Planning Minister and MP for Arouca/Maloney Camille Robinson-Regis likened the United National Congress (UNC) to “evil spirits” and devil’s” and advised the supporters to use cocoyea brooms, holy water and the St Michael’s prayer to protect themselves against the UNC.
“We know that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” she said.
“Do you see moral authority or good character in any of those opposed to us?” Robinson-Regis said.
While saying that the PNM held the moral high ground, Robinson-Regis went on to level a series of allegations against UNC candidates
“It is alleged that one of the candidates have a family member in Golden Grove, held for the murder of Dana Seetahal,” she said.
She said that one had his house “sprayed” with bullets in 2016 because the UNC could not pay off his election debts and another was allegedly in 'Room 201'.
“All of these are alleged,” she said.
Robinson-Regis said that another candidate was in a video that went viral, it was alleged that former Sports Minister Anil Roberts was in a room where drug use was being discussed.
“Do not foist him on us,” she said.
“The UNC is infected with bad company,” she said.
Robinson-Regis said the PNM is the only political party to consistently articulate a vision of growth for the country.
“Now we have Vision 2030 that is led by me. Ok, ok is really Dr Rowley but I am taking it because I am the Planning Minister,” she joked.
Robinson-Regis lauded the PNM’s work with the Tamana E-teck park.
“Do you know that between 2010 to 2015 that government abandoned it, it had become overgrown, but your PNM government has resuscitated it,” she said.
She said the PNM has also reactivated interest in the Tamana Park.
“We have declared that park open for business and we are getting it done,” she said.
She also said that the University of T&T was linked to the Tamana E-teck park.
Robinson-Regis said that education was the key driver that the PNM used to alleviate poverty.
“It was not an accident that these two projects were put together. We understand the demographics of this part of T&T,” she said.
She said the Government was going to continue the development in La Horquetta.
“We are grateful to be sitting in a Cabinet where our leader is respected, where his honesty and integrity and work ethic is admired and emulated. His word is his bond,” she said.
- Renuka Singh