Monday, December 3, 2012

Jack, Moonilal reject claims by St Rose-Greaves

Jack Warner and Roodal Moonilal poured cold water Sunday on allegations by former cabinet colleague Verna St Rose-Greaves that Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar is not in control of the government and that certain unnamed persons close to her are undermining the government and trying to create chaos for their own benefit.

St Rose-Greaves made the statement in an interview published in the Sunday Guardian. 

In response both senior officials of the United National Congress (UNC) dismissed St Rose-Greaves.

Warner described the comments as "the most ungrateful statement one could make of Mrs Bissessar.” He urged people not to follow “the one or two people who have political grievance, whether real or imagined". 

The UNC chairman and minister of national security said St Rose-Greaves cannot substantiate the claims she made because they are not true. He noted that the fact that Persad-Bissessar is holding the People's Partnership coalition together is evidence that she is fully in command.

He said the PP Government is “intact and stable” adding that there is ample evidence to support that. "Do not look at the bile of any one individual,” he told the Guardian, adding that the people who are speaking against the government have "a grievance of one kind or the other.”

Moonilal express "shock" and said he is "very disappointed" to hear what the former minister said. Moonilal told the Guardian the allegations by St Rose-Greaves are figments of her imagination. 

The Housing Minister who is also leader of government business in Parliament said Persad-Bissessar is fully in charge and knows about and approves everything that goes to Parliament.

He added that at the executive level she has built “a Cabinet culture of participation, inclusion and respect for all. Every member of Cabinet has the same right as any other to speak and to shape decisions and outcomes.” He said St Rose-Greaves had the same rights and influence when she sat at the cabinet table.

Local government minister corroborated his cabinet colleagues. “The Prime Minister is in total control of her Cabinet, he told the Guardian. "She has a mind of her own and she is an extremely competent person and she directs her Cabinet.”

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