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« Reply #60 on: October 19, 2012, 10:52:57 PM »
sour pussy back at it again..


Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley is advising citizens to either shutdown their work places or work for half the day on November 2 and take to the streets of Port-of-Spain at noon to demand good governance. He said so at a public meeting of the People’s National Movement (PNM) held opposite Starlite Shopping Plaza, Diego Martin, on Thursday night.
 
 
 
When the PNM held a second roundtable meeting of trade unions and non-governmental organisations, the group decided to “engage in a massive demonstration through the streets of Port-of-Spain to demand the immediate removal of Jack Warner and Anand Ramlogan,” Rowley said. The organisers of the event said that would be a major protest as thousands of people were expected to take part.
 
 
 
The march is expected to begin at noon at Woodford Square and culminate on the Brian Lara Promenade, Port-of-Spain. “Come out in your numbers. Come out at high noon. Meet me in Woodford Square at high noon on November 2. Come out in your thousands, meet the PNM, meet the unions, meet the NGOs and we will walk the streets of Port-of-Spain,” Rowley said to the cheering crowd.
 
 
 
He said the PNM was ready and prepared to stand up against the Government because citizens were now under threat from bad governance. Rowley said the PNM had no problem in supporting “all bodies and persons in this country who will stand up to this Government.”
 
 
 
He added: “Let Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her Government and her cronies know that you the people of Trinidad and Tobago are not taking that from them. “And we’ll stand up in front of this Government and say ‘this is our country and we will have it the way we want it.’”
 
 
 
Rowley said employers should allow their employees to leave work to attend the protest at high noon. He said the rule of law must prevail. In an obvious reference to the Section 34 fiasco, Rowley said when the Government used a situation to cause people to be above the law employers must “close down their businesses on Friday November 2.”
 
 
 
He told workers: “Come out from your business places half-day if you have to, put somebody to hold your baby if you have to, get in your taxi if you have to. “ Rowley called on citizens to show Attorney General Anand Ramlogan that they had the power to do something about the Section 34 issue by engaging in mass protest on November 2.
 
 
 
A fiery Rowley said the People’s Partnership Government “believes that you are helpless, they believe that you are hungry, they believe that you are stupid and on that basis they will get a longer term in office.” He added: “Their days are numbered. It is a one-term government.” He told the crowd that it was “only when you push back at them that they suddenly know what to do.
 
 
 
“So when you come out on the streets, they wouldn’t be giving anything back, you’d be taking it back.
 
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« Reply #61 on: October 27, 2012, 02:04:09 AM »
mr sour puss rowley

Move him now!” That was Opposition Leader Keith Rowley’s call to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar in piloting his motion of censure against Attorney General Anand Ramlogan, seeking his removal in connection with the controversial Section 34 issue.
 
 
 
A furore arose on the proclamation of the clause in the Administration of Justice (Indictable Offences) Bill after concerns were raised that the section would allow businessmen Ish Galbaransingh and Steve Ferguson— on fraud  charges — to walk free. 
 
 
 
Herbert Volney was subsequently dismissed as Justice Minister in connection with the faux pas. Yesterday, Rowley in calling for the Parliament to “connect the dots” traced back to 2010 when Galbaransingh and Ferguson’s extradition matters were being dealt with and how Ramlogan had handled various aspects of the case.
 
 
 
He said it was only after the Director of Public Prosecutions insisted, both men were placed in custody. Accusing Ramlogan of  “gross dereliction of duty” and failing to warn the Government that the Section would allow certain persons to go free, Rowley said in order for the public interest to be protected, Ramlogan could not be allowed to remain in office and be in charge of the process to the end while he was so implicated in failing to do his duty.
 
 
 
Rowley said it would be a travesty and the State’s case may fail if Ramlogan is left in charge of the process. Worse than the dereliction of duty, Rowley said, was the possible expectation or intention that those cases would be discharged.
 
 
 
“T&T cannot trust this Attorney General! We’re not accepting that what occurred was oversight or happenstance. It was well-orchestrated and up to now nothing has been explained. I call on the Prime Minister  to tell T&T why it was expedient to proclaim Section 34,” Rowley said.
 
