With reference to the articles written about Keith Rowley’s objections to the recent meetings among key stakeholders in the Defence Bill, I have been pushed into the belief the People’s National Movement (PNM) has been fairly trapped and is simply lashing out like a wild animal.
Crime is a serious problem here that attacks United National Congress and PNM supporters of any race, so to make the issue about race is ridiculous.
Everyone wants to feel safe and sound in their homes, without having to worry about a crime circle closing in on them. I have heard the debate and I have examined the points for and against.
There is no doubt this bill was properly thought out and still leaves room for the further development of our crime-fighting forces.
I, like so many, was appalled when I saw the stance taken by the Independent senators on the basis of very mild and shaky points which have been comprehensively addressed by the Government bench.
Needless to say, they have still been able to voice their concerns in an open and very safe environment. And this is where I must laud the Government—for its openness and tactful approach of the situation.
It has now created a forum for the key stakeholders in the policing and defence units to openly express and exchange opinions and facts on the bill. This should serve to properly inform Independents of the details without the noise and disturbance the PNM brings to Parliament.
Mr Rowley, if this threatens you, then at least you are wise enough to understand you have been trapped, and this results in the country moving forward to bring results in the fight against crime.
The pity is that you are the only alternative to the Government, and you also seem to be the only alternative to the people’s wishes.