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.
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.
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.
The city of Port-of-Spain has been designated a UNESCO City of Music, Port-of-Spain mayor Joel Martinez announced yesterday.
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.
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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.
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.
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."