Politics

Rowley- UNC and PNM not the same

The PNM’s prin­ci­ples are sound, PNM’s hands are clean and its doors are open.

That was Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley’s pitch to vot­ers at yes­ter­day’s PNM 49th con­ven­tion and launch of the PNM’s Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment elec­tion cam­paign, based on the theme “Get­ting the Job Done.”

Former energy minister hits back at PM

Former energy minister Kevin Ramnarine has hit back at Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley denying that he lied to the nation about the curtailment of natural gas between 2011 and 2014.    

At a meeting in Siparia on Thursday, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley told supporters at Thick Village Community Centre that Ramnarine, during his tenure as the energy minister, had lied to the population.

Rowley cleared in Miami bank account probe, for now

Preliminary findings by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) have cleared Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of any wrongdoing in relation to allegations of financial improprieties.

During his contribution to the budget debate on October 9th, 2018, Oropouche East MP Dr Moonilal said he visited banking institutions in Miami where he retained emails and documents which revealed Rowley received funds from the A&V Drilling fake oil scandal.

Lawyer files suit over Darryl Smith report: Challenges Govt’s conduct into findings

The at­tor­ney rep­re­sent­ing for­mer food pro­duc­tion min­is­ter De­vant Ma­haraj, in a law­suit against the State, plans to ask the court to scru­ti­nise Gov­ern­ment’s con­duct in the han­dling of the Dar­ryl Smith re­port.

In a let­ter to At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi, Che Din­di­al ques­tioned the Gov­ern­ment’s un­will­ing­ness and mixed re­spons­es to­wards re­leas­ing the find­ings of a com­mit­tee set up by the Of­fice of the Prime Min­is­ter.

Closure of Claxton Bay schools upsets MP

Two schools in Clax­ton Bay have been closed and MP for the area David Lee is not hap­py about it.

In a Face­book post yes­ter­day, Lee said since Oc­to­ber 25, 2019 the Union /Clax­ton Bay Sec­ondary School (UCB) has been closed due to leaky plumb­ing on the sec­ond floor.

Khan: No local government reform before elections

Pic­turte Rishi Ra­goonath

De­spite lo­cal gov­ern­ment re­form be­ing a 2015 elec­tion promise of the Peo­ple’s Na­tion­al Move­ment, the leg­is­la­tion that would give more au­ton­o­my to mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tions will not be ready ahead of the De­cem­ber 2 Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Elec­tions.

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