pm

Caribbean Economist Marla Dukharan and leading Trinidadian Transparency Activist Afra Raymond discuss the recently-released Corruption Perception Index:

• The current state of corruption in Trinidad & Tobago
• From accountability to enforcement: What is missing?
• Specific steps that need to be taken to improve transparency
• Q&A


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Postby sMASH » August 27th, 2018, 6:06 am

Stolen from fassbook


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For those who are interested..

The Gas-to-liquids (GTL) conversion has so far cost the people of Trinidad and Tobago a solid $3.3 billion and counting. The concept moved from initial discussions in 1998 with SASOL, the South African company which was a pioneer in the GTL field, to the establishment in 2005 of World GTL Trinidad Limited (“WGTL-TL”), a Trinidad and Tobago Company, established as a joint venture between World GTL, Inc. and the Petroleum Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (“Petrotrin”) to construct and operate a Gas-to-Liquids (“GTL”) Plant at Petrotrin’s Pointe-a-Pierre Refinery.

So far all the plant has produced is controversy and the only substances that have not hit the fan are the liquids the plant was supposed to produce from Petrotrin’s gas. Now, after eleven years, considerable expenditure on lawyers (about $50 million), and speculation about what a Judge would have decided in the matter, new evidence has surfaced, the impact of which would be best understood within the context of the lawsuit taken out by Petrotrin versus its former Executive Chairman, Malcolm Jones.

JONES HAD HIGH EXPECTIONS
There were high expectations about the project and its impact on the fortunes of Petrotrin. In an interview published in September 2006, Jones was optimistic, “Our partner in the project is a group called World GTL, which is largely made up of ex-Arco people, and their concept was to get the costs of GTL down by using idle methanol plants in parts of the world with relatively cheap supplies of gas – so of course they came to Trinidad. They were prepared to pay a reasonable price for our gas – although less than if we had put it into LNG – and according to their estimates, they reckoned they could make a 33 per cent return. Naturally, we wanted a piece of the action, so in return for our cheap gas we secured a 49 per cent stake in the venture.”

Since then the project collapsed and Mr. Jones was sued by Petrotrin for $2 billion. The lawsuit alleged mismanagement by the payment of US$190.4 million towards construction of the GTL plant, in excess of the cost of its construction. The lawsuit eventually ended in 2016, but under circumstances that are controversial and still very unclear.

WHOSE DECISION WAS IT TO END THE CASE?
On Thursday March 3, 2016, the Attorney General, Faris Al Rawi, gave reasons why he discontinued the Malcolm Jones Case. Mr. Al Rawi’s claim was contradicted by the Office of the Prime Minister which stated that it was the Petrotrin board that made the decision to end the matter and not the Attorney General. A release from the Office of the Prime Minister contended that on March 3, 2016, the Prime Minister made it very clear that the decision to discontinue the case was made by the Board of Directors of Petrotrin. Subsequently, Mr. Andrew Jupiter, the present Chairman of Petrotrin and a Director during the Malcolm Jones era, emphasized that he had recused himself from the meeting in which the decision to end the Malcolm Jones litigation was taken. Mr. Jupiter has not explained fully why he did so and there are concerns about whether he could, or would be allowed, to continue to be in charge of Petrotrin if he is not fully on board with the Government and totally supportive of its policy direction and directives.

NELSON TO THE RESCUE
Whoever was eventually responsible for the cessation of the proceedings against Mr. Jones, there is no question that the decision was based on the advice of British QC, Vincent Nelson, whose final position on the matter was, “There is a basis for concluding that the Petrotrin Board, through bad business decisions, found itself committed to the GTL venture with WGTL Inc. The Board was naïve and probably duped by the WGTL Inc. principals…A court may well find that the decisions which taken to achieve this were bad business decisions. However, a distinction is to be drawn between bad business decisions and negligence. This is what will engage the court…In the circumstances, there is a reasonable likelihood that a judge will be persuaded that there was a bad business decision but no negligence…” To Mr. Nelson’s statement, Mr. Al Rawi had added, “…Mr. Nelson QC specifically opined that the matter against Jones was destined to fail and that the claim could not be successful prosecuted. He categorically advised that the matter be discontinued.”

One of the many consequences to Petrotrin of ending the matter now is that the company has to pay the legal fees of Jones which amount to $3.179 million. He was represented by former Attorney General, John Jeremie S.C. and Stuart Young who is a Minister in both the Office of the Prime Minister and the Office of the Attorney General.

