The PNM has put its colt in the Chaguanas West by-election race in the form of 24-year-old farmer Avanish Singh.
Former MP Jack Warner was kind enough to write Singh’s campaign slogan for him. In response to the furore about spending $6.5 million in taxpayers’ money to tow a firetruck, Warner told constituents that: “I will do it again.”
If Singh cannot convince Chaguanas West of the need for change with that dismissive statement from the former National Security Minister, then there is no helping them.
Meanwhile, almost two months since Warner’s resignation, UNC political leader, Prime Minister and Trinidad and Tobago’s chief in-decision maker Kamla Persad-Bissessar still has not selected a candidate to run for the seat.
Perhaps the Prime Minister might also find her solution at the end of a colt.
On June 8, an unnamed 29-year-old Chaguanas businessman was detained and released by police after allegedly pointing his licensed firearm at a 25-year-old Freeport man and his wife and two toddlers at Price Plaza.
The businessman and parking enthusiast supposedly ordered the young family: “Move from there; that is my spot.”
Mr Live Wire thinks that Mr Chaguanas Businessman encapsulates Mr Chaguanas West’s best qualities: unfazed by legal ramifications, unafraid to dispossess innocent citizens and happy to substitute planning and open discussion with costly, ill-conceived action and badjohn-ism.
Presumably, he would learn to refer to himself in the third person over time: “Move from there, Jack; that is the constituency of Mr Chaguanas Businessman previously known as myself.”
Just wait until this fellah heads for Debe to ask Wayne Kublalsingh to get lost.