The country continues to witness the utter incompetence of this Keith Rowley-led administration, with the latest fiasco being the move to appoint Garvin Simonette as Minister of Public Administration, and within hours cancelling the appointment. It is clear that the Prime Minister has lost the weak grip he had on his Government.
The country is still reeling from the shocking news that former Minister of Public Administration Marlene McDonald was charged with money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, and misbehaviour in public office. Dr Rowley announced her replacement but just a few hours later, was compelled to cancel the intended appointment after allegations of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge in Brevard County, Oklahoma, USA, surfaced.
This debacle has thrown Keith Rowley’s poor leadership and, by extension, his judgement into the spotlight once again.
The Rowley Government is clearly in chaos and has collapsed.
The Prime Minister seems to be governing by news release. He has gone into hiding, abandoning his responsibilities and leaving his subordinates to deal with the fallout.
Our nation is now facing a crisis of leadership. There is no alternative for Keith Rowley now but to call a general election immediately.
The people of Trinidad and Tobago deserve better.