Rudranath Indarsingh

Couva South MP: Voters with poll cards being turned away

There are reports that more than a dozen voters with poll cards were turned away from the polls on Monday—in the marginal electoral district of California-Point Lisas—when they went to cast ballots at the Couva East Secondary School. 

Couva South MP, Rudranath Indarsingh, said he got several calls that there have been a number of election discrepancies.

Indarsingh said a woman in possession of a poll card was told that her name was not on the list. He said the woman insisted that they look for her name on the binder until she was allowed to vote.

Tewarie tells Govt: "Pay cane farmers before they die..."

Ca­roni Cen­tral MP Dr Bhoe Tewarie made a pas­sion­ate plea for Gov­ern­ment to pay the coun­try’s age­ing cane farm­ers who he claimed are owed mil­lions of dol­lars be­fore they die one-by-one.

The mat­ter was raised at yes­ter­day’s Stand­ing Fi­nance Com­mit­tee in ex­am­in­ing the 2020 ex­pen­di­ture of the Min­istry of Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment in Par­lia­ment.

The com­mit­tee was told that $5 mil­lion was al­lo­cat­ed in the 2019 bud­get for the farm­ers of which $1.7 mil­lion had been spent.

Indarsingh wants PM to clarify status of EU money for Caroni workers

Couva South MP and former Sugar Workers Union head, Rudranath Indarsingh is calling on the prime minister to clarify his statement in Parliament where he said no money would be paid to the former Caroni sugar workers from the European Union grant.

The EU grant was given to this country following the closure of Caroni 1975 Limited, to fund a diversification process. 

Sugar workers maintained that they were entitled to some of that money and despite delays and some controversy over the fund, one tranche of the payment was made to the workers.