Thursday, September 27, 2012

PM ingores Rowley; reiterates confidence in AG

As expected, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has ignored a deadline imposed by Opposition leader Keith Rowley to fire Attorney General Anand Ramlogan from her Cabinet.

On Sunday Rowley set the Wednesday deadline and told his supporters that if Persad-Bissessar didn't act on his demand they should be on standby for further action.

In fact, Persad-Bissessar and Ramlogan were at a Parliamentary arm meeting of the United National Congress (UNC) on Wednesday night at the Rienzi Complex and Ramlogan made it clear that he was not going anywhere.

He stated that Rowley doesn't want him to be AG because of the number of PNM people facing legal action, including Calder Hart, the former executive chairman of the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad & Tobago (UDeCOTT).

Ramlogan was also present with the PM earlier in the day at the swearing-in of the new Justice Minister, Christlyn Moore.

Persad-Bissessar addressed the nation last Thursday and explained the details of the Section 34 matter, stating that former Justice Minister Herbert Volney had misled the Cabinet when he confirmed that he had the support of both the the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the Chief Justice on Section 34 matter. She fired Volney and apologised.

While the PNM has not stated what further action is planned, its allies in the labour movement are organising a 'rountable' meeting on Friday to discuss the next anti-government moves.

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Our family at home in Toronto 2008

Our family at home in Toronto 2008
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