Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says the report on the Sports Ministry’s $150,000 settlement to a former employee is the subject of legal “challenges.” On the advice of the Attorney General and the public service, he said the matter’s being reviewed and when it’s appropriate to present the report it will be done. He added that he couldn’t give a timeframe for finalisation.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is not saying what new information led to him dismissing Minister Darryl Smith.
Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal posed a question to the prime minister in today's sitting of the House of Representatives, on the reason for the PM's change in position.
However, the prime minister maintained that it was his prerogative and that he was not answerable to anyone for it.
This clip of Parliament was taken from The Parliament Channel.
The PNM Women's League has accused the UNC Women's League of hypocrisy over its stance on the controversy surrounding the dismissal of Darryl Smith as a Cabinet minister.
The PNM women say the UNC women need to "recall the many unscrupulous failings during their tenure as well as their inability to govern".
The following is a statement issued on Wednesday by the PNM's Women's League.
"Hypocrisy is the mother of all evil and once again the People’s National Movement Women’s League must caution the women of the UNC to examine the log in their party’s eye.