Politics

UNC councillor defiant after gun attack on home

Coun­cil­lor for Cunu­pia Van­dana Mo­hit says she will not be in­tim­i­dat­ed in the wake of a gun at­tack on her home on Mon­day night.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice re­ports, around 9 pm Mo­hit was in the com­pa­ny of a 54-year-old fe­male rel­a­tive when gun­men sprayed her Jern­ing­ham Junc­tion, Cunu­pia home with bul­lets.

Re­call­ing the in­ci­dent this morn­ing, Mo­hit said she heard ex­plo­sions and glass shat­ter­ing. She said she and her rel­a­tive moved to the wash­room area of the house to seek cov­er.

PM off to Guyana tomorrow

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will meet with Guyana's President David Granger when he travels to Guyana for a one-day visit which tomorrow.

The Office of the Prime Minister says bilateral discussions between the countries will focus on a number of issues including cooperation in the areas of agriculture, energy and security.

Dr Rowley returns on the morning of Thursday 20 September, 2018 and will proceed to chair his weekly Cabinet meeting at the Diplomatic Centre, St Anns.

Warm welcome back for Maxie

The big pic­ture: a to­tal of 4,700 per­ma­nent and non-per­ma­nent Petrotrin work­ers will be af­fect­ed by the re­fin­ery’s clo­sure loom­ing ahead.

En­er­gy Min­is­ter Franklin yes­ter­day told Par­lia­ment that 3,500 per­ma­nent work­ers plus 1,200 non-per­ma­nent work­ers will be af­fect­ed by the Gov­ern­ment’s planned clo­sure of the re­fin­ery in two weeks.

Khan gave the over­all to­tal in re­sponse to ques­tions by UNC MP Rudy In­dars­ingh. Khan’s fig­ures are the lat­est to­tal tal­ly of work­ers to be af­fect­ed by the plan.

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