"It’s Time." That's the word from former Oropouche-West MP Mickela Panday. With the general election due in 16 months, this is the message that T&T’s newest political party lead by Panday is sending out as it promises to revolutionise governance by putting youths at the forefront.
The Patriotic Front held its launch in Chaguanas today and was confident of forming the next government.
"It’s a long time in politics, one year and four months," Panday, daughter of former prime minister Basdeo Panday told reporters.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will leave the country this Sunday for a series of meetings with energy companies that operate in Trinidad and Tobago.
The prime minister told today's post-Cabinet news conference that he will lead a government delegation for meetings that will take him out of the country for 10 days.
He will first go to Holland where he will meet with officials of Shell.
From Holland, the PM and team will journey to London for meetings with Bp officials.
He will also meet with nationals of Trinidad and Tobago in London.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has given instructions for Petrotin to release documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act, that became the subject of a ruling by the Privy Council this week.
Dr Rowley addressed Thursday's post-Cabinet media conference, telling reporters that he has instructed the Minister of Energy, Franklin Khan, to in-turn instruct Petrotrin to release the documents.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says that Trinidad and Tobago cannot be the solution for millions of Venezuelans who are fleeing the country and that there will come a time when the volume of Venezuelans coming here will become a burden.
He made the remark at today's post-Cabinet media conference.
The prime minister said the first priority of the government is the welfare of the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Elections and Boundaries Commission says it cannot accede to a request from the government to consider name changes for three electoral seats for the 2020 General Election because the 2019 report on the Review of Constituency Boundaries is now before the Parliament.
Officers from the Anti-Corruption Investigations Bureau (ACIB) have detained Glen Ram, chairman of the Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation, for questioning.
A police source from the Eastern Division confirmed to Guardian Media that charges are expected to be laid for corruptly soliciting and receiving funds.
A source, who asked not to be named, said police officers visited the corporation's offices at Ranns Plaza on High Street, Rio Claro, around 10 am and escorted Ram out of the building.
The People's National Movement (PNM) has asked the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) to consider a name change for three electoral seats.
The EBC was asked to consider renaming D’Abadie/O’Meara to Malabar/O’Meara, Mayaro to Rio Claro/Mayaro, and Siparia to Penal/Siparia.
“We’ve presented them with our analysis and asked them to consider a name change and they’ll come back to us on that,” PNM chairman Colm Imbert said.
Attorney General Faris Al Rawi says that Monday’s Privy Court ruling in favour of Ravi Balgobin-Maharaj was a “run of the mill judicial review application”; not a landmark judgment pertaining to Freedom of Information applications that is being portrayed by the Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad-Bisessar.
His comments came at a press conference today at Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs to address the issue.
He said currently, the leading case for Freedom of Information appeals is the Joint Consultative Council’s (JCC) Invaders Bay case.