A Leader for Our Times

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By Neil Gosine

THE United National Congress is in good hands with the Star Team and Kamla Persad-Bissessar at the helm.

The future of the UNC and the opposition looks bright and this was cemented again with a new powerful mandate by the thousands of members that braced the inclement weather to go cast their votes for the leader of the party and her Star team slate. From this resounding victory, it is clear that the people re-endorsement of Persad-Bissessar in her leadership.

The preliminary figures showed approximately 13,000 persons came out to vote in spite of the rain, adverse weather warning, flooding, lightning and thunder with several power outages in much of the southern areas of the island.

The Star team got over 95% of the votes cast from the results coming out from the polling stations so far.


This provided a landslide victory for Persad-Bissessar and the Star team and therefore it is easy to admire Kamla’s courage, her wisdom and her leadership style.

She has shown again in these challenging times that she commands the majority within the party by bringing the party’s membership together once again.

I join with the rest of the party’s membership to applaud Persad-Bissessar in the way she has always responded in the face of opposition with an unwearable will, with calm, compassion and respect for others and her UNC families in the face of tragedy.

A true leader for our times.

Neil Gosine is the new treasurer of the UNC after yesterday’s internal elections. He was a former Chairman of the National Petroleum Marketing Company of Trinidad and Tobago. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration MBA , BSC in Mathematics and a BA in Administrative Studies. The views and comments expressed in this column are not necessarily those of AZP News, a Division of Complete Image Limited.


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