Friday, February 23, 2018

Women back PNM’s ‘remove AG’ call

 The People’s National Movement (PNM) St Joseph Constituency Women’s League has called on Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to remove Attorney General Anand Ramlogan from office.

In a release to the press, chairman Nichelle Ollivierre stated the league “intends to follow up on this to ensure this type of behaviour is not allowed to go unaddressed”.

The PNM Women’s League has taken issue over the comments made by Ramlogan during the debate of the Dangerous  Dog (Amendment) Bill 2014 last Friday, stating that they were “untruthful, hurtful, mischievous, wicked, inappropriate and unbecoming of the office of an Attorney General”.

“It is therefore unfortunate that Kristel-Marie Ramnath is being slandered with untruths for distancing herself from giving the Attorney General Anand Ramlogan information which he used in his debate,” the release stated.

“The arrogance of the Attorney General in this regard is an extremely negative signal to send to the country, especially at this point in time while struggling with providing proper role models for our society,” it added.

The Women’s League noted that there have been several calls for Ramlogan’s removal and the Prime Minister “seems to ignore the same voice of the people” that she continuously quotes as being the “voice of God”. 

The release stated that the Section 34 fiasco was also the basis of a strong call on behalf of the Opposition and by extension the people of Trinidad and Tobago to have the AG removed from office.

Full praise was offered for PNM St Joseph MP Terrence Deyalsingh.

“We would like to put on record that our MP is a God-fearing individual that holds God and family as the most fundamental institutions in his life,” stated the release.