MINISTER of Sport Anil Roberts is in support of Attorney General Anand Ramlogan's decision to purchase a luxury townhouse at La Rive in Maraval two months after he became Attorney General of this country.
The story was reported in yesterday Sunday's Express.
The house was priced at $3 million and three months later Ramlogan purchased another at the Greens in Fairways, Maraval, priced at $1,750,000.
Roberts yesterday said citizens should know that before persons became politicians in the People's Partnership government, they were successful individuals.
Roberts was speaking to the media before a function to discuss the upcoming budget held at Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar's private residence at Phillipine, South Trinidad.
The minister, who made reference to himself, said, "We must understand in the People's Partnership we have a lot of people who are successful before politics. I am only a minister for two and a half years. Before that I was quite successful on TV, radio, newspaper, coaching, restaurant and so on. I was also part of a legal firm that was quite successful. The Attorney General is also very successful. To get a house for $1. 7 million in Maraval is good negotiations."
He described the public's interest in Ramlogan's homes as an "interesting phenomena" and asked about the vehicle that Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley uses.
"I would like to ask Dr Rowley where he bought that big X 6 from, that he parks illegally on the pavement. I don't see that on a front page.I would ask him where he got that? Where is he working? A parliamentarian salary is not that big and he has been a geologist and a parliamentarian for a very long time."