Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has defended his refusal to address the issue of the Beetham unrest while attending a function in Couva on Thursday last week and has suggested that what was portrayed in a report in the Guardian by a named journalist did not accurately reflect what had occurred.
That initial Guardian article suggested Rowley had on the day of the unrest in Beetham refused to comment on the matter and had quoted him as saying, “Where are you standing? In Couva, well don't ask me about Beetham. I am here to talk about Couva.”
The Prime Minister, surely deserving of a right to reply, has now sought to portray the matter in a manner which contradicts and perhaps challenges the initial report.