Trinidad and Tobago

PM sacks junior minister after breath test refusal


Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has dismissed Colin Partap a Minister in the Ministry of National Security.

The minister had twice refused to take a breathalyser test after being stopped by police whilst driving late at night. The prime minister acted within hours of the news and the official statement as published on the prime minister’s website is as follows:

“I have decided to advise the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Professor George Maxwell Richards to revoke the appointment of Minister Colin Partap with immediate effect.

This decision was made subsequent to reports received from the Ministry of National Security and Mr. Colin Partap.”

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