By Richard Lord
May 15, 2015 – guardian.co.tt
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday admitted to becoming stressed out after reading the reports of Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Joan Honore-Paul criticism of her over the Emailgate probe.
She made the admission during a Mother’s Day function at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann’s.
The PM initially began by recalling to the gathering “all the good times and memories” she had as a child growing up. She then recalled a personal incident with her grandson, who had told his aunt that he was stressed.
After the narration about the incident, however, Persad-Bissessar then said: “But I woke up this morning I was like my grandson, I am stressed. I open the newspaper (and) I am stressed.”
Persad-Bissessar said, however, that she opened a new school in Maraval hours before and after her stressful morning, “the day has turned out so wonderfully well.”
Persad-Bissessar did not specify what story or stories stressed her out, but the T&T Guardian’s front page story had the headline “Deputy DPP slams PM for Emailgate claims – No one cleared.”
Persad-Bissessar also commented on Wednesday’s roundtable meeting in Port-of-Spain involving trade union leaders, former prime minister Basdeo Panday and others.
“Recently I saw a lot of men all ganged up and sitting at a roundtable. I saw all these men and their one aim was to get Kamla out,” she said.
“I want to tell you … we women are very strong and with my strength and your support I will be the woman left standing.”
She said she would like to make sure she was not the first and last woman to head a government in this country.
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