PM wants an apology from Hinds

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar wants “an unqualified and proper apology” from Opposition senator Fitzgerald Hinds for statements he made about her last week…

If he fails to do so, she intends to file an injunction in the High Court restraining him from further libel/and or slander against her.

Attorneys representing Persad-Bissessar yesterday issued a six-page pre-action protocol letter to Mr. Hinds’ addressed, 11 Barry Avenue, Hillsboro, in Maraval.

Mr Hinds has been given 14 days to respond.

On May 19, Mr Hinds wrote to the commission asking for an investigation into the award of a $40 million contract by NP to Gopaul and Company, or some other entity beneficially owned by Ralph Gopaul, of Pasea Village,  Tunapuna.

On July 25, the commission wrote to Mrs. Persad-Bissessar and on the same day, at the weekly post-Cabinet news briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister, read the letter to the media which cleared her from any wrongdoing of an alleged breach of the Integrity in Public Life Act.

But at a media conference the same day, Mr. Hinds disputed this….