UNC Leader Kamla calls PM Rowley a ‘super spreader’ of COVID-19

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Trinidad and Tobago: UNC leader Kamla Persad speaks for the people of Trinidad and Tobago. She was former Prime Minister of T&T, hence knows what is better for the nation.

People believe in her thoughts, and she is the hope for the population. However, PNM fulfils its responsibility, but it doesn’t satisfy the T&T people, a local news report disclosed.


Recently, news published in the reputed local newspaper which stated, “Kamla calls Rowley a ‘super spreader.”

In that newspaper, it was written that “Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is a Covid ‘super spreader’ who rolled back lockdown measures only after a People’s National Movement (PNM) financier held a wedding Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar.”

Blaming Rowley for the spike in COVID-19 cases, Persad-Bissessar noted that he had invited everyone to travel to Tobago, and some 50,000 people had visited the island. ‘I don’t think anyone would forget the Prime Minister’s words that it takes ‘one fool’, well I think we have found the fool.

‘We have found that fool who has now become a super spreader,’ said Persad-Bissessar at the United National Congress (UNC) virtual meeting on Monday. 

Rowley is currently Covid-positive and in quarantine in Tobago. Persad-Bissessar said the Prime Minister would have contacted people and spread the virus before he showed symptoms, creating a multiplier effect. She added that the roll-back of measures is for three weeks and scheduled to end just in time for the Prime Minister’s golf tournament in Tobago.

‘While the Government is locking down the country, they are allowing huge weddings to take place because they are your friends and your family and your financiers.

‘They waited until after that wedding to lock down,’ she said as a video clip was played, showing many cars parked on the streets of west Trinidad where a wedding was held.

Persad-Bissessar questioned where was the police while this event was taking place and provided her answer: they were on the cremation site at Mosquito Creek, not allowing people to grieve in dignity. 

To get answers on the wedding last week, the Express called Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi and asked whether he was at the wedding. He responded: ‘I am in three meetings right now, but I answered because I thought it was important. If I knew you were calling about this rubbish, I would not have answered.’ He then asked that a text be sent to him, but when this was done, he did not respond.

Covid and border closure

The former prime minister further knocked the Government on its tardiness with vaccines as she extended gratitude to the Indian government. 

‘Tonight, I want to thank the Prime Minister of India, his government and the people of India, as well as the Indian High Commissioner, for donating vaccines to Trinidad and Tobago.’ People say when you ask for something, and you are a beggar. Well, I prefer to beg for the people of my country than not to ask at all,’ she said.

She said this country had received over 75,000 vaccines which is a slight drop in the bucket. Persad-Bissessar also questioned why with borders closed, Covid cases were increasing so rapidly.

She said other Caricom countries are open, and they are not recording the number of cases as T& T. She said whether Venezuelans are being tested and quarantined will have to be put to former national security minister Stuart Young and now Fitzgerald Hinds. ‘Why are you letting Venezuelans come into our borders? Do they take PCR tests? Do you quarantine them? They are all over the country; could they be the persons bringing in the Covid?’ she asked.

Noting that Rowley had said the country has no more money to pay further Covid-19grants, Persad-Bissessar said this was said while the family of Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi was benefiting from taxpayers money.

Millions for Faris and family, but none for laptops, salary relief or grants for businesses to be able to survive,’ she said.

She said Government’s only plan is to lock down the country, but only their friends and family can spree. Camille Hunte reported it. The article is taken from UNC Communications.



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