Jack Warner Has Resigned

Jack WarnerMinister of National Security Jack Warner has resigned and Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar has accepted his resignation.

Works Minister Emmanuel George is to be appointed interim National Security Minister.

Jack Warner’s resignation comes on the heels of the damning CONCACAF report which implicated him and his one-time ally Chuck Blazer as being “fraudulent in their management” of CONCACAF.

Official Release from the Office of the Prime Minister:

I have today accepted the offer of resignation of the Minister of National Security, Mr. Jack Warner from the Cabinet of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

I wish to thank Mr. Warner for his service to the government and people of Trinidad and Tobago.

I have advised His Excellency President Anthony Carmona to revoke the appointment of Mr. Warner and to appoint Senator, the Honourable Mr. Emmanuel George as Minister of National Security.

I have also advised His Excellency President Anthony Carmona to assign the portfolio of Works and Infrastructure to the Honourable Dr. Suruj Rambachan in addition to his existing portfolio.

Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP
Prime Minister


UPDATE: APRIL 22, 2013

Jack steps down as UNC chair
Warner’s second resignation in a matter of hours

Warner quits as UNC chairman
..says he will tell all on Thursday


UPDATE: APRIL 26, 2013

Jack resigns as MP
JACK Warner, 70, last night announced that he will today advise Speaker of the House of Representatives Wade Mark of his resignation from Parliament as Chaguanas West MP effective midnight tonight, in the process triggering the holding of a bye-election for the seat within 90 days.

In Jack Warner Words

April 25, 2013

“In my meeting last Sunday, I had advised the Prime Minister of my thinking on this matter. I also did tell her that I will want to contest the by-election as a UNC Candidate for the Chaguanas West seat as I am UNC to the bone.

And as such, with events having unfolded as they are to this point, I wish to let you know that tomorrow, Friday, I would be advising the Speaker of the House of Representatives that effective midnight on Friday night I am resigning as Member of Parliament for Chaguanas West.

Section 69 (3) of the Constitution of the Republic of Tobago states that where a vacancy arises in the House of Representatives within the first four years of the life of the Parliament a by-election shall be held to fill such vacancy not later than 90 days from the date of the announcement of the vacancy by the Speaker.

Ninety days from April 25, 2013 will be July 24 2013 and who knows with luck, love and your support, Jack Warner will be back. I know many of you are still crying and I too as well am crying but from inside where it is even more painful. The Prime Minister in our meeting last Sunday even suggested that even if I do offer myself up for re-election I shall win and with your help and support, I too do feel so.

Then together – hand in hand – we shall set right all the wrongs that have been committed. We shall work together to strengthen our UNC and our government and ensure that the people are truly always the first to be served – and that they are served with dignity.

On Saturday a new office sign goes up to replace the Chaguanas West MP sign and then the by-election campaign starts. I will still continue to see people from all walks of life, all over the country, from all walks of life, all over the country, from 1.30 to 5.30 on Saturday. However please be advised that it may take a little longer to achieve success since I will no longer be a Member of Parliament but many of my former Cabinet colleagues have assured me that nothing will change.

On Friday May 24th 2013, a new weekly newspaper shall be launched – Sunshine Newspaper – designed to bring a new hope into your lives.

And come July 24th 2013 who knows, with your love, your support and your understanding, I shall be your MP again.

Originally printed at http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/In-His-Own-Words-204790271.html

37 thoughts on “Jack Warner Has Resigned”

  1. Can I request a commission of inquiry into funding for the PP government by JAW and also that of the UNC party? We need to get the facts here as we know Volney as well as JAW are not the only culprits here. We need the truth to set us free.

  2. Hit the road jack and don’t you come back no more no more no more no more. The media will be printing tomorrow so read Jack. Yesterday was yesterday, today is today.

  3. Well, there it is. A resignation , is however ,far different to a firing ,and so ,’Her MAjestick , Queen K,’still come’s out smelling like a Penal rosé.
    Ahhh, but de irony did not elude us ,that this development ,was right on de heels of recently concluded ,UN General Assembly,visit, and most likely a tet a – tet , with Cuz Eric Holder, who brought her up to speed?

    Let’s hope for the best! My T&T , is making me feel more proud , with each passing day. Democracy at work.

  4. Jack will come back. I am sure he will stand out until the next election where he will be returned as an MP and midway through the PM second term he will be appointed as Minister of Corruption. With his knowledge on corruption he will find the thieves who abound in TnT.

  5. Kamliar should do likewise for failing to do her duty and fire him before the damage was done to our reputation abroad

  6. Neal you so naive. This is just another trick in the book played out. JAW have plenty monies invested in votes. JAW next job is chief advisor. JAW will be the next Gestapo. What we need now is an investigation of where JAW money is wrt PP and UNC. We will also need to help FIFA or CONCACAF in their further investigations. I do not think this is a done deal.