 
 
He said Ramlogan had a duty to know what the amnesty in the section involved and had a duty to protect the State. Although Ramlogan had said he was not versed in criminal matters, Rowley said the aspect of criminal legislation was shifted from Volney’s ministry in the 2011 Cabinet reshuffle to Ramlogan. He questioned why Ramlogan was “presenting the charade” that Volney was responsible. He said the prime minister knew Ramlogan had full responsibility for the legislation.
 
 
 
 Rowley said the section of the  bill which was presented in the Senate in 2011 was not explained. He said the AG was the only Government spokesman in the Senate and had mislead the Parliament on it.
 
 
 
The Opposition leader said one senator expressed concern about the provision giving amnesty on certain cases and discussions had taken place behind the speaker’s chair among senators on the possible impact of the section. He said Ramlogan had assured senators that before the section was proclaimed, there would be full consideration of all issues and conditions requested in debate by both Houses as well as a full review and amendment prior to proclamation.
 
 
 
He said by the end of November 2011, Ramlogan ought to have known Section 34 would have freed the UNC financiers if the assurances given to the Parliament were violated. “Unless he knew his Government‘s intention was to allow certain persons to go free,” Rowley said.
 
 
 
Rowley said it was incumbent on Ramlogan to take immediate steps to amend Section 34 to ensure certain persons were not beneficiaries of the amnesty as he had undertaken to do this in the discussions with senators. He noted the businessmen had their first victory against the state in December 2011.
 
 
 
Rowley queried  why Ramlogan had not raised fresh evidence in the two cases and why Section 34 was not amended so certain persons could not rely on it. He queried why the AG didn’t tell Cabinet in August that proclamation of Section 34 would allow for discharge of certain cases. He said Ramlogan was “grossly negligent”  in taking steps to ensure there would be a trial.
 
 
 
Rowley asked if Ramlogan failed to do this as Government intended for certain cases to fail. “It was either a conspiracy or a brilliant manoeuvre to a particular end,” he said, adding Ramlogan tried to escape responsibility and pass it to others. Ramlogan, who sat on the Government front bench took notes as Rowley spoke. 
 
 
 
MPs absent from debate were Nizam Baksh and Delmon Baker.  Government was said to have a full complement of speakers and the Opposition, eight for the marathon debate.
 
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« Reply #62 on: October 27, 2012, 02:07:50 AM »
look how dey love Mi PM ... Kamla you is di boss.. red, black, white, yellow everybody in TNT love yu gal


While scores of yellow-clad UNC supporters came out to the Parliament yesterday to support Attorney General Anand Ramlogan for yesterday’s debate, a small group of PNM Women’s League members also turned up to rally behind PNM leader Keith Rowley in his motion of censure against Ramlogan.
 
 
 
Supporters of both sides were present around the Parliament for the debate. UNC supporters outnumbered the PNM group almost three to one. Groups of UNC followers gathered on the southern side of the Waterfront complex, near the Breakfast Shed, and behind a blocked-off area nearer the Parliament Building.  Some viewed the proceedings inside the Parliament on a large screen set up on the back of a truck near the Breakfast Shed.
 
 
 
Several female UNC supporters said they had come from the Couva North constituency and had been organised by the MP’s office to attend. “We here to support,” they all said. Support exactly what, they were asked. After looking quizzically around at each other for a minute, one of them said, “We here to support we Government.”
 
 
 
Several UNC MPs, including Stacy Roopnarine, Tim Gopeesingh, Chandresh Sharma and Suruj Rambachan, came out to meet supporters. Before Rambachan reached the UNC group, however, he was braced by a middle-aged orange-clad woman who said, “Why all you doing the people dat?”
 
 
 
While the UNC supporters were outside the Parliament, the group of PNM women, all clad in white, stood inside the lobby of the Parliament until they went upstairs to the Parliament chamber. PNM lady vice-chairman Donna Cox said they could not stand outside the front of the building and went inside because they did not want any confrontation with the UNC supporters.
 
 
 
Apart from Cox, the group, including PNM deputy leader Joan Yuille-Williams, all went into the chamber for Rowley’s address. They left when Moonilal began speaking. By that time most of the UNC supporters outside had left or sought shelter from the afternoon showers. Only some stuck around to watch proceedings on the television screen outside the building.
 
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« Reply #63 on: November 02, 2012, 12:15:50 AM »
freeking ediots.....

