I am absolutely convinced that the Govt's PR team setting them up for a fall. Have you been hearing the radio ads of the last two days? There is an ad fashioned to sound like a news bulletin letting the country know that massive road programmes are scheduled to begin soon....3000 jobs will be created. About a month ago, when the Marlene Coudray issue became a hot button topic the PM waved 2 beakers of oil, announced that God was a Trini, better times were ahead, things were turning around. Within 24 hours of that manufactured oil find....(Yes, Gillette, we know it manufactured...and we know it pissing you off that we know and figured it out....)...Energy and economic experts thoroughly trashed the idea of the "oil find" having any sort of real impact. That got deflated fast.
Now, in light of the ongoing TCL Strike, Mayorgate (Marlene aint going nowhere), St Ann'sGate and regular concerns about the PM's spending sprees and government nepotism....we have road jobs to look forward to.
Who them tactics remind you of? I mean seriously, Jack and Kamla, 3000 jobs to help build highways supposed to make us feel relieved after 3 years of economic stagnancy? And this week there was a story about low natural gas prices.....all yuh goose cooked!
And the best your PR team can come up with is to make ads that sound like faux news reports....to add legitimacy, nah?
And as for St Ann'sGate, aka Miller Time, well this thing just getting stickier and stickier....even the Judge saying her looking at process and procedure, 'Kokaram said: “The wider issue I am interested in: is what does an employer do when an employee has a mental breakdown in the workplace?”' BOOOM! So all this bending over backwards to reveal Miller's diagnosis, Fuad, and you Verna, telling the media she is unwell....that's just poor form. The thing you guys should have done since last Friday when it was revealed that Miller was detained under Section 15 of the MHA, was to begin to discreetly negotiate and settle with Miller. What was perpetrated on Miller, the stealthy abduction and admission into a government facility, complete with the admission of drugs and bad procedure is the stuff of psychological thrillers and nightmares. You've soiled your hands good and proper here. And regardless of what is said about Miller after this, the country is always going to remember your government, as the one in charge when this crime was perpetrated against a public servant. Your constant cries that Manning is a Dictator (and mind you, it's The Keith at the helm now, eh) ring hollow, because this act, that the world tends to associate with Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany and Taliban Afghanistan happened under your watch....and its your ministers and your government that's trying to effect a cover up on what can only be described...from all angles...as an extreme violation of human rights....no one going to remember the just-as-culpable Perm Secs....just Fuad, Verna and your deafening silence.
Road works can't make that go away!
I wondering too if the PNM and all lost its way with its PR and spin....PNM Abroad spends a lot of time bussing files via FB. For the most part you can depend on the video clips and newspaper links they post to give information or even another side to a story...but of late their tone has shifted from simple PR and propaganda to gossip....and don't make the mistake of pointing this out to them...then you get told if you aint like it, then lay down side it.
ME: I wish your posts were generally more mature and responsible. Often you spund [sic] like a gossip column in a rag newspaper instead of a source of solid info...when Anil going to cross the floor again? I waiting on the official announcement 3 weeks now.
PNM Abroad: We don't have to repeat our TRACK RECORD our loyal members know it. We have NO INTENTION of changing the format. It has served us well for the last 2 years and 10 months and the FACTS have always fallen in our favour. I guess it just redbuds back to excellent political analysis.
ME: ...my issue is responsibility in information dissemination. Yes this is a pro party group, but its approach likely to turn off the very people it should be trying to attract. And your report on the helicopters aint new. Daily ppl call in radio stations with sightings, so this is no scoop. Try and work on determining a standard.
PNM Abroad: Its simple-if people do not like what we say or how we put it- just either leave or don't come on site. We don't force anybody here. In fact however, we know very well our members tastes,we know their demographics,we know our phenomenal growth rate,our reach, and we know our track record on most issues has been exemplary. (not all-just most). We are not about to worry about fighting anyone.
The comments from other posters were deleted because they were irrelevant to this thread, but really, is this the position that PNM wants out there? We doing we thing, and it working for our demographic and we sticking to it! So what about the people who fall out of your demographic that you might want to attract? Narrow approach much? Considering the drubbing the party's image received in the 2010 election is this really the route you wish to go?
I see Prakash Ramadhar getting hot and sweaty ForCop these days...meetings after meetings and nothing about Mayorgate cyah resolve. Ramadhar insisting that the main issue is the San Fernando Mayorship issue, the PM saying otherwise and in the middle of talks she have to buss out to ketch ah plane! I hear Vidwattie stay home on this trip...So who attending to the PM's Special Needs? Nobody? The Needs disappear? Or they on hold until we stop paying attention????
Activist Wayne Kublalsingh and Mon Desir residents put down a nice piece of protest on the EMA yesterday. Activists and villagers picketed the EMA office in order to get CEC's that will determine whether or not the highway carded to pass through Mon Desir has actually gottten approval.
No lawyer wants to defend the taxi driver who formed the paedophile ring in Claxton Bay.
Volney the Sour Care Bear under fire for his loose cannon comments yesterday.
Deputy Police Commissioners who resemble Sandy, not Gibbs and Ewatski, were sent into Mt D'Or to have peace talks with residents....this govt jokey for truth, oui....one minute they bawling for ethnic parity and then when it suits them they use ethnicity as part of their crime plan....speaking of Crime Plan, we up to 107 murders for the year, last year was 117 (so thank God for that SoE, it was a real success), what is really the Crime Plan besides the Crop Duster????
Is Friday folks, and I have to tell you I didn't believe St Ann'sGate woulda still been the lead story given the speed of our news cycles. But the state attacking a public servant was always going to be a huge issue.
I will leave you with a quote from meh boy....the one and only De Bas!
"I think they love power so much, all of them, that they will swallow their vomit in order to hold on to office" - Basdeo Panday
De Vice Cyah Done!