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Google submits communication on “emailgate” scandal

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM
File Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar.


The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) said it has received communication from the Internet service provider, Google, as investigations continue into allegations that Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and some of her senior government ministers were involved in a sinister plot to undermine the judiciary, the Office of

the Director of Public Prosecutions and the media.

emails from whistleblower

Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley had, in 2013, told legislators that he had received in December 2012 a total of 31 emails, from a "whistle-blower" indicating how operatives within the government had sought to undermine those institutions. He said he had passed them on to the Office of the President.

The government has denied the allegations and in some instances sought legal remedies.

The TTPS in a statement said that it had received the Google communication through the Central Authority of Trinidad and Tobago and that "the information con-tained in the communication is voluminous in nature and the alleged emails are being analysed by the TTPS to determine their authenticity.

"Commissioner of Police (Ag), Stephen Williams, has given the assurance the outcome of the investigation will be made public in due course.

"The Commissioner of Police recognises the importance of the issue to the general public and accordingly advises that the matter is being treated with the level of urgency required and expected," the release said.