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Tuesday 16 January 2018
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Al Rawi distances himself from Ramlogan’s detention

“I CAN say with absolute certainty, I have no business with that.” These were the words of Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi as he responded to questions relating to yesterday’s detainment by police of former attorney general Anand Ramlogan.

Al-Rawi said as Attorney General, he should not be busy getting involved in any matters relating to Ramlogan as the matters were in the hands of the Police Service (TTPS) and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The Member of Parliament for the San Fernando West constituency was speaking with reporters after a tour of the city to observe effect of the recently implemented traffic plan. He was accompanied by mayor Junia Regrello.

Al-Rawi said him distancing himself and any member of the government are for reasons which are constitutional. “No member of the Executive has any business in that.

“We keep a very careful distance away from the business of the Police Service and that of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. No doubt this matter has gripped the nation’s attention because it has been one long in the making.”

Meanwhile commenting on Monday’s protest “swim” by Minority Leader in the Tobago House of Assembly Watson Duke, Al -Rawi said Duke was free to do what he wanted but that would not take away from the fact the prime minister, Ministry of Works and Transport, Chamber of Commerce and the board of the Port Authority have been in conversations regarding the seabridge issue. “The issue of the seabridge and airbridge is one which is of great concern to the government of Trinidad and Tobago. The long term solution is a critical one and the government is focused on making sure we work our way through a short term, medium term and long term of solutions.” During his walk through San Fernando, Al-Rawi greeted taxi drivers, traffic wardens and pedestrians. He also commended the San Fernando Mayor on the traffic changes deeming it a success.

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