UNC Women's Arm slams "disrespectful" PM

The Women's Arm of the United National Congress (UNC) is criticising Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for what it says is disrespect towards women.

The UNC Women's Arm is taking issue with a statement made by the prime minister on Thursday.

It issued the following statement today.

"The UNC National Women’s Arm continues to express it’s distaste towards the continued disrespectful and downright demeaning remarks towards women by the Prime Minister of this country. 

UNC to PM: "You shut up!"

The United National Congress has issued a statement calling on Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley to "take his own advice and "shut up” and stop misleading the people of our country".

The following is a statement issued by the UNC today:

"In his attempt to defend his statement, Rowley claimed that members of the Opposition made negative comments regarding the Government’s plan to offer refuge to Dominican citizens who were devastated by the effects of Hurricane Maria on their island.

There is absolutely no truth to that statement.

UNC Women's Arm slams PM's use of word "Jammettry"

The UNC Women's Arm is criticising Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for the use of the word "Jammettry" at a news conference today.

The Women's Arm says the use of the word was demeaning to women.

The following is a statement issued by the UNC Women's Arm today.

"The UNC National Women's Arm notes with distaste the utterances of the Honorable Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at a Post Cabinet Conference held today, the reference made by the Prime Minister seeks to demean and degrade women.

UNC: PNM should focus on crime and not on text messages

The United National Congress (UNC) is answering back to a statement sent by the PNM earlier today.

The PNM had slammed UNC leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar for saying on a political platform on Monday that she had received a text message indicating that a woman was kidnapped.

The UNC is telling the PNM to focus on crime and not on text messages.

The following is the UNC's statement:

UNC goes to Privy Council following Appeal Court's decision

President Anthony Carmona is now free to swear in two new High Court Judges after the Court of Appeal struck out an injunction blocking the appointments originally scheduled for yesterday.

Delivering a unanimous oral decision at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain yesterday, Appellate Judges Allan Mendonca, Nolan Bereaux and Peter Rajkumar dismissed the injunction which was granted by High Court Judge Frank Seepersad to attorneys representing former agriculture minister Devant Maharaj, following a late night court sitting almost 12 hours earlier.