Opposition leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar said the Prime Minister should stop worrying about her letter to the Barbados Prime Minister and deal with issues affecting citizens.
She said he should also call the local government elections now.
Persad-Bissessar’s comments follow the PM’s social media post on Thursday, stating that she was out of place for writing to the Prime Minister Barbados, Mia Mottley regarding the ongoing Brent Thomas matter.
In a statement on Friday, she said, “The country is overwhelmed by murders, home invasions, robberies, unemployment, poverty, increasing food costs and declining living standards. These are the issues that the Government should be concentrating on instead of attempting to suppress transparency, freedom of speech, democratic principles and the rule of law.”
She said a matter involving the illegal abduction and terrorism of a citizen is one of national concern and strikes at the heart of the Constitution and the rule of law.
It was in that regard she said she wrote to Mottley.
She added: “Rowley’s late-night social media post regarding my letter, as Leader of the Opposition, to the Honourable Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, highlights his laziness at his job and contempt for citizens.
Rowley flip-flops whenever it suits him and his narrative.”
“Three days ago, at a press conference hosted by him, he said he had “no views on the Opposition Leader writing to the Barbadian Prime Minister”. He further said that “the Opposition Leader is free to write to whomever she chooses.”
She further noted: “On social media in February of this year, when he said: “…it is quite normal for reports to view all Parliamentarians as ‘senior government officials’ since unlike the UNC they view all members of Parliament as part of the government, unlike councillors etc.”
Persad-Bissessar reiterated that this maliciously coordinated and illegal operation could not have been sanctioned without the approval of the highest offices in the land.