... London: Jack was cheating
The issue surrounding the now controversial notes Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) leader Ashworth Jack had in his possession during last Thursday's Tobago debate continued to be a talking point at political meetings across Tobago over the weekend.
People's National Movement (PNM) candidate for Scarborough/Calder Hall and PNM Tobago Council Leader Orville London referred to the notes at a party meeting in Mt Pleasant on Saturday and said Jack was not only a cheat, but a boldface cheat.
London said while the officials of the Debate Commission told them not to walk with notes, it must be mentioned the Platform of Truth Leader Hochoy Charles, Jack and himself were provided with white paper and a pen during the debate.
Jack, London said, was now a total disgrace to Tobago because of the issue.
"Was a kind of 'make to cheat' paper that he bring. Little thing that he could push in he pocket, hide and so, but he get the colour wrong, because the pad white and the paper green. They cannot be trusted," London said.
PNM political leader Dr Keith Rowley said the six Government ministers who flew to Tobago last week, in fact, went to Tobago to 'school' Jack on the debate, and they should be labelled 'King Liars'.
"All schoolchildren understand, you come to exam, you cannot carry notes into exam, but they don't care," Rowley said.
London told the meeting the People's Partnership Government had been transparent in "their viciousness, their vindictiveness, and the fact that they do not have any respect for anything decent and anything principled."