UP TO THE PM:
Prakash mum on calls to remove Jack
Political leader of the Congress of the People (COP) Prakash Ramadhar has steered clear of commenting on calls for National Security Minister Jack Warner to be removed from the Cabinet.
"I think that's a matter for the Prime Minister to address...it would be improper for me to comment on that at this point," Ramadhar told the media, when questioned on the issue following a function to turn on lights at Constantine Park, Macoya on Monday.
Asked if he was not concerned about possible negative perception, Ramadhar responded, "I am always worried about perception that is why it is important to have really mature and responsible dialogue on these matters and not to speak out of turn."
Lobby group Fixin T&T in a statement to the press on Monday condemned the appointment of Warner to act as Prime Minister in the absence of Kamla Persad-Bissessar who had travelled to Jamaica to celebrate that country's 50th anniversary of Independence.
While Ramadhar was silent on the condemnation of Warner, he spoke on Government's move to allocate $10 million to each constituency office in the country.
"I think it's a positive move...there are many things we are called upon (to do) in the MP's office and we have no resources to provide basic things sometimes,"' he said.
"However I want to say that wherever money is to be spent we have to be extremely cautious and in Trinidad and Tobago you know where allegations and insinuations are made we have to be very careful about that and I always believe you have to put systems in place to protect the taxpayers' dollar," he added.