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Trini MP gets flack for visiting Jamaica

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2016 | 7:16 PM

A Trinidadian Opposition member of parliament is facing pressure to resign following his visit to Jamaica as part of a Trinidadian government delegation last week.

Today’s Trinidad Guardian says calls for Prakash Ramadhar to resign as MP, came hours after he returned to Trinidad after a five-day trip to Jamaica, which he attended with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to rekindle a strained relationship between both countries.

The calls were reportedly plastered on the Facebook pages of the St Augustine Constituency and the United National Congress (UNC), the coalition opposition grouping of which Ramadhar’s party is a member.

Several posts described Ramadhar as a traitor and being disrespectful to Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar for going with the government delegation.

They also reminded Ramadhar that if it was not for the UNC he would not have won the seat on a Congress of the People ticket.

The Trinidad Guardian says Prakash Ramadhar yesterday stated that he would resign if it was the will of his constituents.

Ramadhar reportedly made it clear that he had no craving for political office.

However, he said those who wanted him to step down as MP should face him directly.