Trinidad and Tobago: The leader of Opposition – Kamla Persad-Bissessar, along with Member of Parliament David Lee and Rudranath Indarsingh, extended support to the families of the divers who lost their lives during the Paria incident.
On March 8, Bissessar met the family of diver Kazim Ali Jr at a Memorial Mass at the Pro-Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in San Fernando.
“The Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. This afternoon, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, accompanied by MPs David Lee and Rudranath Indarsingh, extended support to the family of diver Kazim Ali Jr at a Memorial Mass at the Pro-Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in San Fernando,” the office of opposition leader informed.
The opposition further stated that the leader expressed her grief and prayed for the divers and their families.
It further claimed, “Mrs Persad-Bissessar expressed her condolences and offered prayers on behalf of all the divers and their families.”
Earlier, the opposition leader has often slammed Prime Minister Keith Rowley and stated the Paria Fuel tragedy was the worst industrial accident in our nation for nearly forty years. The crowd must have complete confidence in the investigative committee to unearth the truth in this matter, not just for the families of the deceased but for the entire nation.
She also pointed out the appointment of Eugene Tiah to the Paria investigation committee. At that time, the opposition leader pointed out that this has opened the door to accusations of Government tampering, manipulation and cover-up in these investigations.
She also notified the overt entry into the political arena by the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Chamber to sanitize the Government’s appointment of Eugene Tiah to the Paria Trading investigation committee.
“Almost immediately after I questioned the appointment of Mr Tiah, the Energy Chamber responded to support the Rowley Government,” stated the opposition leader.