PM Rowley called a "a rapist and a pedophile" by radio host

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 15, 2017
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11/23/21, 4:32:09 PM 
PM Rowley called a "a rapist and a pedophile" by radio host

The Office of the Prime Minister, through Director of Government Communications Kirk Jean-Baptiste, yesterday requested the audio recording of a morning radio show on which the Prime Minister was disparaged.According to a media release on the issue yesterday, Jean-Baptiste confirmed that political activist turned talk how host Lennox Smith used derogatory references to describe the PM on 104.7FM.The release described the comments as “unwarranted and erroneous” and said they were made by Smith on November 17.

“The Office of the Prime Minister, Communications Division, formally demands a copy of the entire programme with Mr Lennox Smith,” Jean-Baptiste said in the letter, giving the radio station until 3 pm that same day to cooperate.It is understood the recording of the morning programme was delivered to the Office of the Prime Minister.But in an immediate reaction yesterday, fellow radio talk show host and political activist Michael T Kerr “Mikey K” issued a statement saying he was planning to protest at the Queen’s Park Savannah next Tuesday. He questioned why Jean-Baptiste didn’t go through the Telecommunications Authority of T&T instead of writing to the radio station.

“Is it that Kirk Jean-Baptiste couldn’t write to TATT because he would have to mention, on who’s (sic) instructions he was acting upon?” Kerr asked.“What authority does Lt Cdr Kirk Jean-Baptiste has (sic) to demand a copy of anything? Is Kirk Jean-Baptiste Dr Rowley’s new attorney? Has he replaced Michael Quamina? Is Kirk Jean-Baptiste an attorney?”He also questioned who instructed Jean-Baptiste to request the recording and if he consulted with the Minister of Communication


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link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 15, 2017
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11/23/21, 4:36:52 PM 
T&T Comments:

Dennis Sirju

rowlier is ah Compulsive lieyer ah thief & Rapist of a school child.
He should be in Prison.

Victor Newman

Great move by the PM office, the lawyers are lining up to cross examine Rowley on the Box to find out how and when he get into the box. Garth Alleyne was born in 1970 and at the time of birth his mother was 16years 11 months old which means she was impregnated at 16yrs 2 months old. Was it first time, how many times did it happen before impregnation, was she groomed, how long did the grooming took place. Answers to all these questions can lead to before 16 yrs which is a criminal offence. The most important thing is he breached a position of power as a teacher who is a second parent. A can of worms has been opened saddle up for the ride. He is in no position to question Watson Duke because he is not guilty of anything. I want to see the PNM psycophants defend that.


Orange Bus

One of the fundamental right of all citizens in this country is that of free speech and movement, unless that speech or movement is of a violent nature that threatens to harm or injure.
Do our laws dictate that we have an have an Emperor or a Pharaoh as PM whereby no critique can be said or directed to anyone who hold a position of PM. Is it the mindset of being arrogantly superior and disdainful of the underlings that the lowly ones must submit to the egos of the arrogant, where by, only congratulatory and pleasing to the ear comments and speeches are considered appropriate to be spoken.
We as a nation must carefully and methodically examine the actions and mindset of our neighbors in South America who are determined to prevent free speech and lead their nations as dictators, we must also be mindful of those who admire them.

Claire Rostant

What is wrong with this Radio Host? Not in Rowley Country boy. In the US, Congressmen wear Go Brandon hats. They say Biden needs an Ice Cream and a Helper. They say the man is mentally unfit to be President and they said worse about Donald Trump, no one got into trouble. The White House did not demand copies of tapes nothing. What happen to Smith? He thinks he's living in a Free Speech Democracy or what? This is Rowley PNM land boy toe the line.


Raj Maharaj

We must decide on a name that Rowley should be referred too. Something as "Your noble and wisest among huminity, The owner of T&T The all powerfull and mighty, our most honourable and beloved leader doctor of rocks and bolders. The Honourable Keith Rowley.

Holykiss

Freedom is being chiseled away in Trinidad and Tobago by PNM. Rowley's role models seem to be president Xi Jinping of China and Venezuela's Maduro.


Rawlston Gonourie

Can the Guardian publish the allegedly "derogatory" comments made by the political activist so that the public could judge for themselves? For someone who incessantly makes vile and derogatory comments against individuals and groups, Rowley should be the last person to take offence with anything critics have to say about anyone or anything. Pot cannot call kettle black. People earn respect from others if they are respectful and circumspect in how they treat with others.

link Halliwell Joined: May 13, 2005
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11/23/21, 6:12:39 PM 
If this was the UAE then the announcer would feel the full brunt of the law and paid for by the State.
Does Rowley object privately, as per his right? Or are there laws against insulting the Office? I ask because I do not know.

