Remember a long time ago when our Chief Minister and first leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM) at the time, Dr Eric Williams gave this country a mantra ‘Morality in Public Affairs’. What has happened to that? Successive PNM governments and other variously minted parties that held the reins of government have all scuttled that maxim.
We won’t delve into the very many immoralities that have occurred and impacted us along the way. Let us deal with today.
I ask, what is the difference between a driving under the influence (DUI) in southern Florida and Trinidad and Tobago? Can I be enlightened? We have had for months in our Senate two members who have had DUI charges—Garvin Simonette and Lester Henry. One was forced to resign; the other remains firmly ensconced. Is there a morality issue here?