There are many people, including lawyers, who are asking why the decision was not left to the Court to decide. As one Attorney, not connected with the matter, commented, “This is what the Judge is there for. None of us can second-guess or say with the confidence that Mr. Nelson supposedly displayed to Mr. Al Rawi that a Judge would throw out the case against Jones.”



THE NEW EVIDENCE
New evidence has now surfaced that can support the contention that Jones was guilty of negligence and not, as the Attorney General and Mr. Nelson contend, the $3.3 billion fiasco was the result of a poor business decision. The evidence also provides ample proof that there were other forces involved and at play in the process that led to Petrotrin’s decision to enter into the Joint-Venture arrangement with World GTL Inc. In fact, there is evidence that the decision was not supported by the management of the company who advised against it.

On Thursday March 18, 2004, at 10.24 am an email was sent with the heading Catherine Peters from Kenesjay Systems Limited (kenesjay@tstt.net.tt) to Jones, Malcolm A. on the subject “FW: World GTL Cover Letter and Proposal to the Natural Gas Export Task Force – are attached”. The importance ascribed to the correspondence was “High”. It was addressed to Mr. Jones and said, “…Julien has asked that the attached be forwarded for your attention.” It was followed by “Carla Williams, Kenesjay Systems Limited” with telephone numbers and the email address. According to a Niherst publication on Caribbean ICONS in Science, Technology and Innovation, the company Kenesjay Systems Limited is associated with Dr. Kenneth Julien who was at the time the Chairman of the Natural Gas Export Task Force (NGETF) located in Stanmore Avenue, Port-of-Spain.

The attachment, a letter from the World GTL Inc, dated March 5 2004, on the company’s letterhead was addressed to Dr. Julien in his capacity of Chairman of the NGETF and was signed by David Loring, President and CEO of GTL.

Mr. Loring thanked Dr. Julien for his assistance and direction at meetings held during the previous week and stated that he had attached a proposal for a small GTL plant to be located at the Petrotrin Refinery in Pointe-a-Pierre. In the letter, GTL proposed a small plant producing 1600 barrels per day that could be operational within 18 months (Phase 1) and scalable by another 3000 barrels per day (Phase 2).

What was significant is who was paying for the plant. In the letter, David Loring, GTL Inc’s CEO, placed on the record, “World GTL proposes a joint venture with Petrotrin where world GTL provides the GTL plan, the technology, the finance and the project management.” It is clear that contrary to the position subsequently taken by Petrotrin, the initial proposal was that GTL Inc. was going to be responsible for financing the project.

But what happened next? How come Petrotrin ended up paying the $3.3 billion?

On April 13, 2014, a letter signed by Mr. Wayne Bertrand of Petrotrin on behalf of the Executive Chairman, Malcolm A. Jones, was sent to Dr. Kenneth S. Julien, Chairman of the NGETF.

Mr. Bertrand wrote that Petrotrin had reviewed the proposal submitted by GTL Inc., a copy of which Petrotrin had received from Kenesjay Systems Ltd. on behalf of Dr. Julien. Mr. Bertrand explained to Dr. Julien that Petrotrin held equity positions in two gas fields and production from the two fields, NCMA and Central Block, were largely committed to ALNG and Petrotrin’s internal use. The letter stated that Petrotrin had no desire to dilute equity in these fields for an income stream from sale of GTL products which will be subject to both technical and market risk.

Significantly the letter added, “Petrotrin has however surpluses of associated gas from its Trinmar operations that can be used to supply the volumes required for the proposed GTL plant. Obviously there can be no ring-fencing of this supply and consequently no equity participation by third parties in the asset.” What was crucial was the next paragraph of the letter sent by Mr. Bertrand on behalf of the Executive Chairman, Malcolm Jones, “If WGTL departs from its insistence to be a joint venture partner in an upstream gas asset, then some modified commercial model can be worked out which would allow for implementation of the GTL plant.”

There are several questions which follow, the most important of which is how come Petrotrin ended up being responsible for all the costs of the project when the initial proposal from GTL Inc. was that GTL would be responsible for the plant, technology, financing and project management? When did the situation change and who took the decision for Petrotrin to bear the burden of financing the project? At the same time, it must be asked what the role of Dr. Julien was and whether there was subsequent correspondence, verbal or written, between him and Jones and to what extent that correspondence impacted on the decision for Petrotrin to take the full burden of the massive cost of the project. It must also be ascertained if these documents were available to the legal team which prepared the case for Petrotrin and what their impact on, or contribution to the case would have been? Did Mr. Nelson QC get copies of these documents before he gave his advice to terminate the matter?