  7. I feel that Madame K should not fly to Canada on Tuesday. Instead she need to fly to Australia and talk with the FFA. But yeah she aint so smart. Instead as a true leader you need friends from Australia oil and gas sector so if you can help them to get their monies back and put JAW where is asking to go or begging to go then you can make up for collateral damage he has done to our nation. This is what leadership is all about.

    1. The lady has a “mandate” it is reported, to go see PM Harper in Canada, having been invited by him.
      Don’t know why the Aussies have never asked her to come over, I mean they play more cricket than these Canucks.
      This is a very busy lady, off to New York, back to Trini to fire Warner, then off to Canada to meet Harper. It strikes me that she can’t know this Harper guy too very much.
      In the matter of Collateral damage done to TT, I think you magnify the possibility of this. For after all, no one of non-TT stature believes that there much to damage down there. So take things cool; Carnival is less than 10 months away.

      1. reginald soso I honestly feel that you do not know how far reaching this is. The question on a lot of people’s minds is where did the monies JAW reportedly stole from FIFA/FFA/CONCACAF etc., went. As far back as 2006 or even before this JAW was funding many activities in the UNC (Ish was no longer chief financier). So if this funding evidence were to enter the public domain (media), I believe in the final analysis of things Miss K will need to resign and we would then go back to the polls. Is this a good thing for T&T …was same ole in 2010, and three years after same ole again. As a trini I am not at all happy to see JAW back but then again with what has come out so far, now, we did not have a choice, did we? Why must we, ordinary citizens suffer from all of this mess! Are we that bright as some would have us believe or are we “done see”?

  8. I am not sure we will ever know why Jack finally decided to throw in the towel but it was the best option open to him at this time. But his troubles are certainly not over yet. there is no way FIFA will allow him to go free without at least challenging him for the COE. Then there are the bribery, money laundering and other administrative corruption dealings that he was never honest about.
    It might be best for him to come clean and wipe his troubles away rather than stone walling as he was doing for the past 2 to 3 years.

    1. You ain’t realize the AG quiet these days? He not ranting and raving anymore. Like he smell d rat. He had super energy when he just entered office to fight about miniature things like piano and other nonsense that he he was hoping will make him an overnight star. Where is his voice now? D AG’s office and the National Security office are closely linked. How come he has forgotten how to talk now? Hmmmm… I agree. He’s next and he knows it.

  9. I wish to advise the goodly honourable President Carmona to be mindful of the musical chairs arrangements of this PP government. We need a Minister in National Security at this time of over 120 murders for 2013 who can bring home the bacon of results. A PM who keeps on tripping over herself with her cabinet and their shortcomings must be seriously questioned. We now need to go back to the polls. We need to think bigger than we are doing. Will her trip to Canada be a vacation for her? Or is it going to attract more business and jobs with wealth to come for T&T at this time. This PP government just lost its way…according to them…their best performing minister is no more. Does this not tell a story about the rest of the cabinet and their performance or their ability. We the nation stand to suffer, not them. You were a judge. Sir I am sure you can connect the dots here. Are you willing to have your name muddied? It is time for her to throw in the towel…do the honourable thing.

  10. At last this might be a good opportunity to bring one of the “big fish” who has been responsible for allegedly some of the worst corruption in T&T before the bar of justice, and if found guilty, give him a stiff prison sentence.
    In its post-colonial history T&T has been plagued with these sorts of atrocious white collar crimes, and has so far seemed unable to serve justice to the perpetrators. This has been a big contributor to the sense of moral decline and its attendant ills.
    Bringing Jack Warner to justice can be the beginning of a turnaround for T&T in terms of its image, and the general crime situation.
    Please don’t just let him resign and flee the country to live elsewhere on his allegedly pilfered millions like Calder Hart is suspected of having done.
    Jack won’t dare come to Miami, at least not voluntarily, but he may seek to somehow get beyond the reach of the law.
    If it prove difficult to try him in Trinidad, it is common knowledge the the US wants him.

    1. Jack will likely disappear quietly….few men like him live to survive this “kinda” ordeal of defeat …this will likely break him. It is not easy stepping down from that throne, Mr Manning and Mr Panday can tell you that. It is unfortunate that he did not realise a long time ago that actions lead to consequences…God doh sleep. With God the playing field is level while with mankind it is not. To expose JAW someone else (s) needs to protect their arse(s) in all of this. JAW did not make it on his own…Havelange and others helped and must have helped themselves too. I am not naive, JAW is the scapegoat in all of this.

  11. To Arthur:
    Dreaming my friend is happily not a crime.
    Just like it was not when Manning, with the guidance of that Priestess and personal Financial Planner Hart.
    With a different Government the names have to change, don’t you agree?

