Politics and Public Affairs

VIDEO: Cock-a-Doodle-Doo Interview – 26 February 2010

Cock-a-doodle-doo Interview: 26 Feb 2010 (video courtesy Gayelle TV)

Afra Raymond sits down with Magella Moreau at Gayelle TV to discuss and review the politics and the state of transparency in public affairs in the country. Video courtesy Gayelle The Channel

  • Programme Air Date: Friday, 26 February 2010
  • Programme Length: 0:25:41

An Unhealthy Choice

Originally published in the Trinidad & Tobago Guardian, 12 Jan 2008

Sen. Michael Annisette. Photo courtesy TTParliament.org
Sen. Michael Annisette

I was perturbed to read in the press that our President had selected Mr. Michael Annisette to serve as an Independent Senator in our next Parliament.

Apart from his well-known role as head of the SWWTU, Mr. Annisette also sits on the Boards of the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (UDeCoTT), the Trinidad and Tobago Mortgage Finance Company Limited (TTMF) and the Vehicle Maintenance Corporation of Trinidad & Tobago Limited (VEMCOTT). These 3 Directorships are in significant State-owned enterprises and it is a widely-held view that such appointments, especially to those who are not experts in the relevant fields, are only offered to those in political favour. To put it plainly, one would hardly expect to see UNC or COP members, however expert, on State Boards under a PNM administration.


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