Independent Senator

PNM Women's League slams President's choice of Dr Kriyaan Singh as an Independent Senator

The PNM's Women's League is taking issue with the decision by President Anthony Carmona, to appoint Dr Kriyaan Singh as an Independent Senator saying he has demonstrated open bias against the PNM and its political leader Dr Keith Rowley.

The PNM's Women's League issued this statement today:

"The People's National Movement (PNM) Women’s League wishes to register its strong objection to the reported decision of President Anthony Carmona to appoint, even temporarily, Dr Kriyaan Singh as an Independent Senator.

Devant Maharaj wants Integrity Commission to investigate Independent Senator

Former Food Production Minister Devant Maharaj has written to the Integrity Commission's chairman asking him to probe Independent Senator Justin Junkere.

It comes just days after the senator voted with the government to pass the SSA Amendment Bill.

Junkere has been accused of obtaining legal briefs with the AG's office. 

In his letter to the Integrity Commission, Maharaj says the Independent Senator failed to disclose his work with the AG's office and this is a conflict of interest.