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UNC unequivocally denies Cambridge Analytica connections

The United National Congress will be exploring its legal options, as part of its response to government’s proposed criminal probe into the party’s alleged connection with Cambridge Analytica.

Confirmation has come from UNC Public Relations Officer, Senator Anita Haynes, who states unequivocally, there is no connection between the party and the political consulting firm.

According to Senator Haynes, once again, the PNM is spreading misinformation, just like they did back in 2015 with Emailgate.

Schools closed for local government elections

The Education Ministry has advised that there will be no school on Monday December 2nd, the day of the local government elections.

According to a release issued by the ministry, the Chief Education Officer explains, this is to facilitate the elections process.

Some schools are used as voting centres.

Schools principals are advised that school will resume, as normal, on Tuesday November 3rd.

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Mitchell: UNC wasted millions with nothing to show

San Fer­nan­do East MP Ran­dall Mitchell says that while the Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress (UNC) is promis­ing a host of things in their Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Elec­tion cam­paign, cit­i­zens should con­sid­er how they wast­ed mil­lions of dol­lars with lit­tle to show for it.

“Don’t be fooled by the UNC pro­pa­gan­da, talk­ing about they’re work­ing and putting on a yel­low hard hat for pic­tures. We know them by their past deeds, it is the same old UNC from 2010 – 2015. Noth­ing has changed,” Mitchell said.

Duke violated Code of Conduct governing politicians

Coun­cil for Re­spon­si­ble Po­lit­i­cal Be­hav­iour chair­man Dr Bish­nu Ra­goonath says Pub­lic Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tion (PSA) pres­i­dent Wat­son Duke crossed the line and has vi­o­lat­ed the Code of Con­duct gov­ern­ing politi­cians.

Griffith distances himself from Cambridge Analytica

A breach of cit­i­zen's pri­va­cy and se­cu­ri­ty tan­ta­mount to crim­i­nal charges have been lev­elled against for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar and her Peo­ples Part­ner­ship gov­ern­ment.

But Top Cop Gary Grif­fith who served as Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter dur­ing the time the claims were made says he was un­aware of the al­le­ga­tions be­ing made.

Chase village man detained for firearm and ammunition possession

A 46-year-old man has been arrested for possession of firearm and ammunition, during an anti-crime exercise in Chase Village yesterday.

According to police reports, officers of Central Division issued a search warrant at the home of the 46-year-old suspect of Orange Field Road, Chase Village.

Officers searched the ceiling of the man’s home.

One Taurus pistol and one magazine containing 15 rounds of ammunition were found and seized.

The suspect was taken to the Couva Police Station and charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Mitchell: CAL lost $500M under UNC

San Fernando East MP Randall Mitchell says that while the United National Congress (UNC) is promising a host of things in their Local Government Elections campaign, citizens should consider how they wasted millions of dollars with little to show for it.

“Don’t be fooled by the UNC Propaganda, talking about they're working and putting on a yellow hard hat for pictures. We know them by their past deeds, it is the same old UNC from 2010 – 2015. Nothing has changed,” Mitchell said.

UNC: None of these Cambridge Analytica stories are true

The UNC is maintaining that claims made in a recent book by Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, Christopher Wylie are not true.

The UNC issued a statement on the topic following a news conference by the government Wednesday morning.

"The lengths to which senior members of this Keith Rowley administration will go to create a distraction is alarming.

On Tuesday night at a political rally the sitting Attorney General, who has been unable to win any major case in his tenure, began the conspiracy theory they plan to use to for election 2020.

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