Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 22nd 2015 Contents selves PNM but whose aim is
really to own and totally control
On Friday, he did not refer to
the cabal. He instead described
it as a clique.
"The small handful who
spread these rumours are doing
so because they are unaccus-
tomed to my high standards of
decency, integrity, and quality
representation. To achieve their
narrow ends they rely on anony-
mous sources and innuendo."
Asked about the rejection of
Hypolite and Cox, Browne
described them as "my colleagues
and friends, and I would always
wish the best for them with
respect for their hard work under
Browne said many people in
Diego Martin "do recognise that
I have never been about obstruct-
ing or attacking for attacking
sake. I have always been proud
of the many positive contribu-
tions that the PNM has made to
the development of the people
of T&T and I value every
moment that I can be a part of
that. I believe in all humility that
my service and contribution are
indispensable...Indeed this coun-
try owes me nothing. I owe it
He said he would continue to
be encouraged by the support of
citizens within his constituen-
"My record of service is clear
and well known."
Jeffrey: I will lose
no sleep over it
Jeffrey said he believed "there
is a God above."
In his seven years as MP, Jef-
frey said, he had represented his
constituency to the best of his
"If that is not good enough,
then so be it. I will lose no sleep
over the whole thing."
Jeffrey said having given his
best, "there is nothing more I
He said he had no idea what
criteria the PNM used in selecting
Nominees Germaine Bovel-
Pitt and Nicole Olivierre are chal-
Hospedales: No comment
Hospedales, however, refused
to comment in Parliament on
Friday when told that she was
likely to be replaced by Robin-
Lee Sing: Rowley wants to dis-
mantle obstacles in his way
Lee Sing, who resigned from
the PNM in February, said the
political future of Jeffrey also
"Therefore, what can we
expect as we go forward? I think
we are going to see more of the
same or worse than the same,"
Lee Sing said.
Lee Sing said the rejection
would not end. "Browne s turn
is to come, you know. Don t feel
this is the end of the road."
Lee Sing said he also heard
that Hospedales would be
"This is part of Dr Rowley s
cleaning assignment. It is clear
to see that they are out the win-
He felt that Hypolite and Cox
should have been given the
opportunity to face the polls
again."Likewise for Browne, he
should be given another oppor-
Lee Sing said Rowley had been
proceeding to dismantle all
obstacles in his way.
"Dr Rowley is assembling a
team of people who will not block
him...a rubber stamp commis-
sion. The people closest to
Minimum wage still to be reviewed --- McLeod News --- Page A6
March 22, 2015 www.guardian.co.tt Sunday Guardian
Diego Martin Central MP Dr Amery
Browne says a small "clique" within
the People s National Movement wants
to put him under pressure as he faces
the screening committee.
Sunday Guardian learnt that Browne
is likely to be rejected when he goes up
for screening next month.
Yesterday, a party insider indicated
that Arouca/Maloney MP Alicia
Hospedales and La Brea MP Fitzgerald
Jeffrey were also likely to be booted out.
Hospedales is expected to be replaced
by Senator Camille Robinson-Regis, lady
vice chair of the party.
Jeffrey, Browne and Hospedales are
the last three sitting MPs to be screened
by the party.
On Friday, former Port-of-Spain
mayor Louis Lee Sing and former finance
minister Mariano Browne said talk on
the ground was that Browne and
Hospedales would not be on the PNM s
On Wednesday, Laventille West MP
Nileung Hypolite and MP for Laventille
East/Morvant Donna Cox were rejected
by the party. Fitzgerald Hinds was given
the nod over Hypolite.
So far, the PNM has selected 34 can-
didates, 30 of whom are newcomers.
The four incumbents are Dr Keith
Rowley, Colm Imbert, Terrence Deyals-
ingh and Marlene Mc Donald.
In response to an e-mail on Friday,
Browne admitted that "they are trying
to put Amery under pressure" when told
that he was expected to be rejected by
the screening committee.
"Of course in the political field at the
ground level I have encountered a small
clique that may wish to select and control
the prospective representatives of the
people, but I fear them not and they
don t distract me," Browne wrote.
Browne said he was nominated by ten
PNM party groups, including the youth
"The three other nominees only got
five, two and one party groups each."
He is expected to be screened with
councillor Darryl Smith and two others,
a T&T Guardian report stated earlier
"With regard to my own screening,
I don t focus on any rivalries or com-
petition which are a normal part of pol-
itics. My focus has always been on fair,
decent and energetic representation...not
based on personalities and never on cre-
ating division based on ethnicity."
Browne: This country
owes me nothing
Last December, Browne, in a Sunday
Guardian report, said "there exists a
minuscule internal cabal who call them-
Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal, left, hands over the housing documents to legendary chutney star Anand Yankaran
and his wife, Vista, during a HDC key handing over ceremony at the HDC Exchange Development, Couva, yesterday.
Looking on is HDC chairman Rabindra Moonan. PHOTO: SHASTRI BOODAN
Diego Central MP admits
pressure from 'PNM clique'
Continued on Page A7
YANKARAN GETS HDC HOUSE
Links Archive March 21st 2015 March 23rd 2015 Navigation Previous Page Next Page