The Joint Select Committee on Energy Affairs had their 13th meeting today at the office of the Parliament.
The meeting was held in camera (private). This is the first meeting of the energy JSC in roughly two years.
Political Leader of the MSJ—David Abdullah—is refuting claims by Opposition MP Dr Roodal Moonilal, of conspiracy and corruption in the OWTU’s bid for the Petrotrin Refinery.
The MSJ leader says he will be consulting his attorneys and exploring all his legal options in the matter.
The economy has gone from being on life support to totally dead under the People’s National Movement.
This was how Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar summed up Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s presentation on the Mid-Year Budget Review yesterday in Parliament, adding he did not put forward any policy or plans in place for the country’s real development.
The Whistleblower Blower protection legislation failed to be passed in the Lower House on Monday night after the Opposition opted not to vote in favour of the bill.
All 16 Opposition members voted against the bill at the end of the two-day debate in the House of Representatives.
The bill required a three-fifth majority, so despite all 22 government members voting in favour, the bill was not passed.
The Bill was referred to the Committee at around 8 pm.
The Opposition says they stand with the United States and other countries in recognising Juan Guaido as the interim President of Venezuela.
They also accused the gov't of standing with Maduro to protect energy deal.
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Government “fell flat” on its face on its flagship Sandals project after the administration withheld information from the public and dismissed concerns on it, says Opposition Leader Kamla Persad- Bissessar.
“The position presented during (yesterday’s) press conference that Sandals withdrew based on negative publicity is bordering on absurd. It’s yet another attempt by Government to deflect attention from their incompetence, “Persad-Bissessar added in a statement yesterday.
What was the cost of the show? Why was there no mention of crime-handling? Where was attention to the basics affecting citizens?
These and other questions have been raised by the Opposition, former head of the public service Reginald Dumas and economist Mariano Browne on Prime Minister Keith Rowley’s paid political announcement, which aired between Sunday and Monday night local TV.
The first segment was billed as an address to the nation.
The second, which was a continuation of the first, was prefaced by an announcement that it was a paid political announcement.