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Show leadership, Mr PM

Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley

by Vernon Khelawan

The leader of Trinidad and Tobago, Prime Minister Dr Keith Christopher Rowley seems to be abdicating his responsibility. As I write this column last Tuesday, more than 24 hours after the violent protests in east Port of Spain, the PM has maintained a stony silence. But then this cannot be a surprise given his silence in the many instances of disaster and almost anarchy all over the country.

Let us remember his absolute silence after the ravages of Tropical Storm Bret; his stoic silence after two rounds of flooding in southern Trinidad and cries from the people for ‘HELP’; more recently the absenteeism of some police officers during Carnival; and his deafening silence on the situations surrounding the various kinds of protests violent and non-violent.

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