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The Democratic Party of T&T
has decided not to contest the
2015 general election. This difficult
decision was made after evaluating
the present political climate and
the public response to the last
three months of the DPTT's shar-
ing its vision for T&T.
It is clear from the responses of
the many not aligned to the two
major political parties that those of
us who positioned ourselves to
represent the interests of the non-
aligned have, in some way, not
been able to regain their trust.
The nonaligned constituency
placed a lot of trust and hope in the
COP and the other parties that
help formed the People's partner-
ship at the last general elections.
Their responsibility was to keep
the torch of honesty, integrity, in-
clusiveness, truthfulness, openness
and patriotism alight. Instead, one
can argue that that goodwill and
trust was sacrificed at the altar of
greed, selfishness and lust for
The DPTT recognises that it will
take more than one election cam-
paign to regain the trust of the un-
decided and nonaligned citizens of
T&T. Consequently, time does not
permit for citizens to trust a new
political organisation at this critical
point in our development.
With the economy is dire need
of a sense of direction and the na-
tion's institutions seemingly on the
brink of failure, it seems that citi-
zens feel some sense betrayal from
the political institutions that could
have used their influence to im-
prove the quality of life of our citi-
The DPTT pledges to do all
within its means to regain the trust
of those seeking unity and
progress for all the peoples of T&T.
Together we must work towards
rebuilding our nation.
May God bless our nation.
Political Leader of the DPTT.
DPTT bows out of election race
Madam PM, firstly, congratulations
on being the first elected female
Prime Minister. Even the great USA
has not had that distinction as yet
and, the way things are going, might
have to wait a while longer.
Let us start with something posi-
tive. The previous MP for Naparima
will not be returning. He proved to be
quite an elusive chap. It was always
extremely arduous to locate him.
A certain male politician said he will
sleep with the devil to remove a cer-
tain government from office. Last
check the devil was still male.
One of the many things the UNC
"promised" was a fixed election date.
A "promise" is a comfort to a fool.
Politicians lie for a living. Whatever
they say and promise is a lie. That is
their job. They tell us what they know
we want to hear.
Where I live we have been prom-
ised a recreation ground over 50
years now. Do you think we are wait-
ing in vain? I hope not.
Governments have come and gone.
Through opposition and being in
charge, absolutely nothing. One has to
take it with a kilogram of salt.
The two main combatants, PNM
and UNC, are ready to do battle. The
ILP is going after the "undecided" if
such a voter exists.
Their leader has fallen from grace.
Why would someone with wealth and
power have a curry tabanca?
Madame PM, you profess to be dif-
ferent from the PNM but you are imi-
tating their actions and anticipating
different results. Do you know what
that is a definition of?
The previous leader of the PNM al-
ways had the election date in his back
pocket. Where is he now?
It is always the "mother, father and
children" of all elections. We have
heard that some many times before,
it is like a recurring decimal.
It is always going to be a close elec-
tion, even when the results were 33-3.
There are 41 seats, an odd number,
there is going to be a result.
Somebody is going to win and
someone has to lose. The pollsters al-
ways say it is too close to call or they
chain up the incumbent to lose as
many a PM have found out the hard
Polls do not win elections. People
who come out and vote for their
party, not stay home and cook and
then complain, do.
At one of the party's rallies there is
a rather disturbing depiction of an in-
dividual who seems to have a drinking
problem and is intoxicated. Come on
people, that is no laughing matter.
This could only happen in Trinidad,
nowhere else in the world.
Like it or not, at present that per-
son is a representation of all of us.
If you were a US citizen, which all
of us seem to be aspiring toward,
would you disrespect the president?
Not for all the rum at Angostura.
What is joke for schoolboys is death
Let us discuss ideas not individuals.
Bell ringing and horn blowing is noise
and distraction. Respect the office.
Tell us your strengths, not the weak-
ness of others.
One thing the present PM can al-
ways find is an AfroTrini to shake
hands with wherever she goes, even
to the North Pole. If your government
has performed, you do not have any-
thing to worry about, do you?
People want to exhale. Foreigners
want to invest in the country.
What is the worst thing that could
happen? You could win. Do you want
to win? There is nothing to fear ex-
cept fear itself.
Do what is right, because it is right.
Go brave, fortune favours the brave.
I wish you well.
Madame PM, many fell under your
watch. Some sort of record, I am sure.
It is either you are the most severe
assessor or the poorest recruiter.
If you get a second chance, a sec-
ond bite of the mango I can recom-
mend an excellent HR professional
who will psychometrically test all po-
John Public, if when this adminis-
tration assumed office, you were eat-
ing rice and fry alloo and your meal
has not changed, you know what to
do. The poor remain poor, the colour
of the jersey changes to suit the gov-
ernment of the day.
Whatever the results, the real win-
ners will come from the West.
God bless our nation.
I disagree with Trade Minister
Vasant Bharath that the Forex woes
are due to elections. A lot of people
feel that regardless of which party
wins the elections, with the low price
of oil, and all the high recurrent ex-
penditures the government will face,
a devaluation of the TT$ is imminent
and that is why they are holding on
to whatever US$ they have.
Neil R de Montrichard,
Hoarding a result of devaluation fears?
Why beat up? Somebody has to win
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