“It is certain that both [Darryl] Smith and the Prime Minister are aware that once the issue is postponed sufficiently, and this disgraced legislator is allowed to remain in office for five unbroken years, he will automatically qualify for a Pension paid for by the taxpayers of approximately $8,900 per month from the age of 55 years…”
The following Letter to the Editor on Diego Martin Central MP Darryl Smith, who was sacked from the Cabinet after multiple claims of sexual harassment and a cover up, was submitted to Wired868 by Martin Smith:
Darryl Smith was fired from the Cabinet in April 2018, well over one year ago, immediately after the Prime Minister had issued an official release which stated that new information had come to the PM in the sexual harassment scandal in the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs.
In that same release, the PM indicated that he had convened a high-level committee that would examine the facts and report within two weeks.
Well over one year has since passed and the citizens have gotten no further information, and no further action has been taken against Smith, who continues to quietly draw a salary as the Member of Parliament for Diego Martin Central.
It is certain that both Smith and the Prime Minister are aware that once the issue is postponed sufficiently, and this disgraced legislator is allowed to remain in office for five unbroken years, he will automatically qualify for a Pension paid for by the taxpayers of approximately $8,900 per month from the age of 55 years.
If the Smith report somehow emerges before that and Smith is forced to step down as MP before the five years have elapsed, he will get zero dollars in pension—which is exactly what it appears that he deserves.
From ‘zero dollars per month’ to ‘approximately $8,900 per month’ for the rest of his life, all based on hiding a ‘two week report’ for a few years from the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.
Two additional things to remember:
Hundreds of thousands in hush money were reportedly paid to help bury this matter; and Attorney General Faris Al Rawi has direct questions to answer in the role of his Office in the finalisation of the secrecy arrangements.
Editor’s Note: Article 49.2 of the Trinidad and Tobago Constitution states that: A member of the House of Representatives shall also vacate his seat in the House where—[…] (e) having been a candidate of a party and elected to the House, he resigns from or is expelled by that party.