“Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it” – William Penn
Wednesday May 20, will go down in History as a day where it was published that the Ambassador to the United States “called out” our Minister of National Security and by extension, our Prime Minister.
In my opinion, Minister Young “gambled” that the US Embassy would not make a comment based on his utterances. I personally cannot recall any US Ambassador ever making a comment on conversations with Government Officials.
The mere fact that Mr Mondello broke with tradition emphasises how serious a matter this is. And believe you me, this matter is not closed.
The mere fact that he chose to comment, convinces me that this matter is being pursued by US officials.
Adding fuel to the fire, the Government of Aruba has distanced itself from the Paria fuel deal, confirming it did not purchase a shipment of oil from T&T.
For those who do not know, it is extremely difficult to conduct any transaction without due diligence. Try opening a simple bank account.
The Paria Fuel trading company cannot simply sell 150,000 barrels of fuel without having proper information.
Did Aruba ever buy oil from us? Did the buyer ever buy fuel from us?
Who is paying for it and did we do all due diligence testing with regard to money laundering and sanctions?
Is our population so gullible to accept that our Prime Minister met with an official from Venezuela and a senior officer(s) from Pdvsa to discuss COVID-19 and this after our Minister of National Security gave clearance for an entire team to visit our Prime Minister to discuss COVID—without any member of the Ministry of Health being present.
Are we so gullible to believe that the Prime Minister was not properly informed by the Minister of National Security with regard to the conversation with the US Ambassador?
Are we so gullible to believe that the Prime Minister did not know the credentials of the members of the team that accompanied the Venezuelan vice president?
The question begs then, why would our government take any risk to encourage US sanctions against us?
This simply makes no sense whatsoever.
Recently, the Prime Minister said that he was nervous to open up some of the COVID restrictions amid all these issues taking place.
Now, he “chills” in his Garden of Eden whilst faced with a sudden resignation and calls for his go-to minister to resign.
Let’s hope he removes the dangerous weeds from his garden.