The country is overwhelmed by murders, home invasions, robberies, unemployment, poverty, increasing food costs and declining living standards. These are the issues that the government should be concentrating on instead of attempting to suppress transparency, freedom of speech, democratic principles and the rule of law.
Rowley’s late-night social media post regarding my letter, as Leader of the Opposition, to the Honourable Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, highlights his laziness at his job and contempt for citizens.
Rowley flip-flops whenever it suits him and his narrative.
Three days ago, at a press conference hosted by him, he said he had “no views on the Opposition Leader writing to the Barbadian Prime Minister”. He further said that “the Opposition Leader is free to write to whomever she chooses.”
On social media in February of this year, when he said: “…it is quite normal for reports to view all Parliamentarians as ‘senior government officials’ since unlike the UNC they view all members of Parliament as part of the government, unlike councillors etc.”
The matter involving the illegal abduction and terrorism of a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago is one of national concern, and strikes at the heart of our Constitution and the rule of law.
It is in this regard that I wrote to the Prime Minister of Barbados urging her, in the interests of both our nations, to launch a full inquiry into the matter.
I reiterate that this maliciously coordinated and illegal operation could not have been sanctioned without the approval of the highest offices in the land.
The truth must come to light.
Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP
Leader of the Opposition