Other questions that must be asked are whether the project proposal went to the Energy Sub-Committee of Cabinet for approval, what supporting documents were attached to it and whether these included, for instance, a Front End Engineering Study or Contractors Completion Certificate?

What some concerned citizens are asking as well is if $3.3 billion went down the drain, was any of it siphoned off and if so who was responsible and for how much?

The correspondence between Dr. Julien and Petrotrin needs investigating in light of the termination of the case against Jones. Kenesjay is supposedly a private company headed by Dr. Julien and the official correspondence from GTL sent to Dr. Julien as Chairman of the NGETF was then sent on Dr. Julien’s behalf via his private company to Mr. Jones. Why? Would that not constitute a conflict of interest or lead to further concerns about what Dr. Julien’s role was in the financial fiasco for which there are still more questions than answers?

Who will follow this chain of new evidence to see what impact this correspondence may have on the decision to jettison the case against Jones and whether it can be used to review and renew the matter. Will it prove that Mr. Nelson QC still did not have all the evidence he needed and that he might again change his mind if this information was presented to him? Would it cause the new Petrotrin Chairman, Andrew Jupiter, to recuse himself totally from any further dealings with Petrotrin and not just the Jones case? We intend to present the documents we have to the Attorney General and see what he makes of them and also hear from him what he plans to do with them. Our position is that we want the truth and we cannot just give up $3.3 billion to save Malcolm Jones when we need it more to save our country.
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Postby Rory Phoulorie » September 19th, 2018, 5:15 pm

We need to keep this thread on page 1.

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Postby De Dragon » September 22nd, 2018, 2:40 pm

Rory Phoulorie wrote:We need to keep this thread on page 1.

Agreed, the sheer amount of money, corruption, self-serving interests and criminality is mind boggling. My major disagreement is putting this anywhere near Arse-Wari, who is clearly more interested in going after PP/UNC related matters. While I agree that all corrupt money recovery should be pursued, the naked favouritism with which Arse-Wari and Goebbels Young (who represented Malcolm Jones, and was a direct beneficiary of the legal fees paid by the State) are displaying makes them unsuitable to entrust with this matter.

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Postby rspann » September 22nd, 2018, 2:43 pm

Allyuh only lying. There is no corruption in the PNM.

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Postby aaron17 » September 22nd, 2018, 5:12 pm

Cable barriers ...4 to 5 mil.corruption? It save lives.

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Abby Martin interviews Afra Raymond, an anti-corruption activist fighting the government's theft of taxpayer funds in Trinidad and Tobago.


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Report: Minister did not withdraw $143,800 cash
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A REPORT compiled by police into former planning minister Camille Robinson-Regis’ controversial 2016 bank transaction shows she did not withdraw $143,800 cash from Republic Bank Ltd (RBL) as she claimed.

The Sunday Express has learnt that the police probe into Robinson-Regis’ transaction, which was at an advanced stage, is now at a standstill since files relating to this and other high-profile investigations have been taken away from detectives of the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB).

An investigation by the Sunday Express shows on January 8, 2016, Robinson-Regis visited RBL’s Shoppes of Arima branch where she deposited a $50,000 cheque payable to her husband, Fritz Regis, into account number 260009902731.

Prior to the deposit, the account had a balance of $143,500.59.

Robinson-Regis then left RBL and visited First Citizens in Arima with $143,800 in cash.

Her first transaction to account number 849357 was a deposit in the sum of $93,800.

Her balance at the time prior to depositing the cash was -$912.64.

With the deposit, her new balance was $92,887.36.

Payments were deducted for credit card and T&T Mortgage Finance (TTMF) payments.

The minister’s next transaction with that same account was a cash loan payment of $50,000. Following the transactions, her account balance at the time stood at $65,252.56.

As the deposit cash transaction was over the required threshold, Robinson-Regis was asked to fill out the source of funds declaration form dated January 8, 2016, in which she wrote: “Bank account at Republic Bank and Savings”.

Upon leaving First Citizens, the minister again visited RBL where she conducted withdrawals to facilitate four manager’s cheques.

The cheques were made out as follows:

• $35,000.........St Clair Medical

Following this transaction, the new balance at the time stood at $51,400.59.

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A 15-page report dated April 8, 2016, on an internal investigation conducted by First Citizens on the transactions to determine whether the information accessed by the media came from within the bank, says: “The findings revealed that on 8th January, 2016, at approximately 11.45 am, the Honourable Minister of Planning Mrs Camille Robinson-Regis visited the First Citizens Arima branch to conduct several transactions. She was attended to by a Customer Service Representative.

