So the talk is that Marlene Coudray say in a UNC forum last night that she is not an egg....she can't be poached.....she knows who her leader is....does Prakash know who his leader is??????Them's fighting words boy!
Ummm, Marlene, when people talked about poaching, they meant illegal hunting, not cooking....just saying....I'm sure the UNC has gotten a gem of a political mind in you.
So the PM under heat for the house in La Fantaisie. Anybody remember that she had condemned the house? Called it the Prime Ministerial Palace and vowed that she would never live there?????? Well it seems like this may be the one promise the PM has kept from her 2010 campaign....it is alleged that the PM lives in South Trinidad, while the State has been housing and feeding and transporting the PM's sister and three of her nephews. Yesterday the PNM's right wing defender Marlene McDonald get a little touch of the political accusations football and make a dash down the flank, accusing the PM of abusing State resources once again. The PM seemed caught with her pants down when reporters questioned her. She denied that they were driving PM1. Which is ironic since radio personality Tony Lee of i95.5 reported seeing Ms Newton exiting PM1 in the area of the NAPA building on Carnival Monday morning....and he admits he never saw anyone else exit the car....maybe he shoulda walk slower...because I feel he just missed the PM...she was there too...she really was...wasn't she? Kamla wouldn't lie about abusing state property would she? She did admit that her sister and family either visit or stay at the PM's official residence from time to time. What does from time to time mean? Are we likely to hear in a couple days or weeks that in fact the reports we are hearing have more than a grain of truth to them and that the PM is indeed abusing state property? Will we hear too that the Govt Travel Card has been abused by the PM also?
Now, if the PNM follows its regular playbook, then they giving the PM rope with which to hang herself. On every occasion that this Opposition has laid accusations at the Government's feet they have had documentary evidence with which to back things up....hark back recently to the Shoppin Toppin card scandal...Roodal Moonilal take plenty basket when The Keith raised the issue in Parliament and implied that the bill was $4000. Moonilal couldn't scoff hard enough at the figure...ignoring that the real issue here is not the amount of money, but the abuse of the card....he loudly proclaimed to Rowley, that the card done pay off....what is $4000? Days later when the statements were leaked to the media it's almost $70,000 worth of credit card debt and at least 4 breaches of policy for use of the credit card.....so Kamla, for your sake, I hope the PNM aint have more dirt on you and you aint get ketch in a big fat dirty lie....oh, who am I kidding...I hope they have the dirt....because your constant misspeaking, misstepping, nepotism and corruption has me thoroughly disgusted with your failed brand of female leadership!
Me aint know about you, but Claxton Bay seems like more of a hotspot than Beetham and Laventille these days....between homes being firebombed, maxis transporting workers being attacked and general protest actions, that TCL Strike zone sounding like a war zone. And I fear it will only get worse as strikers become more and more frustrated over the continued running of the cement plant by strike breakers. Keep an eye folks. Unless some settlement happens soon, I am expecting a further outbreak of violence.
And speaking of Beetham, looks like reprisal murders are heating up in the neighbourhood and a turf war may erupt....but Maxis transporting workers should be safe.
Oh, CAL owing Airports Authority $60m. And there is the possibility that Cable & Wireless might be considering selling its stake in TSTT. These are two crucial business stories to keep your eyes on.
By the way, Kamla's hope that new oil finds are going to boost the economy have been rubbished by Colm Imbert, who has pointed out that the country isn't likely to see any benefits from it in under three years since exploration is only now underway.
Imbert also implied that the numerous anto-Govt protests in South Trinidad were actually orchestrated by UNC elements. If this is so, then Jack Warner has proven to be more savvy than the man who it is alleged is trying to oust him from the party, Suruj Rambachan. Rambachan claiming these days that he is at Jack's mercy. Which is too funny and ironic. The other irony is that after all the grand charging and removal of the PURE programme from under Warner, the Prime Minister has returned it to him in order to return peace to the constituencies....one wonders who really advises Kamla and her Deck of Fools. Jack didn't choose his ministry by accident. If nothing else Jack understands politics...he understands that the most prominent and visible ministry (apart from Housing) is Works and Transport. Jack Warner is probably the only government minister that appears to be working. And while he is involved in 3 Fifa-related scandals, most Trinidadians have justified it to themselves that the scandals Jack involved in are external to the Govt....no one can say his hands have been caught in the State cookie jar.....so in short, Kamla's most obviously corrupt minister is also her hardest worker....And in interfering with the Ministry of Works she has undermined the appearance of efficiency in her government....if you can't even fix roads and box drains then what is your purpose????? You know how Trinis like to see drain building, and roads paving....you stop dat too? Yuh Mad??????
Kamla has missed her window of opportunity to get rid of Warner....there was a time when she had the majority of the population behind her, convinced that this Minister was too corrupt to be in government...but in recent months Jack, who has been battling a subtle plot to oust him from the party, appears to have a cleaner nose than most. How can Kamla justify removing Jack now in light of missteps from Shoppin Toppin and Fuad Card? Especially since Jack can point to numerous road projects that have made a difference to citizen's commuting daily. Sorry, Kamla, opportunity gone...Jack is here to stay....the level of support the rest of the party has to throw behind Ashvani shows that Jack has a stronger following in the party than even I anticipated. So I think that Jack is going to be back after March 24th.
The behaviour of this government in general has serious implications for the rest of the society. When the average citizen is struggling to manage an existence here with poor roads, bad health care, constant traffic, poor customer service, a flawed education system, and so many other facilities and infrastructure missing it has to grind and grate on people's nerves to see the PM and her ministers abusing state funds and living luxuriously, sharing the wealth with their close friends and family, while little to no economic growth takes place in the country....couple that with the continued criminal activity and murder toll...and well....This Govt HAS FAILED.
In fact, while the No Confidence Motion received a thorough beat down in the Parliament on March 2nd and 3rd....it seems that in the Parliament of public consciousness Rowley's actions have been far more successful. More and more citizens are fed up with the government, fed up with the almost daily scandals and bussing of new marks. Every morning I get up and turn on my computer to read the newspapers I wonder to myself, what new and disgusting thing going to come from this government today....and they haven't let me down. The only confidence I have in this government is that it is going to continue to fail.
De Vice Cyah Done.