Opposition

Kamla: Gov't fell flat on face with Sandals deal

Gov­ern­ment “fell flat” on its face on its flag­ship San­dals project af­ter the ad­min­is­tra­tion with­held in­for­ma­tion from the pub­lic and dis­missed con­cerns on it, says Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad- Bisses­sar.

“The po­si­tion pre­sent­ed dur­ing (yes­ter­day’s) press con­fer­ence that San­dals with­drew based on neg­a­tive pub­lic­i­ty is bor­der­ing on ab­surd. It’s yet an­oth­er at­tempt by Gov­ern­ment to de­flect at­ten­tion from their in­com­pe­tence, “Per­sad-Bisses­sar added in a state­ment yes­ter­day.

Opposition to probe cost of PM’s televised address

What was the cost of the show? Why was there no mention of crime-handling? Where was attention to the basics affecting citizens?

These and other questions have been raised by the Opposition, former head of the public service Reginald Dumas and economist Mariano Browne on Prime Minister Keith Rowley’s paid political announcement, which aired between Sunday and Monday night local TV.

The first segment was billed as an address to the nation.

The second, which was a continuation of the first, was prefaced by an announcement that it was a paid political announcement.

UNC: 'Oreo' outrage is a distraction from real issues

The UNC Women's Arm says the PNM Women's Arm is trying to distract the country away from real issues, by raising the matter of Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar's reference of the prime minister as an "Orea".

The UNC Women's Arm says there are many other issues that the PNM needs to address, as it issued a statement on Tuesday.

Opposition slams appearance of politicians at COP news conference

The Opposition is criticizing the appearance of two government ministers at a news conference hosted by Police Commissioner Gary Griffith on the night that Natalie Pollonais was rescued.

The Opposition has issued a statement emphasising that the position of Police Commissioner is an independent one.

"The United National applaud the news that kidnap victim Natalie Pollonais was rescued late last evening and that the mother of three is reported to be in good health and unharmed. 

Gov't condemns alleged 'racist' remark by Opposition Leader

The Government is condemning what is says is a racist comment made by the Opposition Leader.

The comment is alleged to have been said at a public meeting on Monday.

The following statement came from the Ministry of Communications on Tuesday.

"On Monday 10 September, 2018, on a public platform, the Leader of the Opposition, Mrs Kamla Persad Bissesar, attacked the Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley in a despicable and nakedly racist manner by calling him an “Oreo”.

Kamla: Skit was insult to Afro-Trinbagonians, all women and Hindus

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has condemned a skit done at the PNM's Family Day on Sunday, as an insult and abuse to male Afro-Trinbagonians, woman and Hindu women in particular.

She has called on prime minister Dr keith Rowley to also condemn it.

She issued the call in a statement to the media on Tuesday. 

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