UNC out of place for seeking CARICOM help to remove Hinds as minister

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UNC out of place for seeking CARICOM help to remove Hinds as minister

The United National Congress (UNC) was totally out of line for trying to pull CARICOM members into TT business.

Israel Khan SC, President of the Criminal Bar Association, said in an interview with the GML that the UNC was out of place to lobby Caricom leaders to ask Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to remove National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds ahead of the regional crime symposium.

Khan told the media house: “It is infra dig and totally out of place for the UN. to call upon Caricom leaders to get rid of our Minister of National Security Fitzgerald Hinds on the grounds of his incompetence.”

“The issue of Minister Hinds’ ineptness in relation to the maintenance of law and order and public safety of our citizens is purely a domestic problem and his lack of performance does not overlap into the Caribbean jurisdictions.”

Khan said instead of focusing its attention on Hinds, the UNC should have looked more at the symposium’s goals.

“I had expected that the UNC, a party in waiting to form the next T&T government, would have called upon the Caricom leaders to focus their attention on two main issues which affect the entire Caribbean: the importation of cocaine and firearms into the various jurisdictions and and the massive money laundering by the foreign mafia, which is affecting financial management of all Caribbean jurisdiction.”