PNM chairman: Look for bigger protest than 70s

Today’s march by trade unionists, the Opposition PNM and other groups will be the biggest crowd seen since the 1970s, says PNM chairman Franklin Khan. He said yesterday all MPs and PNM units had been mobilised to take part in what he said was a “national front effort.”
 
 
 
He added: “It’s not a PNM march per se, although the PNM and MSJ are participating. It’s more apolitical. But we are supporting this coalition that is standing up for T&T’s democracy. “Some PNM units from distant areas are coming, via hired maxi taxis, and also among our presence will be members of our executive elected last Sunday.
 
 
 
“We are joining this coalition effort to send Government a signal on all the issues of concern so large numbers are expected today.” Neil Wilson of Tobago PNM’s unit said hundreds of Tobagonians were coming. New PNM lady vice chairman Pennelope Beckles said the Women’s League was going to mobilise female members to join the march.
 
 
 
MSJ leader David Abdulah, whose group has been  lobbying throughout T&T to heighten MSJ’s profile, also said the march would be very large. Yesterday Abdulah spoke about the MSJ’s position on the upcoming THA elections, saying the party had not decided on it.
 
 
 
 “We will announce our decision on this at our upcoming congress and whatever decision that we take will be cognisant of the fact that Tobago is a special situation and that MSJ respects the right of Tobagonians to determine their future. So whatever decision we take will be guided by our commitment to that principle,” he said.
 
 
 
Former COP vice chairman Vernon de Lima said he would be present at the starting point of the march at  Woodford Square but could not participate in the entire march since he had a 3 pm High Court appointment
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« Reply #64 on: November 02, 2012, 07:02:46 PM »
war, doh frighten, nothing eh go happen!

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« Reply #65 on: November 03, 2012, 12:18:46 AM »
war, doh frighten, nothing eh go happen!
I eh worry deeks .. I live fareign for too long to worry bout a bunch a dumbass marching di streets .. I hope dey start a riot and let police kill  sum a dem ...

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« Reply #66 on: November 03, 2012, 12:22:59 AM »

dais di people who voted for PNM last election.. sour puss mi sey...

THOUSANDS of citizens yesterday took to the streets of the capital city, calling for Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and National Security Minister Jack Warner to hit the road.
 
The march, which began at Woodford Square, Port of Spain, around 1.20 p.m. yesterday, lasted just over two hours and ended with a public meeting on the Brian Lara Promenade.
 
At the promenade, a vote was held parliamentary-style where the crowd was asked whether Warner and Ramlogan should be fired.
 
The "ayes" had it.

A senior police officer at the march estimated the crowd to be around 25,000.

Several leaders who addressed the public meeting after the march estimated the crowd to be as much as 40,000.
 
Warner would however say the size of the crowd was 500, Ancel Roget, president general of the Oilfields Workers' Trade Union (OWTU), said yesterday.
 
At noon yesterday, a coalition of political parties, among them the People's National Movement (PNM), led by Dr Keith Rowley; Movement for Social Justice (MSJ), led by David Abdulah; and the Democratic National Assembly (DNA), led by Dr Kirk Meighoo, trade unions and civic groups gathered at Woodford Square, calling for Ramlogan and Warner to be fired.
 
When the march reached in front of the Attorney General's office at Cabildo Chambers on St Vincent Street, the crowd stopped.
 
"Anand have to go right now!" they chanted as armed officers of the Guard and Emergency Branch blocked the entrance.
 
During the march, Warner was labelled as a "runaway horse".

The march took place under surveillance of a National Security Ministry helicopter which flew overhead.
 
Members of the Guard and Emergency Branch, known as the riot squad, Mounted Branch officers and other uniformed and plain-clothes police were also present.
 
Three photographers and two cameramen from the police, who were in plain clothes, also took footage of the march.
 
The march was a continuation of the PNM's initial mobilisation last month against the Section 34 fiasco.
 
On September 18, Rowley led a march to the President's House to deliver a letter to demand a written explanation from Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar as to why the controversial Section 34 was prematurely selected to become law.
 
Meighoo estimated that "this march was much larger than the last one".

"I have served in the Parliament for 20-odd years. In this country, we had PNM governments, we had a NAR (National Alliance for Reconstruction) government, we had a UNC (United National Congress) government under Basdeo Panday, and we had differences with those governments; nobody more than the unions on this (head) table," Rowley said.
 
