Race Talk in House: Jack, Rowley square off
The People’s Partnership has achieved better ethnic balance in the appointments of boards, Works Minister Jack Warner stated yesterday. He was speaking in the House of Representatives on the motion filed by Dr Keith Rowley, asking the House to reaffirm its collective commitment to the principles of fairness and meritocracy in public affairs in the light of the “reckless and divisive statements” made by the former Police Service Commission chairman Nizam Mohammed.
No Indian PNM MPs
WITH THE two major political parties in the country still largely split by an ethnic divide, the Government and Opposition sparred in Parliament yesterday over the issue of race, with UNC chairman Jack Warner accusing the PNM of a long history of discrimination against persons of East Indian descent.
Jack: No Govt policy on ethnic balance
Works and Transport Minister Jack Warner says the People’s Partnership Government does not have a policy of ethnic balance.
‘Don’t lecture the Speaker’
“DON’T LECTURE to the Speaker!” was the declaration made by Speaker Wade Mark yesterday as he laid down the law in the House of Representatives after an apparent challenge to his authority in the chair by Diego Martin Central MP Dr Amery Browne.
‘Nizam ‘dissed’ for Govt’s black base’
THE DISMISSAL of Police Service Commission chairman Nizam Mohammed was the hot topic at a forum on equality yesterday, with attorney Israel Khan, SC, claiming the People’s Partnership Government called for his removal to protect its Afro-Trinidadian base in the East-West Corridor.
…Panday: ‘Racist lies’ reported by ‘Express’
FORMER prime minister Basdeo Panday has accused the Express newspaper of a “racist lie” regarding a headline on controversial comments made by former Police Service Commission chairman Nizam Mohammed, and questioned whether there were racist reporters at the paper.