  12. There has been a lot of focus on Jack Warner both before and after his resignation and rightly so. He is a public figure and expected to be an exemplar. His impudent and obnoxious response to the various allegations of corruption against him was supported by many of our citizens especially his constituents of Chaguanas West.
    This is particularly worrisome. It makes the statement that as long as a person is hard-working and helping individuals in difficult circumstances, that person is free to engage in dishonest and corrupt behaviour. Innocent until proven guilty is the popular mantra in Trinidad and Tobago today. This is true in law.
    We are not governed by law alone. First and foremost we are governed by morality, ethics, a sense of what is right and what is wrong – our conscience.
    The increasing rejection of ethics and morality has our society growing worse daily. My hope is that we take hold of ourselves and our degenerating state, accept that each one of us has a responsibility to improve our society and behave in ways that will do so.
    For things to change, we have to change.

    1. My friend, Justice Amant, that is the sorry position of our politics. We need something far different than we have now. Some would so is the world and that is why we are still in a world wind of recession economics today (2008 to now). But we need to focus on T&T and what we need to do. But if you were to start on a journey to be the next Prime Minister of T&T noting that Mr. Manning failed from his last 2007 to 2010 term in office, and now Madame Kamla from 2010 to 2013 seems like a failure, how would you approach things to achieve a different result? To my mind you will need finance like the JAW type funding or Clico type funding (either FIFA/FFA monies or Insurance depositors monies or taxpayers monies) unless of course you are a multi millionaire and can finance yourself. Anyway here is the catch …you put out millions so you would want to get back millions in about 2-3 years time….more so you will now have stakeholders to satisfy …and then you need to capture the votes so you also have the party activist to dole back something to and then as well you need to serve the entire nation and do not forget the foreigners who would like to plan and make investments in your country. So you think it is an easy job …no. So you first have to acquire know how and have a master plan and select not nincompoops but persons who you put in your cabinet, state enterprises etc who understand what is required for a successful governance and not persons who simply smile and grin and perhaps give a good speech but
      can do little else.

  13. Seeing that the report was delivered by the CONCACAF Integrity Committee to their executive, does it mean that the CONCACAF executive are the ones to persue criminal charges with the respective law enforcement agencies? Or is the information which is in the public domain sufficient to trigger same with the respective agencies?

    1. “No way to the Rottweiler!” Mamboo
      Yep Mamboo, we certainly know why you would prefer a Manning,as opposed to the Mason Hall kid from de Island ward, while simultaneously perturb that folks from Tobago Sandy’s district might agr…….well, I would leave that alone, before Uncle Sat , get rilled up, and finally in outrage ,demand that his PM ,pass some law ,deporting all Tobagonians ,and folks from the East West corridors ,to Boswana, or Luanda Angola.
      Unlike Justice Amant, I won’t pretend to not know ,why exactly the ‘honest folks from Chaguarnas ,’would repeatedly vote for Honest Jack, or as Mambo claim ,would sit on their thumbs, and await his political resurrection…. well..of course , after ,he serve time ,in a US Federal Prison, along with UNC’s other high rolling financiers , Ish , and Steve, of Section 34 fame.
      We most certainly know why a certain PM turned President , was shot in his knees , at to date can never see justice , but if he was fortunately ,born in Couva, San Fernando, Siparia, or St Ann’s , him and his Islamist goons ,would have all experienced the Hang man noose by now.
      To this day , there are parts of the world , where political leaders ,cannot leave office , since they’ll lose that protection , they dearly need to survive. I am optimistic it ain’t the case in my T&T, now or moving forward.
      A fellow blogger , on this thread , called me ,” so naive ,”and maybe he is correct , for I am of the view that whether local Transparency International , head guru ,turn politician ,Ms King ,was fired or not, this little Twin Republic can embrace a new , more honest culture .
      ‘Me think,’ the Corruption gene ,’is out of the bottle ,and cannot be cuddled anymore. Mind you , I am not saying , corruption does not exist , but there is a certain impatience , or more likely contempt ,for leaders , who show their true intentions,to use,and abuse public trust, for personal aggrandizement – be they Sports CEO!s like Uncle Jack, to nepotistic PM’s , with expensive traveling siblings ,or a certain Health Minister,trying to run rough shod over more qualified staff,by pushing his over ambitious wife ,to the head of the line.
      I am optimistic that the Patrick Manning /Hazel , and Basdeo Panday / Mekela nepotistic , pro cronyism,era ,is close to being over ,and for good.
      Although free spirited ,Trinis,can behave sometimes ,as if they don’t give a hoot,if ‘Good Friday falls on a Sunday,’but when they wish ,and prodded correctly , they can be spurred into action, to do what’s right.
      In this case ,repudiate overtures of white color , self serving crooks ,and bandits-irrespective of their gender,tribe, or elitist status.
      It’s imperative that progressive patriots , remain vigilant , while forming prudent solidarity , with others locked in authentic struggles , as we attempt to not only ‘keep dem barbarians ,from overrunning de Trini ,Socio – economic- com political Pearly gates ,’but devise strategies ,to bolster our Democracy, by all means necessary.
      Long live the Republic of T&T , and the hodge lodge /collective / mosaic, of patient citizens, hmmmm?


