Acting Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Prakash Ramadhar says he is unaware of a cabal within the People's Partnership which is alleged to be behind the downsizing of Works Minister Jack Warner's ministerial portfolio. Ramadhar, newly-elected Congress of the People political leader, made the comment yesterday, while addressing a media conference at the party's Operations Centre, Caroni Savannah Road, Chaguanas. "I am not aware of any cabal against Mr Warner and I really hope that is not so," he said.
"As you know this is a very small country...allegations can be made without merit." Pressed further on the issue, Ramadhar said: "I don't know and I don't really want to venture into matters of which I have no knowledge." Ramadhar, in his capacity as acting AG, briefly addressed the issue of the Dangerous Dogs Act. He said the legislation was coming to Parliament soon. He acknowledged the most recent dog attack in which construction worker Alexis Timothy, 39, a father of one, was bitten by two pit bulls near his Ramjass Trace, San Juan, home.
Ramadhar said he was grateful that the attack was not fatal, as was the case with security officer Denise Rackal, 46, who was mauled to death in Chaguanas in May. The minister said controlling these incidents went beyond legislation, since the onus was on dog owners to secure their animals. "You do not need a law to do that," he said. He said dog owners should also be aware that anyone attacked by their animals could file civil action against the owner.