Saturday, March 15, 2014

PM dedicates laying of coup report to Robinson

PM Kamla with Robinson in 2010
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar paid tribute to former President and Prime Minister, A.N.R. Robinson, who was the prime target in the attempted Coup of 1990.

She said the report of the Commission of Enquiry into the failed uprising, which she laid in parliament, confirms that Robinson was "a central mission of the insurgency". She said she is saddened to say that Robinson's health has taken a down turn.

Robinson is in hospital and on Friday the head of the Inter Religious Organisation asked citizens to devote some time on Sunday to pray for the former leader.

The PM said, "Earlier today, before I came to the Parliament, I took the opportunity as Prime Minister, but perhaps moreso in my own personal capacity as a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, one, along with countless other citizens of our Nation, one who has been inspired and strengthened by his leadership and demonstrated courage, that he has shown and as a person who has benefitted from the wisdom and sagacity of this internationally renowned son of our soil, I paid a visit to Mr. Robinson.

"The visit was brief, given the prevailing circumstances, but I wanted to convey to His Excellency, the fact that the Commission of Enquiry, which he deeply urged I should establish, had completed its monumental task and had presented its report to the President.

"I wish Mr. Speaker to dedicate the laying of this Report in this House, which Mr. Robinson served for so many years, to former President His Excellency Mr Robinson.

"I think that we can recall that he has been steadfast over the years in his calls for us to bring a clearer understanding of those dark and tumultuous days which started on July 27th 1990 and which may have produced a different turn of events if Mr. Robinson was not of the calibre, with an immense and demonstrated sense of national loyalty to his country and its People, regardless of personal consequences.

"I think that we all recall his unforgettable words:”Attack with full force!”

No comments:

Jai & Sero

Jai & Sero

Our family at home in Toronto 2008

Our family at home in Toronto 2008
Amit, Heather, Fuzz, Aj, Jiv, Shiva, Rampa, Sero, Jai