We've got first class sisters, spy vs spy and American gang members hiding in Trinidad....Is this a Michael Bay or Jerry Bruckheimer movie script? Because all we missing is an explosion or car chase in the next 10 seconds.
So, instead of the PM answering her own questions, the Parliamentary Buffoon was deployed once again to answer on her majesty's behalf. So, let me get the trajectory on this straight....the State visit to India wasn't paid for by the Indian government as our Government stated (lie 1); the PM did not pay for her sister's travel expenses out of her own pocket (lie 2) because the Cabinet (made up of good old principled COP members) approved the payments and our tax dollars paid for it; the PM's sister along with most of her entourage including the relative who carries her luggage, all travelled first class at the State's expense, not India's. The majority of the person's mentioned in the entourage list don't usually travel first class, but according to Perm Sec Cooper, who beginning to resemble a tick with every defence he makes of this government's abuse of public funds, Ms Newton's first class travel status was also Cabinet-approved (you see why Prakash, Roger and Carolyn cyah impress me? What principles?). But then explain to me why Lisa Ghany, Barry Padarath and the baggage handler all had to be in first class? Is so many people it does take to administer medication and help the PM to the ladies room? If so, then why is someone who is obviously so ill and incapacitated in charge of running a government?
And if as the Mirror's story implies she's not a registered nurse....then in what capacity is Ms Newton travelling with the PM?
Because the halfway Privy Council announcement didn't quite distract us from the issue of Kamla's abuse of State funds to advance the welfare of members of her family (doesn't this smack of some integrity in public life breach?) Moonilal was forced to pull another trick from his sleeve, which is located at the back of his trousers, and the announcement was that this Government has been spying on us, since December 2010, and there is now a report to prove it. Moonilal is very proud of the report. Did I miss something here folks? Because the report states, according to the Express, that none of the 267 instances of interception was done on the basis of an application to a judge for a warrant to intercept, which is provided for under Section 8 of the Act. This section, however, is used when the interception is for "evidentiary purposes". Apparently the interceptions were done under a different section of the law that allows for no warrant if the spying is done in the interest of national security and to protect the state's economic interest and a couple other interesting areas. According to the act, the Chief of Defence Staff, the CoP and the Director of the SSA can make this judgement call......December 2010 was around the time the country was still reeling from the Reshmi Ramnarine, aka call me Shashi Rekma, incident...
And the plot thickens even further, because according to the Trinidad Guardian's lead story this morning, illegal wiretapping and spying was happening under Basdeo Panday's government. According to People Resembling Sandy, spying has been happening here without legislation for more than ten years. And de Bas trying to be disingenuous and say he didn't know about it.....so as head of the National Security Council back in your day....and according to you the meetings were weekly, no one told you about these activities? That's Insulting!
Now, remind me of something, this isn't the same government that weep, wail and gnash its teeth when it was in Opposition over Manning spying on the population? Help me out here folks? Is it do as I say, but not as I do with this government? So you mean when Kamla was busy accusing Manning of spying on the government, she had also been part of an administration that had done the same thing....illegally.... without any proper legislation?
Where the PPG fanboys this morning, boy....how all yuh defending this one? Oh, wait, all yuh going to do like Bas and say it was for the good of the country?????
Seriously, can we get any more Orwellian in this state?
People dropping like flies in murders all over the country...the police have resumed their tune of drug-related and gang-related killings, after telling us in December right after the failed SoE (yeah, I said it!) that not all murders were gang-related....because of course then they couldn't admit that right after a SoE to get rid of gangs, the gangs had resumed their activities. In fact, if you were to go by SoE PR statistics, there's no cocaine here, all the guns were confiscated, there are no gang members.....so technically Trinidad and Tobago is a crime-free state with ganja-addicted frozen chicken!
Given then that we have no serious crime here...I can only assume that it also means that we don't have state abuse of public funds....what we have is Cabinet-approved spending for undocumented things.
We don't have nepotism.....we have Family Values.
We don't have credit card abuse.....we have credit card fetishes that go unchecked....and Vernella have to take this country and its Parliment for prize asses by referring to a 2004 THA document as justifcation for her overspending and abuse of the credit card....oh, wait...I keep forgetting that the PPG's favourite hymn/bhajan/mantra/chorus/verse is the PNM do it too! Blame the PNM, Blame the PNM....
No accountability in this government, drug importation continues unchecked, violence all over the streets, a disgusted, disaffected and traumatised public, public servants being accidentally thrown into St. Anns for their own good, a tight family clique abusing the public purse....No wonder MP Amery Browne saying the MS-13 gang operating in Trinidad.....he watching them infiltrate the Parliament every week!
De Vice Cyah Done!