Wednesday 2 December, 2020

CMO working to find impersonator who contacted CPL organisers

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Roshan Parasram

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Roshan Parasram

After Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced on Monday that someone had attempted to impersonate the Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO) staff in an attempt to derail Trinidad and Tobago’s viability to host the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the CMO himself says an investigation is underway. 

Speaking at the Ministry of Health’s virtual media briefing, Dr Roshan Parasram said he’s working to find out what happened. 

“I know my permanent secretary has contacted the Ministry of Sport to find out what sort of communication took place and once we get that information from them, we can determine what was the source of the leak, if there was a leak in the first place,” he said. 

Dr Rowley said that the Ministry of Sport was forced to do damage control after someone purporting to be from the CMO’s office communicated to the CPL organisers to give the impression that Trinidad and Tobago would be unable to host the tournament. Dr Parasram said he also did his own communication just to smooth things over. 

“I had communicated directly to the CPL organisers again post the incident just to assure them that nothing has changed,” he added. 

Dr Parasram explained that any change in the plans would have to go through the Cabinet and wouldn’t be a decision made in passing. 

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