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One might argue with the view that “a people get the government they deserve” but no one can dispute that “we have to live with the government that we vote for”.

Horse race or donkey derby?

Written by Sunday, 22 March 2015 06:09

Approximately two weeks prior to the PNM’s screening exercise here in Tobago, I was told that Wendell Berkley is the choice of the Chief Secretary. As I doubted my source strenuously and vehemently, I was told to wait and I would see for myself.

The reckless statements and arrogant posture of Tobago West parliamentarian Delmon Baker in the public debate on the crime situation in Tobago, are despicable and dangerous, but not surprising.

Given all the miss and mister steps by the Central Government, the Chief Secretary seems to be smelling blood. One is left to wonder if that is his reason for deciding to go down the wicket and bat out of his crease.

The latest move by Kamla and her cohorts is nothing short of absurd. What is the purpose of the government bringing a no confidence motion against the Opposition Leader?

The silly season is upon us – take cover!

Written by Sunday, 08 March 2015 05:55

IT is extremely sad that after 15,000 Tobagonians voted in 2010 to assist in putting the People’s Partnership (PP) in Government, the only slogan which the Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) and the TOP/Tobago Forwards can come up with after they failed the people and are now facing guaranteed defeat is “a vote for the ILP is a vote for the PNM.” From where I sit, no right thinking Tobagonian should cast a vote for either political outfit (regardless of who their candidates are).

The next two months are going to be critical in the development of this island and it’s people. On Wednesday,  a team representing the Tobago House of Assembly and the Forum of Political Parties will meet with a Central Government team to discuss and, hopefully, reach some consensus on the issue of self government for Tobago.

When I read and saw on my television how the Secretary in the Division of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Gary Melville attributed the $86 Million “secured” for road paving to the shrewd financial management of the Executive Council, I immediately said to myself that his time in “exile” recently did very little to bring him closer to reality.

Events over the past two weeks have fuelled hope that the long journey towards self government for Tobago is closer to the final destination.

Who speaks for Tobago in Port of Spain?

Written by Sunday, 22 February 2015 04:22

Sometime ago I had cause to ask the Chief Secretary what have the people of Tobago done to be treated in the manner in which they are being treated by the Executive Council. Today I am constrained to ask the same of the Prime Minister (PM).

During the Carnival season, most of the focus, even by many Tobagonians, is on the activities in Trinidad.

I resigned from the TOP in 2013 – remember?

Written by Sunday, 15 February 2015 02:28

I cannot understand why some of my friends in the Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) are so upset that I sat with Delmon Baker and Christlyn Moore recently. Some are going as far as accusing me of using my articles to attack and discredit their leader.

ALL Tobagonians must pay close attention to events at the national level and their impact on their quality of life and the quality of governance in this island and this country.

Wanted-More men with testicular fortitude

Written by Sunday, 08 February 2015 04:22

As I watched the Prime Minister as she demolished the character of witnesses to alleged crimes that were committed by members of her government, and as I listened as she removed Ministers left, right and centre (including the only Tobago Government voice in the Senate), I must confess that I felt a little bad for my good friend and leader of the Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP).

On Wednesday January 21, members and supporters of the People’s National Movement gathered at the Scarborough Esplanade for an evening of praise and thanks. 

What a stadium we livin in!

Written by Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:49

I actually smiled when I saw the headline news and the People Meter Question on Thursday 15th January 2015.

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