However, although Persad-Bissessar is yet to receive legal advice from Ramlogan, she expressed regret during a Legal Affairs Ministry function at Fairfield Complex in Tobago, that she could not stay at the home of Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Minority Leader Ashworth Jack whenever she visits the sister isle.
During her speech, the Prime Minister described Jack, who is also leader of the Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) — which is one of the five political parties which comprise the People’s Partnership — as her friend. “I can’t stay with you,” Persad-Bissessar said as she looked at Jack while some members of the audience laughed.
Asked afterwards by reporters whether that comment was an indication that Ramlogan had advised her on St Cyr’s reported statements, the Prime Minister replied: “Not yet. He went back to Trinidad last night so I have not spoken to him since.”
Asked whether she was concerned that the Opposition sent a letter yesterday to the commission to investigate whether she breached the Integrity in Public Life Act by staying at the Pasea, Tunapuna home of Ralph and Maureen Gopaul, Persad-Bissessar said, “My hands are very clean. My heart is very pure. I am not concerned.”