The Minister of National Security continued his desperate campaign in the senate today, where under parliamentary protection he stated that myself as Minister of Housing and the former Managing Director of the HDC Jearlean John “gave a contract to an all edged Gang leader to build a police station”.
Unable to defend his pathetic record on the unparalleled runaway crime and murder spree Young sought to blame the former administration again. Finding himself on the back foot and unable to advance a credible crime plan in his 5th year in government, the Minister simply lied.
I challenge the Minister to locate and publish this contract in the public interest!!
The HDC is the custodian of all records and contract documents related to the construction of the police post, what he refers to as a police station on Duncan street. The only police facility built by the HDC to protect the people and tenants of HDC and Port of Spain.
I challenge Young to publish the contract and name of the company and its directors and identify the “alleged gang leader”!! This propaganda has been spouted by the PNM for over five years to cover their incompetence. Young knows that if he reveals the name of the company and its directors, the population can read English and will expose his lies since there is no Spanish, German or French in that !!!
The same company that built the police post namely Caribbean Facilities Corporation continued working under the PNM government and is owed monies even today . Young may also want to check the records from the TTPS and understand that in the aftermath of the occupation of the police post by the TTPS , crime in that area of Port of Spain was significantly reduced.