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Trinidad: PM puts career on the line

SO convinced is the Prime Minister that government has taken the right decision on the restructuring of Petrotrin, that he is prepared to put his political career on the line to prove it.

Dr Rowley told a People’s National Movement (PNM) meeting on Tuesday night in Marabella – a stone’s throw away from the Petrotrin refinery, which is facing closure due to rising debt – if the decision will cost him the next general election, it is a price he is willing to pay.

“I am prepared to sacrifice my parliamentary and my political future doing what is right for the children of TT.” He referred to newspaper columnists writing after the announcement of the closure, and separation of workers, that he had signed his 2020 election death warrant.

“If it is that this will put us out of office, then history would have absolved me. As for those who are calling for elections, elections will come and you, the caller, you only have one vote. Everybody else has a vote in this country, and at that time you will determine whether you elected a government that has the strength of character, and the moral fortitude, to do what has to be done to give TT a better chance.”

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