Asking for Answers
Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley is back in the country after a trip abroad for personal and medical reasons.
And the Prime Minister comes back in the country with the weight of the problems on his back.
And the Opposition accusing him of fleeing from the nation’s major issues.
Most of the time it could just be politicking on the part of whichever party is in the Opposition.
But 24 scandals in 24 months, according to Political Scientist Shane Mohammed, is nothing to be scoffed at.
The major ones, of course continue to be ongoing.
The Tobago ferry issue.
And now more just keep coming up.
As the PNM attempts to hold strain, the grip is slipping with a pivotal National Budget looming.
And the economy is not one where Government can provide butter instead of margarine for the people’s bread.
This, all churns as a long time associate of the Prime Minister is involved in a scandal that has cost us the taxpayer hundreds of millions of dollars.
What makes this new fiasco even more damning is the Prime Minister has an indirect link to the allegedly fraudulent contractor.
Yes, scandals happen. And the Prime Minister’s name is always called. Because the buck stops with him. But his name has been implicated as proof shows he has been in contact with the person in question before, as far back as 2012.
Conversations with the Prime Minister this evening at St. Augustine will be particularly revealing.
Or he may well evade the bouncers with the skill and verve of a long time politician.
We, on the other hand, MUST demand answers.