PCA begins investigation into leaked police warrant

After a complaint by Opposition MP, Dr Roodal Moonilal, the Police Complaints Authority has begun an investigation into the leak of a search warrant bearing his name.

Through his attorney Israel Khan, Dr Moonilal wrote to the PCA last week questioning how high office holders came in to possession of the document, saying there was collusion to assassinate his character.

In a letter to Dr Moonilal, Director David West says the authority has carefully perused all documents provided and agrees that the complaint falls within the remit of the PCA.

Bharath "not surprised" that election of UNC political leader brought forward

Vasant Bharath says he is not surprised that the date for the election for the post of the political leader has been brought forward.

Bharath who is expected to present the main challenge to Kamla Persad-Bissessar for the party's leadership says he anticipated that she would have sought to have it held on the same day with the election of a new national executive.

Bharath has not yet made public his decision about entering the leadership race.

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.