UNC Women's Arm slams PM's use of word "Jammettry"

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:00

The UNC Women's Arm is criticising Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for the use of the word "Jammettry" at a news conference today.

The Women's Arm says the use of the word was demeaning to women.

The following is a statement issued by the UNC Women's Arm today.

"The UNC National Women's Arm notes with distaste the utterances of the Honorable Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at a Post Cabinet Conference held today, the reference made by the Prime Minister seeks to demean and degrade women.

Referring to the Opposition Leader Mrs Kamla Persad Bissessar SC revelations of the "Fake Oil Scandal" at Petrotrin as "Jammettry" is a major cause for concern.

We call upon the Prime Minister to issue an immediate apology to all women especially the Opposition Leader as the reference was made against her person.

The Women's Arm continues to note with dissatisfaction the references used by the Prime Minister with regards to women and we hope this alarming occurrence will be rectified since it is reckless and demeaning.

Let us strive to be better examples to the children of our Nation and in doing so respect the women in society!"