Anna-Lisa Paul and Bobie-Lee Dixon
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Roget: Govt crumbling around PM
A video showing footage of a man who appears to be a Government minister rolling a marijuana cigarette should come as no surprise, says president of the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) Ancel Roget. In an interview following a meeting between Roget and President Anthony Carmona yesterday, Roget said the footage was a sign of the Government crumbling. The footage, which aired on a news station on Wednesday night, showed a man who resembled and sounded like a government minister in what appeared to a hotel room conversing about and interacting with a substance that appeared to be marijuana.
The man in the video made comments about “rolling” the substance and his ability to handle the substance’s effects in the presence of at least two people, a young woman standing next to him, and whoever recorded the video. “This is another manifestation of the poor choice of the Prime Minister (Kamla Persad-Bissessar) and the level of bad governance,” Roget said.
He said if it was confirmed the person in the video was a government minister that person should be removed. “He should not have been there in the first place. It is not just him. It is the entire Government crumbling around the Prime Minister and she does not seem to know it,” Roget added.