Notes from a small island
A weblog by Jonathan Ali

Wednesday, December 18, 2002  

Ashes to ashes...

The Trinidad Guardian reports today that Hochoy Charles, Minority Leader of the Tobago House of Assembly and currently in a power tussle with his party, the National Alliance for Reconstruction, plans to revive the Democratic Action Congress:

'Charles and his supporters on Sunday reactivated the DAC, the party which was formed by former Tobago East MP, now President, Arthur NR Robinson, in the early 1970s.

'The decision was made at a meeting led by Charles, chairman Ashworth Jack said in a statement yesterday.'

Is there any clearer illustration of the pathetic depths politicians in our nation will plunge in the quest for power? What exactly does Charles hope to achieve? Isn't being minority leader of the THA humiliating enough? Yet it doesn't matter what the title, however insignificant and meaningless, to men like Charles, such inanities, and the piffling perks that come with them are better than nothing.

Meanwhile, the population continues to be woefully under- and misrepresented by its elected officials. I can't wait to hear what Lloyd Best has to say about all of this - though to him, I'm sure, Hochoy Charles isn't even worth thinking about.

posted by Jonathan | 8:45 AM 0 comments


save boissiere house
Bina Shah
Nicholas Laughlin
Caribbean Free Radio
Global Voices
Jessie Girl
Club Soda and Salt
Caribbean Cricket
Jai Arjun Singh
email me