    1. Nepotism, Patrick Manning making his wife Hazel Manning a Minister

    2. Planting Missiles and Cocaine in MP Sadiq Baksh Water Tank

    3. Granting Brian Manning a Gun License in 24 hours and disregarding all rules and procedures

    4. Giving Brian Manning $9 million for a basketball competition ……(Has it start yet?)

    5. The scandal and embarrassment of the $2 million legacy flag

    6. $50 million dollars Boat that never Float

    7. $45 million secret skullarship fund

    8. John Rahael as Minister of Agriculture lease a house and parcel of land belonging to Caroni 1975 Ltd. To his sister

    9. John Rahael as Minister of Health give his sons the contract to provide drugs for the CDAP programme

    10. Penelope Beckles father got CEPEP contracts while she was an MP

    11. Barry Sinanan law firm get government briefs while he was speaker of the house

    12. Patrick Manning rented a house from Lenny Saith brother for $38,000 per month while the Palace was building

    13. Jerry Narace Company got the contract to provide insurance for T&TEC

    14. Kerwyn Garcia, husband of Christine Kangaloo, gets $530,000.brief from government

    15. PNM Chairman Franklyn Khan wife get a $60 million contract days before the 2010 election

    16. $5 million worth of materials from the Tobago Hospital went to develop Dr. Keith Rowley wife private project

    17. Robinson-Regis husband $50,000 per month job at WASA

    18. Tobago Hospital going from $136 million to over $800 million in overrun

    19. Tarouba Stadium going from $275 million to over $1 billion in overrun

    20. Patrick Manning call to the Marabella Police Station demanding his driver be released

    21. Cocaine found in diplomatic pouch

    22. Patrick Manning $240 million Palace with $3 million drapes

    23. Calder Hart$368 million contract to his brother-in-law

    24. $2 billion summit of no return

    25. Camille Robinson-Regis credit card scandal

    26. Maco Manning SIA spying on law abiding citizen

    27. $650 million incomplete Legal Affairs Tower

    28. $700 million incomplete Chancery Lane Complex

    29. $500 million incomplete South Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA)

    30. $576Million Rapid Rail feasibility study scandal

    31. Dustbin Terrorist a.k.a Mr. Big still at large

    32. Bombardier jet joyride

    33. A condo for the Profitess/Prophetess at UTT

    34. $30 million mystery Guanapo church

    35. $30 Million Bamboo Networks Scandal

    36. EMBD Chairman Uthara Rao using $400,000 of taxpayers’ money to pay for sexual harassment claims

    37. Manning/Bakr Land Deal for Election support

    38. Manning giving CJ Sat Sharma an ultimatum to “resign or else”

    39. Former PNM Tresurer Andre Monteil Scandalous $110 million HMB Shares

    40. T&TEC Street Lighting Scandal

    41. $1.8 billion overrun on Waterfront Project

    42. John Rahael connected to the Monos Island drug bust

    43. Karen Nunez-Tesheira conflict of interest when she withdrew her monies from CLICO

    44. Udecott Calder Hart scandal

    45. Patrick Manning bolting into a Radio Station demanding 2 announcers be fired

    46. Petrotrin $12 billion world GTL, Scandal

    47. Making former murder accused David “Buffy” Millard coordinator of a $250 million NHA refurbishing project

    48. Appointed Mark Guerra as national adviser to the URP

    49. $50 Million Blimp that always Limp

    50. $500,000 Skullarship grant to Louis Lee Sing daughter-in-law, Laurel Lezama-Lee Sing

    51. Radio License for Louis Lee Sing in 24 hours

    52. $55,000 bribery to the former occupants of the Guanapo Church Land

    53. Cleaver Heights $10 million attempted fraud

    54. Patrick Manning calling Tobago Police Station and ordering 4 Bajan fishermen be released

    55. Discrimination against Feroza Ramjohn, Ganga Persad Kissoon and Harridath Mahara

    56. Discrimination against the Maha Saba Radio License

    57. Rushed to bailout their financier CLICO with billions of taxpayers money

    58. “Female” Minister calling the Point Fortin Police Station demanding her son be released after he was caught in a drug bust with 2 Venezuelans

