Mayaro MP Rushton Paray

Mayaro MP Rushton Paray has called on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to urgently and critically review his management of the COVID-19 crisis.

The MP said this has become necessary in light of what he called the “latest strange and contradictory decisions.”

Paray said Dr Rowley has left the country baffled by permitting the reopening of casinos, where there would expectedly be high human traffic, and denying in-house dining at restaurants, where hygienic measures are observed.

He said the decision to prohibit the sale of snacks at cinemas is downright bizarre and added the country is also confused that they could access beaches but not rivers, and that attendance at places of worship are being limited to an hour.

Paray said those and other measures during the eight-month pandemic confirm that the Rowley Administration does not have a handle on the crisis and is making decisions by ‘vaps’ and without rigorous analysis.

Paray said it is regrettable that the Prime Minister has not sought to emulate the steps taken by progressive and visionary governments that have achieved measureable successes in this global challenge.

He said it is clear that Dr Rowley is only advised by his inner medical team, which itself has not benchmarked its goals.

Paray said the continued slipshod handling of this crisis could lead to disastrous results which may negatively impact the national population for a generation.