While it is all well and good for the Clico depositors to get all this attention, I am
wondering why Ish Galbaransingh and Steve Ferguson are being treated the way they are.
Their case has been made into a political football, with the PNM and its supporters calling
for blood(in the form of extradition) and the PP Government afraid to tackle the matter head
If one were to separate the emotions and the political bias from the facts, then we would
remember that these men are like every other citizen: they deserve justice. All they have
been asking is to be tried here?
Tell me how will this country benefit from a US trial? There are about five times the number
of charges in TT as those in the USA against these two? Also, Britain is now reviewing its
extradition treaty with the US because of draconian nature. Prime Minister kamla
Persad-Bissessar has proven herself worth of international recognition for her vision for
our country and people. Included in her scope should be equality in justice.
They ask for nothing more, no escape from prosecution, nothing than to face trial in their
homeland, where they are citizens, where their families are domiciled, where the rule of law
and access to fairplay and justice includes them both.
I today call on our honourable PM to forget the call of the bloodthirsty few and try in TT,
two men accused, like any other, of crimes said to be committed right here.
(Who knows, this may even benefit members of the former PNM Government.)
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