Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said the Marlene McDonald situation does not constitute any crisis, but signals the dawn of a new society where every one will be held accountable.
He is also quoted as saying : “And where you are seeing a crisis today, we are saying to you, the people of Trinidad and Tobago, feel good about it, this is how it is supposed to happen. “This is how it is happening for the first time, exactly what you want to happen is happening—that if persons, especially public officials, misconduct themselves, there must be policing to identify the misconduct and the person must be held accountable, and it will end up as a trial in the court house where they are innocent until proven guilty,”
The Prime Minister also referenced the missteps in the past weeks saying the PNM will review it’s systems of appointments with a view to avoid the unfortunate circumstances of the past week.
He also said the Marlene McDonald situation started under former Prime Minister Patrick Manning and he asked her on several occasions about the Calabar Foundation to which she always assured him that nothing was amiss.
He was speaking at the weekly Post Cabinet news conference.