Dr Roodal Moonilal

Roodal ready to apologise, but will consult lawyers first

While UNC MP Roodal Mooni­lal has in­di­cat­ed will­ing­ness to apol­o­gise for al­leged “threat­en­ing” words to­wards PNM MP Fitzger­ald Hinds, he says he has to con­sult his lawyers since he still has a case in court re­gard­ing the Par­lia­ment’s Priv­i­leges Com­mit­tee han­dling of the mat­ter.

Mooni­lal in­di­cat­ed thi­son Wednes­day to Guardian Me­dia af­ter a ma­jor­i­ty Gov­ern­ment vote in Par­lia­ment adopt­ed a mo­tion call­ing on him to apol­o­gise to Par­lia­ment and Hinds at the next sit­ting of Par­lia­ment.

Moonilal loses bid to stop privileges debate

Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Mooni­lal has been de­nied an in­junc­tion by the High Court to stop to­day's par­lia­men­tary de­bate on the Priv­i­leges Com­mit­tee re­port against him.

The rul­ing clears the way for the com­mit­tee's re­port to be de­bat­ed in Par­lia­ment this af­ter­noon.

The rul­ing al­so sets a his­toric le­gal prece­dent that sees the court in­ter­ven­ing in the work of the Par­lia­ment, an in­ter­ac­tion which the sep­a­ra­tion of pow­ers doc­trine guards against.

PM: Moonilal's criminal contracts position "laughably hypocritical"

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has described as "laughably hypocritical", comments made by Opposition MP Dr Roodal Moonilal on the government awarding contracts to criminals.

In a statement issued Tuesday, Dr Rowley defended claims that government ministers were awarding contracts to criminals.

The following is the prime minister's statement.