Thursday, April 01, 2004

Gya: Luncheon still out to lunch

Information about the revocation of a US visa for former Commissioner of Police, Floyd McDonald had been shared with the government recently

But Cabinet Secretary Dr Roger Luncheon said he was not aware of any government functionaries having their visas withdrawn.

Luncheon, speaking at his weekly press briefing, said it was a mere courtesy that caused government to be informed of the decisions of the US government. He stated that in engagements both with the Ambassador and state department officials in Washington it was maintained that the actions were a personal matter.
Luncheon said that government has not been given an explanation for the recent revocations and did not know whether any was given to the commissioner.
Home Affairs Minister Ronald Gajraj had his US visa revoked earlier this year as word of death squad allegations surfaced.
Well, we know that Gajraj's visa was revoked because of his alleged ties to death squads.. So, why was the former Commisioner of Police's? Under these circumstances, Bacchus is extremely courageous for his willingness to speak out on the death squads.


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