Politics

Money laundering, fraud charges for Marlene, four others

Pubic Administration minister Marlene McDonald will be charged with money laundering, conspiracy to defraud and misbehaviour in public office. 
The Port of Spain South MP faces as many as seven charges in relation to monies disbursed to the Calabar Foundation, a non-profit organisation in which McDonald’s husband is a director, and two other entities. 
 

Govt cautious after Marlene’s arrest

Si­lence from Gov­ern­ment mem­bers and con­cern from PNM’s Port-of-Spain South con­stituen­cy ex­ec­u­tive in the wake of the ar­rest of Pub­lic Ad­min­is­tra­tion Min­is­ter Mar­lene Mc­Don­ald on Thurs­day.

But there are al­so Op­po­si­tion de­mands for Prime Min­is­ter Kei­th Row­ley to speak about Mc­Don­ald’s ar­rest yes­ter­day.

Protests over sewer problem in Sando settlement

A health haz­ard is loom­ing at Pic­ton Set­tle­ment, in south Trinidad as raw sewage con­tin­ues to flow down the main street near res­i­dents’ homes caus­ing chil­dren and pen­sion­ers to fall sick.

The res­i­dents moved in­to the set­tle­ment four years ago af­ter giv­ing up their homes and lands to fa­cil­i­tate the con­struc­tion of the Solomon Ho­choy High­way ex­ten­sion.

THA chief sec: Tobago’s Beyond Ordinary tagline vindicated

The po­lit­i­cal leader of the Peo­ple’s Na­tion­al Move­ment (PNM) To­ba­go Coun­cil and chief sec­re­tary of the To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly (THA) Kelvin Charles says the use of the Be­yond Or­di­nary tagline for Des­ti­na­tion To­ba­go has been vin­di­cat­ed as the slo­gan is short­list­ed for an in­ter­na­tion­al and tourism and trav­el award.

Communications Minister Cox: Cabinet awaiting findings on Marlene

Hours af­ter Pub­lic Ad­min­is­tra­tion Min­is­ter Mar­lene Mc­Don­ald was ques­tioned by po­lice, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Min­is­ter Don­na Cox said the PNM is await­ing the find­ings of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion fol­low­ing a four-hour search at her Mara­cas Val­ley, St. Joseph home on Thurs­day morn­ing.

Re­spond­ing to ques­tions from Guardian Me­dia via What­sApp, Cox said this was a po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion and she was told that a search war­rant was ex­e­cut­ed.

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