Basdeo Panday

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.

Panday: "I'm being tempted to return"

UNC founder Basdeo Panday says he is being tempted to offer himself to lead the party once more but adds that he wants to hear the views of the people.

Mr Panday was on WINTV's Eyewitness News when he was asked whether he was willing to "give it one last hoorah".

"I'm being tempted," he replied

Mr Panday said he wants to hear the views of the people but is unable to do so.