15 May 2010

So who fighting dutty?

The official vehicle of the Prime Ministerial candidate of the People's Partnership and Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar was hijacked in the vicinity of the Tunapuna Hindu School at approximately 2:30 p.m. this afternoon. The vehicle, described as a midnight blue Prado bearing the licence plate PCJ 3, in which Mrs. Persad-Bissessar's niece, Lisa Harry, was travelling along with her driver was intercepted by an armed gang driving a silver Almera with the licence plate PCH 8663. The gang robbed Miss Harry and the driver before throwing them out of the vehicle.

It was fortunate that Mrs. Persad-Bissessar was not in the official vehicle at the time. The People's Partnership Leader described the incident as traumatic and typical of what occurs across the country every single day. The matter may gain greater importance because it happened to be the official vehicle of the Political Leader but these experiences are what has unfortunately become the sad state of affairs in the nation where no one, not even Ms. Persad-Bissessar can take their personal safety and that of their family for granted.

From the Express