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Opposition Member Defends His Leader

Mar 2, 2021

The United National Congress is today defending the actions of its leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, after she wrote to India’s Government seeking a gift of COVID vaccines for this country.

Mrs Persad-Bissessar wrote letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which she stated that Trinidad & Tobago is reeling from the effects of the dangerous virus and that with Modi’s direct intervention and vaccine donation, this country may be able to combat these challenges.

Persad-Bissessar referenced the aid India provided to Barbados last month, noting that this country received a donation of 2,000 vaccines from the 100,000  vaccines which India’s Government gave to Barbados.

She stated that while Trinidad and Tobago is grateful to have already benefited from Barbados’s donation of 2,000 doses of vaccines, this country’s population is about 1.3 million persons.

She claimed that calls to have the T&T Government reach out to India’s Government for assistance have been ignored.

She added that she believed Modi’s “direct, timely intervention and generosity” would allow the country to combat the pandemic’s challenges at present.

ROODAL MOONILAL DEFENDS KAMLA. 

Speaking at the UNC’s virtual Monday Night Forum, Oropouch East MP, Dr Roodal Moonilal accused Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of having mixed priorities.

He accused the Government of sitting on its hands and wasting time.

Moonilal also chided the Government for its rate of vaccination saying the Government was playing with the lives of Trinbagonians.

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