VIDEO: Public Procurement Amendments on Long Story Short (WESN) – 5 December 2020

Afra Raymond appears on WESN’s current affairs programme “Long Story Short” on Saturday 5th December 2020 for an interview with Kejan Haynes on to discuss the contentious amendments to the Public Procurement & Disposal of Public Property Act of Trinidad and Tobago. Video courtesy WESN

  • Programme Date: 5 December 2020
  • Programme Length: 00:15:21

3 thoughts on “VIDEO: Public Procurement Amendments on Long Story Short (WESN) – 5 December 2020

  1. Exemptions and speed have been the bases of corruption throughout history.
    This debate consolidates one level of interpretation of David Rudder’s song called “1990” in which he sings, “It is strange, the more we change, rearrange / Everything just seems the same.” (Song Book page 5)

    We make loud proclamations of chastity in order to silently continue the debasement or those whom we pay very highly to preserve our dignity. It seems impossible to believe anything anymore. Eduardo Galeano penned his Magnus Opus called “Upside Down” in which he certified the principles that George Orwell published in 1949, which predicted the dystopic world we survive in now, December 2020, and that novel is named “1984.”

    I am truly amazed that with all the technology we use to manipulate the truth, destroy the Earth and make reality virtual, we accept our failures as fate. Like my non-belief in any god, I await the wisdom of anyone who will awaken the hope in me to destroy the living despair that feeds my persistent cynicism.

  2. Can the President refuse to assent to this bill in its current format? If yes, what will be the implications?

    1. Hello Indra,
      There is no lawful mechanism to compel the President’s signature, so yes, a President could ‘not sign’ a document sent for signature…but I do not think that is a likely outcome in this case…

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