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Former PNM MP Pennelope
Beckles was rejected by the PNM
since she had the courage to
stand up "against a dictator,"
COP leader Prakash Ramadhar
"We mustn t allow Rowley to
get into government," Ramadhar
added, speaking at a COP meet-
ing at Arima New Government
Primary High School on Tuesday
Chairs, spread over three-
quarters of the auditorium, were
filled and some people stood in
COP Arima MP Rodger
Samuel, in whose constituency
the meeting was held, was absent
as was Planning Minister Dr Bhoe
Tewarie who was also listed.
Speakers said they were at an
Upper House session that night.
Ramadhar alluded to former
PNM Arima MP Beckles who
was rejected by the PNM s
screening team recently for the
Arima candidacy. She was
defeated by Rowley in PNM s
2013 leadership contest.
Ramadhar said the PNM
hadn t detailed its plans for T&T
or its finances and some may fall
victim to "the propaganda."
"We re not perfect but we must
attack the PNM with full force,"
Dismissing PNM PRO Faris
Al- Rawi s defence of being wit-
ness and lawyer on a matter for
Rowley, he cited a High Court
ruling by Justice Vashist
Kokaram---giving the court case
number---and noting the ruling
stated that a certain person in a
case ought not to be a witness
since he was also a lawyer in it.
"You can t trust anyone of
them even if they re nice look-
ing," he added. "They misrepre-
sent information and situations
and are masters of obfuscation,
Prakash tells COP meeting...
Power in Rowley's hands dangerous
a lot of language and words and red
herrings. But they re always trying to
delay laws we present and try to dis-
credit what you say with nasty lan-
guage and discredit people also."
After the meeting Ramadhar told
reporters he wanted to believe Al-
Rawi made a mistake but it seemed
he didn t know he had and tried to
obfuscate the issue. He said Rowley
wouldn t change overnight and his
issues in the PNM in previous years
almost destroyed the PNM. "Putting
power in his hands is very, very dan-
gerous for T&T," he added.
Ramadhar also said ex PP members
Gary and Nicole Griffith, who have
formed the Alliance of Independents
(AI) an umbrella movement and ulti-
mately political vehicle, had made an
He said he knew their commitment
to T&T but COP would continue to
lobby those who had "parked up," left
or were disenchanted
On whether COP D Abadie O Meara
caretaker Patricia Metivier would be
the candidate, he smiled, but said all
MPs including him were subject to
He said COP and UNC chairmen
met last weekend to discuss screening
and he and the Prime Minister also
met and talks would continue.
He said COP would want more seats
to contest, including "safe" ones.
Ramadhar said he wasn t scared of
the East-West corridor, but was con-
cerned due to "PNM propaganda."
The PP administration is looking
to give land security to some
60,000 squatters in its "next term"
after 2015, says UNC MP Jairam
He said the Government was
examining areas around Arima to
give land security certificates on
March 25. He said Government has
issued 7,500 certificates in its term
and the PNM only 1,000 in its own.
Knocking the Opposition, COP MP
Lincoln Douglas claimed: "People
had been calling my friends and
offering them money for
information on me, I tell them call a
figure and we'll work out a story for
them---but we have nothing to
Patricia Metivier, COP's
D'Abadie/O'Meara caretaker since
ex MP Anil Roberts resigned, said
good governance had dictated we
"(COP) be held responsible."
Outlining what she'd done in the
area, she said more needs to be
done and urged members to get
focused. COP deputy leader
Anirudh Mahabir said others who
wanted to leave the COP, could go
and those wanting to return would
SECURITY FOR SQUATTERS
COP supporters during the party's public meeting at Arima New Government School on Tuesday.
PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
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