Jul 2, 2010

Dookeran watches from the sidelines as Jack Warner announced as acting Prime Minister

PRIME MINISTER Kamla Persad-Bissessar once again demonstrated her continued trust in Works and Transport Minister Jack Warner when she yesterday selected him over more politically experienced members of her Cabinet to act in her stead while she is out of the country next week.

Making the announcement at the post-Cabinet news conference at the Office of the Prime Minister, St Clair press secretary Garvin Nicholas said Persad-Bissessar leaves Trinidad and Tobago tomorrow to attend the Caricom Heads of Government meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica from Sunday (July 4) to Wednesday (July 7).
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The people who support the Congress of the People (COP) must be livid when the decision was made to have Jack Warner act as Prime Minister when the current PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar leaves for Jamaica today to attend the Caricom Heads of Government meeting in Montego Bay.
Just think about it Mr. Dookeran is the leader of the COP and with that position one must acknowledge that he could become the Prime Minister one day. One must also recall that Mr. Dookeran was once the leader of the UNC and by default the current Prime Minister's boss. Now he has been relegated to the sidelines and is expected to use his genius to make the rest of the People's Partnership look good by righting the finances of the country.

This is no way to treat Mr. Dookeran. I smell trouble in the making if not from Mr. Dookeran but from the camp of the COP that is already complaining about seat allotments for the upcoming Local Government elections. Mr. Rowley has to be smiling and must understand that there could very well be trouble in paradise.  The team of Warner and Bissessar is strongly in control of the People's Partnership.  Even Basdeo Pandeo remarked that the logical choice for the acting PM should have been Mr. Dookeran. Now you may believe that Mr. Panday is up to no good but there is much knowledge and know how that the silver fox can lend to the discussion. As someone remarked, "Forget the messenger, hear the message" in response to Mr. Panday's comments. Trouble is on the way... I can taste it.

As I continue to state... My popcorn is ready for the fireworks down the road. Watch with interest because anything can happen in West Indian politics. Don't flinch because when the telling blow lands one needs to be cognizant enough to weather the storm that will leave a bitter taste in the mouths of every Trinbagonian. Let's hope that common sense will prevail. 






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