Former UNC National Security, Gary Griffith says the UNC is playing "petty politics" with national security, that only has the effect of allowing criminals held with guns, to repeat crimes.
Griffith issued a statement on the matter, after the Bail Bill, which had a sunset clause, expired without renewal, for lack of Opposition support.
The following is Griffith's statement.
The United National Congress will launch its Local Government campaign this coming Friday, the same day that a ruling on its election petitions is expected.
Justice Mira Dean Amourer is expected to deliver her judgement on the five election petitions before her, as presented by the Opposition UNC, those challenging the legitimacy of the EBC’s actions in extending the voting hours during the September 7th general election.
The United National Congress will hold an inter-faith service on Wednesday, to mark the occasion of the opening of its new UNC headquarters.
The party is relocating to Lot 26, Southern Main Road, Exchange Village, Couva, having left Rienzi Complex where it had been headquartered for several years.
The service is scheduled to commence at 3 pm following which the party will conduct screenings for the upcoming Local Government Elections.
The All Trinidad General Workers’ Trade Union is accusing the UNC of misleading the media and attempting to play the role of victim as the party prepares to leave Rienzi Complex due to its failure to agree to the terms of the landlord.
The Union issued the following statement today on the matter.
"The President General of the All Trinidad General Workers’ Trade Union again wishes to reiterate to the national community and persons interested in the UNC/Rienzi rental issue the following:
The All Trinidad General Workers Trade Union is seeking to set the record straight with regard to its reason for calling on the United National Congress to leave Rienzi Complex by the end of the month.
President General of the union, Nirvan Maharaj say the union tried several times to enter a lease agreement with the UNC but says the party never responded favourably to its efforts.
The following is the union's statement:
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has joined the chorus of voices against child marriages.
The Opposition Leader made the following statement at a media briefing today:
"Good afternoon members of the media and thank you for coming to this briefing, which is on an issue of critical national importance for today and for the years to come.
The issue is that of Child Marriage, and the current position where it is permitted by law for children to be married at from the age of 12 years old.