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Moonilal: Ministers obsessed with personal security

CLINT CHAN TACK Saturday, August 12 2017

OROPOUCHE East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal yesterday charged that Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat’s visits to the Police Academy in St James, “once more unveils the obsession of government ministers with personal security while the rest of the society remains unprotected from rampaging criminals.” In a statement, Moonilal said government ministers are recklessly abusing their respective offices while law-abiding citizens, “are living in fear of the horrendous gun culture that has overtaken the country.” He claimed the firearms training which Rambharat received was a continuation of the issue involving relatives of Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi receiving training with high-powered weapons at the TT Defence Force’s (TTDF) Camp Cumuto. A TTDF inquiry into that matter found Al-Rawi was not guilty of any wrongdoing.

Moonilal said the Police Service must heed the recommendation of the Police Social and Welfare Association for an “urgent and independent investigation” into this matter.

At Thursday’s post-Cabinet news conference at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann’s and in interviews before that briefing, Rambharat said his wife Camille accompanied him and all protocols were followed.

Moonilal said any enquiry must show, “who granted permission for the activity by the minister and his wife at a sensitive and private site, to which civilians are not usually allowed.” Moonilal said Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley must indicate whether there is an official policy that permits such shooting practice. He also said new TTDF Chief of Defence Staff Commodore Hayden Pritchard must reveal pertinent details of this service to government ministers.

On Thursday, Rambharat said neither Rowley nor National Security Minister Edmund Dillon raised any concerns with him about his visit to the academy.

Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams confirmed that historically the Police Service has been providing a service in the form of firearms training for government ministers and public officials. “I do not see this as a matter for the public especially which government official has a firearm and where he or she goes to train,” Williams said.



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