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Trinidad: PNM, UNC supporters squabble over Marlene

PNM and UNC activists openly quarrelled outside the Port of Spain Magistrates Court on Monday about whether former public administration minister Marlene McDonald should resign as Port of Spain South MP. They also argued about whether McDonald had been a good representative since being first elected as MP in 2007.

Former PNM councillor Nedra McClean said “I respect the woman regardless of what. I pray to God that everything will go correct in her favour”.

McDonald and her common-law husband Michael Carew were arrested last Thursday as part of an ongoing police investigation into allegations of corruption and subsequently charged. They were due to appear in court on Monday morning. Three other people have been charged along with McDonald and Carew.

Asked whether McDonald should resign as MP, McClean replied, “Let the court decide and let the people decide. The people are the ones who elected her.”

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