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.