Darryl Smith

Rowley: Legal challenges delaying Smith report

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.

PM not saying what new information led to Darryl Smith's dismissal

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.


PNM Women's League takes a turn at UNC Women's League on Darryl Smith issue

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.