“Mrs Robinson-Regis rarely visits the branch and when she does it is to make deposits. She was taken to a cubicle where she received and verified cash deposit and cash loan payment for ninety three thousand eight hundred dollars ($93,800) and fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) respectively. The cash was taken to the teller area and given to a teller who processed both transactions.”

Several First Citizens employees who interacted with Robinson-Regis were interviewed.

The report says that on “11th January, 2016, FCB requested via email a scanned copy of the source of funds declaration, with supporting documents for the transaction conducted, after receiving an alert that a transaction over $90,000 was conducted on her account.

“On 12 January, 2015, the bank contacted Mrs Robinson-Regis asking that she supply documentation for the source of funds. Mrs Robinson-Regis advised the bank she would contact Republic Bank and they would send copies to FCB.

“Two Republic Bank statements for the periods 1 September 2015 to 30 September 2015 and 1 October, 2015 to 31 October, 2015 respectively were sent. These statements, however, did not show the transactions dated 8 January 2016.”

The report concluded that “no evidence was uncovered to suggest that any staff member of the First Citizens Group divulged any confidential information to any person or persons regarding the banking activity of the Honourable Minister of Planning, Camille Robinson-Regis.

“The information allegedly obtained by Ms Anna Ramdass (Express reporter who broke the story) suggests that she was aware of the transactions conducted by the Minister, but to determine the source of that information was not possible at this time.

“However, based on the information and evidence gathered thus far, we must conclude no wrong doing on the part of First Citizens Group in this matter.”

The Sunday Express understands the minister subsequently closed her account at First Citizens on February 29, 2016, citing breach of confidentiality.

The move, in effect, meant Robinson-Regis was not obligated to declare her source of funds at the institution.

Several attempts by the Sunday Express to contact Robinson-Regis last week were unsuccessful.

On February 19, 2017, the Sunday Express had contacted Robinson-Regis seeking a comment on the issue of the declaration of source of funds.

She said then, “I have already spoken on this matter. It is closed.”

Pressed further on the reason why she did not disclose to First Citizens her source of funds, having walked into the establishment with $143,800 in cash, but instead closed the account, Robinson-Regis had said, “If you want to write whatever you want to write, then go ahead. But I have nothing further to say.”

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March 1, 2016, at a media briefing, “You may ask why I was depositing these funds. I was not depositing funds as such. My husband (Fitzroy) was ill....We made cheques payable to St Clair Medical and to the doctors who were performing the surgery.

“Additionally, I had been in contact with TTMF because I am paying the mortgage on my home.... I decided that since I had savings, I would pay part of the savings in a lump sum to TTMF. So there is no mystery to this transaction.”

The minister also said then that she had a savings account at Republic Bank and required access to that money right away to pay the medical bills.

“I took out my money (from the savings account), all in cash,” she said.

She added she also went to First Citizens with money that her husband gave her.

She further explained she normally paid her mortgage through First Citizens, but due to a clerical error, her (ministerial) salary had been going to her Republic Bank account.

She said all this money was used for several cheques which were paid to St Clair Medical, to the doctors, to TTMF and some money was also paid on her credit card.

The minister had also told the media there was a query from the bank because of the size of the transaction, but she stressed the query was resolved as soon as information was sent from the other bank—RBL.

“I did the normal source of funds declaration, saying that the money came from my account at Republic Bank and from my savings. And then I was called again...and was asked to provide something (document) from Republic which took about five days,” Robinson-Regis had said.

A list of questions was sent to Robinson-Regis via WhatsApp on December 31, 2019, at 7.34 a.m.

The questions were again sent on January 1 and 2, at 2.08 p.m. and 3.53 p.m. respectively.

Calls were also made to her cellphone on December 31 at 1.58 p.m. and January 3 at 9.13 a.m., and a message was left.

The WhatsApp questions were apparently read as indicated by two blue ticks, following which this journalist was blocked.

Additionally, the Sunday Express contacted (People’s National Movement) PNM public relations officer Laurel Lezama-Lee Sing last Friday and the questions were sent to her via WhatsApp at 2.17 p.m., with a request that they be forwarded to Robinson-Regis.

Yesterday, at 9.06 a.m., the Sunday Express again called Lezama-Lee Sing, who said she was unable to communicate with Robinson-Regis.

Up to last night, no response was forthcoming from the minister.

