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Letter: A question of honour
Published on December 5, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

Dear Sir:

The more I think about it, the more I realize that Dr Keith Rowley has insulted every senator in the Senate and every senator who has ever served in the Senate by the three appointments that he has made.

Faris al Rawi's assertion that the PNM is using the Senate as a “training ground” is hogwash, as that is not what the Senate is for, and the appointment of credit card specialist Robinson Regis pokes holes in that from the start and exposes it as a fraud. What more training does she need? Debit cards?

What the appointments demonstrate is that Keith Rowley has very few friends and fewer still political loyalists to draw from and is forced to recruit his own cabal from outside the party, which in many ways explains the inordinate influence of PNM Johnny come latelys such as Jennifer Baptiste Primus, Andrew Gabriel and the same al Rawi over the neophyte leader, and exposes his fledgling leadership for the sham that it is.

I put to the political leader that the Senate is NOT a training ground; it is the place at which the governance is honed and dispensed through management and oversight of legislation, and it is extremely important that those appointed to that place bring some manner of expertise, qualifications or experience to the debate. Avinash Singh and Diane Chadee Baldeosingh bring neither.

It is clear that the Rowley leadership is collapsing on itself and these appointments may well turn out to be a precursor to his exit and a justification for his removal.

The gentleman said he is doing all of this in preparation for a general election but the public sees through that farce. He needs to survive the internal political leader election first, but the army he is amassing will not survive the next skirmish that is sure to come.

The PNM continues to parrot this nonsense about not washing dirty linen in public, but when the party's few remaining stalwarts such as Pennelope Beckles and Fitzgerald Hinds are insulted and disrespected to make way for this leader's version of his cult of personality, it is time for the doors and windows to be opened and ventilated. These appointments scream that something is not right in Balisier House.

Phillip Edward Alexander
Social and Political Activist
Trinidad
 
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