MARLENE AXED

By Nalinee Seelal
March 18, 2016 – newsday.co.tt

MARLENE AXEDPORT-OF-SPAIN South Member of Parliament Marlene Mc- Donald was yesterday fired as Minister of Housing by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley during a tense meeting at 6.30 pm, at the Office of the Prime Minister in St Clair. Well-placed sources told Newsday that during the meeting, which lasted for about 30 minutes, loud voices could be heard.

Sources added that McDonald later stormed out of the meeting, telling her driver that she had just been fired before making a call on her cellular phone as she entered her vehicle which sped off.

“A report from Fixin T&T head Kirk Waithe stated he received information from Parliament which showed that Carew and a director of the Calabar Foundation were employed at McDonald’s Port-of- Spain South constituency office for five years, while Carew’s brother Lennox Carew still worked at the MP’s office.

“McDonald’s common-law husband, who worked at the office from June 1, 2010 to September 7, 2015, had earned the second highest salary of $13,400 on the Constituency payroll for the full parliamentary term while Lennox began working in the office on March 1, 2011 and has been in receipt of the highest salary of $14,000 out of 13 people working in the office.
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7 Responses to “MARLENE AXED”


  • Can we expect more of the same AS WAS UNDER THE KAMLA GOVERNMENT. We the mixed population of over 300,000 potential voters MUST HAVE A SAY IN OUR POLITICS NOT JUST AFRO OR INDO TRINIS, THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES AND THE DISGUSTING ROGUE FOREIGN PARTNERS LIKE THIS FROM NORWAY, e.g. MOSTAD etc., AND MITTAL AND THEM. THEY ARE HERE TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY BY THEIR CORRUPT PRACTICES. WE MUST LOOK AT CANADA AND USA AND SEE WHAT THEY DO TO THE CORRUPT THERE FOR WE COPY THEM SO MUCH OTHERWISE. BUT OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM INCLUDING THE POLICE IS ALSO VERY CORRUPT. GOD HELP US ALL.

  • What I find most amazing is the statement that the PM of the country learns about improprieties of his cabinet minister from the media??? Is this a case of nobody daring to tell the king bad news for fear they will incur his displeasure (get fired)?

    Piss poor way to run a government and shows a level of corruption in the Minister for not disclosing her issues

    Of course in T&T everybody knows everybodys business so for Rowley to claim ignorance up till yesterday beggars belief

  • Good riddance. Marlene should have been shown the door since the Calabar fiasco. The PNM is the most corrupt party to ever hold power. The last election was stolen according to reliable information millions changed hands to bring in the marginal constituencies. Time always show the dark underbelly of PNM corruption….

    • Yes Mamoo, and not one minister including the previous PM did anything that you would consider corrupt, illegal or even morally wrong for that matter. Correct?

  • Prakash, Suruj: Rowley took too long to act*
    Opposition MPs Prakash Ramadhar and Suruj Rambachan have said Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley took too long to act on the allegations against former housing minister Marlene McDonald.
    Both Rambachan and Tim Gopeesingh said yesterday as well that McDonald, who breached the Parliament rules on the hiring of people for the constituency office, should also resign as an MP…

  • I wonder if Marlene McDonald is a Hindu…must be…based on her corrupt belief system and her inclination to cheat!

  • If she was Hindu, and in a Government of Hindus, as the one preceding this one was, she would not have been axed. She was channeling the kind of nepotism that is based on certain Eastern religious and cultural beliefs.

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