Moonilal: It's an abomination and a joke

Opposition Member of Parliament Dr Roodal Moonilal is describing Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley's Cabinet reshuffle as an abomination and a joke.

According to him, the adjustments are untenable given the allegations lingering over the heads of the reshuffled ministers.

Dr Moonilal says he is particularly concerned with Dr Rowley's new role as Housing Minister.


Devant: PM rewarded Smith instead of firing him

Former UNC Government Minister Devant Maharaj says the prime minister should have reprimanded and removed Minister Darryl Smith, instead of shifting his portfolio.

Maharaj issued a statement minutes after the announcement of a reshuffle by the Office of the Prime Minister:

Cabinet approves two additional scholarships in Natural Sciences

Cabinet has approved the award of National Additional scholarships in the Natural Sciences grouping to two persons.

They are Janardan Mahabir formerly of Presentation College, Chaguanas and D’Nae Bartholomew formerly of Bishop Anstey High School and Trinity East College.

Minister of Education, Anthony Garcia made the announcement during his address to Parliament on Friday, saying these students have presented reviewed results which have met the benchmarks for this award.

Cabinet approves $1.7 billion drawdown from Heritage and Stabilisation Fund

The Government will drawdown $1.7 billion from the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund to help finance the 2017 Budget.

The announcement was made via a statemeny by the Ministry of Finance.

"In the interest of full public disclosure, the Ministry of Finance wishes to advise that the Cabinet, on Thursday 16th March, 2017 approved a drawdown from the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF) in the amount of the US equivalent of TT$1,712,200,000.00 (US$251 million).

Digicel refutes negative claims of network's trustworthiness

Communications provider Digicel is maintaining that customer privacy has not been breached and is a factor behind the confidence customers have shown in the network.

It responded via a statement, after a newspaper report indicated that Cabinet members have been asked to switch to Bmobile because of fears that a senior manager working there, could possibly leak information.

The following is as statement by Digicel.