Political indiscretion leads to diplomat recall
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 26, CMC- Foreign Minister Winston Dookeran says “political indiscretion” played a role in the decision of the Trinidad and Tobago government to recall its Geneva-based ambassador to the United Nations, Therese Baptiste-Cornelis, a few weeks after she made controversial statements during a lecture on cultural diversity.
“It was a general feeling that there was some act of political indiscretion as an ambassador to make such a statement,” Dookeran said in his first public comment on the controversy that erupted here earlier this month after Baptiste-Cornelis speech was posted on the social website “Your Tube”.
The lecture resulted in a storm of criticism for the government after the former health minister spoke on a number of issues including how she met her husband on the internet and her relationship with Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar.
(Details in Politics section)