Prime Minister Rowley’s "blatant discriminatory attack" against UNC supporters, when he referred to them as ‘cheese heads’ must be immediately investigated by the Council for Responsible Political Behaviour.

This according to Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar who stated the comments made by the Prime Minister at a public meeting on Monday is a cause for serious concern, since this statement is in violation of his Oath of Office as Prime Minister.

She stated this comment proves that if Rowley is re- elected he is "likely to openly (and illegally) discriminate against hundreds of thousands of citizens and constituencies throughout T&T simply because of their perceived political affiliation,".

Persad-Bissessar stated that as Prime Minister he is mandated to serve all citizens without fear, favour or bias against their gender, religion, ethnicity or political persuasion.

Persad-Bissessar stated that a simple ‘Google search’ shows this is a derogatory slur.

Persad-Bissessar stated that Rowley has a "long history of attacking, bullying and harassing citizens from all walks of life with his trademark abusive, derogatory, mocking and misogynistic comments,".

"But to engage is such vile, derisive name-calling of an entire segment of the population simply because they are exercising their Constitutional right to support their political party of choice is taking it to an all-time low," she added.

Persad-Bissessar knocked the Rowley Government stating that it is highly unprecedented that the PNM has not yet presented its Manifesto with only 10 days to go before elections.

She stated the PNM campaign is based attacks agaisnt the population.

Persad-Bissessar warned that if elected the PNM will "continue to tax our battered citizens into more poverty, hunger and suffering, and cause our economy and social systems to completely collapse,".

Persad-Bissessar stated the country cannot afford another five years of a Rowley Government.


Taxpayers now have to foot close to $10 million in damages to 20 former employees of the Security Intelligence Agency (SIA) who were dismissed by the Kamla Persad-­Bissessar regime.

The Industrial Court, in a ru­ling handed down on Wednesday, minced no words, with the panel describing the dismissals as “patently egregious” while, at the same time, slamming the Ministry of National Security under the former administration for not tendering a defence despite being ordered by the courts to do so.

Fifteen more people tested positive for the Covid-19 virus yesterday and are now in hospital. The Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 updates yesterday indicated that it was still unknown how 12 of the newest cases contracted the virus, as epidemiological investigations were being done. Three of the patients contracted the virus from recently positive Covid-19 patients, the Ministry noted.