What about that right of recall?
Like the rest of T&T I too am astounded by Ambassador Baptiste-Cornelis' video lecture in Geneva and urge that she be immediately recalled; but recalling her must bring to mind the Partnership's election promise to give the electorate the power to recall MPs who fail to perform.
Ms Baptiste-Cornelis revealed much about herself, that she tutored the Prime Minister, that she was plucked from nowhere to be a minister and ended up in Geneva when her gross incompetence became obvious. But the PM who chose her cannot be blameless.
The content and tenor of Ms Baptiste-Cornelis's lecture was inappropriate for an ambassador living off the T&T taxpayer — but if we are honest with ourselves, she portrayed what now passes for governance by the Partnership.
It was early days yet when Reshmi Ramnarine as director of Security Intelligence was the first indication of the PM's bizarre judgment. There was Jack Warner's cabinet appointment which many saw as a conflict with his FIFA role; and Partnership partner COP even opined that Warner should step aside until the Bin Hammam-related bribery allegations were cleared; but Mr Warner eluded the FIFA investigation by resigning his FIFA post.
Then while the FIFA-related cloud was hanging over Mr Warner's head the PM appointed him Minister of National Security.
Ms Baptiste-Cornelis must be recalled; but might citizens regret not enjoying the same power to recall their MP, whether he/she be prime minister, cabinet minister or back bencher?
Michael J Williams