    59. Calder Hart as NIB Chairman buying back the $110 million HMB Shares for $130 Million giving former PNM Tresurer Andre Monteil a $20 Million profit

    60. $126 Million Broadgate Place Tower Scandal

    61. Chaguanas Corporation Administrative Complex—$10 million over-budget and 24 months’ delay;

    62. Government campus, Legal Affairs Towers—$300 million over-budget

    63. Ministry of Education Towers—$300 million over budget

    64. NAPA (PoS)—$234 million over-budget

    65. NAPA (San Fernando)—$238 million over-budget

    66. Beverly Hills Housing—$106 million over-budget

    67. Three questionable payments to Bouygues days before the Election, payments were made on May 14 ($3.6 million), May 14 ($10 million) and May 19 ($5 million)

    68. Sunway Construction $300 million quarry contract Scandal

    69. $100 million to fix shoddy work done EMBD with Water pipes and Electricity together

    70. $150 Million to repair poorly constructed houses under Dr. Rowley watch

    71. The closure of Caroni 1975 Ltd. And Destruction of Thousands of Lives who depended on Caroni to feed their family

    72. Auditor-Generals Report stated $1.6 billion spent on CEPEP between 2002-2007 with lack of accountability

    73. How was Landate reclassified from agricultural lands to lands for residential use and where the money came from to build that development project?

    74. Tobago Financial Complex $81 million cost overrun

    75. Tobago Library $80 million cost overrun

    76. Patrick Manning use of a licence plate bearing the nation’s Coat of Arms on the Prime Minister car.

    77. DAWI Services Ltd ( Dane Wilson ) awarded $4 Million to construct Bagatelle Community Center. NO CENTER BUILT!

    78. DAWI Services Ltd ( Dane Wilson ) awarded $250,000.00 Cocorite project. Wall COLLAPSE

    A Careful check will show almost $25 Billion in Scandal under the PNM 2002-2010

  15. Hit the road Jack, you aint coming back no more, no more, no more, no more, hit the road jack, you aint coming back no more. Oh Kamla, oh Kamla why yo treat me so bad, after I help promote yo ethnicity control of Trinidad. I guess if yo say so, I got to pack me things and go. Lol

      1. Back to the GOIP strategy of exposing the agenda as racist huh. Aint gonna work. The cat is out of the bag. And like I have informed you over and over, racial prejudice is a product of religious and cultural belief systems based on the superiority and inferiority of human beings. That aint my culture, never has been. I suggest you remove that log out your eye before you try to find matchsticks in the eyes of others

        1. YOUR comments on this website clearly demonstrate your racist agenda.
          You repeat the same theory on racism every time you write and you are correct “racial prejudice is a product of religious and cultural belief systems based on the superiority and inferiority of human beings.”
          When you state that Jack Warner, ” help promote yo ethnicity control of Trinidad” you are suggesting that Indians are now controlling Trinidad. This is a narrow, PNM, racist view.
          The ongoing political conflict between the UNC and the PNM is race based, with each side thinking that in terms of superiority and inferiority.No racial group is immune to racism.
          The PP coalition is attempting to discourage this sort of thinking. The racial composition of the organization reflects the cosmopolitan nature of the country.People like you, probably a beneficiary of affirmative action in the USA, are opposed to affirmative action in T&T, where a government is attempting to balance the composition of its institutions which were skewed in favor of PNM supporters fir the last 50 years. Let’s hope they don’t go overboard. Strong advocacy does not necessarily mean that one is a racist.

          1. My comments on this website identify the racist leanings of you and Mamoo. You who make statements that are equivalent to what Africans experienced in Jim Crowe US and Apartheid South Africa, and then with the hubris only found in such mindsets, define none acceptance of those positions as racist.

            Again, when one examines your positions and comments, and yoiur reaction to expositions that define them, it is like deja vu all over again. You and your ilk operate within this prejudiced mental framework that black people who do not accept their subordinate position to your group are racist. It has worked relatively successfully, because many black people have taken to silence rather than face the accusations, allowing you to preen and strut in the image of a time centuries ago.

            I do not hold to those tenets, and will not genuflect to your ethnic supremacist preference. I visited and read posts on this blog for 4 years prior to offering any comment. I am not alone in my perspective, because many are too disgusted to even get close to what they thought had disappeared with emancipation, the US civil rights struggles, and the anti apartheid struggles in SA. Me, I will have my say.

