Tim Kee caves in
By Corey Connelly
February 14, 2016 – newsday.co.tt
Bowing to mounting pressure, both at home and abroad, over his recent controversial statements about the death of Japanese national, Asami Nagakiya, Raymond Tim Kee yesterday signalled his intention to resign as Mayor of Portof- Spain.
Tim Kee did not officially say when he would demit office, but Sunday Newsday understands that the mayor is expected to formally tender his resignation tomorrow during an emergency session of the Port-of-Spain City Corporation.
After more than two years in office, Tim Kee gave notice of his decision to resign in a four paragraph statement, which was issued to media houses around 4.30 pm yesterday.
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Tim Kee to resign
By Rhonda Krystal Rambally, Sascha Wilson and Shaliza Hassanali
February 14, 2016 – guardian.co.tt
Port-of-Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee is expected to tender his resignation tomorrow.
His decision comes one day after scores of concerned citizens and human rights activists staged a protest at Woodford Square in Port-of-Spain, calling for him to resign over comments he made on the discovery of Japanese pannist Asami Nagakiya’s body at the Queen’s Park Savannah on Wednesday.
In a statement issued yesterday on the Port-of-Spain City Corporation letterhead, Tim Kee stated that he noted the continued outrage and hurt over statements attributed to him.
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Tim Kee calls it a day
By Michelle Loubon
February 13, 2016 – trinidadexpress.com
EMBATTLED Port of Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee has decided to resign.
“I will call (that) George,” he told the Sunday Express during a brief phone interview yesterday.
Tim Kee has had to contend with an online petition, the Opposition, women’s rights activists and outraged protesters calling for his resignation since his comments about women’s Carnival behaviour this week.
His comments were in response to questions about the discovery of the body of Japanese pannist Asami Nagakiya at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, on Ash Wednesday.
Nagakiya, 30, was still wearing her Legacy band costume when Port of Spain Corporation workers discovered her body. An autopsy on Thursday indicated she had been strangled.
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Mayor Tim Kee Set to Resign
I have noted the continued outrage and hurt over statements attributed to me. I deeply regret the consequences of these statements, and I apologise unreservedly to those who have been affected. I consider the reaction has been sufficient to cause damage to the Office of the Mayor of Port of Spain, which any holder of this office should be concerned to protect at all costs.
It is in these circumstances, why I intend to call an emergency meeting of Council, and render my resignation as Mayor, and as an Alderman.
It is important for me to point out as a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, a man and a father, that I reiterate my unreserved respect for women, and in fact for all people, regardless of their race, gender or religion.
It is hoped that with this decision, the Office of the Mayor is now protected, my unreserved apology accepted by my fellow citizens, and that the focus can now be placed fully on solving the murder of a visitor to our shores.
Raymond Tim Kee