The United National Congress (UNC) is seeking an injunction temporarily blocking the sale of Petrotrin’s Pointe-a-Pierre refinery.
The party, through its former senator Wayne Sturge, filed the injunction application yesterday as part of a constitutional motion lawsuit over the failure of Finance Minister Colm Imbert to hold a Joint Select Committee (JSC) on Energy Affairs for the past 19 months.
Attorney-at-law and former Opposition Senator Wayne Sturge has been fined $5000 for contempt of court or face six months in prison.
He has one week within which to pay the fine.
The ruling was handed down by Justice Norton Jack.
The charges arose from a Facebook posting made on Sturge's Facebook page in relation to a murder trial before the court.
Sturge was one of the defence attorneys in the matter.
The court's sentence is also being referred to the Disciplinary Committee of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago.
Opposition Senator Wayne Sturge is calling on the Government to "wake up and deal with crime".
Sturge issued the following statement today:
"Prior to September 7, 2015, the Prime Minister led the populace to believe that both he and the party he subsequently led into government had the answers to issues related to crime and National Security.