Interact with our

Live Studio

Video

Audio

Message

UWI Lecturer Supports Feminist March in Port of Spain Today.

UWI Lecturer Supports Feminist March in Port of Spain Today.

NEWS GRAPHIC 15As reactions continue relative to comments made by the Port of Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee, there has been a call for support of a march at Woodford Square today.
Lecturer at the University of the West Indies Institute of Gender and Development Studies Dr. Gabrielle Hosein, issued to call for members of the public to support or get actively involved in the march.
Speaking on the Power Breakfast Morning Show today, she described recent comment by the Mayor as highly inappropriate.
She was also fiercely critical of an apology she described as worse than the original comment.
CLICK TO LISTEN
Dr. Hosein also stated that care had to be taken to ensure that the issue was not politicized.
She also claimed that in what she described as his lack of apology Mr. Tim Kee sought to use a disingenuous strategy to divide women.
CLICK TO LISTEN
She disclosed that what Mayor Tim Kee should have done was condemn male violence under all circumstances.
CLICK TO LISTEN
Lecturer at the University of the West Indies Institute of Gender and Development Studies Dr. Gabrielle Hosein.

In another reaction to statements made by the Port of Spain Mayor, Political Blogger and UWI Lecturer, Rhoda Bharath described his comments as incorrect and illogical.
She also openly wondered whether or not there would be the same public outcry if the body found was that of a local female of African descent.
CLICK TO LISTEN
She said that if enough pressure was placed on the Mayor by activists and business groups she believes he would resign.
CLICK TO LISTEN
Political Blogger and UWI Lecturer, Rhoda Bharath.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 1
  • comment-avatar
    Hans-Elmar 3 years

    Of course the murder of this Japanese visitor is a shame for T&T. Now I wonder what the police will do.If they find another Japanese visitor who is still in T&T they can frame this visitor that he or she murdered his or her countrywoman. This is a known strategy.I still remember when the German couple was murdered in Tobago the police mentioned immediately we have to investigate if foreign foul play was involved.Now they have such an intelligent acting police commissioner who mentioned the crime detection rate in T&T is as high as in the UK. This time a vagrant discovered the crime. If he will not be labelled the murder he will have the honour to have participated in the high crime detection rate of T&T.Ronda Bharath should ask the POS mayor if there would have been a public outcry in case a local female person of african decent would have been murdered.I guess in this case the vagrant would have been arrested already.