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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, July 9, 2015
People s National Movement
(PNM) candidate Fitzgerald Hinds
wasted no time at Tuesday s
Morvant meeting educating audi-
ences with his new definition of
"Third" which in his esteem lay
well below nether regions.
He told the crowd that preced-
ing speaker Camille Robinson-
Regis, in speaking about the new
Third Force Movement (TFM), had
employed a prim, proper pronun-
ciation of the word "Th-ird."
His own take, he said: "...Tu-
rd."PNMites didn t get it for a milli-
second. Until he gleefully added,
that "that (turd) according to the
Oxford dictionary is a pile of
Howls, hoots and a general
falling about with derisive crowd
That was the response as Hinds,
plus PNM deputy leader Marlene
McDonald and the party s political
leader Dr Keith Rowley, dealt with
the TFM. The latter two less
graphically but no less harshly.
PNMites had gathered on a strip
alongside the Lady Young Road,
Morvant. There was no sign of
outgoing Laventille MPs Donna
Cox and Nileung Hypolite. Chairs
were full. People milled in clusters,
closer stageside. Many wore jerseys
of other constituencies. A green
band maxi was parked at back
with other vehicles. Two men in
San Fernando East and PNM
Princes Town jerseys hawked nuts.
One urged loudly: "Buy some nuts
from the PNM nutsman."
The "second Rastaman in the
PNM" (dubbed as such by Robin-
son-Regis) Laventille East candi-
date Adrian Leonce, in a laid back
accent, expressed pride at his self-
admitted "ghetto roots," proclaim-
ing who fix Laventille, fix T&T,
let s forward ever."
His predecessor of "PNM
Rastafarian" ilk, Hinds, was less
laid back when it came to the Peo-
ple s Partnership and Prime Min-
ister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
It was clear what Hinds pro-
nouncements would be following
his energetic grimacing expression
of vehemence when preceding
speaker McDonald demanded:
"What is Kamla s track record?"
McDonald called out TFM s
Timothy Hamel-Smith: "...Since
when he care bout the poor and
downtrodden of Laventille,
Beetham, Duncan Street and Sea
She predicted the election would
be the nastiest ever.
Hinds who said Leonce was
"better looking than me" revealed
his targets immediately as he took
the podium: "I make no apology --
I come for political war."
Hitting the PM s complaint over
his recent "alligator" jab, he also
said "maybe she doh like the word
alligator ... but a friend gave me
a beautiful alligator skin wallet
and ladies have shoes, handbags
and belts. I shoulda say zanjee."
On TFM s Hamel-Smith, he
opined: "...squeaky little church
mouse with mustache, now all of
a sudden he want to form party."
Next came the "Tu-rd" defini-
tion followed a reminder to lis-
teners of constipation "forcing"
and his view that the United
National Congress (UNC) is the
"first Force" Congress of the Peo-
ple (COP)/PP, the second, and the
TFM was the "third force... I think
their symbol should be Hamel-
Smith on a cesspit in Westmoor-
ings with a Flit gun killing all the
cockroaches... Who do they think
they re fooling?"
All manner of corresponding
vitriolic crowd responses arose as
he trashed the PM and the same
occurred when Rowley waded into
Hamel-Smith. "Birds of a feather
flock together, he was UNC s point
man on the procurement com-
mittee, he s forming a party to
help the UNC."
"T&T is now being governed
by colours... Colour Me Orange
programmes... but they staying
far from Grey Goose, eh."
Hinds and Rowley
pound 'Turd Force'
PNM supporters in a happy mood during the party's public meeting at Lady Young Road, Morvant, on
Tuesday night. PHOTO: MARCUS GONZALES
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