sitting Member of Parliament and about14 other people, who were involved
in the $1.6 billion Piarco Airport terminal project, will soon face corruption
confirmed that arrests were imminent, and arose out of an investigation
into the project by forensic expert Bob Lindquist.
source said Lindquist met Attorney General John Jeremie last evening
to discuss the issue.
Jeremie, Lindquist nor Police Commissioner Everald Snaggs could be reached
last night for comment.
News reported last night that Lindquist and Interpol officers had discovered
more than $1billion stashed away in off-shore accounts, arising out
of corruption in the airport project.
also reported the investigation was based on information contained in
the final report from the 10-month Inquiry into the project, which was
chaired by former Chief Justice Clinton Bernard.
5, 2003, after report on the inquiry was submitted, then Attorney General
Glenda Morean told the media to expect charges to arise out of the inquiry.
also said people who had already been charged for corruption practices
in the project may be charged again.
UNC Government Ministers Brian Kuei Tung and Russell Huggins; Maritime
executives John Smith, Steve Ferguson and Barbara Gomes; Northern Construction
Ltd chairman Ishwar Galbaransingh and CEO Amrith Maharaj and businesswoman
Renee Pierre, face 21 charges out of a preliminary investigation into
the Piarco Airport terminal project.
20, 2003, Chief Magistrate Sherman McNicolls set March 8, 2004 (Monday),
as the date when a preliminary inquiry into those 21 charges would begin.
on TV6 last night, Opposition and UNC Leader Basdeo Panday said he was
unaware of the imminent arrests.
demanded to know what the charges were and what was the evidence against