'Jack Warner crossed the line'

Monday, December 24, 2012

Print this page Email A Friend!



PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The main opposition People’s National Movement (PNM) has criticised National Security Minister Jack Warner over disparaging remarks he made regarding President George Maxwell Richards.
Warner, who is also chairman of the United National Congress, (UNC) the biggest member in Trinidad’s four-party coalition People’s Partnership government, told reporters over the weekend that Richards “will forever be remembered as the man who politicised the distinguished office of the presidency and compromised the traditional independent role of the position”.
Richards had earlier requested information from Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar over the early implementation of the controversial Section 34 of the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Act.
Warner accused the Trinidad head of state of being extremely silent during the reign of the last PNM administration on several issues.
“The mask of President Richards has fallen and the entire nation can now see him for who he has always been, a political puppet of the former administration, placed there to bolster the political fortunes of the People’s National Movement,” Warner said.
But the PNM said that Warner’s criticism of President Richards, who demits office in March was an attack on the presidency “and more particularly the impartiality of the presidency”.
“Every attack constitutes another layer of obfuscation and they dance around answering the real issues,” PNM public relations officer Faris Al-Rawi told reporters.

ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT