Political commentator, Ralph Maraj, believes that there should be something to commemorate the Red House’s invasion in 1990, now that it has been returned as the home of Parliament.
Mr Maraj is a former parliamentarian and government minister. He would have been in office in the late 1990s, when the Red House still functioned as Parliament’s home.
According to Mr Maraj, installing some sort of commemorative piece at the newly renovated Red House, would be a powerful symbol to the country, of the triumph of democracy over insurgency.
Former government minister and political commentator, Ralph Maraj, says the latest Cabinet re-shuffle was done intentionally, to ensure the ruling PNM gets back in office.
Speaking with CNC3 NEWS today, Mr Maraj said it is not strange the change has come at this time, given that this is an election year, and it is politically motivated.
He points out that the Prime Minister's assumption of the Planning and Development portfolio could be seen as demotion for Camille Robinson-Regis, who has been moved to the Social Development Ministry… But it is not.
Former government minister, Ralph Maraj, says it is critical that the United National Congress clear the air—very quickly—on allegations of its seeming relationship with Cambridge Analytica and the possibly illegal use of citizens’ private information for political purposes.
He believes the probe, which the national security minister signalled yesterday that government intends to launch, will answer several crucial questions.