UNC slams Government on Yara closure

Na­pari­ma of Par­lia­ment Rod­ney Charles is call­ing on PM Row­ley to stop "man­u­fac­tur­ing dis­trac­tions" and pro­vide plans to ad­dress grow­ing un­cer­tain­ties in the petro­chem­i­cal in­dus­try in light of Wednes­day's an­nounce­ment by Yara Trinidad Ltd to close one of its am­mo­nia pro­duc­tion plants at Point Lisas.

PNM Tobago Council calls on Duke to apologise

The To­ba­go Coun­cil of the Peo­ple's Na­tion­al Move­ment(PNM) is call­ing on the leader of the Pro­gres­sive De­mo­c­ra­t­ic Pa­tri­ots (PDP) Wat­son Duke to apol­o­gise for the racial re­marks he made last Mon­day.

Maraj: “Allegations against UNC very serious…”

Former government minister, Ralph Maraj, says it is critical that the United National Congress clear the air—very quickly—on allegations of its seeming relationship with Cambridge Analytica and the possibly illegal use of citizens’ private information for political purposes.

He believes the probe, which the national security minister signalled yesterday that government intends to launch, will answer several crucial questions.

UNC unequivocally denies Cambridge Analytica connections

The United National Congress will be exploring its legal options, as part of its response to government’s proposed criminal probe into the party’s alleged connection with Cambridge Analytica.

Confirmation has come from UNC Public Relations Officer, Senator Anita Haynes, who states unequivocally, there is no connection between the party and the political consulting firm.

According to Senator Haynes, once again, the PNM is spreading misinformation, just like they did back in 2015 with Emailgate.

Mitchell: UNC wasted millions with nothing to show

San Fer­nan­do East MP Ran­dall Mitchell says that while the Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress (UNC) is promis­ing a host of things in their Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Elec­tion cam­paign, cit­i­zens should con­sid­er how they wast­ed mil­lions of dol­lars with lit­tle to show for it.

“Don’t be fooled by the UNC pro­pa­gan­da, talk­ing about they’re work­ing and putting on a yel­low hard hat for pic­tures. We know them by their past deeds, it is the same old UNC from 2010 – 2015. Noth­ing has changed,” Mitchell said.

Duke violated Code of Conduct governing politicians

Coun­cil for Re­spon­si­ble Po­lit­i­cal Be­hav­iour chair­man Dr Bish­nu Ra­goonath says Pub­lic Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tion (PSA) pres­i­dent Wat­son Duke crossed the line and has vi­o­lat­ed the Code of Con­duct gov­ern­ing politi­cians.

YOUNG: “We’re probing claims of UNC spying…”

National Security Minister, Stuart Young, says a probe will launched into claims of data mining and spying, sanctioned and used by the United National Congress (UNC).

At a news conference today, the minister stated he is very concerned about the information brought to light in a book by former Cambridge Analytica employee, Christopher Wylie, in which he details how the UNC sanctioned a breach of citizens’ privacy. Minister Young says he also is alarmed at how the information was used by a political party and not the state.