Crime Clusterf@$k/Political Pantomime: 22mts, 23dys

Anybody remember that one of the issues that The Keith raised on March 3rd during his Motion of No Confidence address was the issue of procurement procedures that are affecting the rate and frequency with which foreign investment taking place?

Minister of Planing and the Economy, Bhoe Tewarie. Photo courtesy Trinidad Guardian website.

Well, the UNC-led Govt has just changed the procurement rules again…They have removed the requirement of a quorum that comprised 4 members of the Govt and 1 member of the Opposition/1 Independent Senator. As the law now stands, only 4 members of the Govt are required. You know who was part and parcel of that legislation change? Minister of Planning and the Economy Dr  Bhoe Tewarie…yes the same Bhoe whowatch CLICO sink and said not one word….Now study yuh head good and tell me what you think going to happen with tendering and procurement procedures with a quorum that does not have a representative from the Opposition or an Independent member of Parliament?

Little bit by little bit this current government is undermining our Parliament and our legal checks and balances. Last year when people kick up fuss about procurement procedures over the Pt Fortin Highway, Kamla Persad set up an inter-ministerial committee to oversee that things were transparent…guess who chairs the committee….The Prime Minister….guess who has the contracts worth $600m to provide the highway project with aggregate….Gopaul!

What happened to all the transparency and accountability talk from 2010? And why aren’t we making more noise about all of these breaches?

Imagine the Minister of Public Utilities, Senator George, says Hinds must go before the Privileges Committee for quoting from a newspaper article, while Moonilal and Ramlogan can lie on private citizens under the protection of Parliament and never have to answer a question or even issue an apology!

And while we on the topic of questionable information being disseminated in Parliament…Dr Goopeesingh, can you tell me which report you got the figures from about national depression? You estimated 100,000 people. Was a survey done? Were all of these people diagnosed? And where were they diagnosed? At private offices? Public hospitals? Or were you taking foreign figures ad applying it to the local mileu?

Balo Maharaj’s wife got extradited….But Ish and Steve still here and the talk is tendering for hefty government contracts.

Dookeran boof Volney without actually using his name. And Pastor Volney officiate at Atiba Duncan’s funeral.

The Dangerous Dogs Act is closed to being passed and it only names specific breeds….which is stigmatising them….and to the best of my knowledge, all dogs can attack and maul a human and more likely than not, it’s the owners who cause dogs to be dangerous. I think this Act needs some adjustments for it to be fair all around as well as protect people from careless owners.

Devant Maharaj: Minister of Transport. Photo courtesy Trinidad Guardian website.

And of course we have the perennial problem of bobol in Licensing Office that no govt is ever going to actually tackle….why? Because…

De Vice Cyah Done!

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Crime Clusterfu$k/Political Pantomime 20mts, 9dys:

Jack and Kamla: A Love Story!

Little Jack Warner sulking in a corner
Eating his humble pie
Kamla well put him down
For being a clown
And dealing with Fifa Bribes!
It look like the political love affair to end all love affairs done!
Gone are the days of hand holding and puss pussing in Parliament.
Jack going up the Hanging Bill Hill by heself.
It is a desperate attempt to remain credible in a party that no longer needs him or his wallet!
Why keep Jack when we have the Treasury!
Kamla Rani tell the Keith of Rowley to re-think his position on the Joint Select Committee and bring back he bat and ball (Faris and Colm) to the game.
The country still reeling over Plane Talk and Bad Manners.
The Hot Shot Top Cop in a Hott Spott and Sandy say he have to explain.
In between all this non-transparence and over-procurement the murder toll continues to rise.
41 murders in January…a month with only 31 days!
Yet Kamla Rani promising BIG tourism thrust…..
Trinis fraid Trinidad, you expect tourists to come here bravez dangez?
Gypsy say no to a second chutney show in South.
Since when he have the power of veto on what private promoters do?
Advantage, Bacchanal and De Vice Cyah Done!

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/_Jack_on_a_personal_campaign_-138535129.html

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/_So_what__-138535134.html

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Kamla_promises_big_tourism_push-138535109.html

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/PM_urges_Rowley_to_rethink_position_on_JSC-138535104.html

http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2012-02-02/sandy-gibbs-must-account-actions