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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.