Politics

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.

MARAJ: “PM needs to clear air on Smith Report…”

Former government minister, Ralph Maraj, says Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley needs to account to the country for his statement that the Smith Report could not be made public, since Mr Smith had not been interviewed by the investigative committee.

It has since been revealed that Darryl Smith was interviewed by the committee, which was probing the sexual harassment allegations against him.

Speaking on THE MORNING BREW today, Ralph Maraj stated that the PM needs to let the people know whether he was ill-informed on the matter, or whether he told an outright untruth.

MRCRC Chairman withdraws candidacy for LGE

Chairman of the Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation and councillor for Biche/Charuma, Glen Ram, has withdrawn his candidacy for the upcoming December 2 Local Government Election.

Ram told Guardian Media earlier today that his move came in light of the ongoing court matter on corruption charges laid against him in May.

"I have informed the party's hierarchy of my decision. It all came about because of the matter I have before the courts,” he said. “I want the courts to clear my name hence the reason I would not be considering myself to run for the upcoming elections."

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