Gerald Ramdeen

Ramdeen's resignation letter: I didn't want to hamper UNC from winning general election

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 charge Ramlogan, Ramdeen

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. 

Ramdeen hospitalised, reportedly not eating or sleeping well

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.

Ramdeen: T&T needs border protection plan

Wednes­day’s tragedy con­cern­ing the Venezue­lan boat which over­turned en route to T&T re­in­forces the need for this coun­try—as Venezuela’s clos­est neigh­bour—to have a bet­ter bor­der pro­tec­tion frame­work, says the Op­po­si­tion Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress.

Op­po­si­tion sen­a­tors spoke about the is­sue yes­ter­day fol­low­ing their meet­ing with the Elec­tion and Bound­aries Com­mis­sion.