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Government Ministers defend their colleagues

Government Ministers come out in defense of 2 colleagues, who are said to have recused themselves from Cabinet meetings more than 80 times.

The opposition leader Kamla Persad Bissessar earlier this week said Attorney General Faris Al Rawi and National Security Minister, Stuart Young have had to leave Cabinet meetings because of their relatives involvement in transactions under review.

Yesterday the Finance Minister Colm Imbert said his colleague Stuart Young and his relatives did not profit from millions of dollars in loans from NCB Global Finance Ltd.

At a political meeting on Monday, Mrs. Persad Bissessar told a different story about Mr. Young.

But Minister Imbert said the opposition leader has her facts wrong.

There were similar denials on behalf of the Attorney General Faris Al Rawi.

They came from Minister Allison West yesterday.

Mrs. Persad Bissessar told the meeting on Monday the Attorney General has had to recuse himself 37 times.

However Minister West did admit Mr. Al Rawi’s relatives had interests in one property rented by the government.

Both Ministers were speaking at a media conference yesterday.

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