A Facebook blogger has gone on the offensive against Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley after he accused her of spreading fake news.
Suzette Louwe, in an open letter to the prime minister said, “I am not afraid of you.”
On October 17 she posted on the Facebook page that she was told that water rates would be increased by 35 percent and that it would be retroactive for one year.
Louwe also posted a copy of her WASA bill and called on Finance Minister Colm Imbert and Public Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte to say why this was not announced in the budget.
But within hours of the post, The Regulated Industries Commission and WASA issued releases denying any increase in water rates.
And at a People’s National Movement meeting at the Arima Town Hall on Sunday, Rowley without calling her name, accused the Opposition United National Congress of hiring “trolls” to create fake news on social media.
Referring to Louwe’s post, Rowley said it was produced by “UNC imps.” He added that any rate increase was a lie since there was no discussion with the RIC.
Louwe in an open letter to Rowley said she was not a member of the UNC and did not act on their behalf.
She said, “I am not afraid of you. I pioneered the first coalition in high school to help others fight against bullies and you are certainly not the first. You are definitely the OLDEST but not the first.
She said, “I know that the real issue for you is not my WASA bill. It is the fact that I have taken your government to task over the OWTU and their ‘Investors’ by filing an FOIA for information on the sale of the refinery (Which you know will be put out into the public domain).
“I am not a member of the UNC and I do not act on their behalf. That too, you cannot PROVE though you keep trying to find a connection. You and your hounds keep saying that in an attempt to discredit me but noticeably ABSENT is your proof of this.”