Opposition leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar is now accusing the Minister of National Security of weaponizing the variants of Covid-19 to create a shabby defence of his baseless and evil policy of blocking out citizens from this nation.
In a statement following a press conference by Young on Tuesday, Persad-Bissessar said “people of our nation, especially the distraught family members of those abandoned outside of our borders are becoming tired of the repeated lies and insolent excuses of a Minister who continue to stand against the people of the nation he has sworn on oath to protect while he allows the exemption of big-time friends.
The statement added “Minister Young offered nothing new, and was just an attempt to satisfy his own guilty conscience because the reality is, his policy is not only discriminatory but foolish given that foreigners have been entering this nation.”
“It is ironic that Minister Young continues to speak on “understanding the science” in his press conferences but is not aware that the diplomats and workers of foreigners can spread the virus in the same way as the others which he described.
The released noted that “What is even more insulting is the attempts by Young to try to twist the international stories of the UK and Canada who have not blocked out their citizens, but they have restricted non-nationals. “Stuart Young is the only Minister in the world to block his own people out.”
The party said “We continue to call on the Minister to stop playing politics with this issue.