Just this weekend the newspaper headlines painted a grim picture – 8 murders in the space of 24 hours.
For the year so far about 187 people have been killed. 187 people murdered in just 124 days in the year so far.
Now, the Prime Minister, who really should be stepping up and taking charge of this situation complains bitterly that the media, the Opposition, travel advisories are all to blame for bringing too much attention to the crime situation.
The first duty of a Government is to protect its people. The reality is people are scared for their lives.
UNC LED GOVT
There was a steady decline in serious crime under my watch because of the initiatives we implemented. The country saw real results from our crime fighting plans. We were able to bring serious crime down to the lowest in 33 years. The UNC has a track record in fighting crime.
The Government which I led made reducing crime and ensuring the safety of citizens its number one priority. When we return to office, we will do this again.
MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE IN DILLON
In the meantime, we must hold the Minister of National Security to account. We have prepared and will file a motion of no confidence in Minister of National Security Dillon at the earliest opportunity.
We have prepared and will file a motion of no confidence in Minister of National Security Dillon at the earliest opportunity
CRUMBLING ECONOMY UNDER THE PNM
For the past few months, they’ve been trying to give the impression that things are looking up.
This government is about living for today only, therefore they are in glee when the hydrocarbon sector is picking up as oil and gas prices are up.
When we look at the revenue generated for the last quarter, oil and gas prices have gone up.
IMBERT OH HAPPY DAY
Mr. Minister I would love to hear from you how those who are unemployed and underemployed will benefit from us turning this corner that only you can see.
Let the patrimony of our country flow down to those who have labored with blood, sweat and tears let every man, woman and child of this country be relieved from the burden that you have made them carry for the past two and a half years.
Let the people loosen their belts that have been strangling them and bring them to a place where they can breathe and survive.
ROWLEY PNM’S FAKE NARRATIVE
Having concocted the narrative that Kamla and the previous Government spent out all the money, that we drained the treasury, that the country was running on fumes when the PNM came into office; Imbert lied and created a crisis that he had no idea would grow legs and would eventually expose his leader’s and his own party’s incompetence.
Imbert’s strategy of political deception is as transparent as the Prime Minister’s concern for the people of this country The Government I led was one that worked for you. We were a government that delivered.
Today you can see, you can feel, you can touch the schools, the police stations, the laptops, the roads, the bridges, the hospitals, and the health centres.
The people are now fed up of this PNM Government.
People are tired, and they are angry.
The PNM’s strategy has backfired.
They spent more in three years than we ever did with nothing to show for it.
Today they tell you that they have no money to build schools, that there is no money to fix roads and clear watercourses. But we must continue to expose their plan. Imbert’s and Rowley’s days are numbered.
The PNM has a history of promising the sun, the moon and the stars before the election but when it is time to deliver they just disappear. The Rowley PNM has abandoned the people of this constituency of Tunapuna.
The feedback on the ground has been one of despair, of hopelessness. People are worried about the high crime levels, no jobs, and poor amenities.
When I was your Prime Minister, on this corridor, which includes Tunapuna, under my watch thousands of jobs were created and thousands of spaces in institutions were provided for persons to better their skills and qualifications.
JOBS PLAN – LET’S GET T&T WORKING AGAIN
Lack of jobs is a major problem on the East – West Corridor.
Post 1995 the east west corridor and Port of Spain became the manufacturing and industrial center of Trinidad.
A UNC Government will back financing for local companies wishing to establish these manufacturing industries on the east – west corridor.
I plan to incentivize companies, I don’t plan to subsidize them. When you subsidize they don’t care to perform. If you incentivize them they know they have to perform to get the incentive. The next UNC government is going to work for and work with our manufacturers.
I have many innovative plans as we move forward, and I will be sharing little by little with you on how we will transform our nation together. These are the new ideas that we are speaking to you about that I intend to marry with solid experience.
We’ve been seeing it over the past year, and maybe longer – the growing desperation within the PNM.
They will do anything to distract from the fact that their leader is lacking the ability to govern effectively, and they are becoming frantic. And that will lead to their other fallback position – intimidation tactics.
HOPE OF DELIVERANCE
My brothers and sisters, we must however never lose faith and hope that we can and will overcome.
Our children offer us hope, every day that we are pummeled and pained by this PNM government, we bear it for the sake of the children, because we know that with hope, dreams and wishes can be fulfilled, life can be better and a better future guaranteed.
HOW DO WE GET THERE?
So the question is then, how do we get to that day that I am visualizing for you, how do we get to that day from where we are? How do we get from where we are to where we want to be, that bright future?
First of all, I say we start by deciding that beyond our doubts and differences, first of all we must believe that such a day is possible.
Everything is possible, once you believe, and this something that each of us can do every single day.
UNC BEST OPTION TO MOVE TT FORWARD
My friends, our country is suffering because of this incompetent, uncaring Rowley-led PNM Government.
We in the UNC, we have to prepare the way, we have to step up, stand up and be heard.
You are important, your voice matters.
Again, I call on all right-thinking citizens to join with us
as we work to make T&T a better place.
The UNC is the best hope to return prosperity and growth to our nation.
The UNC has prepared a vision and a plan to return stability to our nation and take us on a progressive path.
I am committed to our party’s original vision, which has always been to create a better future for all citizens.
If you believe in that vision, I ask you to join us. Stand with the United National Congress.