The questions sent to Robinson-Regis were:

1. On January 8, 2016, did you visit Republic Bank Ltd at Shoppes of Arima where you deposited a cheque in the name of Fritz Regis, in the amount of $50,000 into account 260009902731?

2. On January 8, 2016, did you request from the above account that withdrawals totalling $142,000 be made via manager’s cheques to the following: $35,000—St Clair Medical; $55,000—Dr Daniel Otajele; $7,000—Dr Benjamin Rodney and $45,000—TTMF?

3. Other than the above transactions, were any monies transferred from said account (Republic Bank 260009902731) to any other financial institution on January 8, 2016?

4. On January 8, 2016, did you conduct two transactions at First Citizens Bank in Arima from account 849357?

5. Did you walk into FCB that said day with cash $143,800?

6. Did you deposit cash $93,800 into FCB account 849357?

7. Did you make a cash loan payment in the sum of $50,000 into FCB account 849357?

8. On January 8, 2016, when asked to declare source of funds at FCB you indicated on the form, “Bank account at Republic Bank & Savings”. Is this accurate?

9. Is the bank account referred to in your signed declaration Republic Bank 260009902731?

10. Where did you access $143,800 from?

11. You have indicated that this sum was acquired from Republic Bank. Do you still stand by this statement?

On February 7, 2017, the Sunday Express contacted Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi and asked whether he had received any correspondence from Republic Bank relating to Robinson-Regis’ source of funds. He said yes.

Asked about the amount withdrawn from Republic Bank, Al-Rawi had said, “Republic Bank certified that she (Robinson-Regis) had come into the bank that day and had withdrawn $143,000.”

Asked about the documentation given to both him and Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and whether Robinson-Regis had complied with First Citizens’ request for correspondence revealing her source of funds, Al-Rawi said: “She did. Yes, she related to us that she did. Remember, the question is when did she give them. She did not give it on the same day, later on, she gave them the Republic letter.

“As soon as the issue was raised, the PM told her to bring the relevant documentation and evidence, and I am telling you what I saw with my own eyes. I even called Republic Bank and spoke with the person who certified the letter to make sure they were genuine, and they confirmed that it was.”

Contacted by the Sunday Express last Friday and asked to comment on the discrepancies, Al-Rawi said, “I obviously do not know Mrs Robinson-Regis’ banking details or positions at all, so I could not speak to those matters.

“What I can tell you is that when I spoke to the issue some time ago, I spoke from information which she produced which dealt with the satisfaction that the monies that were used came from a particular source, and it’s been so long ago that I cannot remember the particulars of what I said at the time.

“It’s been two years, but I do recall seeing certain information from Republic Bank which satisfied the issue. If there is a process beyond that, that is ongoing, whether it is in the FIU, (Financial Intelligence Unit), FIB (Financial Intelligence Branch), TTPS (T&T Police Service), well, then matters will have to take their course.

“I cannot speak to what those are nor am I privy to any individual other than my own information, as a human being, as to who has what in what bank account, etc. I recall vividly that written correspondence coming from Republic Bank. I only spoke to the facts as to what I had.”

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Postby Dizzy28 » January 5th, 2020, 2:38 pm

She probably get the money from the obeah wuk she does do on the sidelines.

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Postby bluefete » January 5th, 2020, 2:41 pm

Dizzy28 wrote:She probably get the money from the obeah wuk she does do on the sidelines.

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So PNM ministers were hoarding cash as well and were told to dispose of it by July 2019. Thus the spike in suspicious transactions to the tune of $700 million in that month.

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Postby zoom rader » January 5th, 2020, 3:00 pm

bluefete wrote:
Dizzy28 wrote:She probably get the money from the obeah wuk she does do on the sidelines.

#muddacornhux


So PNM ministers were hoarding cash as well and were told to dispose of it by July 2019. Thus the spike in suspicious transactions to the tune of $700 million in that month.
Them and 1% had the heads up

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Postby De Dragon » January 7th, 2020, 1:50 pm

Simple explanation really, sperm and wigs are expensive

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Postby zoom rader » January 7th, 2020, 2:19 pm

De Dragon wrote:Simple explanation really, sperm and wigs are expensive
Elitecorolla cah even give she a shout out

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reboot2020 wrote:

Mr Alexander, is that you?

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Postby Rovin » January 8th, 2020, 11:12 am

why allyuh hadda post camel face so big here with that up close pic - dat ting go frighten ppl .... :shock:

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Folks still drinking the poisoned PEPsi lol

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Rovin wrote:why allyuh hadda post camel face so big here with that up close pic - dat ting go frighten ppl .... :shock:


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