Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is criticising the government for being absent during flooding in south Trinidad.
In a release Persad- Bissessar said as thousands of citizens in central and south Trinidad homes remain inundated with floodwaters, the prime minister and members of this government are nowhere to be found.
She wants to remind the prime minister that he is not the prime minister of PNM constituencies alone and that he is duty-bound to protect all citizens.
Government’s bill to allow people to use limited amounts of marijuana was passed in Parliament on Wednesday night and changes made to the bill include allowing people who have a charge for possession of fewer than 60 grammes of “weed” to seek a discharge from the court.
Opposition MP Dr Fuad Khan yesterday suggested that the Cannabis Control Bill and the Dangerous Drug Bill be sent before a Joint Select Committee (JSC) because they are too oppressive and draconian and need to be reworked.
Councillors of the Couva/ Tabaquite/ Talparo Regional Corporation (CTTRC) were warned not to be arrogant.
As the newly elected councillors of the Siparia Regional Corporation took their oath of office yesterday, People's National Movement (PNM) members are already gearing up to let their voices be heard.
Their voices are all they have as outgoing chairman Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh confirmed that the United National Congress now has the majority to win all votes.
As the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) distributed new homes to 244 families yesterday, Housing and Urban Development Minister Edmund Dillon said this was a small figure compared to the 180,000 applicants in its database.
“That’s just a small drop in the ocean compared to the 180,000 persons who are waiting for units. You are not considering yourselves lucky, but consider yourselves in a good position this morning,” Dillon told recipients at a distribution ceremony in Cypress Hills, San Fernando.