Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said that the suspicions raised in Parliament by Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal against the Oilfields Workers Trade Union (OWTU) financiers to take over the refinery may topple the entire deal.
He said that Moonilal raising questions about who would benefit from the sale of the refinery and questions about whether the Prime Minister was involved in some underhanded bid to sell off the refinery for private profit would hurt the OWTU's chance of securing a loan.
National Security Minister Stuart Young says with the T&T Police Service’s (TTPS) new social media surveillance programme, those who hide behind ‘fake’ accounts to commit crimes will be brought to justice.
Young made the comment during the Standing Finance Committee’s debate on the Appropriation Bill for the financial year 2020 in Parliament. At the time, Young was responding to questions posed by Opposition MP for Naparima Rodney Charles.
Police are probing alleged exorbitant costs involved in the upgrade of CCTV cameras during 2011 to 2014 - and investigations are also being conducted into complaints that foreign “spiritualists” operating locally are fleecing some nationals, National Security Minister Stuart Young yesterday confirmed.
Young confirmed the probes during yesterday’s Standing Finance Committee meeting which met for the third day of deliberations on expenditure and other items in 2020 Budget documents.
The search for the five young offenders who escaped from the Youth Training Centre (YTC) has intensified as new information suggests that they are believed to be hiding out in the thick forested hills if the Northern Range.
Sources told the Guardian Media on Friday that the men were believed to have been spotted at a specific location.
High-ranking members of the United National Congress (UNC) are allegedly involved in talks with known criminals and locked-up gang-leaders.
That was the claim made by National Security Minister Stuart Young at last night’s People’s National Movement (PNM) post-Budget meeting at Piggott’s Corner, Belmont, Port-of-Spain.
Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar has told the Oilfield Workers Trade Union, its president general Ancel Roget and David Abdulah to take their ultimatums elsewhere and said she and her party will not be blackmailed to remain silent on issues of national importance.
Yesterday Persad-Bissessar responded to a 48-hour ultimatum by the union for the opposition to state its position on the Patriotic Energies and Technology Company winning the bid to acquire the refinery or face the force of the union.
Opposition MP Dr Roodal Moonilal has said he will not be intimidated into retracting corruption allegations in the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union’s acquisition of the Petrotrin refinery.
His comment followed a recent threat by the union to launch a national campaign against the UNC just weeks away from the local government elections.
A total of 156 people were arrested during Operation Strike Back II exercises, including 45 suspects wanted by police for various offences.
The exercises were conducted over the past 20 days.
The owners of a Tobago hotel have lost their negligence and nuisance claim against the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and the Office of the Attorney General.
Twenty-one homes - one of which was destroyed - and a primary school were damaged during a freak storm in Gasparillo on Thursday.
The Bonne Aventure Presbyterian Primary School remained closed on Friday while arrangements were being made to repair the toilet roof which was torn off because of the strong winds.