The Irfaan Ali administration has signalled it’s intention to take legal actions against the former Finance Minister under the David Granger-led regime, Winston Jordan, for his alleged involvement in issuing lands to several companies.
In a statement yesterday, Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Anil Nandlall said that Jordan and the Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Colvin Heath-London, committed flagrant illegalities, costing the nation millions of dollars in losses.
Information released by Nandlall shows that Jordan and Heath-London transfered state land worth hundreds of millions of dollars, to various companies with only a small fraction of payments being recouped by the State.
Jordan, however, issued a response to claims made by Nandlall.
See his statement below:
Yesterday, Sunday, November 1, 2020 a statement was issued by Mohabir Anil Nandlall, Attorney General, in which he made several allegations against me and others with respect to the sale of lands at Ogle. His statement received wide coverage in both the formal and online media. These allegations (and innuendos) against me are baseless and repugnant. In my view, they are designed to impugn my character, tarnish my image and lower my esteem in the eyes of my family, friends, admirers, well-wishers and the general public. Indeed, the numerous calls, texts and messages on this matter that I received yesterday, convince me of this conclusion.
I thank all of those persons who expressed full confidence in me and for their comfort and support. I state categorically that I, Winston Jordan, Former Minister of Finance in the Coalition Government performed my duties in compliance with the oath of office and to the best of my abilities. This I have done in my over 35 years of public service, in various capacities. On the advice of Counsel, I would refrain from delving into matters of an evidentiary and factual basis. This will be done at the appropriate time.