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Mar 9, 2017

P.U.P. Says Time for Criminal Investigation on Immigration,

John Briceño

Comments have been limited in light of the edict of the Standing Orders on publication of evidence from within the Senate Special Select Committee; even though it is broadcasting its hearings live. But that does not prohibit public discourse and the Leader of the Opposition updated his position when questioned by News Five today. He said Wednesday’s developments have led him to now call publicly for police to open a criminal investigation, despite police wanting to wait for the result of the inquiry to be complete.

 

John Briceño, P.U.P. Leader

“I think we are finding out that it is worse than what we thought. And yesterday, when we had two individuals pretty much admitted to criminal wrongdoing, I want to call out on the Government that it is time for them to have a criminal investigation as to what has been revealed in these Senate hearings; and we hope that the Government is going to take it serious; and that they should have a criminal investigation as to what has taken place so far. What else is going to come up – that is anybody’s call.”

 

Reporter

“I think the Commissioner had said a couple weeks ago that he is still waiting – I don’t know if he’s gotten it by now – but he still’s waiting for a copy of the Auditor General’s Reports which are – I accessed them this morning online at their website, so…”

 

John Briceño

“Again, they’re just delaying and delaying and trying to delay the inevitable; but I want to put it on the record right now, that once we get into Government, if there was wrongdoing especially by the political directorate, we are going to hold them responsible. And if they have to answer to criminal charges, then they are going to have to face the music.”

 

Public hearings are held every Wednesday.

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