Ever since Basdeo Panday entered the political arena in 1966, Princes Town rose in stature as a conspicuous geographic presence in this country. Needless to say, when he became Prime Minister in 1995, the town became a sort of de facto capital of the country. Princes Town was equated with the first Indian PM of the country and the place which produced him.
You know now, Princes Town has receded into the background as an Australian outback known for its alligators, kangaroos, venomous snakes and other wild animals but not as the land of Bradman, the Bee Gees, Lillee, Thompson and hundreds of other celebrities.
Princes Town is reminiscent of that kind of outback comparison since Kamla took over the UNC and felt that to associate it with the name Panday and his towering image was too much for her; so to diminish its status, she selected the worst representatives for the people by going straight to the political dustbin and got what the town people consider old rubbish to represent them.
Now Princes Town makes the news only if some heinous crime is committed there, as compared to some previous time when it was considered the fastest growing town in the country; when it was the Mecca for high quality and cheap prices for all kinds of goods and services; when one prominent POS business titan said he couldn’t afford to do business in Princes Town as the prices there were just too competitive for him.
Now you listen to the news and reference on national issues are made about Rio Claro, Fyzabad, Barrackpore etc. and not one word about Princes Town as if it has been deleted from the map by google and you know why, because the political directorate which should be our flag bearer is defunct, dead and buried.
Letting Kamla know that she and her minions are responsible is blowing in the wind because her attitude is no damn dog must bark as she’s the boss and who vex loss.
Because of having no real representation, a WASA mafia, for instance, controls the distribution of water in Princes Town and which supplies those with whom it has special under-the table sweetheart deals while others are left high and dry as, for e.g. Hillside Gardens – which could also do with a police patrol to intervene when self-appointed DJs play their music as if they were hired to disrupt the peace and quiet of the community; then also there are those who are using the streets as their private dog kennels with pot hounds roaming the street, attacking pedestrians, messing up everywhere as if this is the new labasse in town.
For all of Kamla’s sycophants, this is what has been spawned out of her lax and lackadaisical leadership; that Rowley was also born out of it, is yet to be told: