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Opposition Member of Parlia-
ment for St Joseph Terrance Deyals-
ingh has condemned Attorney Gen-
eral Anand Ramlogan for using the
Parliament to make disparaging
remarks about his fidelity.
Deyalsingh has challenged Ram-
logan to come outside the Parliament
and repeat his claims.
"I dare him, say it outside instead
of being a coward under Parliament
Deyalsingh said he was seeking
advice as to what course of action
he could take against the AG, as his
comments has offended not only
him, but his wife and family.
"I am the one in public life, not
my wife, not my children."
He said the AG has also disre-
spected the Parliament and cried
shame on Prime Minister Kamla Per-
sad-Bissessar for continuing to shield
He also cried shame on political
leader of the COP Prakash Ramadhar
for continuing to associate himself
with the AG and the PP.
During the debate on The Dog
Control (Amendment) Bill, 2014, in
Parliament, on Friday, Deyalsingh
read into the records bits of corre-
spondence from animal behaviourist
Kristel-Marie Ramnath, complaining
to the Opposition that she was being
misquoted and misrepresented about
suggestions as to what should or
shouldn t be on the legislation. He
asked for an apology from the Par-
ability being questioned'
Deyalsingh said efforts to correct
the errors were not taken seriously,
and now Ramnath s professional
ability was being questioned by her
peers and family.
To loud desk thumping, the AG
on Friday apologised to the House
for the contribution of the Member
for St Joseph.
"I apologise for his tone, his con-
tent, his misleading contribution and
I want to apologise to his ex-girl-
friend name Kristel apparently who
has been deprived of his services on
Valentine s night and that seem to
have agitated him. I don t know
which Kristel he is speaking about,"
Ramlogan said, as the opposition
members reacted with outrage at the
Ramlogan called for protection of
the Deputy Speaker Nela Khan.
Ramnath was also taken aback by
the AG s attempt to link her in an
inappropriate way with Deyalsingh.
"Feelings doesn t come into ques-
tion at this moment. I just want to
focus on the goal as to the best leg-
islation for the dogs," she said yes-
Deyalsingh read out into the
Hansard a correspondence from
Ramnath which stated that the AG
had not sought her permission and
had used information in an article
published in the Sunday Guardian
to develop the list of 16 dangerous
dogs, from the Veterinary Associa-
tion, that they will not be certifying
dogs as stipulated in the act.
In a telephone interview, Deyals-
ingh said on this basis, he had come
to the conclusion that the act had
failed as the AG had presented leg-
islation which he said was supported
by expert opinion, which the experts
said they never gave.
"In his response, the AG had no
intellectual response to my argu-
ment, issuing all sorts of wild accu-
sation to our shock, amazement and
"And my wife was looking at this
live on television at home. I don t
know the young lady (Ramnath).
What place does that have during a
debate?" Deyalsingh asked.
"What transpired last night (Friday
night) was gutter politics in the
extreme. The sheer recklessness of
that statement need to be con-
demned in the strongest possible
Deyalsingh condemns AG
...takes umbrage to remarks about his fidelity
old Ursilla Roach
during his visit to
the All Saints
Home for Senior
KRISTIAN DE SILVA
Contender for People s National
Movement (PNM) leadership elections
Pennelope Beckles-Robinson says she
is in no rush to announce her slate
for the May 18 internal election.
Beckles-Robinson, in a text interview
with the Sunday Guardian, said she
had until nomination day to finalise
"I am giving myself some time to
talk with as much people as possible
before I announce," she said.
Beckles-Robinson s statement comes
after former senate president Danny
Montano confirmed that he was sup-
porting her bid to take over the party.
This election is the first time in its
58 years that the PNM will utilise the
one-man one-vote system instead of
the delegate system of voting and is
being heavily contested.
Party leader Dr Keith Rowley has
been walking in constituencies since
early January, weeks before announcing
the internal election date. The Beck-
les-Robinson faction has been playing
catch-up and has been having smaller
group meetings in the build-up to the
It was reported that Montano was
involved in the commissioning of two
polls that put Beckles-Robinson ahead
of Rowley, but which Rowley supporters
dismissed as cheap politicking.
Beckles still finalising her slate
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