Basdeo Panday

Panday evicted from Rienzi office he's occupied for more than 40 years

Former prime minister Basdeo Panday has been evicted from his Rienzi Complex office.

Mr Panday said that this morning when his secretary arrived at the location, the gates were locked and she was greeted with a big sign saying the Basdeo Panday Foundation was evicted from the premises.

Mr Panday has held an office at Rienzi Complex for more than four decades.

The former prime minister told us he has contacted the police and referred the matter to them.

Lee Sing anxious over Pandays’ meeting

Former PNM minister Mariano Browne has been invited to the upcoming meeting involving the Basdeo Panday family which will explore new political possibilities - but he says he will be out of T&T.

However, ex-mayor Louis Lee Sing, says he would attend the meeting if he was invited.

Browne yesterday confirmed that he had been invited.

“But I already had something on overseas,” he added.

Browne declined to comment on the May 20 meeting.

Former prime minister Basdeo Panday and his daughter Mickela will spearhead the meeting at Gaston Court, Chaguanas.

Panday knocks "rip-offs" by commercial banks

Former Prime Minister Basdeo Panday has is hitting at commercial banks for what he says has been a system of customer "rip-off".

Panday made the comments in a Facebook post on Thursday, while many are debating the decision by the Petroleum Dealers Association (PDA) to stop electronic payments at service stations.

The PDA has raised the high costs of maintaining these machines, the Green Fund and the Business Levy as high cost factors.

In his post entitled, "Rip-off by the Banks", Panday said: