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Fixin T&T: The Gov’t has collapsed; call elections after Carnival

The following are letters sent on Tuesday February 3 by civic group, Fixin’ T&T, to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams:

The Honourable Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC,

Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago,

13 – 15 St. Clair Avenue,

St. Clair.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar. (Courtesy Caricom.com)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
(Courtesy Caricom.com)

Dear Mrs Persad-Bissessar,

We write to insist that a date for general elections be announced on or before Friday February 20, 2015 and our Parliament be dissolved.  It is the view of many citizens that our Government has collapsed under your leadership.  The People’s Partnership has, for quite some time, lost the moral authority to govern THE PEOPLE of Trinidad & Tobago.

The latest of the scandals that plagues your administration has brought the Office of the Attorney General and the Cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago into unprecedented disrepute.  We have written to Ag CoP Stephen Williams to request that criminal investigations into allegations of attempts to pervert the course of justice be expanded to include members of your Cabinet.  A copy of that letter is attached for your perusal.

We look forward to you ‘doing the right thing because it is the right thing to do’ and expect your announcement of the date for general elections to be made no later than February 20, 2015.

Sincerely,

Kirk Waithe

Cc: Media

Photo: Attorney General Anand Ramlogan SC.
Photo: Attorney General Anand Ramlogan SC.

Mr Stephen Williams,

Ag Commissioner of Police,

Police Administration Building,

Corner Sackville and Edward Streets,

Port of Spain.

 

Dear Mr. Williams,

We write to formally and respectfully request that the criminal investigation into allegations of attempting to pervert the course of justice be expanded (in addition to Mr. Anand Ramlogan SC) to include:

  • Minister of Trade, Industry, Investments and Communications Vasant Bharath
  • Mr. Ernie Ross of Ross Advertising
  • Any and all other members of Cabinet alleged to have attempted to influence Mr. Gary Griffith to reconsider his intentions/actions

Public statements by Mr. Griffith over the past forty eight hours along with a text message he alleges was sent to him from Minister Bharath cause us tremendous anxiety.

We look forward to your urgent consideration of our request.

Sincerely,

Kirk Waithe

Cc:

  • The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC – Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Mr. Roger Gaspard SC – Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Media

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Fixin T&T's mission is the realization of good governance to achieve healthy, holistic, and fulfilling lifestyles for all citizens through the study, promotion, and furtherance of strong democratic institutions; sound infrastructure; integrity in public and corporate affairs; and a culture of respect by all for the laws and regulations of the country to create a safe, secure, efficient and productive Trinidad & Tobago.

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93 comments

  1. so ok if an election is called Monday…would all the problems disappear? Will the price of oil go to US$100 Will we recover billions of dollars lost from the mess Calder Hart did?
    why Fixin TnT doe try and fight a seat in elections?

  2. The day after Ash Wednesday more people to bussss the public purse Buss’s the Tape call it now it toooo horrible all has fallennnnn help us somebody alyuh where is Sat M

  3. Not happening!!! When pigs fly

  4. keep underestimating her…she thrives on it, thats why she is where she is and you are where you are.

  5. Whether she call election now or later this dog and pony show is going to come to and end and not in their favor

  6. fixin wat. never fix they own wife business muchless somebody else’s.

  7. I woulda buy that without no sale John Gill if I didn’t see PNM page asking people to vote in polls.

  8. penny has to find a party may be ILP

  9. has she lost any support of her elected mps? crazy to call elections

  10. Savitri; tonight’s CCN TV6 People Meter question results
    Are you satisfied with the PNM’s choice for Arima?
    YES = 65%
    NO = 35%

  11. We need a breath of fresh air from the animal farm…..arrogance, deceit,nepotism covered by a blanket of pitch on the road.

  12. kirk waithe and fixin tnt is de same person…ent?

    either of him make ah statement on calabar yet?

  13. True ting Savitri. Rowley and the screening committee (pretty much one and the same) really have it in for Penny. Reeks of spite. But that’s for another thread.

  14. People see in others only a reflections of themselves

  15. Somebody pls get Imbert and others opinion on this and report back

  16. All d “till a dead” suddenly cocky while Penny wins 30 out of 35 nominations and still not selected for Arima, now that is democracy

  17. Government is doing well. Should she not taken action? Way to go PM.

  18. Cancel carnival .waste ot tax dolllars
    Where was your mouth fixin tnt when manning .rowely and their 40 crooks was raping the country.now all you get voice and only want the government to go.

  19. The police probe needs to focus on the prime minister’s false claims that she did not have any knowledge of the Ag’s actions or about David West’s involvement in the matter. Unless we are in fact truly a banana republic any due diligence conducted on David West once he was short-listed to head the PCA would have unearthed the information and the PM would have been briefed about it.

  20. Call it early call it late.. they are going DOWN. Btw** The word is BALD. When you want to call someone dunce, try to not sound it..

  21. You feel she is a jackass like the last pm to call elections early.You fell that ball head dunce want to run a country with the oil price so low.Race have you all suffering.Well great

  22. These ppl are crazy I think they can’t see

  23. You only have 1 member,and you want educated people to listen to your PNM rethoric?

  24. Fixing TnT, is a PNM party group.

  25. Why should she call elections? They did nothing wrong! It’s all Rowley and PNM propaganda! Our Government did in 4 years what the PNM couldn’t do in 40! Why throw away all that progress?