          2. Rodwell, I must concur with your comments about TMan. It is my belief that unlike most of us who write about our experiences, beliefs, projections and observations, TMan operates from prepared scripts that he must follow in order to meet his objectives. If you carefully follow the contents of his postings you will notice that they are always laced with statistical data are always political in nature and anti-PNM in nature. He, at times try not to be blatantly racist but it is a difficult thing for a racist to think and act racist while trying to be pragmatic at the same time. He reminds me of that that social scientist Watson who was on his way from USA to London to receive an award for for genetic observations that black people are inherently inferior to white (or something to that effect), only to find out when he got there that he had 20% black blood in him. The point here is that some people are actor – meaning that the causes they write about are not genuinely from the heart and studied learning, it is all about conveying and projecting a cultural mindset that they want others to follow. TMan is such a guy. No doubt about it. So, when confronted with true facts they really dont know what to say except produce data that will support the issues they want to project. TMan left wherever he was in Canada or USA to go back to Trinidad because the politics, as it is conjured today with the PP in power allows him to vent his anti-PNM venom and he feels that there is an audience reading these blogs that will soak in all that he has to offer. And rightly so, Mamoo likewise offers the same kind of postings. It is not the kind of mindset that will help us develop a national mindset it will help the base of like thinkers remain ‘in the fisherman’s net’, if you will. It is too bad that we have so many educated, un-learned black people in Trinidad. So many of them ware dumb to what is going on around them that they allow the TMans of the world to twist their thinking that they act and cast votes that are not in their personal and ethnic interest. They remind me of the guy who would leave a nice roasted coconut bake and saltfish at home and rush down to the corner to get some doubles, then with his elbows high and fingers diagonally pressing on his lips to ram the doubles down his throat. Then with an outburst, utter that sigh the the pepper brings to his comfort. Those are the people too that TMan writes for. So Rodwell, the job that Neal, Yourself and I have is to keep those people grounded enough to understand what is in their best interest and not the sugar coated rumblings of those who like JAW will eventually find out who and what is best for them.

    “DON’T cry for Jack Warner…you haven’t seen the end of Jack Warner yet.”

    Jack gives up UNC chair too but says: I’m not done yet
    Jack Warner blanked the People’s Partnership’s Monday night forum in Siparia last night.

    MP stays with UNC, gives up chair

    Bank Account Maze
    Jack made up his own $$ rules

    Fifa wrote off contract debt
    Following is continuation of the text of the Report of the Investigation by Concacaf’s Integrity Committee

    Gov’t Free of Jack
    PM: Ex-minister a hard worker but a distraction

    PM on Warner’s resignation: It was to save party

    I did what I had to do

    Timeline of ‘Action Jack’

    Top cop: Warner was driving force in service
    Police Commissioner Stephen Williams paid glowing tribute to Warner

    Warner, an exceptional leader

    ‘Thanks for the love, confidence’
    Former national security minister Jack Warner

    COP leader: There will be no more ‘bad boy’ ministers
    Prakash Ramadhar:

    President Carmona’s first big act
    President Anthony Carmona performed his first major assignment yesterday and revoked the appointment of Jack Warner as Minister of National Security

    PNM proceeds with motion
    …calls on the House to “express its disapproval of the refusal of the Prime Minister to take appropriate action to protect the image and interest of the people of Trinidad and Tobago

    Daryan Warner has mixed feelings
    … both relieved and disappointed at his father’s resignation

  17. ‘Socio-Political Animal,’ as I am ,it’s always amusing , or more so , quite revealing to me ,to see politicians , who when out of office , would rant and rave ,about well known , or phantom ills , but once they were placed on the hot seat, would instead fold up like a cheap chair ,at say ,a Cricket match ,at our Queens Park Oval- where the West Indies , is naturally ,flogging India , Pakistan , or Bangladesh.
    Seriously folks don’t you remember, when our now lofty AG Rammy ,was an irrelevant ,low calibre Trinidad Guardian columnist , while profiteering ,as a high priced,’ambulance chasing ,San Fernando lawyer?’
    Yeah you do ,as he ,and the legal carpetbagger in Chief ,Dana Setahal ,would travel the highways, and byways of T&T , looking for stories , and complaints , by members of the tribe, to elevate , or rather ,substantiate their erroneous claims ,that T&T ,was the worst country on planet earth, and Afrikan savages were doing everything -from politicians , to ego inflated Public servants -to oppress their fellow citizens /Indo Trini counterparts- many of whom were in the same economic boat as they were?
    So now ,I am watching this exhaustive list by T-Man , that was regurgitated by some disgruntled UWI academic,or low end sociology student , turn media researcher ,and I am saying ,where are you Mr AG? Get to work, and investigate , lay charges , convict , and put away.
    If not , all of you should shut up , and simply appreciate that it’s a new day in our T&T , where intolerance for corrupt bozos ,is now the norm.
    Let me add for the record, that it’s only unconscionable ,selfish, and uncaring blokes , that would wish anyone harm , and so I won’t gloat over the fact that a Government Minister ,was forced to resign , and is facing possible domestic , and yes,international charges,that can make his pending,winter years ,very scary. I am however happy for my country , as it takes the baby steps ,to grow democratically , along the part to sustainable development.
    Patriotism is more than a catch phrase people.We need leaders in public office, who appreciate big picture, beyond self aggrandizement,and condescending rhetorical , negative labels ,against poor folks.
    “All ah we thief,”might have been the motto ,back in de days when PNM’s Errol Japanese Garden Mahabir ,or Kamaludin Mohammed ,was in charge of our a energy , Health , or Agricultural sectors respectively, but we ain’t looking back ,but forward, T-Man.
    The Doc,George Chambers ,Manning , and ANR-for good political reasons-might have allowed certain ,unpalatable ,cross tribal malfesience, and even crooked dalliances, but this ain’t mean that Auntie K , would be given a similar pass- especially by honest ,law abiding Afrikan folks , because one of the alleged perpetrators ,so happen to look like them.
    Voters in T&T did not vote out an allegedly corrupt PNM government , to only be saddled with another , that practices ,the same activities.
    This include’s to turn a blind eye to cronyism , elite corruption , nepotism ,or continue neglect, and abuses of poor ,economically desperate folks ,to name just a few.
    Otra vez ,we applaud the PM on her action , and like Local Transparency International , would like to see us continue along that part.
    What better message to send , and bolster her reputation as an honest broker ,when it comes to social justice ,than by saying – symbolically ,if Ms Mary King can go , so can you Jack- and we ain’t give a hoot , as to what you bring to the table,or disgruntled fans think as a consequence.


