Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has launched a scathing attack on the head of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

In a Facebook post today, Dr Rowley described Faria as “disrespectful” and of speaking with “an acid tongue”.

The following is the prime minister’s Facebook post.

“As head of the Chamber of Commerce Gabriel Faria can have no private view which he expresses as the “known” head of the Chamber.

He knows exactly what he is doing and it is him trying to influence voters with his dismissive shallowness whilst being very disrespectful to the country’s leadership.

If he is so disdainful of all the people who offer themselves for office through all political parties and who the population selects freely and fairly, to run their affairs, then why doesn’t he give a few years of his brilliance and perfection in service of the public interest.

He, like many others, will never do that either because he is only about himself and what he can suck from the country or rather he knows that if he does what others do and offers himself for selection he will be dismissed with a swift kick in the pants by a population who sees him for what he is, a disrespectful mouth with precious little value rattling around in the Chamber with his acid tongue.”