Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs and the Integrity Commission must now act immediately on Works Minister Jack Warner following latest revelations about bribery allegations and about Warner's FIFA pension, says former prime minister Patrick Manning
"Wake up Madam. Do your duty. Fire Jack Warner forthwith," Manning said in a statement. His media release followed revelations about Warner from a FIFA Ethics Committee report and British newspapers on Warner's pension.
Manning added: "New revelations deepen the rot and point to the nature of the individual. Firstly, though he continues unconvincingly to protest his innocence, the Ethics Committee report has now stripped him bare, saying there is 'comprehensive, convincing and overwhelming proof' that bribes were paid in Port-of-Spain and Warner had facilitated this.
"Worse, with pious protestations, he told the people on several occasions he did not receive a salary from FIFA, wanting to give the impression his involvement in the organisation stemmed from nothing less than the purest nobility of service. "But now reports in London newspapers reveal all along he has been getting an annual remuneration and is now entitled to receive a pension." Manning added: "The man was clearly receiving a pensionable salary but boldly and publicly denied this several times. (GA)