Rowley hits SSA ‘obstructionists’

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Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has slammed critics of the recent Strategic Services Agency (Amendment) Bill.

And Rowley has also hit out at some independent senators.

He did so in commenting on the recent controversy involving temporary independent senator Justin Junkere, who supported the SSA legislation.

“This government will not be distracted by obstructionists,” he said at Wednesday’s post-Cabinet press conference.

Rowley added: “We have a job to do and we will do it to the best of our abilities in the interests of the people of Trinidad and Tobago.”

He also said that certain independent senators, whom he did not name, had “organised themselves as a political party to obstruct the government’s programme.”

Commenting on the support of Junkere for the SSA legislation, he said the “nefarious actions” of certain people opposed to the law, “did not succeed.”

He said if the government had failed by one vote, certain people would have been “jumping up and down” and celebrating the defeat on the measure.

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