Building a Nation Together


The Women’s League of the People National Movement wishes to register its abhorrence of a decision taken by the United National Congress, under the direction of its Political Leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar to engage in a policy of personal vilification against Dr. Keith Rowley, the Opposition Leader and leader of the People’s National Movement.

This policy of vilifying and demonising Dr. Rowley was first unveiled via a leaked memo written by the party’s Campaign Manager, Rodney Charles, under the instruction of Prime Minister, Persad-Bissessar, who recalled him from a diplomatic posting to undertake the assignment last year.

It has thus far included an illegal and unprecedented vote of no confidence against the Opposition Leader and a motion of censure suspending him, all led by Persad-Bissessar and aimed at vilifying Dr. Rowley in the eyes of the general population.

Mrs Persad-Bissessar’s re-election strategy reached its low point after the vile contribution of the MP for Tobago East, Mrs. Vernella Alleyne-Toppin, who under the cover of Parliamentary privilege, cast reprehensible accusations against Dr. Rowley, his mother, father and the entire family.

After being universally condemned, the fact that Mrs. Persad-Bissessar, who, from reports now in the public domain, lives in a glass house from which she should not be throwing stones, can have the effrontery to sign-off on a strategy of personal vilification, suggests that the UNC is even more desperate than the credible opinion polls suggest.

What is worse is that Mrs. Persad-Bissessar continues to abuse the resources of the State in her campaign for re-election, now going as far as defacing a national monument, by using the Port of Spain museum for its offensive political displays.

The Women’s League of the PNM condemns Mrs. Persad-Bissessar’s for having two men, Charles and Vasant Bharath do the dirty work that we in the PNM, have always know that she is capable of doing. We call on the media and the right-thinking people of Trinidad and Tobago to insist on decency in the conduct of our elections and to call out Mrs. Persad-Bissessar on taking campaigning to a new low. 

Camille Robinson-Regis


National Women’s League