Dr Lovell Francis responds to Guardian headline

Min­is­ter in the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, Dr Lovell Fran­cis, is deny­ing any split in the Cab­i­net over the con­struc­tion of a stage in the sea, for the Karuk­era One Love Beach Fes­ti­val.

Panday: Why UNC MPs so riled up about my meeting?

For­mer Prime Min­is­ter Bas­deo Pan­day is cu­ri­ous why some UNC MPs are “so riled” up about his moves to unite small­er par­ties to seek con­sti­tu­tion­al re­form and con­test gen­er­al elec­tions.

He was com­ment­ing af­ter UNC MP Fuad Khan, Roodal Mooni­lal, Rudy In­dars­ingh and Su­ruj Ram­bachan frowned on his plan.

PDRC Chairman: “Give us money to fix bad roads…”

The Chair­man of the Pe­nal Debe Re­gion­al Cor­po­ra­tion (PDRC), Dr Allen Sam­my, is tak­ing is­sue with com­ments made by Works and Trans­port Min­is­ter, Ro­han Sinanan, over the fail­ure of re­gion­al cor­po­ra­tions to fix the roads in their con­stituen­cies.

In a re­lease is­sued to­day, the PDRC Chair­man points to an in­ter­view the min­is­ter did with the Trinidad Guardian, which was pub­lished on Sun­day 9 Feb­ru­ary 2020.

No doctor at Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation

Chairman of the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation (CTTRC), Henry Awong, has confirmed that the Corporation is without a Principal Medical and Health Officer…

And he is urging the Local Government Minister to sort out the situation quickly, since the post is a very senior one.

Guardian Media spoke with Mr Awong on Friday morning as he was about to enter the CTTRC’s offices at Railway Road, Couva, who expressed concern that the post be filled as soon as possible, in light of the current global coronavirus threat.

UNC loses election petitions appeal

The United National Congress (UNC) has lost its novel challenge over the dismissal of its election petitions for five marginal seats in the 2015 General Elections.

Delivering a 43-page judgement at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, this morning, Appellate Judges Justice Gregory Smith, Justice Mark Mohammed, and Justice Peter Rajkumar dismissed the appeal, in which the Opposition party was seeking to overturn the decision of another three-member appeal panel. That panel had upheld the decision of High Court Judge Mira Dean-Armourer to dismiss the petitions in October 2016.

UK promises great relationship with Caribbean after Brexit

High Commissioner says not many Trinbagonians caught up in Windrush issue

The British High Commissioner has confirmed that not many Trinbagonians are caught up in the ongoing Windrush scandal that rocked the UK a couple years ago.

His Excellency Tim Stew made the statement, as the Boris Johnson Government is set to transport up to 50 people to Jamaica on February 11th. It is the second major deportation of its type since the first a couple years ago, under the Theresa May Administration.

President Trump cleared in impeachment trial

President Donald Trump has been cleared in his impeachment trial, ending a congressional bid to oust him from office that bitterly divided the US.

The Senate, run by the president's fellow Republicans, voted to acquit him 52-48 on charges of abuse of power and by 53-47 on obstruction of Congress.

Democrats charged Mr Trump in December with pressuring Ukraine to smear a potential White House rival.

In November, Mr Trump will be the first impeached president to go for election.

Source:  BBC