Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has extended his condolences on the passing of Wayne Chance, Founder and Executive President of Vision on Mission (VOM).
In an official statement, the prime minister describes Mr Chance as “a leading light of useful activism”.
Dr Rowley lauded Mr Chance’s creation of VOM, which he says [quote] “helped many people and in doing so saved the nation from totally discarding many of those who ran afoul of the law and paid their dues after having been sentenced…”
Works and Transport Minister, Rohan Sinanan, says the prime minister did not make his statements this week about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, lightly.
On a political platform this week, the PM indicated that a certain advertising agency was involved in the data mining scheme.
Since Dr Rowley’s claims that company has threatened to sue.
Minister Sinanan says the prime minister knows what he is doing.
The prime minister has identified suspicious transactions allegedly in relation to payments by the former Peoples Partnership Government to Cambridge Analytica for data mining services.
Dr Rowley's comment comes after the UNC said there was nothing pinning the party to claims that members were responsible for breaching citizens’ privacy.
The PM told a meeting in Montrose, Chaguanas, last night, that Ross Advertising Agency appears to have been involved in the suspicious transactions.
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 government minister Devant Maharaj is questioning whether attorney Elaine Green will continue to receive state briefs, given the outcome of the Darryl Smith Report.
The report has been discarded. It was commissioned by the prime minister, to determine the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of Smith's personal assistant, after she filed a wrongful dismissal lawsuit and sexual harassment claims against him.
Former sport and youth affairs minister Darryl Smith is demanding that the Government destroy all copies of the report into the payment of $150,000 to his former personal assistant after she was fired and alleged sexual harassment.
In a letter sent to Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi on Friday, Smith’s Attorney Annabelle Sooklal also accused Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of giving the media misleading information and trying to diminish Smith’s claim of a breach of natural justice.
The Law Association of T&T (LATT) says if Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has evidence that attorneys are assisting criminals in their activities, he should “hasten to lay charges against these errant attorneys.”
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.
EU ambassadors have agreed to delay Brexit, but will not make a decision on a new deadline date until next week.
The European Commission said work on this would "continue in the coming days".
The talks came after Chancellor Sajid Javid admitted the government's deadline to deliver Brexit next Thursday "can't be met".
Boris Johnson said he was waiting for the EU to decide "what they want to do".
MPs are expected on Monday to consider the prime minister's call for an early general election.
The back and forth political banter regarding death threats against the Prime Minister and Attorney General has prompted a well-known political analyst to call for the police to clear the air on the matter.
During a post-budget political meeting in Belmont on Friday night, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said that in the lead up to the 2015 general elections two hitmen were offered US$2 million to assassinate him.