"They had issues with the government, but every occasion, it was a difference of opinion over policies and programmes, and that is okay," he said.
 
"But what has happened under the Kamla Persad-Bissessar Government never happened under any other government," Rowley said, in reference to the Section 34 debacle.
 
"You walked today because you saw a threat to democracy and an abuse by office-holders. For the first time, and the only time known to me, a Cabinet decided to use its authority of Cabinet to undermine the rule of law in the country to create a loophole for financiers of the party to get away," Rowley said, referring to Ish Galbaransingh and Steve Ferguson.
 
Abdulah was the last of the leaders to address the meeting.

Abdulah said although a motion of censure against Ramlogan was defeated in the Lower House, he wanted to conduct a similar vote on the promenade.
 
"Is Anand Ramlogan culpable in the Section 34 fiasco? All those in favour, say 'aye' ," Abdulah said.
 
"Aye!" the crowd said in response.

"All those against?" Abdulah said.

There was no response.

"The ayes have it," he said to loud applause.

Abdulah then conducted a similar vote for Warner, who he said has abused his power as National Security minister.
 
"So I put it to you now; notice of censure to remove Jack Warner as minister of National Security for his abuse of executive power. All those in favour, say 'aye'."
 
"Aye!" the crowd responded.

"Any against?" Abdulah said.

"No!" the crowd said.

"They ayes have it," Abdulah said.

Roget called on citizens to prepare themselves for the next move if Ramlogan and Warner are not fired.
 
Roget said the country may have to be shut down in order to save it.

Former attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj said the entire Cabinet is guilty in relation to the Section 34 fiasco.
 
Lawrence Maharaj said when the People's Partnership won elections, he was interviewed by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar for the office of attorney general.
 
Lawrence Maharaj said Persad-Bissessar asked him if he would raise alarms if issues of corruption were present in the Government.
 
Ramlogan was named Attorney General.

Ramesh said several Cabinet members have become millionaires and billionaires since entering the Government.
 
"Our country is in crisis; they have brought our country to its knees. They have, in effect, made us try to forget our moral values," he said.
 
"Some of them, in the short space of time, I would not call names today, but some of them, they remain nameless for the time being, some of them are millionaires already, some are even billionaires," Lawrence Maharaj said.
 
Lawrence Maharaj said he has information that a Cabinet minister tried to buy a house for $38 million in cash.
 
He said another Cabinet member has bought over 13 properties since being named a minister.
 
The properties are listed under a third-party's name, he said.
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« Reply #67 on: November 03, 2012, 12:26:37 AM »
wait nahit have sour puss in England too..  :rotfl: :rotfl:
supporters protest in London

 A small group of People's National Movement (PNM) supporters staged a symbolic protest in front of the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission in London yesterday to coincide with the march in Port of Spain.
 
They were invited into the mission by this country's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Garvin Nicholas.
 
In a telephone interview yesterday, president of PNM Abroad and organiser of the London protest, Pearce Robinson, told the Express that the protest was a success although the numbers were small.
 
Robinson said the protest which was scheduled to start around 9 a.m. really got off the ground between 9.50 a.m.and 10 a.m with a group of 15 people when Nicholas came out and invited them into the mission.
 
"We were outside for about an hour protesting and we were addressing various concerns out there: Section 34, Jack Warner, call for integrity in public office and various things and we had cars driving by and beeping their horns in a show of support. I think it was beginning to be very embarrassing to the High Commissioner and he came out to speak with us.
 
"He invited us in for tea which I believe was more PR than anything, and we talked about how we viewed the Section 34 issue as a blight on our nation's democracy and several other issues including Jack Warner. What we asked the High Commissioner is that he relay all these issues to the Prime Minister (Kamla Persad-Bissessar) and the government."
 
Robinson said they were satisfied with the turnout in London. Similar protest action at the New York Consulate and the Toronto High Commission were cancelled because of the aftermath of hurricane Sandy, he said.
 
"Contrary to reports about there being a no show in Toronto that was not the case, because two days ago we announced on PNM Abroad (a Facebook page) that we had informed our organisers that we had also cancelled the Toronto leg due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. We will reschedule the protests in Toronto and New York. Those protests are yet to happen, at a date to be announced," he said.
 
