Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling on the nation to reflect on the values of sharing and giving back to the less fortunate.
The former prime minister made the call in her Christmas message below:
Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says she is shocked at the dismissal of Central Bank Governor Jwala Rambarran but says she is not surprised by the decision because of signals coming from the Government.
The Opposition Leader issued a statement on the dismissal this afternoon.
The following is the complete statement.
"I am shocked but not surprised at the decision of the government of Trinidad and Tobago to instruct the acting President to fire Central Bank Governor, Jwala Rambarran.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the People's Partnership Government is not to blame for the recession that this country is now in.
Persad-Bissessar posted a statement on her Facebook page this morning, saying that it is mismanagement of the current Government that has lead to this economic position.
The following is the former Prime Minister's full statement:
"The Government would want you to believe that the People’s Partnership (PP) administration is to be blamed for the recession which Trinidad and Tobago is now in.
Owner of the Sunshine Newspaper, Jack Warner is standing by the newspaper's front page article, despite a threat of legal action from former prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
Warner posted a response on his Facebook page this afternoon, soon after the release of the pre-action protocol letter was disclosed by Persad-Bissessar's attorneys.
The following is Warner's statement:
"In spite of threats of legal action and reports in other media, the Sunshine Newspaper is standing by this week's front page story.
Former Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar is suing the Sunshine Newspaper for an article in this week's edition entitled, "Kamla facing extradition to the US! - For US$20 Million in Japanese Bank".
Attorney Wayner Sturge has sent a pre-action protocol letter to the newspaper and to reporter Azad Ali, claiming that the article defamed the former prime minister.
The following is the pre-action protocol letter.