To the media houses and personalities,
Have the media reported correctly? Is it true the Attorney General agreed to be interrogated concerning the operation of his private email account? This has got to be amazing. Just the notion that he’s willing to be interviewed confirms that this is a different era. In days gone by, under the former administration, government ministers were always reluctant when questions arose concerning their actions. Most times, when they answered in full, they’d deliver a half-picked duck.
The PNM has been leading a small and boisterous chorus demanding a thorough investigation into the things Dr Rowley read out during his no-confidence motion. Judging by the amount of hype they’re putting into it, one would swear what Rowley highlighted were the details of some horrific massacre somewhere in Trinidad and Tobago. A salient feature of their de profundis is that it emanates from their insistence that anybody, except the Police Service, must conduct these investigations. According to the PNM, local cops don’t have what’s required to solve what any mediocre computer whiz could.
The PNM’s line of reasoning must be taken with a general helping of salt. The salt, of course, is that their demand for outside help directly contradicts the stance they took when the same Attorney General tried to get highly-trained, highly-qualified, but underutilised Defence Force personnel to assist the same Police Service in its fight against violent crime. If that doesn’t prove the PNM is opposed to building and appreciating our local institutions, what shall?
In light of the above, the Attorney General and the other government ministers (Drs Rambachan and Moonilal) must be congratulated for not hesitating to be interrogated by the police. Their eagerness proves again that, since Mrs Persad-Bissessar took over on May 24th 2010, Trinidad and Tobago’s governance issues have certainly matured and become open.
Lance Edison Tardieu, B.Sc, M.Sc, MBA…Point Cumana, Trinidad.