Speaking with the Express, Nicholas said he met with about 10 or 11 people who staged the protest outside the mission.
 
"I saw them outside milling about trying to get themselves organised. It was pretty cold outside so I decided, look let me just go have a word with them and find out exactly what their grouse is all about and I invited them into the mission so that we could sit and chat and discuss the issues: Minister Jack Warner should go, Attorney General Anand Ramlogan should go and they were calling for democracy. "
 
He said he told them that as the High Commissioner to the UK and someone who has called for the democratic principles to be adhered to, he had no issue with any national protesting.
 
"I far as I am concerned this Government does not have any intention whatsoever of curbing the freedom of expression or speech freedom of association and if citizens believe they want to protest about something then they are free to do so, but I don't think they were achieving much just standing around out in the cold."
 
He said he told them that he would take their issues to the Government and they were quite happy after the discussion.
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« Reply #68 on: November 03, 2012, 12:29:24 AM »
Volney: Marchers just beating a dead horse
Section 34 is a dead horse, former justice minister Herbert Volney said yesterday as he commented on the march in Port of Spain.
 
The march was organised by the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) and the Opposition People's National Movement (PNM).
 
Volney, who was a key player in both the changes to the Administration of Justice Act which produced Section 34 as well as its early proclamation of Section 34, told the Express: "Section 34 is just the name given to marches and to anything that is anti-People's Partnership Government. And nothing was going to emerge from this march other than the trade unions and the PNM would have marched under 34 degrees of hot sun."
 
Volney said 34 was going to be the most popular number in this year in the country. He said there had never been so many days in which the temperature soared to 34 degrees. "And by the end of the year it would be the heat, whether political or otherwise, that would be remembered, not any Section 34."
 
He said the PNM was exploiting the long-settled Section 34 issue for general mobilisation, "to keep the flame of political relevance alive".
 
Asked whether the large numbers in the march was cause for concern, he said the People's Partnership Government could easily bring out 34,000 supporters "with just 34 hours notice" to attend a rally in Aranjuez Savannah.
 
"So numbers don't really mean anything until the elections come. And then whoever wins 34 seats would be able to amend the Constitution to bring about the kind of changes that we need so that it is the number that both the Government and Opposition should be looking for (in any election)," he said, playing on the number 34.
 
He said it is the year of 34 (in Play Whe) "the blind man". "As for myself, I was the blind man in the pack and I can now see clearly".
 
He said the march had nothing to do with Section 34. "Section 34 is the rallying cry for all persons who are opposed to the Government," he said, adding that
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« Reply #69 on: November 03, 2012, 07:14:33 AM »
wait nahit have sour puss in England too..  :rotfl: :rotfl:
supporters protest in London

 A small group of People's National Movement (PNM) supporters staged a symbolic protest in front of the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission in London yesterday to coincide with the march in Port of Spain.
 
They were invited into the mission by this country's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Garvin Nicholas.
 
In a telephone interview yesterday, president of PNM Abroad and organiser of the London protest, Pearce Robinson, told the Express that the protest was a success although the numbers were small.
 
Robinson said the protest which was scheduled to start around 9 a.m. really got off the ground between 9.50 a.m.and 10 a.m with a group of 15 people when Nicholas came out and invited them into the mission.
 
"We were outside for about an hour protesting and we were addressing various concerns out there: Section 34, Jack Warner, call for integrity in public office and various things and we had cars driving by and beeping their horns in a show of support. I think it was beginning to be very embarrassing to the High Commissioner and he came out to speak with us.
 
"He invited us in for tea which I believe was more PR than anything, and we talked about how we viewed the Section 34 issue as a blight on our nation's democracy and several other issues including Jack Warner. What we asked the High Commissioner is that he relay all these issues to the Prime Minister (Kamla Persad-Bissessar) and the government."
 
Robinson said they were satisfied with the turnout in London. Similar protest action at the New York Consulate and the Toronto High Commission were cancelled because of the aftermath of hurricane Sandy, he said.
 
"Contrary to reports about there being a no show in Toronto that was not the case, because two days ago we announced on PNM Abroad (a Facebook page) that we had informed our organisers that we had also cancelled the Toronto leg due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. We will reschedule the protests in Toronto and New York. Those protests are yet to happen, at a date to be announced," he said.
 
