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UNC challenges AG on discontinuance of case against Malcolm Jones

The United National Congress is challenging the Government over the discontinuance of a case filed against former Petrotrin president Malcolm Jones, announced the Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi at a news conference today.

The UNC believes that the case brought against Jones was strong and backed with solid evidence.

The following is the UNC's statement:

UNC gets set for other internal elections

UNC Political Leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar has advised the party's membership of upcoming elections within the party.

This followed a meeting of the UNC National Executive last evening.

The following is a statement from the UNC:

"On Wednesday 27th January 2016, the National Executive and the Parliamentary Arm of the United National Congress met at Rienzi Complex.

Gerald Hadeed replaces Vasant Bharath in the Senate

President Anthony Carmona, on the advice of Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has appointed former Tourism Minister Gerald Hadeed as a Senator to fill the void left by the resignation of Senator Vasant Bharath.

Bharath resigned as a senator on November 11th after declaring his intention to run for the post of political leader of the UNC, in the Internal Elections won by Kamla-Persad-Bissessar on Saturday.

Hadeed was sworn in following an announcement by Senate President Christine Kangaloo just before the Senate broke for lunch today.

PNM crushes UNC in both Local Government bye-election seats

The People's National Movement has crushed the United National Congress in the bye-elections for two Local Government seats made vacant when former representatives became Members of Parliament.

The PNM tonight won the Auzonville/Tunapuna seat by a margin of 2459 to the UNC's 325.

The PNM also won the Malabar South seat by a margin of 1263 to the UNC's 29.

The results show that 97.45 percent of the votes cast in Malabar South and 88.04 percent of the votes cast in Auzonville/Tunapuna, went to the PNM.

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