Jack the most promising minister
Sometime in June, there was a ding-dong verbal battle in Parliament between the then minister of works, Jack Warner, and the former minister of works, Colm Imbert, about the state of construction of the Diego Martin Highway between Victoria Gardens and Acton Court. The argument got so heated, the Speaker even had Mr Imbert leave the chamber for displaying photographs without his (Speaker's) permission.
Mr Imbert accused Mr Warner of not having started any construction, to which Mr Warner replied that work had started "over a month ago". Ironically, in her presentation to the present budget debate, Minister in the Ministry of Works, MP Stacy Roopnarine, outlined comprehensively works being undertaken and due for completion soon throughout the country by her ministry.
There was no mention of any work having started, soon to start, or been completed on this particular part of the Diego Martin Highway. Instead we are hearing of a new overpass to start "soon" over the Cocorite stretch of the highway in the vicinity of West Mall.
With the five months of construction, at the time of the Parliament debate and the four months since, commuters in and out of Diego Martin are yet to see a single brick being laid leaving them to believe, once again, that Minister Warner will vigorously defend his title as "the Most Promising Minister" of all times.