Saturday 28 November, 2020

Young: Possible action to be taken against Dennie

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is seeking legal advice in relation to statements made by former Director of Intelligence at the Strategic Services Agency (SSA) Carlton Dennie at a United National Congress (UNC) platform this week, claiming that he was instructed to fire all persons of East Indian descent at the organisation.

Speaking at the Post Cabinet media briefing on Thursday, National Security Minister Stuart Young said as a lawyer, he was of the view that the statements uttered by Dennie were defamatory.

He revealed that National Security personnel have been instructed to examine his contract to determine whether Dennie committed any breach of confidentiality.

Young assured that action will be taken, “if so advised”.

Describing the accusations uttered by Dennie at the UNC’s Monday Night Forum as “planned, orchestrated, and premeditated” the National Security Minister said Government would not be drawn into any attempt at race baiting which would only serve to “introduce racial tensions into society”.

Responding to questions posed by Opposition MP Dr Roodal Moonilal at the United National Congress Pavement Report on Wednesday night questioning how the Prime Minister could gain access to secret documents from the SSA, Young indicated that as chairman of the National Security Council Rowley has access to such reports.w

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