Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley today sent correspondence to the Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith and the Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit, Susan Francois requesting an investigation into the allegations of criminal conduct made against him and other persons by Member of Parliament for Oropouche East, Dr Roodal Moonilal in Parliament on Tuesday 09 October, 2018.
This was confirmed by the Office of the Prime Minister in a media release Thursday afternoon.
The Congress of the People is calling on Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar to apologise for her comment referring to prime minister Dr Keith Rowley as an "Oreo".
The COP's National Executive issued a statement Wednesday night.
"It is unfortunate that the Leader of the Opposition chose to utter a racist trope on her political platform on Monday night.
The Congress of the People (COP), has repeatedly made the clarion call for all politicians to emulate standards and qualities befitting of high office.
The Opposition is criticizing the appearance of two government ministers at a news conference hosted by Police Commissioner Gary Griffith on the night that Natalie Pollonais was rescued.
The Opposition has issued a statement emphasising that the position of Police Commissioner is an independent one.
"The United National applaud the news that kidnap victim Natalie Pollonais was rescued late last evening and that the mother of three is reported to be in good health and unharmed.
Gary Griffith has officially taken up duties as Commissioner of Police.
He was introduced to the media at a news conference this morning where National Security Minister Stuart Young revealed that Griffith's contract was finalised yesterday.
According to Minister Young, Griffith was presented with his instruments of appointment last night.
The Commissioner's first order of business was a meeting with all heads of national security.
Minister Young thanked outgoing Commissioner of Police, Stephen Williams who has proceeded on vacation leave.
The Congress of the People (COP) has joined others in sending condolences to the family of former president George Maxwell Richards who passed away on Monday.
The COP has issued the following statement of their political leader, Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan;
"On behalf of all members of the Congress of the People, I wish to extend heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and the entire nation on the passing of former President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, George Maxwell Richards who served from 2003 to 2013.