Minister Young intentionally misquoted
Port of Spain: Minister of National Security, the Honourable Stuart R Young, M.P. has observed that he is being misquoted and his very carefully stated words are being intentionally taken out of context with respect to persons who claim to be “fishermen”.
Minister Young has never said that the men who were attacked by local criminals earlier this year and forced overboard and murdered were not “fishermen”.
So for elements of the media to go to one of the mothers whose son was killed by these local criminals and mislead her, when she is understandably mourning, is denounced by the Minister.
Minister Young in the Senate on Wednesday October 23, 2019 had questioned the circumstances surrounding persons who were kidnapped and paid a ransom of USD$20,000 in cash.
Minister Young has no issue whatsoever with the families of those who lost their loved ones earlier this year at the hands of local criminals and he in fact expressed his sympathy and condolences to the families of the seven men who tragically lost their lives at sea.
Minister Young maintains what he said in the Senate on Wednesday of last week.