Basdeo Panday

Lee Sing anxious over Pandays’ meeting

Former PNM minister Mariano Browne has been invited to the upcoming meeting involving the Basdeo Panday family which will explore new political possibilities - but he says he will be out of T&T.

However, ex-mayor Louis Lee Sing, says he would attend the meeting if he was invited.

Browne yesterday confirmed that he had been invited.

“But I already had something on overseas,” he added.

Browne declined to comment on the May 20 meeting.

Former prime minister Basdeo Panday and his daughter Mickela will spearhead the meeting at Gaston Court, Chaguanas.

Panday knocks "rip-offs" by commercial banks

Former Prime Minister Basdeo Panday has is hitting at commercial banks for what he says has been a system of customer "rip-off".

Panday made the comments in a Facebook post on Thursday, while many are debating the decision by the Petroleum Dealers Association (PDA) to stop electronic payments at service stations.

The PDA has raised the high costs of maintaining these machines, the Green Fund and the Business Levy as high cost factors.

In his post entitled, "Rip-off by the Banks", Panday said:

Mikela Panday to announce role in UNC Election at press conference tomorrow

Mikela Panday, the former Oropouche West Member of Parliament and daughter of UNC founder Basdeo Panday, will break her silence on what role she will play in the upcoming UNC Internal Elections, at a media conference at 1 pm on Friday.

The announcement will come just half an hour before Parliament resumes, with a major change in the Opposition also related to the election, that of Dr Roodal Moonilal being replaced as Chief Whip by Ganga Singh.