Sport Minister Anil Roberts has reminded Wired868 of his Government’s “zero tolerance” approach to drugs in the wake of a controversial video, aired by TV6, which appeared to show a bald headed, loud-mouth Minister smoking marijuana and discussing rolling techniques in a motel room with some amiable females; none of whom were named “Mrs Roberts.”
“Zero tolerance is zero tolerance,” said Roberts, “you cannot say zero tolerance to domestic violence and then say it was just a slap or say zero tolerance to corruption, then say it was only $7,000 you thief.”
Photo: Anil Roberts, Minister of Sport and Illicit Activities.
Roberts made it clear that cheating was reprehensible, although it is uncertain whether he was also referring to disloyalty in relationships.
“We do not cheat,” said the Sport Minister. “We live with class, we win with class, we lose with class…we have to send a message to our children…if you cheat, you are out.
“This is a dark mark on the history of T&T sport.”
But enough about Roberts’ view on 25-year-old Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Semoy Hackett, whom he blocked from State funding after she failed a drug test without even waiting for the relevant international body to examine her ‘B’ sample or the athlete to consider an appeal.
What does he think about ministers who share drugs with what might be prostitutes at motels with a history of being raided for human trafficking?
“You see me I can drink rum whole day and night,” said the Minister, as he boasted about his Cabinet credentials in the video, “but if I take two pull I gone through you know.”
Photo: Sport Minister Anil Roberts (left) give his respects to his boss and Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar at a function.
Careful PM; that bald head gets around.
So after “gift grabbing” Jack, “breast poking” Glenn, “mistress pushing” Chandresh and the “cookalooks inspector” from Tobago; whatever is Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to do with her “two pull” minister?
And who exactly handles Tantee Kamla’s recruitment anyway? Mr Live Wire has seen more stringent riff-raff policies at whore houses.
So, how does the Sport Minister think the Prime Minister should treat with Minister Two Pull?
“(This) issue is a very serious one and it shows some negligence and irresponsibility and downright disregard for the reputation of Trinidad and Tobago, not only as a sporting nation but as a country with a proud history of tremendous achievements,” said Roberts. “To all of those who will like to sully the brand by doping or by exercising nefarious means to gains success, that will not be tolerated by this brand, this Government, by this ministry and this sport company…
“You embarrass your country, your family and future generations and we will not accept it in any form or fashion; because you will impact on our brand… T&T is the brand; the brand is the people.”
Photo: So wait: it was Minister Two Pull the Prime Minister really put in charge of an Anti-Doping Bill? And this was after Jack Warner as National Security Minister and Herbert Volney as Justice Minister?
I feel if Michael Jackson was still here, he surety in charge of children sleepovers oui.
Well said, Roberts; it is an impassioned plea that should not be ignored. And Mr Live Wire expects that the Prime Minister will continue to restock her Cabinet as regularly as she does her, well, cabinet.
Mr Live Wire has another question for the public. Which is more dangerous for an impressionable child: sending them unsupervised to watch Spiderman (which comes with a PG rating) or leaving them for a day in Parliament for the next Youth Session?
No wonder school children are preparing for adult life with loads of casual sex; it is the only way to see your MP or apply for a HDC house these days.
Editor’s Note: Click HERE to see Minister Two Pull in action.