Title: Defiance of CJ
Comments: I see that the Chief Justice is off again on one of his annual jollies,living the life of Riley at the expense of the taxpayers.Concerning the call from his professional colleagues for him to resign, I think they are barking up the wrong tree. Many Citizens of importance here,like the Chief Justice are welded to the realm of the PNM, its doctrine and ideology and beliefs of being superior and know it all. Even a dismissal notice from the PM which is most unlikely, is going to shift him. The Chief Justice should by now realize that he has past his sell by date. Having obtained his position in 2008 things are still as bad as they were then .He has made very little difference to out justice system. The record speaks for itself. One of the main problems other political parties have here, for despite there being a change in government the machinery of our politics is still controlled by long serving PNM stalwarts within the Civil service who are difficult to remove from their official positions. The system of politics here is still based on the principles and procedures of the PNM pioneers of our politics which came into play after our independence.It is base on the attitude of 'we are in charge now syndrome', hence the lack of progress here, where the living conditions and progress of all the people of this nation is concerned. Most politicians here haven't got a clue about politics, and do not really display their educational qualities or professional abilities or knowledge of their University of the West Indies degrees. The impression given is that they are unable to control the lack of discipline, ethical or professional bad behavior or under hand tactics used by their own supporters, be they of an importance status or ordinary citizens.Very few are respected and can be relied upon as a mentor or for guidance on compassion or morals If it was not for the easy access to our massive profits from our oil and gas resources this nation would have already been destroyed because of the desire of personal greed by many of our politicians and wayward officials which has spread down the line and created many of our corrupt citizens. We would have been forgotten like some other small nations of the world, and without any real attempts of diversification and with defiance from citizens like the Chief Justice to move on, this is exactly the expected future of T&T when our natural resources are depleted.