Former Chaguanas West MP Jack Warner yesterday dismissed the story of a decision he made as Minister of National Security to pay $6.5 million to wreck a fire tender as "foolish."Speaking before the start of a walkabout in the constituency, Warner said he alone could not have taken any decision to pay the $6.8 million for the removal of the firetruck. He said: "Any decision in Cabinet is what you call collective responsibility and therefore Jack Warner alone could not take any decision.
"If there was no Chaguanas by-election you would not see that report. If I was still in Parliament or Cabinet you won't see that report."He said he found it strange that a copy of the technical report on the incident had not been sent to the media.The T&T Guardian in fact obtained the report yesterday as it continued its investigations into the incident
Warner said he believed that was part of a "dirty tricks campaign" that he expected to worsen as the date of the by-election drew closer.