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Jack on protests on $69 offer: Take it or leave it
National Security Minister Jack Warner says he is unworried about the protests in East Port-of-Spain over his People and Projects for Progress programme which offers workers $69 a day for three hours of menial work.
“I am not concerned about the protest. They have two choices. They can either take it or leave it. That whole thing is politically motivated and I know who the politicians are. I am not saying much more than that. They can uplift themselves or leave it,” Warner said in his usual no-nonsense style.
Warner was speaking with reporters at the community policing meeting with Maloney residents at the Maloney Regional Complex, Flamingo Avenue. He said the protests, over several days this week was politically motivated.
“Where were all those politicians and political representatives for the last 20 years, the last ten years? They start to come out of the woodwork and talk about sustaining jobs. I want to puke when I hear them. They want to keep Laventille in a state of degradation and remain as they are and use them and if they (Laventillians) want to fall for that, then let them go ahead,” he said.
Warner said he was interested only in making the lives of citizens better.
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