Speaking with the Express, Nicholas said he met with about 10 or 11 people who staged the protest outside the mission.
 
"I saw them outside milling about trying to get themselves organised. It was pretty cold outside so I decided, look let me just go have a word with them and find out exactly what their grouse is all about and I invited them into the mission so that we could sit and chat and discuss the issues: Minister Jack Warner should go, Attorney General Anand Ramlogan should go and they were calling for democracy. "
 
He said he told them that as the High Commissioner to the UK and someone who has called for the democratic principles to be adhered to, he had no issue with any national protesting.
 
"I far as I am concerned this Government does not have any intention whatsoever of curbing the freedom of expression or speech freedom of association and if citizens believe they want to protest about something then they are free to do so, but I don't think they were achieving much just standing around out in the cold."
 
He said he told them that he would take their issues to the Government and they were quite happy after the discussion.


What a thing! Protesters neutralized by a cup of tea. Next time walk wid a Thermos.
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Think of the 2022 conversation regarding reparations as the item tabled for future discussion when initially raised for negotiation during talks in 1834. A lot of intere$t has accrued.

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« Reply #70 on: November 03, 2012, 09:47:26 AM »
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The march took place under surveillance of a National Security Ministry helicopter which flew overhead.
 
Members of the Guard and Emergency Branch, known as the riot squad, Mounted Branch officers and other uniformed and plain-clothes police were also present.
 
Three photographers and two cameramen from the police, who were in plain clothes, also took footage of the march.

This is so heavy-handed as to border on the obscene.

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The march took place under surveillance of a National Security Ministry helicopter which flew overhead.
 
Members of the Guard and Emergency Branch, known as the riot squad, Mounted Branch officers and other uniformed and plain-clothes police were also present.
 
Three photographers and two cameramen from the police, who were in plain clothes, also took footage of the march.

This is so heavy-handed as to border on the obscene.

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« Reply #72 on: November 25, 2012, 12:57:30 PM »
ansa to your question is no , they are not a cult they are sum sour f**kin puss!!!!!!!!

Is the PNM a cult?

Justice Minister wants to know:

 By Asha Javeed asha.javeed@trinidadexpress.com



Story Created: Nov 24, 2012 at 9:57 PM ECT
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Story Updated: Nov 25, 2012 at 1:25 PM ECT )


After a fierce performance in the Senate last Tuesday, Justice Minister Christlyn Moore seemingly emerged as the government's poster child for the upcoming Tobago House of Assembly (THA) election.
 
Responding to a motion brought by Independent Senator Fitzgerald Hinds on the principles and practices of democracy in Trinidad and Tobago, Moore — who's been a minister for two months — jumped into a verbal scathing of THA chief secretary Orville London, citing instances where she believed democracy had failed Tobagonians.
 
In a first interview with the Sunday Express last Friday, Moore claimed Tobagonians were now being psychologically intimidated to vote for the People's National Movement (PNM) through statements made by London.
 
To qualify her claim, Moore said London told attendees at an election rally two weeks ago he won't forgive any Tobagonian who does not vote for the PNM at the THA polls.
 
"You have to be concerned about a leader who says he won't forgive you. Is this a cult? It has shades of cultism in it and when you are talking about a small community, a statement like that will naturally ignite fears of being identified with a certain party and being actively discriminated against," she said.
 
This psychological intimidation was supported by evidence, she added.

"It cannot be right that any political party on any political platform suggests to people that, if you don't vote for me, East Indians will take your land. That cannot be right. It cannot be right where any political party in the lead-up to any election circulates a questionnaire, on of the questions thereon — would you be comfortable being led by an Indian Prime Minister? Those things are not accidents. Those things are deliberate and they are designed to excite a certain passion and a certain fear," she charged.
 
And nine weeks ahead of the THA elections, Moore said reports she had received indicated that Tobagonians were wary of openly declaring their allegiances for fear of intimidation.
 
But this THA elections won't be fought lightly, a fact that Moore is well aware of.
 
Asked if she thought her statement in Parliament was too political, she pointed out that it was a "confluence of opportunities."
 
