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In Round One of the election battle
which began immediately after Prime
Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar
announced the election date last Friday---
according to Independent Liberal Party
(ILP) leader Jack Warner s explanation of
how he organised to break his "ganja
story"---the issues of T&T Campaign 2015
run the risk of being obscured by
Warner s claim of a discovery of four
ounces of ganja on a window ledge out-
side the PM s Philippine house on April
12, 2013 (and his actions following that)
will be examined against the report
received by the Police Commissioner---
only on Tuesday---from Special Branch.
That gives the date of discovery of five
grammes of a "plant like material resem-
bling marijuana" as 8.50 am on April 19,
2013. Location was said to be "in a male
washroom of a gazebo" on the western
end of the PM s residence
Back then in 2013, Warner, then
National Security Minister, was fending
off the Sir David Simmons Concacaf
report---accusing him of corruption---
which aired on April 19, 2013. On April
20, 2013, Warner dismissed it. But that
day also, in reports of the PM, returning
from Washington and meeting State
Department officials, she d said she was
stunned by it and if true she d have to
decide on Warner s status in Cabinet.
The next day, April 21, she held a Cab-
inet meeting at her Philippine home
where Warner resigned.
Information of that period also revealed
Government had written the then US
Attorney General (Eric Holder) seeking
clarification on a March 27, 2013 Reuters
article that Warner s son Daryan was co-
operating with an FBI probe of interna-
tional football issues. There was no word
of what was received. Warner never
commented on the report.
Despite hints---during 2013 elections---
about "PP files," Warner appeared to have
been holding in reserve. That same year
both of his sons pleaded guilty on Fifa
matters. Only after he was indicted
(threatening to expose the PM) did he do
an affidavit on the alleged substance dis-
The acting Police Commissioner, placed
in an embarrassing position due to late
information on the 2013 discovery, cast
an indictment on the SB with his state-
ment that the matter wasn t dealt with
to conclusion, and his ominous postscript
that he d deal later with concerns, that it
wasn t brought to his attention.
Police internal affairs apart, was the
substance analysed in 2013? If not, why?
What was found? Depending on what it
was---illegal or not---was that the reason
nothing went forward? Who re the play-
ers involved? What transpires if nothing
remains to test?
Public curiosity might also extend to
whether it was forgotten by someone on
the property where former national secu-
rity minister Gary Griffith said up to 40
people---from police to maintenance---
operated daily. Did it belong to a house-
hold member? Was it "planted?"
The issue touched Persad-Bissessar less
than 48 hours after political one-upman-
ship in announcing the general election
date in the Parliament, before a leaderless
Opposition---and in an address which
sought to position public mindset for
seamlesss transition from one PP admin-
istration to another with frequent "sec-
ond term project" verbiage.
But the opposition(s) force(s) reply
would have been felt shortly after with
Warner s ganja claim. And "bombshells"
wouldn t have been unexpected in an
election period with unusually high
stakes---which the PM on Monday
acknowledged will be the "mother" of all
elections---and in which a seething Warn-
From his statements concerning talks
with PP emissaries to relink with PP,
Warner may have held hope---and thusly,
his "files"---until the indictment arose.
When he d have realised the PM s Janu-
ary teaser of "one day perhaps walking
side by side" was really just that. (Grif-
fith who s had a rude awakening regard-
ing Warner, says he ll still continue talks
with parties "for peace and political sta-
If there are questions for the PM and
police on the issue, an equal number
exist for Warner---taping capers et al---
and lack of proper disclosure will only
heighten gathering shadows concerning
his modus operandi.
On Monday the PM, focusing on the
undecideds, kept distance from encum-
bering her image by fighting Warner
(leaving it to Roodal Moonilal). The
PNM, coasting on the political dividends
of Warner s attacks, has taken up the
threads of his revelations with valid
questions arising from it.
Due to her continuing positive stocks---
seen among PP s biggest assets---and
marginally ahead of the PNM leader s,
Persad-Bissessar became a bigger target
than she was, the minute she released
the election date.
At PNM s Belmont meeting, Fitzgerald
Hinds said leadership "is really the key"
(though PNM s Franklin Khan said the
UNC wanted a battle between the PM
and Rowley when it was really a PNM-
While 2010 s "Kamlamania" is absent,
so too is "Rowleymania." She s also the
proponent of the PP s people-centred
policies which could have an edge in
some quarters over PNM s hinted future
revenue collection drive, police and public
service reviews and austerity/non-depen-
As such UNC s Monday Night Forum
featured a rebranded logo "Kamla 2015"
in red with the national colours draping
the "K"---as well as her advice to "brace
your back" for the war ahead.
Immediately after a salary increase is successfully
negotiated, there is a mark-up in food prices. The
other truth to be faced by the unwary is that there
are some expensive gifts that will cost more to
This is the pattern of political gifts. It has always
been easier to fool the poor than to fool the rich
and so it shall be for evermore. This is because the
rich are hungry only for more riches. The financially
challenged will line up in droves to be fooled as
hunger, political and otherwise, does not allow time
for reading the fine print.
Promises are made about houses that may
never be built in the next ten years. Votes are being
used as collateral in a game that benefits only the
The society has become unable to discern that
some political gifts will allow you to eat at the fast
food outlets every day but will not permit purchase
of the rich man's steak and caviar.
The farmers and small businessmen are being
removed from Chaguaramas and Invader's Bay in
order to allow the already filthy rich to wallow in
even more golden lucre.
The poor are being robbed to feed the rich. The
ex-Caroni workers who were not fairly treated can
only look on helplessly as the undeserving or al-
ready wealthy move on to state property that was
promised to them for their years of faithful service.
There is no signed political warranty that is
typed that will ensure that you will be treated hon-
estly and fairly. There are thousands of govern-
ment workers who do not have contracts for
permanent employment, but may have been used
to send home and pauperise previous employees.
Temporary jobs for temporary voters. Fear mon-
gering will frighten the functionally poor to pay lip
service based on having to feed their children.
After five full years in government and some se-
rious mismanagement and atrociously cavalier over
spending, the Partnership will have to allegedly rob
the Treasury to further fool even more of the poor
that they will eventually, somehow or the other,
make them rich.
We have entered the arena of credit card politics.
All the government needs is your vote to cover
down payment on your life.
How you will realistically pay your monthly in-
stalments on this cheap roll on roll off type of gov-
ernance will be looked at after the elections.
The sale agreement is all they want.
All good financial advisers will tell you cut the
political card in half and change your bankers.
ELECTIONS AMID THE 'ART' OF WAR-NER Stealing from
poor to feed rich
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