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Fixin T&T: Kamla must fire Ramdeen now! UNC Senator operating under several clouds

“It’s been more than 48 hours since criminal charges have been officially laid against [UNC Senator Gerald Ramdeen]. Mr Ramdeen is an unelected member of our Parliament whose removal is long overdue…”

Fixin T&T calls on Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar to remove Senator Gerald Ramdeen, after he was charged for corruption and released on TT$1.2 million bail:

Photo: UNC senator and attorney Gerald Ramdeen.
(Copyright CNC3)

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar must immediately advise the President to revoke the appointment of UNC Senator Gerald Ramdeen. It’s been more than 48 hours since criminal charges have been officially laid against him.

Mr Ramdeen is an unelected member of our Parliament whose removal is long overdue. Mr Ramdeen has been the subject of at least one criminal investigation for quite some time. Many other ‘clouds’ hang over him in his professional capacity.

Mrs Persad-Bissessar’s suggestion that the arrests and charging of Messrs Ramlogan and Ramdeen is politically motivated is as reckless as it is irresponsible. FIXIN’ T&T will not sit idly by and allow yet another arbitrary attack on our independent institutions; a dangerous ploy used by self serving politicians on both sides of the isle.

The Opposition Leader would be well served to recall that Government Ministers serving under PNM and UNC Administrations were arrested and charged in the past. Mrs Persad-Bissessar must do the right thing and remove Gerald Ramdeen from our Parliament immediately!

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25 comments

  1. Every political POS in this land is operating under clouds. Ask big Mac and her colleagues. Or, on the yellow side, ask anyone of them.

  2. I am sadden that FixingTnT was so very slow off the blocks on this one.

    • Joseph Lewis, the two men were charged at 10pm in Friday night. On the next work day, Monday morning, Fixin T&T asked Kamla to hurry up… and you think the problem is Fixin T&T’s speed?

    • Lasana Liburd usually they are quick off the mark…..not waiting for a ‘work day’ to make a statement. For me the real eye opener is the deafening silence from the LATT. Steups

    • Dawn Foderingham if the point they are trying to make is that Kamla is taking too long to get rid of him, I think it would be foolish if they said that within hours of him being charged.
      But just my opinion.

  3. Persad Bissessar is quite clearly a bit perturbed.
    When Colin Partap, an elected member of parliament , was charged for refusing a breathalyser test he was summarily dismissed as a Minister.
    Ramdeen is charged with a far more serious crime and Persad Bissessar waffles.

  4. They havent removed him yet???

  5. I was going to comment.. “LET COMMON SENSE PREVAIL”, but on second thought I concluded that COMMON SENSE IS NOT COMMON TO EVERYBODY.

  6. But in all fairness she did fire Anand and she will replace this one as the law (Representation of the People Act, I believe) will force her to more than likely…

  7. And what about convicted Lester Henry?

  8. he has been the one going thru every bill section by section and advocating amendments without fear, don’t think a replacement of the role such an easy task

  9. I dont see Rowley firing Hinds or cuffie who is six n still getting paid
    young whose step daughter is involved wit criminal elements al lie kids wit gun we could go on n on. let’s see wat takes place

  10. Lol. Mr. “I represent dead people”

  11. Why? He represents them well. That’s who they are.

  12. Kamla will replace him at the next sitting. She doesn’t have to publicly fire him.