Opposition Leader Keith Rowley might have had a Trinidad Express reporter seeking therapy yesterday after he said that Caribbean Airlines’ costly take over of Air Jamaica was bleeding Trinidad and Tobago financially “like a chop neck.”
Mr Live Wire cannot confirm that Rowley then said: “Just keeping it real, son.”
Surely, though, Trinidad and Tobago has enough violent imagery as it is without business mergers being likened to mutilations. Rowley’s complaint surely sounded like a case for Crime Watch host Ian Alleyne not Express’ business reporter Asha Javeed.
The Opposition Leader, who is still haunted by ex-Prime Minister Patrick Manning’s “Raging Bull” tag, is not best known for diplomacy. But with metaphors like that he is unlikely to be introduced to many toddlers during the next general elections.
Mr Live is not sure which scenario is more unnerving: Watching Rowley kiss babies or Arlene “The Toilet Flushing Principal” Blackman baptise them.