PM Dr Keith Rowley saddened by what has happened to Marlene McDonald But it shows no one above the Law

PM Dr Keith Rowley saddened by what has happened to Marlene McDonald But it shows no one above the Law

Marlene McDonald

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said he was saddened by what has happened to Minister Marlene Mc Donald But her arrest shows that no one is above the Law. The PM said “I as Prime Minister will be required to take certain actions, and I have no difficulty doing so”.

The PM also said he was not afraid to act to remove Mcdonald is it became necessary but would not speculate until the Police completed their probe. Dr Rowley added that despite what “others say when they get into difficulty with the Law crying witch hunt for election purposes, I hope they now so that everyone is accountable”.

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Mc­Don­ald and her husband Michael Carew will re­main in po­lice cus­tody un­til in­ves­ti­ga­tors seek ad­vice from the Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions on whether there was suf­fi­cient ev­i­dence to sup­port the pos­si­bil­i­ty of crim­i­nal charges.

Michael Carew

In this country persons  are usu­al­ly de­tained for 48 hours and re­leased if po­lice can­not gath­er enough ev­i­dence to file charges but that pe­ri­od can be ex­tend­ed in some cir­cum­stances.

McDonalds Attorney Pamela Elder SC indicated that her client was offended by some of the questions being asked of her.

Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley  said that he was patient and despite the growing chorus from various sectors to remove Marlene McDonald he intended to wait until the investigations were completed before making any decisions.

 

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