by Sharlene Rampersad (Trinidad Guardian) “What problem you have with my name? What’s wrong with my name? Camille, at least I have the name of my ancestors. Where you got yours from? Your name is that of a slave master.”
These words from Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, during a United National Congress (UNC) political meeting in Princes Town on Thursday night, have brought her condemnation from some sectors of the public for its race baiting.
At the time, Persad-Bissessar was referring to Planning and Development Minister Camille Robinson-Regis, who had disparaged her (Persad-Bissessar) during a People’s National Movement (PNM) meeting on May 26.
Robinson-Regis began her contribution to the PNM meeting by focusing on Persad-Bissessar.
“There comes a time when we have to call out Kamla Sushilla Persad-Bissessar for the cowardly, deceptive, dishonest, disingenuous individual that she takes, revels and takes time in being,” Robinson-Regis said.