Minister Imbert denies involvement in an HDC project

Finance Minister Colm Imbert has denied being involved in an HDC project that has been delayed.

The Ministry of Finance issued a statement in reaction to a comment made by Oppositon MP Dr Roodal Moonilal.

Finance Ministry: Thursday and Friday are normal working days

The Ministry of Finance is telling workers attached to the Inland Revenue Division and the Customs and Excise Division, that Thursday and Friday are normal working days.

This comes in light of a call by the president of the Public Services Association, Watson Duke, for workers of the two divisions to take a holiday on those days.

The Ministry has outlined the conditions for workers to not show up for work.

The following is a statement by the Ministry:

Persad-Bissessar: PM has abdicated his responsibility to the people

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is accusing the prime minister of abdicating his responsibility to the people as she toured flooded parts of El Socorro today.

The Opposition Leader issued a statement after today's visit.

"I was saddened to see so many families struggling to come to terms with their losses. My team and I visited several areas, many of which are still inundated, and I was touched by the outpouring of love from these people, who, in spite of their hardship, continue to try to help their neighbours, friends and families.