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 15, 2017
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11/23/21, 7:38:12 PM 
In reply to Halliwell

This was brought up in Parliament a couple of years ago, but Trini's have a 7 day memory about anything .

The only way we will know the truth is if Rowley takes them to court , but then he opens himself up to be cross examined .

Interesting days lie ahead. rolleyes

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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11/23/21, 8:33:35 PM 
In reply to sgtdjones
A man going to get buss up

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THE Prime Minister has initiated legal action against a former UNC candidate turned radio talk-show host and other parties over offensive comments allegedly made about him on air.

In a brief comment on Tuesday, Dr Rowley said,"I don't have to rely on the ministry for any assistance. This matter will be prosecuted by my private attorneys and they have already been instructed to take all necessary legal actions against all offending parties."

In a letter dated November 17 to radio station 104.7 FM manager Sharon Amar, director of government communications at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Lt Cdr Kirk Jean-Baptiste said during a programme aired at 7.30 am on that same date, on the station, host Lennox Smith directly referred to Rowley in certain derogatory terms.

Jean-Baptiste, in the letter, described the comments about Rowley as an unwarranted and erroneous statement by the station. The OPM's Communications Division formally demanded a copy of the entire programme Smith hosted, during which the comment was said to have been made, to be delivered to its offices at the TIC Building, Lady Young Road, Morvant by 3 pm on November 17.

Newsday understands a copy of the programme was submitted as demanded. Sources said a second letter was subsequently sent to 104.7 FM.

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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11/23/21, 8:34:59 PM 

Smith and officials at 104.7 FM could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.

Smith unsuccessfully contested the Laventille/East constituency for the UNC in the 2007 general elections. He also served as a temporary opposition UNC senator on May 26, 2009 and is the former leader of the now defunct Laventille for Laventillians party, which had a political alliance with the UNC in 2007.

In a statement, the Media Association of TT (MATT) president Ira Mathur said as the fourth estate and a public accountability watchdog, the media are mandated to ensure Government is held to account. The public's business must be conducted transparently, with public records being made available to everyone.

"To protect these rights, we must remain vigilant both within and without our profession to ensure that we self-regulate to abide by the same high standards we expect of others," Mathur said.

Mathur said MATT is reminding media colleagues that "ethical and professional journalism treats sources, subjects, colleagues, and the public as human beings deserving of respect."

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link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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11/23/21, 8:36:04 PM 
open slander on this message board. Glad that content credited to authors . . . cool

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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11/23/21, 8:39:37 PM 
I think Stones is safe because its a public figure . . . still . .

The principle is that "Tale bearers are as bad as the tale makers." And this is true even if Don distances himself from the allegation, for instance by saying that Paul has denied the statement, or that Teresa has reason to lie. (See, e.g., Martin v. Wilson Pub. Co. (R.I. 1985), which held that reporting a rumor that a local developer had been guilty of arson could be defamatory even though the newspaper expressly said that "[s]ome residents stretch available facts when they imagine Mr. Martin is connected with [the fires]," and that "[l]ocal fire officials feel that certain local kids did it for kicks.")

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link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 15, 2017
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11/23/21, 10:24:33 PM 
Rowley posted a Christmas card with this individual and admitted it was his son out of wedlock.

Now a simple calculation will tell the story of this 16 years old girl. Some alleged that he was her teacher...

He recently rebuked Dukes about being charged and running for THA elections. Dukes is innocent till proven guilty.

Rowley has a big mouth and makes allegations ( trump like )email gate, landgate , etc , denigrates women etc....
Its posted in T&T newspapers.

I am sure many lawyers are biting at the bit to cross examine him... He will do nothing , he knows better.

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link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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11/23/21, 10:26:56 PM 
In reply to sgtdjones

I am out of here….I don’t have court clothes for all days cool

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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11/23/21, 10:29:18 PM 
I recorded this for you

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link sgtdjones11/23/21, 9:24:33 PM
Rowley posted a Christmas card with this individual and admitted it was his son out of wedlock.

Now a simple calculation will tell the story of this 16 years old girl. Some alleged that he was her teacher...

He recently rebuked Dukes about being charged and running for THA elections. Dukes is innocent till proven guilty.

Rowley has a big mouth and makes allegations ( trump like )email gate, landgate , etc , denigrates women etc....
Its posted in T&T newspapers.

I am sure many lawyers are biting at the bit to cross examine him... He will do nothing , he knows better.

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link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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11/23/21, 10:30:18 PM 
I can’t believe that the fatarse fell for it lol lol lol lol lol

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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11/24/21, 5:38:11 AM 
In reply to sgtdjones

He will pick it up- sorry razz

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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11/24/21, 7:08:46 PM 
he is alarmed big grin

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