The tone, tenor and text of the President’s address at the ceremonial opening of the Fourth Session of the Tenth Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago, has not been taken lightly by Health Minister and MP for Barataria/San Juan, Dr Fuad Khan.
In a no nonsense tone, President Carmona scolded the Opposition’s Chief Whip Marlene McDonald for interrupting his delivery and chided Leader of Government Business for allowing sittings to run late into the night.
His Excellency called for an 8 am rather than the established 1.30 p.m start for regular proceedings.
In an interview with News Power Now, Dr Khan, who also served in the past as Deputy Speaker of the House, said that the President had no right to speak to elected representatives in such a manner.
He added that the President is a new President who has the desire to do well.
Friday last was the ceremonial opening of the Fourth Session of the Tenth Parliament.