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Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Fixin' T&T: Kamla is a hypocrite, fire Gerald Ramdeen

Local lobbyist group Fixin’ T&T is calling on Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar to immediately advise President Anthony Carmona to revoke the appointment of Opposition Senator Gerald Ramdeen.

Fixin’ T&T head Kirk Waithe issued a statement via social media, where he called Persad-Bissessar a hypocrite for her comments surrounding the dismissal of Marlene McDonald as Public Utilities Minister, when Ramdeen was also a controversial public figure.

He said the Opposition Leader is aware that Ramdeen remains the subject of at least one criminal investigation and has many clouds hanging over him.

“FIXIN' T&T is both bemused and amused by Mrs. Persad-Bissessar's questioning of the judgement of the PM. Mrs. Persad-Bissessar is quoted as saying “The Prime Minister restored Ms McDonald to ministerial office even as she was under active investigation by both the Integrity Commission and the police and whilst concerns continued to be expressed about her fitness for office." The same can be said about Mr. Ramdeen.”

Waithe added that anything less than the revocation of Ramdeen’s appointment is “a continuation of her hypocritical charade.”

The Fixin' T&T head further noted that the lobby group remains firm in its assertion that criminal activity at every level is fuelled by the perceived ineffectiveness with which white collar crime and allegations against high office holders are treated.

He said equal, effective and objective justice must be meted out to bandits from the hills of Goodwood Park to the hills of Laventille; from the Office of the "Community Leader" to the Office of the President.

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