Politics

President-elect receives her instruments of appointment

President-elect Paula-Mae Weekes has signed her instruments of appointment and is set to becoming the country's sixth president.

Earlier today she received the instruments from House Speaker Bridgid Annisette-George at a small ceremony at the diplomatic reception lounge of Parliament.

Sinanan: No potholes on the road for Carnival

Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan says as he is the minister of the road and not Machel, pothole elimination on the road is a priority for Carnival.

He was speaking at the Ministry of Works official start of the road maintenance programme at the ministry's head office, corner of London and Richmond Streets, Port-of-Spain, yesterday.

AG refers Terrorism Bill to JSC

ttorney General Faris Al-Rawi yesterday referred the Anti-Terrorism Bill to a Joint Select Committee comprising eight members with a report to be submitted by March 31.

Leader of Government Business Camille Robinson-Regis announced that five members of the House, among them Al-Rawi, Marlene McDonald, Prakash Ramadhar and herself, while three members from the Senate will be selected to form the committee.

Marlene concerned about influx of Venezuelans

The Member of Parliament for Port-of-Spain South, Marlene McDonald, has expressed concern about the number of Venezuelans in the country but the acting Chief Immigration Officer says from the official number less Venezuelans came into the country through official ports of entry last year when compared to 2016 but admitted that she can only “surmise,” that people are “smuggled” into the country.

PM frustrated over crime, selection of Police Commissioner

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is expressing a sense of frustration with the country’s crime problem admitting to telling his wife, Sharon Rowley, that: “it’s a hell of a thing I have a job where I am responsible for things I have absolutely no involvement in or control over.” He also admitted to a sense of frustration over the process for the selection of a Police Commissioner.

Pages