Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 25th 2015 Contents RADHICA SOOKRAJ
Political leader of the Movement for Social
Justice (MSJ) David Abdulah said President
Anthony Carmona has failed the people of
T&T by refusing to disband the collapsed
Integrity Commission (IC).
At a press conference at MSJ's headquarters
in St Joseph Village, San Fernando yesterday,
Abdulah called on the President to revoke the
appointments of the remaining commissioners
and appoint a completely new Integrity Com-
mission. He said the country has lost confidence
in the three remaining IC members.
"If he fails to do so he would have failed the
people of T&T," Abdulah said.
The MSJ leader said the public statement by
Justice Sebastien Ventour on the Emailgate issue
is a damning indictment. Justice Ventour said
last week that the IC's statement misled the
public of T&T and was "totally incorrect"
also said the IC's investigations were not com-
plete and both the form and content of the
alleged e-mails had to be thoroughly investi-
gated," Abdulah pointed out.
"The police service has also made a very
definitive statement concerning its investigations
which are ongoing and are independent of the
IC. Both the police service's statement and the
position of Justice Ventour are consistent with
the position taken previously by Deputy Director
of Public Prosecutions Joan Honore-Paul. They
all state very clearly that firstly investigations
are continuing and secondly that nobody can
claim to be cleared of anything," he said.
Abdulah said Prime Minister Kamla Persad-
Bissessar had acted prematurely by trying to
clear her name to serve short term political
interests. He also said all institutions of the
State, including the judiciary, the Integrity Com-
mission, Parliament, Cabinet and the Office of
the President, have collapsed.
Leader of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP)
Jack Warner will announce his slate of 41 candidates
only when the UNC discloses theirs.
"We don't want to begin too early and burn our-
selves out. We will not announce candidates
until after the UNC announces theirs for
obvious reasons. We will go full speed ahead
after the date is given. No party shall form
the government without the ILP," he said.
He added that he
was not overly
The ILP held an
interfaith service held
at Passage to Asia
Restaurant in Chagua-
nas yesterday. Warner
said it was only fitting
that the party should
hold prayers and thanks-
giving on the say that
People's National Move-
ment (PNM) held
a family day at
Nelson Mandela Park, Port-of-Spain and the
People's Partnership (PP) celebrated its fifth
year in power at Macoya.
He said although recent Guardian Media
Limited polls conducted by Louis Bertrand
of H.H.B. and Associates showed that the PNM
was in the lead in Tunapuna, St Joseph and San
Fernando West, this was far from the truth. He said
the ILP has already started campaigning
"We have had cottage meetings in several areas.
We were in Chaguanas East and West, in Tunapuna,
Toco/Sangre Grande. We will launch our public
meetings from June 5," Warner said.
He added that the ILP will support a national front
and will work towards getting the support of unde-
cided voters. Warner accused the media to behaving
as if only two parties existed in T&T.
"Nothing is further from the truth. The country
is set up to believe if you are not PNM then you PP
or vice versa. They behaving like the Debates Com-
mission. They dismiss other parties," he said.
Asked which seat he planned to contest, Warner
said: "I dont know where I will contest whether it
is Chaguanas East or West, or Lopinot Bon/Air."
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In a post on his Facebook page yesterday, former
Prime Minister Patrick Manning said he is satisfied
that on May 24, 2010, he gave T&T a better offer
than the one from the People s Partnership.
"Over the past five years we have suffered the obscene
and extreme horror that has been unleashed on this
nation by the Kamla Persad Bissessar led UNC and
"I can say without fear of contradiction that in my
opinion, based on nearly five decades in politics, this
is the worst government to have administrated the
affairs of our nation, even before we became Inde-
pendent," Manning said.
"As we await with great anticipation the elections
date from one who has not kept one promise that she
has made, let us ask Almighty God to deliver us from
evil! I pray that God will continue to bless our nation!"
In the post, Manning also thanked God and his con-
stituents in San Fernando East for allowing him to
serve for 44 years. He said his longevity in public life
was unmatched in T&T, the Caribbean and the Com-
"Over the four occasions that I was blessed to serve
all of Trinidad and Tobago as prime minister, I did the
best that I knew how, with God's help," he said.
Manning: I made
better offer in 2010
'The police service has also made a very
definitive statement concerning its
investigations which are ongoing and are
independent of the IC. Both the police
service's statement and the position of
Justice Ventour are consistent with the
position taken previously by Deputy
Director of Public Prosecutions Joan
Honore-Paul. They all state very clearly
that firstly investigations are continuing
and secondly that nobody can claim to be
cleared of anything.'
--- Political leader of the Movement for
Social Justice (MSJ) David Abdulah
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