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Psychic Winston Ragoo: Jack will be cleared
Suspended vice president of FIFA Jack Warner will eventually be cleared of bribery charges levelled against him by the internal football governing body. With this allegation out of the way, local psychic Winston Ragoo predicts Warner will willingly step down from the post and stick to his job as a government minister, serving the citizens of T&T, thousands of whom have been rallying behind him since the controversy erupted within FIFA. But this will not be the end of Warner’s troubles, Ragoo said, as he will be dogged by corruption allegations in the coming months from throngs of people and “a battery of FBI agents trailing his every move.”
Ragoo said FIFA will work closely with FBI agents in an attempt to bring Warner to his knees. “They will try to go all out to bring Warner down.” Before the year’s end, Ragoo said, Warner will face an uphill battle with new allegations of corruption surfacing. “Warner’s misery has just begun. People will be coming forward with information in an attempt to nail him.” Meanwhile, Ragoo said Warner’s performance in the last year has created a lot of enemies in and out of the Government. With supporters rallying behind Warner, Ragoo said, this can lead to the Works and Transport Minister becoming more popular than Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar. Also, the relationship between Warner and Legal Affairs Minister Prakash Ramadhar will become strained following recent statements made against Warner and by Warner against Ramadhar. He also predicted a collapse of the PP’s support base if Warner walks.
In other predictions, Ragoo said:
INFIGHTING IN COP AFTER PARTY ELECTION
• Outgoing leader of the Congress of the People (COP), Winston Dookeran will bow out of the Government before the 2015 general election.
• Infighting in the party.
• Senior COP members will walk out of the party in disgust after the party’s internal election.
• Among those who will severe ties with the party is vice chairman Vernon De Lima.
• The COP will again merge with the UNC to become one party to fight the PNM in the 2015 general election.
As COP’s July 3 election draws closer, Ragoo is predicting some turbulent times ahead. Ragoo spoke about the tongue lashing Warner unleashed on Ramadhar, which he said could lead to a swaying of votes for the COP candidate in the party’s upcoming election. “Warner’s support is strong in the Government and by him saying he is disappointed in Ramadhar could affect him as a candidate at the polls. “If Warner did not hold Ramadhar in high esteem he would not have said what he did.”
The rift in the COP will continue to widen, he added. On Dookeran, Ragoo said that had he stayed as leader of the party, “it certainly would not have made the COP any stronger.” As for Dookeran’s future, Ragoo said: “I think he would be a silent partner in COP and play an important role in advising the Government on the economy and financial budgets. “After this election, he will bow out of politics. I am not seeing Dookeran going into another election.”
After the COP’s internal election, Ragoo said, the party will merge with the UNC to fight the People’s National Movement. “I am not seeing the COP going on as a long term party in the next build up of the election because of the internal rumblings. This whole election thing will not be good for the COP. The momentum they were building is losing steam. If the COP stands alone they will not be strong.”
MANNING TO MAKE A COMEBACK
• Plot by PNM members to undermine Rowley.
• Plans are afoot for former prime minister, Patrick Manning to take over the PNM.
• Manning will come back to lead the PNM.
• PNM support growing.
The People’s Partnership
• The PP has a year to get its act together or lose the 2015 general election.
Ragoo’s successful predictions
Kamla Persad-Bissessar will become T&T’s first female Prime Minister.
Calder Hart will pack up and leave the country.
Tobago Orgainsation of the People (TOP) will capture two seats in the 2010 general election.
PP Government will win PNM stronghold areas Arima, D’Abadie/O’Meara and Toco/ Sangre Grande in the 2010 general election.
Plot to get Patrick Manning out as PNM leader.
Winston Dookeran will bow out of COP leadership race.