Lara: PM Rowley has my full support
Cricket legend Brian Lara is batting for Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and hopes he is able to secure two consecutive terms in office. Lara, however, has remained tight-lipped on whether that support will be made evident by him joining Rowley’s Cabinet as Sport Minister.
Lara, a double world record holder in cricket, was among those present at Queen’s Hall in St Ann’s on Wednesday to witness first-hand the swearing-in of Rowley as the country’s seventh prime minister.
He is calling on citizens to rally around Rowley for the sake of the country.
“We have a new leader now, new ideas, and I want to wish him the best and I just want him to know he has my full support.
“I think all leaders need full support, so it is really good that the country has turned out and said to the rest of the world or said to themselves that listen, we want somebody new, so it is amazing just to be in this environment and I am very touched by actually what is going on.
“They have a great responsibility in a very suppressed situation, so his true leadership has to come out,” Lara said.
Fatima’s pride: Retired star West Indies batsman Brian Lara, centre, chats with pupils from his alma
mater Fatima College, following Wednesday’s swearing-in ceremony at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s. —
Photo: CURTIS CHASE