Jack Warner within his rights
I note that the pundits and press have universally condemned Jack Warner for the demolition of the Point Fortin highway protesters' camp. It seems he was condemned for "ordering" the police and Regiment and attending the demolition himself.
However is the Government not allowed to remove people illegally obstructing the highway construction by use of reasonable force? Or may these people frustrate the will of the democratically elected Government indefinitely?
And if Mr Warner determines to evict these people can he not use a bailiff and private forces? Is he wrong to ask the regiment to assist or carry this out? And is he wrong to inform the police and suggest they attend to ensure law and order is maintained(which the police do routinely without the Commissioner having to be involved)?
Finally, why should he not attend to ensure he could see first hand that all went smoothly? I make no comment on whether the highway development is in the national interest but I do believe Mr Warner's action was legal,measured and appropriate.