The United National Congress (UNC) has lost its novel challenge over the dismissal of its election petitions for five marginal seats in the 2015 General Elections.
Delivering a 43-page judgement at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, this morning, Appellate Judges Justice Gregory Smith, Justice Mark Mohammed, and Justice Peter Rajkumar dismissed the appeal, in which the Opposition party was seeking to overturn the decision of another three-member appeal panel. That panel had upheld the decision of High Court Judge Mira Dean-Armourer to dismiss the petitions in October 2016.
High Commissioner says not many Trinbagonians caught up in Windrush issue
The British High Commissioner has confirmed that not many Trinbagonians are caught up in the ongoing Windrush scandal that rocked the UK a couple years ago.
His Excellency Tim Stew made the statement, as the Boris Johnson Government is set to transport up to 50 people to Jamaica on February 11th. It is the second major deportation of its type since the first a couple years ago, under the Theresa May Administration.
President Donald Trump has been cleared in his impeachment trial, ending a congressional bid to oust him from office that bitterly divided the US.
The Senate, run by the president's fellow Republicans, voted to acquit him 52-48 on charges of abuse of power and by 53-47 on obstruction of Congress.
Democrats charged Mr Trump in December with pressuring Ukraine to smear a potential White House rival.
In November, Mr Trump will be the first impeached president to go for election.
More than eight months since a National Security helicopter crashed in Windy Hill Arouca, a report about the incident still has not been released from the Civil Aviation Authority to National Helicopters Service Limited.
This was revealed by Chairman of the company Larry McIntosh before a Public Accounts (Enterprises) Committee meeting on Monday after he was asked by committee chairman Wade Mark about the crash.
Fed up with the deplorable state of roads in their community, the residents of Mc Nair New Trace, Cunupia, staged a protest demonstration on Monday.
Latchman Maharaj, resident and spokesman, said the roads and drains are in such a deplorable state that the drains are just a few inches lower that the roadway.
“The road is going down into the drain and blocking the drains. Whenever the rains come we have flooding taking place.”
Trinidad and Tobago is likely to develop all of the 10 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in the Loran and Manatee gas fields, according to Energy Minister Franklyn Khan.
Speaking at the Hyatt Regency on Tuesday, on the second day of the Energy Chamber’s 2020 Energy Conference, Khan said while the agreement is to independently develop the Manatee and Loran fields, it was logical to assume that once first gas comes to T&T, then the Venezuelans also are likely to allow the resources in Loran to be produced here, as well.
National Security Minister Stuart Young has alleged that a deputy political leader of the United National Congress (UNC) has been in contact with a murder accused who was also involved in the LifeSport project.
He made the allegations in the Senate yesterday during debate on a private motion brought by the Opposition, which condemned the Government for its failure to deal with crime.
“Some of the seeds that was sown in 2010 to 2015 that are leading to the difficulties we face as a society today,” Young said.
Former House Speaker Wade Mark has accused the current administration of hijacking this country’s Constitution and blatantly ignoring clearly outlined powers of separation to make decisions over-stepping their authority.