UNC moves to block sale of Petrotrin

The Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress (UNC) is seek­ing an in­junc­tion tem­porar­i­ly block­ing the sale of Petrotrin’s Pointe-a-Pierre re­fin­ery. 

The par­ty, through its for­mer sen­a­tor Wayne Sturge, filed the in­junc­tion ap­pli­ca­tion yes­ter­day as part of a con­sti­tu­tion­al mo­tion law­suit over the fail­ure of Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert to hold a Joint Se­lect Com­mit­tee (JSC) on En­er­gy Af­fairs for the past 19 months. 

UNC says it will not subject to JSC investigation into Cambridge Analytica matter

The Opposition United National Congress says it will not subject itself to a Joint Select Committee of Parliament to investigate whether the party was involved with Cambridge Analytica, Aggregate IQ, or the Strategic Communication Laboratories Group or their affiliates for the purpose of data mining.

The party is accusing the Attorney General of abusing the authority of the JSC's and insists that it is not the right forum for such an investigation.

The following is a statement issued by the UNC on Friday.

JSC alarmed as one CAL pilot takes 100 free jumpseat trips in calendar year

Executives of state-owned Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) have been called upon to explain why one employee made 100 free trips in a calendar year, on personal business.

The question was raised by the chairman of the Joint Select Committee (JSC) on State Enterprises, Independent Senator David Small, as CAL's executive appeared before the JSC today.

Small referred to CAL documents which showed that the employee, a pilot, made the trips using what is referred to as a "jump-seat".

"Someone is using CAL as Air-Uber. This smacks of abuse of privilege," Small said.