MP Ameen has adamantly denied allegations circulating from social media blogger Rhoda Bharath’s Newsauce which stated that Ameen played a role in procuring fake vaccination cards for her constituency staff.
Ms. Bharath is a PNM paid blogger who is clearly in the business of spreading total and complete lies. MP Ameen stated that the blogger has made very serious allegations of a criminal offence without a shred of evidence.
Ameen indicated that she is aware that forging and receiving fake vaccination cards is a serious offence with imprisonment for up to seven years based on the Forgery Act Chapter 11:13 Section 5(3)(i) and (4) and she staunchly disputes any allegation that she has ever been, is currently involved in or has knowledge of such activities either at her Constituency office or otherwise.
MP Ameen stated that vaccination is not a requirement for employment at her office unlike in the public service where thousands are being threatened with job loss in the government’s vaccine mandate that it labels a “Quasi safe zone policy”. MP Ameen reiterated that there is no requirement for any member of staff or constituent to provide a vaccination card to access the Office of the MP for St. Augustine.
MP Ameen has been publicly open in supporting and encouraging persons to follow COVID-19 protocols and has not only enforced these protocols in her constituency office but also in her regularly scheduled field visits, social outreaches, community meetings and walkabouts in the constituency.
Ameen stated that this is clearly the PNM’s attempt to draw attention away from the PNM’s quasi safe zones in public workspaces which threatens not only the livelihood of thousands of persons but is also an infringement of their rights. MP Ameen indicated that she is consulting with her attorneys and will take the necessary legal action for these libelous and baseless statements.
MP Ameen: “I welcome any probe or investigation into these allegations; however, I will not be intimidated by these utterly disgraceful tactics.”