It seems safe to suggest that an unnamed People’s Partnership Minister would never get the lead role in “Finding Nemo.”
Across the deep, blue sea allegedly lays his son who is supposedly in a spot of bother with the FBI for money laundering. Good luck, mate.
For weeks, the topic of paternal relationships has gripped Trinidad and Tobago, which seems at odds with the general perception of the role of fathers in the country.
As a school footballer, Mr Live Wire was informed by his coach that there were only two acceptable reasons to miss training: the death of your mother or natural disaster.
“What about if my dad dies?” asked one young man.
“Send your condolences,” replied the coach.
The Minister’s son, for the record, has long passed the age of 21. This is no Elian Gonzales case. He doesn’t need a father; he needs a lawyer.
And, despite Opposition Leader Keith Rowley’s claim that the supposed arrest ought to be public knowledge, the truth is the possible detention should not impact on the Minister’s duties any more than the Education Minister’s policies are influenced by his son’s alleged lust for violence and doubles—in which ever order he can get them.
No doubt, the Minister in question has his own sins to answer for and Trinidad and Tobago should judge him for those wrongs right here rather than hope a foreign country steps in to do the dirty work on its behalf.
What good is 50 years of independence if Trinidad and Tobago still relies on the legal opinions of the United Kingdom and the sleuthing of the United States to solve its internal problems? Is this a real country or not?
As for the Minister’s son, he apparently missed out on enjoying a live rendition of Blaxx’s “Nah Getaway” for the 2013 Carnival season.
Since it seems he will be in Florida for some time, Mr Live Wire suggests he gets in tune with the natives and there is a Taylor Swift concert coming up.
Sing after me: “We are never ever ever getting back together…”