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, Gerald Ramdeen, will be holding a press conference today, together with parents of a former detainee of the Transformed Life Ministry and Rehabilitation Centre.
The press conference will take place at the Conference Room, Cascadia Hotel & Conference Centre, Ariapita Road, St. Ann’s.
During the press conference this afternoon, the family in question—Mr and Mrs Berment—are expected to detail their experience with the Centre.
Gerald Ramdeen says his decision to resign as a UNC senator, was to ensure he did ot hamper the party from forming the next government.
Ramdeen submitted his resignation to UNC political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Monday, prior to appearing in court on three charges related to kickbacks from state briefs.
He described the charges as malicious.
The following is the letter Ramdeen wrote to Persad-Bissessar:
"The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC MP
Police are currently in the process of charging former attorney general Anand Ramlogan, SC, and UNC Senator Gerald Ramdeen with three offences over their roles in a multi-million legal fee kickback conspiracy.
Detectives assigned to the Anti-Corruption Investigation Bureau (ACIB) were given the go ahead from Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard, SC after a meeting.
UNC Senator Gerald Ramdeen, who has been detained along with former attorney general Anand Ramlogan in a legal fees kickback scam, was taken to a Medical Institution at 12:30 PM.
Ramdeen, who has been in police custody since Wednesday morning after surrendering to officers of the Anti-Corruption Investigations Bureau, complained of feeling unwell just before noon.