National Security Minister Stuart Young says he is exploring legal action against the Express Newspaper, its reporter Anna Ramdass and UNC Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, over a recent article.
The article in question alleged that Mr Young’s father had brokered certain transactions that were before the Cabinet.
He also reiterated that his brother, although CEO of the NCB Financial Group, was an employee and did not own the company in question.
During a media briefing held today, Mr Young questioned the timing of the article – it was published just over a week before the 2020 General Elections.
He adds that the article in question has since disappeared from the online version of the Express, with no explanation or clarification.
The Minister insisted that his father is retired and even stepped own from the Board of Directors for a local media company once he (Stuart Young) became a Minister.
Regarding the legal action being explored, Mr Young says it will focus on the Express and Ms Ramdass (who wrote the article), and possibly the editor, since they would have approved the story.
He also included Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar, accusing her of sharing and building on the article, allowing the “continuation of this narrative”.
Mr Young says he has also advised his father to pursue legal action.
He spoke today during a media briefing held at the Ministry of National Security’s Head Office in Port of Spain.