Dr Wayne Kublalsingh continues to gamble his health on the compassion, transparency and sense of justice of the People’s Partnership government and its leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar. Arguably, it is akin to leaving your Oreos with the Cookie Monster and expecting to come home to chocolate chips.
Housing Minister Roodal Moonilal, who was once tipped by Persad-Bissessar as her future successor, described Kublalsingh’s hunger strike as the actions of a spoilt child. And the PM is yet to directly address Kublalsingh’s call for an independent body to address the Re-Route Movement’s concerns while her letter yesterday delivered little comfort.
Last week, National Security Minister Jack Warner said that $4.5 million spent on a Laventille family day was excellent business if it saved just one life.
The life of an environmental activist, it seems, is not worth even the chance that a highway might not be completed.