The Prime Minister has sacked Ancil Antoine as the candidate for the D’Abadie/O’Meara on the grounds that he made “insensitive and objectionable statements” with respect to the US.
It must be remembered that Antoine in a previous outburst accused the Executive of the Constituency of not supporting him.
The fact that the Executive rejected his nomination and the Prime Minister and his screening committee approved it, clearly shows poor judgment on the part of the Prime Minister and his screening committee.
As a consequence of the riots in Port-of-Spain, the Prime Minister has initiated a Community Recovery Team. This is clearly a slap in the face for the elected representatives, as the Prime Minister has apparently signalled that he has no confidence in these Members of Parliament, who represent these constituents, being able to address their problems.