Fall-out from the recent scandals affecting the cabinet.
Just months before a general election is due, the government of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar is in turmoil owing to a scandal involving former attorney-general Anand Ramlogan and ex-minister of national security Gary Griffith, both implicated in witness tampering allegations. The prime minister removed both men from office, and then undertook a wider cabinet reshuffle.
- The government may yet recover, with more than six months until general elections must be held.
- However, public spending cuts are likely to undermine recovery and the government's approval.
- Police investigations could reveal new information that damages the government's credibility further.