Ten days to produce The Duprey Letter, CL Financial’s 2008 audited accounts
After a year of breaking the Freedom of Information law, Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Finance is still ignoring Afra Raymond’s Freedom of Information requests for the January 13, 2009 “Duprey” letter and the December 31, 2008 accounts for the CL Financial Group.
Afra has given T&T 10 days to produce the documents or off to court they go.
It just shows how even at this late date the evil forces of corruption are still trying to hide the truth from the taxpayers and the victims of Duprey, Parris, the auditors and the rest of the crooks.
The Duprey letter shows that CL Financial somehow misplaced almost $80 billion dollars in two months. Oh, well… what’s a few lost pennies to the taxpayers’ pockets?
Under the T&T FOI laws, officials are required to respond in 30 days, but guess what? There’s no penalty provision in the FOI law for failing to respond so the elected officials couldn’t care less.
Meanwhile in Barbados our lying Democratic Labour Party Members of Parliament continue their strategy of putting off Integrity Legislation and FOI laws until it’s time to make it an election platform issue once again.
Good luck Afra – when there is no rule of law, all the pretty FOI laws in the world are worth nothing. Domestic and foreign investors beware: welcome to the Caribbean! Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Turks & Caicos, Cayman Islands… it’s all the same and you’d better know that in advance.
Afra Raymond’s blog: Freedom of Information in the CL Financial Bailout