This is the CL Financial letter of 13th January 2009, signed by their ‘Trinity Chief’ Lawrence Duprey, for readers’ comments. I dub Lawrence Duprey the ‘Trinity Chief’ since he was the majority shareholder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of CL Financial.
I made three applications for this document under the Freedom of Information Act. The first was to the then Minister of Finance, who held over 10,000 shares in CL Financial, Karen Nunez-Tesheira. The reply to that application directed me to the Central Bank, to whom the letter was addressed, which was an obvious ploy to thwart my enquiry, since Central Bank is immune from the Freedom of Information Act. My two subsequent applications (2 & 3) to the current Minister of Finance, Winston Dookeran, have done little better – those were never even acknowledged.
It seems to contain the same text as the one Karen Nunez-Tesheira read into Hansard on 4th February 2009 – see ‘Finding the Assets‘ – except that the table in the copy is titled “CL Financial Group – Assets Available for Restructuring“.