Opposition

PM: ‘UNC misleading on Property Tax’

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday accused the Opposition of making the Property Tax issue a political mayhem and misleading the population.

Rowley made the statement during his contribution on the Corporation Tax Bill in Parliament, as he said the United National Congress was now carrying on about Property Tax as though it was “leprosy.”

Noting he had been paying taxes since the age of 17, Rowley said when his grandfather first gave him two and a half acres of land in Tobago he knew he had to pay a tax of $1.44 cents.

Persad-Bissessar launches legal challenge against Cabinet on vacant Local Government seats

Political Leader of the United National Congress and Leader of the Opposition, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP, has issued pre-action protocol letters to Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, signaling her intention to challenge in the courts, the failure of the Rowley Cabinet to declare two local government seats - Barataria and Belmont East, vacant and to advise the president to call the elections to elect new councillors.

UNC to file motion of privileges against Attorney General

The Opposition intends to file a Motion of Privileges against Attorney General Faris Al Rawi, following his statement in the Parliament in which he declared that his ministry has launched an audit to determine if the UNC contracted Cambridge Analytica.

The Opposition has maintained that it never contracted the firm

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar issued the following statement on Wednesday evening:

Rambachan chides Health Minister over 4,000 cataract surgery wait list

UNC Member of Parliament for Tabaquite, Dr Suruj Rambachan says he is viewing with deep concern, the plight of over 4,000 persons now awaiting cataract surgery.

"It is inexcusable the failure of the Minister of Health to address the situation in a timely and compassionate manner," Dr Rambachan said in a statement on Wednesday.

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