    Some call me naive , but trust me when I say, I ,and many others , know fully well , that outside of this public limbo / tassa dance , there are major, political chess piece moves at play here , and we get it , but still….It’s a beautiful day in T&T. We are on track – so it’s now your call Uncle Rowley. Some ungrateful bozoos like T- Man ,forgot it was you who brought down the tag team couple of de Clueless Hazel / Egomaniac Patrick Manning , deck of card, with your relentless,anti Hart,corruption initiatives.
    These creatures , naively think we had our first female ,Hindu T&T PM , because she simply had a beautiful smile , fine speeches ,and public charm.
    No T-Man, voting citizens said no mas PNM!Head to the political wilderness ,for a while , get your acts together , and eventually come again.
    Guess what ,our PM , has another 2 years,to prove that the voters faith in her and party was worth it.
    We Human Security advocates,have a role to play.
    Stay vigilant people!


    Luv Humanity!

  18. Kian is totally correct. I do not write about isolated experiences. biased and unsupported beliefs,make inaccurate and blind projections,and faulty projections. I also do not offer unsupported opinions, make broad generalizations or indulge in name-calling. Kian is correct.I base my comments on stastical data, accurate historical evidence and events which have proven to be real.
    I have a right to present my arguements just like you have a right to present yours.
    Once again, I am picking up certain vibes here and that is the feelings of superiority being expressed by Kian over those whom he perceives to be “rural coolies”. We are used to it my man!
    After all, just reread your last post and justify a comment like this: “They remind me of the guy who would leave a nice roasted coconut bake and saltfish at home and rush down to the corner to get some doubles, then with his elbows high and fingers diagonally pressing on his lips to ram the doubles down his throat.”

  19. “I do not write about isolated experiences. biased and unsupported beliefs,make inaccurate and blind projections,and faulty projections. I also do not offer unsupported opinions, make broad generalizations or indulge in name-calling……I base my comments on stastical data, accurate historical evidence and events which have proven to be real.”T-Man
    Ummm hmmmm, so T-Man ,let me guess, part of that non-generalization , accurate evidence , and authentic statistics , made you agree that yourself ,and fellow Indo Brothers/sisters , from 86 to say 2009,were part of a systematic genocidal onslaughts, by Afrikan folks , who excelled , at ‘you Allzs,’expense?
    The new found patriotism most of you seem to embrace , could only florish , starting when Queen K assume power, because, over the past 45 years , Afrikan PNM blokes,kept your people in this country ,against their will, while forcing them to become ,desperate , discriminated refugees?
    Tobago Sandy ,made a callous statement in the run up to that over publicized ,THA election, and because your PP government , along with Tobago Jack , and his fraction lost in embarrassing fashion, such proved what again? I get it, that all Tobagonians ,are racist bastards ,who wish harm on all their Indo Brothers/sisters , be they from Calcuta , to Mumbai , Berbice ,Penal , or Karachi,correct?
    With his idiotic genocidal claims ,your Caroni MP ,Dr Goopiesing, thus made one of the most revolting , callous ,and unsubstantiated accusations, against ,Afro Trinis,as a collective , but instead of been banished to the political doghouse, as would have befitted, caring , sensitive leaders,he was instead ,kept on as an MP ,then elevated to an important post ,as Edication Minister.
    We in the know weren’t too surprise to see his son on camera , ‘planassing ,’ a – to quote him -disrespectful Afrikan male,or worst yet, observe with horror ,what caring ,courageous ,Principal Gajadharsingh Nanga,had to endure as she tried to ensure that all kids in her care,find an equal place – even in a Hindu , state financed school.


