No new homes for HDC Greenvale flood victims

While the Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (HDC) is not con­sid­er­ing re­lo­cat­ing Green­vale res­i­dents who were hit by the Oc­to­ber floods, some res­i­dents have al­so with­drawn re­lo­ca­tion re­quests be­cause of flood mit­i­ga­tion pro­grammes.

Hous­ing Min­is­ter Ed­mund Dil­lon made both points in the Sen­ate on Mon­day. He was ques­tioned by the Op­po­si­tion con­cern­ing the sit­u­a­tion with HDC’s 634 Green­vale de­vel­op­ment res­i­dents who were se­vere­ly af­fect­ed by the Oc­to­ber floods.

Chamber urges no more delays in passing Income Tax Amendment Bill

The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce is warning that delay-tactics regarding the passage of the Income Tax Amendment Bill will negatively impact an already fragile economy and the stability in this country's financial system.

In a statement it issued today, the Chamber says cross-border tax regulations are fast becoming the norm in global business.

Sinanan: Cyclists to be given same rights as motorists

Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan says he will be taking a policy document to cabinet this Thursday aimed at protecting cyclists on the nation’s roadways.
Minister Sinanan was on the scene of today’s horrific double fatality along the Beetham Highway involving members of the Slipstream Cycling Club.

Moonilal referred to Privileges Committee for statement made to Hinds

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bridgid Annisette-George has ruled that a prima facie case have been made out against Oropouche East MP, Dr Roodal Moonilal, fo a statement made in the House towards Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds.

The Speaker had been asked to consider whether Moonilal breached Parliament's privileges, for telling Hinds, "Da is why Snake have some lead for you.” 

The following is the Speaker's ruling:

Moonilal views Privilege Committee referrals as PNM abuse

Oropouche East Member of Parliament, Dr Roodal Moonilal says the decision by Government Members of Parliament to call for him to be referred to the Privileges Committee of Parliament on two issues, is tantamount to harassment and intimidation.

In a statement today, Moonilal said, however, that he has faith in the institutions of Parliament and is not afraid of the process.

Dr Moonilal has been referred to the Privileges Committee for statements he made in the Lower House regarding Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and A&V Oil and Gas Limited.

Speaker rules breach of privilege case made against Moonilal

Oropouche East Member of Parliament, Dr Roodal Moonilal will face Parliament's Committee of Privileges on allegations he made regarding Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley surrounding A&V Oil and Gas Limited.

House Speaker, Bridgid Annisette-George ruled today that a prima facie case had been made.

Arouca Maloney MP, Camille Robinson-Regis had raised the matter last week Wednesday and the Speaker gave her ruling today.

The following is the Speaker's ruling.

OWTU, protestor gather outside Parliament

Members of the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) and an individual citizen are currently outside the Parliament with their messages ahead of the reading of the Budget today.