"I can't run from it. The question of democracy and the issues surrounding it are not Trinidad issues or Tobago issues. As it turned out the motion coincided with some real issues that are alive in Tobago now. And that also coincided with the fact that Tobagonians have an opportunity to confront those issues and change them, change the landscape if they so desire, in nine weeks. It really was an opportunity, I didn't think I should miss.
 
"I am mindful that the Ministry of Justice spans delivery for the administration of justice in T&T and so it is not my intention to suggest that I am Tobago-centric in the performance or execution of my duties," she added.
 
She doesn't want to appear as a Johnny-come-lately in championing Tobago's cause and was quick to dismiss the suggestion that her statements makes her "the face" of the People's Partnership in the pending THA polls.
 
In her view, she's simply a proud Tobagonian from the village of Lambeau.

She gives credit to the community which she said raised her.

Unfortunately, to eke out a living she re-located to Trinidad, after being admitted to the bar, to set up a private practice.
 
"My community really supported me. It would do them a disservice if I didn't say I was Tobagonian," she remarked.
 
When it comes to talking about Tobago, the self-described fitness fiend gets quickly animated. On her personal life, she's more deliberate in how she addresses issues. Her family gets her excited, shopping doesn't. Good food, healthy living and dedicated work are her trademarks.
 
Moore has concluded that Tobagonians have been short-changed by the London led-THA.
 
In her estimation, there was little to show for the $20 billion allocated to the THA in the past 12 years.
 
Personally, Moore has two sore points — the re-location to Trinidad as there was no opportunity for her to pursue law in Tobago in the manner in which she wanted and that the Scarborough Library has not yet been completed.
 
On the first, she explained that Tobagonians often have to relocate to Trinidad to practise certain professions because of limited opportunities on the sister isle.
 
And as an avid reader — of thriller writers who include John Grisham and Robert Ludlum — she's unsatisfied that young Tobagonians cannot benefit from access to books.
 
It was her love for books and literature which drew her to law, she observed.

Law was her passion, oratory her fascination. The combination lead her to become a criminal lawyer but it didn't quite pay the bills over the years which led her to hone her skills in civil matters.
 
Prior to being Justice Minister, Moore was a director of the Trinidad and Tobago International Financial Centre and worked as a junior counsel at the Commission of Enquiry into the 1990 coup attempt and has worked on several matters for state companies which include UDeCOTT and well as being a member of a committee which did public consultations on the Green Paper on Internal Self-Government for Tobago.
 
And when Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar knocked on her door, she saw it as an opportunity for public service.
 
"The administration of justice and criminal matters are subjects I am interested in by virtue of my profession. Both the administration of justice and the future of the administration of criminal justice would have been challenged, as it were at that time. I saw it as an opportunity to serve and keep those two train tracks running parallel," she said of her ministerial acceptance.
 
Unlike the public scrutiny which has been paid to Section 34 of the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Act, whose early proclamation and repeal cost her predecessor Herbert Volney his job, Moore said she was occupied in other matters engaging her attention. She did not want to discuss Section 34 as there were currently cases before the courts on the issue.
 
Moore's first task has been getting the implementation of the administration of justice in a tidy timetable to be rolled out into the country's courts. This, she said, will provide swift justice for clients.
 
"I would say that serious lawyers want matters to end so that they can move on, devote their considerable time and energy to the next matter. If you have a commitment to ethics, you have a commitment to a client," she said.
 
In her view, the system of preliminary enquiries had "long since stopped working."
 
"We grew as a population. More and more matters came before the courts. Legal arguments became more refined over time. You have a growing population, you have growing arguments because the law is not static, it develops. Despite what we do in T&T, the body of law which we draw from develops. It develops in London, Hong Kong, across the Commonwealth so we pull from all of that.
 
"So you have a widening layer of arguments on a widening population on a static system of processing criminal matters. We were bound to get to this place. We've been here a lot longer than we'd like to think, when we know that the system is not quite working. We just need to move on. Transform into something new," she said.
 
She said the abolition of preliminary enquiries would be implemented on a staggered basis.
 
This she said, would be done with pilots much like what was done with the Family Court when it was first launched.
 
"The effect that will be brought about from removing preliminary enquiries is nothing short of revolutionary. When you bring about such a fundamental change, the possibility before for a non-smooth transition is high. When you do such a revolutionary change, you want to give the system an opportunity to work well and one way to do that is stagger implementation," she said
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