Monday, March 30, 2015


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Let’s address issues objectively

Mrs Vernella Alleyne-Toppin’s contribution to the motion of no confidence in Dr Keith Rowley as Leader of the Opposition warrants comment. I am truly amazed at the profound bias, the emotion, the gullibility and the extent to which Trinidadians are simply unwilling or indeed unable to ventilate issues through objective and reasoned discourse. Read More »

Abuse of House deserves censure, ejection

MRS Alleyne-Toppin’s most vile statement in our Parliament and possibly any parliament in the Commonwealth, has evoked a non-apology from her, which the Prime Minister has accepted (?). As a result the Prime Minister will take no action to remove her from her ministerial office. Read More »

What a burning shame!

Dr Roodal Moonilal was quoted in a newspaper article on March 28 that he was “the one who sanctioned the statement made in Parliament by MP Vernella Alleyne-Toppin during the no-confidence motion against Dr Keith Rowley” and shamelessly boasted that “I am very proud of her, she has risen in my estimation”. Read More »

Step in now, Mr President!

Tobago East MP Vernella Alleyne-Toppin’s macabre, disgusting and wholly despicable diatribe in our Parliament last Wednesday (in support of her Government’s ill-conceived motion of no-confidence in the Opposition Leader), was easily, without doubt, the lowest, most disrespectful contribution to the parliamentary record in this nation’s history. Read More »

Govt has placed itself in a dark place

This general election has started off in the proverbial gutter with the tactics displayed by the Government. Read More »

Shades of emailgate: now shoe’s on the other foot

The denotative meaning of “double standard”—considering something or an action appropriate and praiseworthy for one group but is considered wrong and deplorable for another. Read More »

Time to get rid of those keeping us down

Last Monday’s action by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service has proven once and for all this organisation must be overhauled completely—without prejudice; the sooner the better. Read More »

Making a mockery of Parliament

I personally agree with Faris Al-Rawi that Minister Vernella Alleyne-Toppin should forthwith be relieved of office for her recent contributions in Parliament on Keith Rowley’s lineage. Her contribution on the matter of his parentage, whether there be any truth to it or not, has absolutely no bearing on Mr Rowley’s position today or the matter under debate. Read More »

Silence after 48 hours

Forty-eight hours have elapsed since the Parliament was transformed into a cesspool. In spite of the moral outrage from right-thinking citizens, the people who should respond are unresponsive. Read More »

Vernella, Mark should go

If there is a protest callin­g for the remova­l from Parliament of Tobag­o East MP Vernell­a Alleyne-Toppin, I wish to join, whether by my signature or carrying an appropriate placard. Read More »

Blame PM too for vile display

Is this where our politics has descended to? Read More »

Abusing Parliament with weapon of rape

When Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar stated she was to “unleash the dogs of war”, few would have thought she was referring to Mrs Vernella Alleyne-Toppin (“Rowley a child of rape”, Express, March 25), and even fewer would have countenanced something as serious as rape would be used so flippantly and maliciously, in an attempt to impugn the character of a fellow MP and Leader of the Opposition. Read More »

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