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.

UNC lists locations and times for series of meetings on Property Tax

The Opposition has the locations and times for a series of meetings it will hold on Property Tax.

The UNC will begin meeting from tonight.

The following is a statement issued by the Opposition:

"Political Leader of the United National Congress, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP, is deeply concerned about the government’s rush to implement the Property Tax, and the damaging impact that this tax is likely to have on citizens.

UNC loses three recounts so far

The Opposition UNC has so far lost recounts in three out of six electoral areas and was awaiting results for Sangre Grande northwest last night.

Elections and Boundaries Commission chief election officer, Ramesh Nanan, said following Local Government elections, recounts were sought, mainly by UNC and one by the PNM.

The UNC had sought recounts in seats in San Juan/Laventille, Tunapuna/Piarco, Mayaro/Rio Claro, Princes Town and Sangre Grande.