    However ,since you are so good in picking up opaque vibes, what do you ,an unbiased bloke think , and what non faulty projections ,can you see for kids ,all across our country, with characters like these at the educational helm?
    What subliminal message ,do you think is sent,when some folks from one segment of our population ,can break the law with impunity, yet there are no consequences , but for others, a special State of Emergency,was created ,to solely lock them up, big guns , and extra judicial security apparatus are contemplated ,for their obvious elimination, and no one raise a stink?

    You see TMan, some of us big picture blokes , are well aware as to what we do not wish T&T to become, as , yes, statistics would show ,that folks who play with fire – as presently done ,in both Guyana , and T&T , can pay a dear price long run.


    Here this triumphalist creature ,is likewise doing his bit of revisionism , as he ,just like some well known Trini cousins , show ingratitude, assume fake Victimhood status ,while finger pointing on Afrikan folks , for the pathetic state , both Marxist CHedi Jagan , and fake Pan Afrikanist , megalomaniac Forbes Burnam ,dragged their country into.
    Let me paraphrase his proclaimation:-It got to be political corruption , why we lost all those elections during the Forbes era.
    Suddenly however , our country became democratic, the moment we won, and has remained so , ever since , even with the beat down of one segment of the population during the reign of our great Dentist Founding Father ,and his closet CIA wife , in Yankee Janet!
    They smartly passed on the touch to Jagdeo , and myself , two of the brightest minds , this country have ever seen.
    Wait , wait , and remember , that everything, my folks have achieved , are due to their cultural superiority over those lazy ,always whining Afrikan savages, who won’t take the cue ,from others before , to swim up the Berbice River, and meet their rapidly depleting counterparts ,that ran to Trinidad , and where allowed , even Barbados.
    Oh , and by the way , we don’t give a hoot that Afrikan leaders such as Dr Walter Rodney was murdered ,by political rival Forbes, or that Forbes allowed thousands of Afrikan peoples,to be massacred , while protecting a white criminal Jim Jones.
    We are the sole victims in Guyana,and my Country would remain democratic – so come and invest here!
    I am no big stats man like you T- Man , and so in 3 days time , I will be venturing to Guyana ,for some R&R , and to do my own qualitative / ethnographic study / comparative analysis, to test the veracity of the President’s statements,but also to see , if investment is a possibility.
    Stay tune , for my blogging updates.

  20. TMAN
    Kian is totally correct. I do not write about isolated experiences.

    That is not what meant. Again, as is regular, you make up your own meanings to argue against. Kian said you write from prepared scripts, not unlike that which we observe from the right wing pundits in the US. But again, birds of a feather.

    You are true to form. I believe in evidence and in history. And the history of belief systems based on the superiority and inferiority of the human animal is more imbedded in your psyche than it is in ours. I do not attached this to all Indians. I do not advance any argument that all Indians are destined to be racially prejudice, to the same extent I do not make the same allusions about all White People. I attach these descriptions particularly to you, Mamoo, and others, whose exhibition of ethnic triumphalism over Indians controlling political power in T&T represent the epitome of the supremacist mindset.

    How valid is an argument of systematic discrimination against Indians in a Geography where they represent a minority of the over all population. Examine any geographical region where the reverse is obtained and see how different it is for people of African descent. Examine the Indian sub-continent and see how black people are being treated, and the discrimination they face, sometimes at the hands of Indians as dark as they are.

    This boast you always get into about Indian accomplishments in the West, the US in particular, without paying homage to the Africans who fought the battles to make the opportunities available to them is, perhaps, the most telling indictment of your intolerant character. Further, the fact that in the midst of the most awful oppression, discrimination and marginalization Africans were pioneering things like blood plasma storage and the traffick lights among other inventions and developments, things that benefit all human kind, is enough evidence for us to understand our abilities and not be influenced by the chest beating crowing we have come to know so well from our experiences. I will argue here and now that there is no similar historical replication of this level of scientific achievement coming from any similarily oppressed people.

    You and Mamoo, like many others, think you have perfected the game of linking African expositions of prejudice that emanate from some Indians as racist in and of itself. Well we have come to understand that your perspective is that it is racist of us not to accept any socially stratified position the regime you support design for us. It requires a great level of prejudice not to understand that after four centuries of dealing with the same situation, Africans today in this enlightened world would not be capable of recognizing and categorizing it accurately.

  21. “I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed!”
    You present the same tired theory in every blog.

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