Speaking with TTT news, the opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar stated that she is not surprised by the arrests of the known UNC figures who are closely tied to her party.
Persad-Bissessar clearly sees these arrests as only an attempt to sabotage the UNC’s possibility of winning the election in 2020.
Current Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi made it clear that these arrests and investigations are not political attacks. Al-Rawi cited the fact that both the Commissioner of Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP have complete independence in conducting such investigations.
This is not an excersise of the Keith Rowley government.Al-Rawi stated in interview with TTT
During a media briefing, Minister of Security Stuart Young, in speaking about the arrests stated that the AG’s Office had done “certain work”. Young openly acknowledged that since the PNM government came into office evidence that it comes upon is passed to the relevant authorities.
Part of being in government is if you know there is wrongdoing, what do you do?Young stated
So what is going on?
The three views appear somewhat contradictory since Persad-Bissessar indirectly claimed that the arrests are a political attack. This means that she thinks the PNM government had some involvement in the arrests. Al-Rawi went on to denounce this saying that the government did not have any involvement. Then finally Young admits that the government gathered evidence and then handed it over to investigators such as the DPP or anti-corruption bureau.
Things continue to unfold now on the matter and the situation is in the hands of the relevant authorities. It is likely that the PNM government had evidence of corruption involving former AG Anand Ramlogaan and Generald Ramdeen. They probably took this information to the authorities and thus, we are where we are today.