Opposition

UNC: 'Oreo' outrage is a distraction from real issues

The UNC Women's Arm says the PNM Women's Arm is trying to distract the country away from real issues, by raising the matter of Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar's reference of the prime minister as an "Orea".

The UNC Women's Arm says there are many other issues that the PNM needs to address, as it issued a statement on Tuesday.

Opposition slams appearance of politicians at COP news conference

The Opposition is criticizing the appearance of two government ministers at a news conference hosted by Police Commissioner Gary Griffith on the night that Natalie Pollonais was rescued.

The Opposition has issued a statement emphasising that the position of Police Commissioner is an independent one.

"The United National applaud the news that kidnap victim Natalie Pollonais was rescued late last evening and that the mother of three is reported to be in good health and unharmed. 

Gov't condemns alleged 'racist' remark by Opposition Leader

The Government is condemning what is says is a racist comment made by the Opposition Leader.

The comment is alleged to have been said at a public meeting on Monday.

The following statement came from the Ministry of Communications on Tuesday.

"On Monday 10 September, 2018, on a public platform, the Leader of the Opposition, Mrs Kamla Persad Bissesar, attacked the Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley in a despicable and nakedly racist manner by calling him an “Oreo”.

Kamla: Skit was insult to Afro-Trinbagonians, all women and Hindus

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has condemned a skit done at the PNM's Family Day on Sunday, as an insult and abuse to male Afro-Trinbagonians, woman and Hindu women in particular.

She has called on prime minister Dr keith Rowley to also condemn it.

She issued the call in a statement to the media on Tuesday. 

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.

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