  26. They don’t get tired calling for early elections? LOL.
    Does get very stale after a while and loses its sting.

  27. I’m in church on Sundays.And I ignore baseless threats and shady objectives.

  28. This thread appears to have gone well off topic…

  29. Clyde Paul anytime, anyday, anywhere and twice on Sunday! I’ll meet you. You pick.

  30. Who or whatever you are Jimi it’s still jail for many when the MAN takes over.

  31. Lol that’s really the most intellectual response you could muster? I’m UNC? LOL

  32. Silverstones,you & the pp unc is scared of Dr Rowley ,because is jail 4 them.

  33. I wish PNM riot over the selection of Rowley as political leader. But say what sheep always follow the herder.

  34. Naette Yoko Lee ,why did you say that ?This Country will not riot over E Ross,he is of no value to the country on a hole.

  35. If they investigate Ross, this country will riot.

  36. The government has collapsed and is presently warded at St Anns hospital

  37. I dunno jedd…all I know is that Rowley not going to decriminalize/legalize marijuana

  38. Just being a Devil’s advocate ok
    What if the PM and her cohort are aware of how deep they are in the Gobar and looking for a get out of jail card. Now they probably can’t trust Timmy boy as Prez for the bigger plot which is having made the call for the Prez to revoke the PCA Director’s appointment Tim May not have agreed so to do when the Prez is away on vacation, so what did they do? Get compliant amenable loyal Razia to do the bidding anytime the Prez takes a break….just a thought…Whey yuh think?

  39. I love the caveat, “after carnival.”

  40. Fixin T T .Calder Hart Wining Low with we money all over the world,Boko Haram thief ah whole Hospital in Tobago, Where were you?

  41. Saddly that and a purple cow, we’d never see!!!

  42. Hahaha. Gervais Michael Penco, you know how long people waiting on the dangerous dog bill? Decades. Don’t let politicians tie you up with that.

  43. Let’s help Kamla keep her ship afloat until weed decriminalize/legalize nuh?

  44. No confidence in the PM.The encourager of wrong doing.

  45. 17 minsters sacked ,4 reshuffles in 4yrs.We had enough Kams this reflects bad on u.

  46. Jimi, with that kind of choice, you are making the better choice. What we really need is a wider pool to choose from.

  47. but if Rowley come in power, he would not decriminalize/legalize marijuana.

  48. Colette Cyrus-Burnett….what ever they calling it…..it can happen only in trinidad…sad place’

  49. When you vote for the lesser of two evils you’re still voting for evil aren’t you?

  50. I don’t understand.
    I opposed Manning, I’m not UNC.
    I opposed Kamla, I’m not PNM.

    That narrow way of think is distinctly banana republic!

  51. Vernal Damion Cadogan you know I’m the enemy once I oppose PNM ent! Sound familiar?

  52. Gooding & Silverstone soon you all will hold you stones & ball,writing is on the wall.

  53. Should be called immediately this is a mockery. This cannot be called governing.

  54. Disappointing.
    I wonder if these people understand the harm they cause?

  55. Ian fighting fun a space along with BStones and PEA

  56. Of course not^^^
    You expect anything different Vernal?

  57. That’s a great question Ian asked. An equally good question would be who is financing the UNC, but he eh business with that.

  58. Who’s financing Fixin’T&T? PNM?

    • The real question why your great leader did not nip this thing in the bud by extraditing Galbaransingh and Ferguson. The Section 34, Emailgate and the alleged “witness tampering”all have at their centre former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan. And it all goes back to airport scandal. I hope you aren’t foolish to think that someone as stupid as Volney could come up with that stroke of mid independence night proclamation.. As well, at the same time, we had the spectre of our esteemed AG claiming to not be an expert in “Criminal Law.” All this from a Senior Counsel AG! Lol! Who’s financing Fixin T&T is the least of our problems as the PM tries to sweep Anand under the carpet by talking about Rowley this and David West that and Gary the other. That’s your great leader blaming everybody but herself for having to fire 17 ministers in four years! ROTFL even though it’s a disaster. After all the talk about accountability, responsibility and integrity while invoking the names of dead people who probably would not have supported her were they alive? Chickens come home to roost.,

  59. Can you imagine a leader as horrible as Kamla? That’s an insult

  60. PP getting stronger by the second. Elections in September. Row lie could call until he turns blue, which is very likely

  61. I think what pissed her off Savitri was Griffith’s refusal to resign so she was forced to fire him. BIG MISTAKE.

  62. Only one mistake in that letter. Where does the word Honourable fit in?

  63. Ok OK, Savitri, we’ll wait to after Carnival..lol

  64. D lady sounded pissed off last night…what get she so vex, I would really like to know

  65. I say the gov’t collapsed long time, they only trying to save face…and the public getting carried away….

    Richard, ppl go vote, but what about the ppl working then….I will vote tonight if I have to

  66. They dismiss them! Wham you late or what? Transparency International too! If you eliminate all cops you can do what you want right? Someone tag Ravi Balgobin

  67. Why wait till ‘after Carnival’? lol I think trinis would vote J’ouvert morning if you give them the chance.

  68. Why an election date wasn’t stated last night still eludes me