The PNM's campaign manager for the 2019 Local Government Elections, says the UNC failed to make any serious inroads into any of the PNM strongholds.
However, Works and Transport Minister, Rohan Sinanan, says the party will be doing some serious analysis of all the results, to determine the way forward for its 2020 general election strategy.
According to Minister Sinanan, one of the key people on the PNM’s strategy team for the recently concluded election, the opposition party was unable to make any impact on the East-West Corridor.
The United National Congress has made it clear that the party did not file any lawsuit seeking an injunction to block the sale of the Pointe-a-Pierre Refinery.
The political party has issued an official statement, in which it explains that concerned citizens are the ones who’ve filed the constitutional claim.
The lawsuit has been filed against the Chairman of the Joint Select Committee on Energy Affairs—Finance Minister Colm Imbert—over his failure to convene a meeting for close to two years.
The United National Congress (UNC) is seeking an injunction temporarily blocking the sale of Petrotrin’s Pointe-a-Pierre refinery.
The party, through its former senator Wayne Sturge, filed the injunction application yesterday as part of a constitutional motion lawsuit over the failure of Finance Minister Colm Imbert to hold a Joint Select Committee (JSC) on Energy Affairs for the past 19 months.
Oropouche East MP Roodal Moonilal wants to know if there is third party manipulation of the Oilfield Workers’ Trade Union’s (OWTU) recent acquisition of the Pointe-a-Pierre oil refinery.
In his contribution to the Budget debate yesterday, the Opposition MP raised questions about who facilitated a meeting between CEO of Sunstone Equities John Van Dyke and members of the union.
Cabinet has agreed to select Patriotic Energies and Technologies Company Ltd (PETCL),- a company wholly owned by the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) as the preferred bidder for the sale of Petrotrin's refinery.
The announcement was made by Finance Minister Colm Imbert in Parliament.
Find a preferred bidder for the Pointe a Pierre refinery ASAP.
Retirees of Petrotrin are planning to protest outside of the now-defunct company's refinery on Wednesday.
A statement from the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) says the retirees intend to stage the protest due to what they deem the government's failure to pay retroactive pension and increase for period 2011-2014 and 2014-2017 as mandated by the court.
Petrotrin was shut down in November 2018 and replaced by three companies - Heritage Petroleum Company, Paria Fuel Trading Company and Guaracara Refining Company.
While Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said that an average of $.5 million was paid as severance to each Petrotrin worker when the company was shut down, the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) has accused him of distorting figures.
Speaking at the People’s National Movement public meeting at the Pleasantville Community Centre, San Fernando on Tuesday night, Rowley said that “no one was tossed onto the pavement to suffer”.