Partnership supporter, Dawn Annamunthudo is dismissed as Chair­man of the Board of the National Schools Dietary Services Limited, after her husband writes to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar complaining about three incidents of sexual harassment allegedly per­petrated by Minister of Education, Tim Gopeesingh.

Among the allegations are that:

  • The minister made very inappropriate suggestions on three instances (dates and locations given)
  • The minister grabbed and squeezed his wife’s breast on one occasion
  • The minister threatened to LJire” Annamunthudo if she told her husband anything
  • A Cabinet decision is taken on August 4, to revoke Annamunthudo’s appointment.

The Prime Minister’s secretary responds to Annamunthudo’s husband in a letter dated August 8th, 2011 stating inter alia “Please be advised that since the police are in possession of a report on the alleged sexual assault on your wife (Mrs Dawn Annamunthodo), it would be inappropriate for the Honourable Prime Minister to become involved in this aspect of your complaint.”

On the same day, Minister of Finance, Winston Dookeran writes Anna­Munthudo, informing her that her “services on the board of National Schools Dietary Services Limited are no longer required with immediate effect.”

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Source: The Patriot’s Guide

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