The reason why the Chinese Government withdrew the invitation to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to attend high-level meetings in China and replaced it with an Official Visit next year, was because the Chinese Government downgraded the scope of the high-level meetings.
Vasant Bharath and his team reconnect have withdrawn from the United National Congress's internal elections.
Bharath who signaled his intentions early to contest the position of political leader says he cannot in good conscience participate in what he is calling an unfair and illegal election.
He was speaking at a media conference in Chaguanas this morning.
House Speaker Bridgid Annisette-George has ruled that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will not be referred to Parliament's Committee of Privileges for Contempt of Parliament.
In September this year, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar had asked that Dr Rowley be referred to the Committee of Privileges, after saying that he had made comments that were “damaging, disparaging” and “negatively reflected on members of the House, bringing them all into ridicule, odium and contumely”.
UNC leadership candidate, Vasant Bharath has invited Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar to debate.
Bharath is challenging Persad-Bissessar for the position of leadership of the party in the November 26th party elections.
He sent this letter to Persad-Bissessar:
"Dear Mrs. Bissessar,
On May 24th, 2010, the People’s Partnership won an overwhelming mandate from the people of Trinidad and Tobago to form the Government.