By RIA TAITT Wednesday, June 13 2007
ALLEGATIONS of nepotism and corruption made by UNC Senator Wade Mark involving Cabinet approved funding for the son of Prime Minister Patrick Manning, Brian Manning, were quickly shot down by Public Administration and Information Minister Dr Lenny Saith in the Senate yesterday.
Speaking in the debate on the Supplementary Appropriation Bill, Mark charged that a $3.9M grant was approved by Cabinet as financial support for the Trinidad and Tobago Pro- league Limited.
Saying that Cabinet was engaged in a campaign of nepotism, Mark said, “When I inquired into this matter, I realised that one Brian Manning, the son of the Prime Minister, has a relationship with this Pro-league.” Alleging that the league “was an election fund”, starting in September and ending in November, Mark said: “And who is the man in charge of it? His Excellency, the son of the honourable Prime Minister.”
Mark said he understood that “the gentleman” had a basketball association called the Caribbean Basketball Association. He said when he went to the Registrar General to determine whether this organisation was incorporated, there was “no information on its incorporation.”
“Yet,” he claimed, “he (B Manning) has gotten a licence from the National Basketball Federation of Trinidad and Tobago to start a professional basketball league. For what funding? $3.9M. And who giving him that? We, the people of this country,” Mark thundered.
“That is not only corruption. This is police investigation!” Mark said the UNC was demanding an investigation.
That Brian Manning is one corrupt fucker, following in the footsteps of his illustrious father in the teefin business.
That mudder cunt robber didnt apply for no licence to run any basket ball league but get one. Now he getting funding from he poopa government. Three quarters of dat goin in the Mannings bank account.
He run racket with the Street lighting programme wid dem 2 nasty Indian fuckers Krishna Ramkumar from the Self Help Org and Devanand Ramlal, that arrogant cunt, son of hardware magnate Chan Ramlal. Devanand suckin Manning bamsee long time now, so dey hook up Brian.
Brian bought the 200 SUV's (dem disposable Hyundais) from Neal & Massey for the Police Service, guess who get the big fat ass commission. Ah hear dem vehicles most unsuitable for Police wok.
Doh forget he gt ah gun licence in ah day, home delivered....corrupt niggas.