Charles: Cherry picking principles

Dr Rowley’s strategy of conveniently cherry picking the principle of non-intervention to justify our failed foreign policy on Venezuela is either hypocritical, or deliberately obfuscatory, or as with everything else with this administration – not well thought out. Or...
Posted On 05 Feb 2019
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Successful start to UNC nominations

Today the United National Congress opened nominations for all Local Government seats and for General Elections seats which we do not currently hold. The UNC is heartened by the enthusiastic response to our call to action and we thank the hundreds of people who came out on the...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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Unity and Coalition are different things

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar has faced some stinging criticism relative to her declaration at the UNC’s National Assembly that the UNC can win the next general election on its own and without a coalition. A few points are perhaps worthy of consideration here. The...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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Paray calls on Minister Garcia to wake up

MP Paray stands in solidarity with the Parent and Teachers Association of the Rio Claro A.S.J.A Primary school. In September 2018, operations at the school ceased, due to a bat infestation and damage to the structural integrity of the building. Since then, the students of the...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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Charles: Moses has led us into the wilderness after UN visit

After Dr Rowley’s visit to the UN (accompanied by Dennis Moses) our foreign policy on Venezuela is in total shambles. Our arrangements to bring gas from Dragon Field have fallen apart in the wake of US sanctions. We are diplomatically isolated regionally. We are in an...
Posted On 31 Jan 2019
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Indarsingh: Why GEB officers stormed PSA meeting with CPO?

Member of Parliament for Couva South and Opposition’s Shadow Minister for Labour and Enterprise Development Rudranath Indarsingh is today angrily reacting with utter disbelief at the intervention by the Guard and Emergency Branch of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service at a...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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Charles: What is the status of the Dragon Gas project given yesterday’s sanctions?

Yesterday the US placed economic sanctions on state owned, Venezuelan oil company PDVSA. These sanctions include a freeze on PDVSA’s assets in the US and barring American firms from doing business with that company. T&T must therefore be wary of the implications on this PNM...
Posted On 29 Jan 2019
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Kamla: We put people first – Highlights of the Political Leader’s Address

Our beautiful Trinidad and Tobago needs you now more than ever! I also want to acknowledge some of the special visitors with us. We have the hard-working members of the diplomatic corps, the media and the many others who told me that they are coming to observe the proceedings...
Posted On 29 Jan 2019
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Oh no Dr Rowley, pavement diplomacy does not serve our national interest

Winston Churchill is famously quoted as saying that diplomacy is the art of telling a man to go to hell, and you do it so nicely that he asks for directions. Dr Rowley needs lessons in diplomacy. Our PM is by character, temperament, personality, and practice wedded to...
Posted On 28 Jan 2019
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Charles to Young: Get your facts straight

During a TV6 interview on Thursday night the MP for Naparima, Rodney Charles, raised the issue of whether Trinidad and Tobago could afford to spend $1 billion in infrastructure to bring Venezuelan gas here since there is the possibility that the gas agreements would not be...
Posted On 25 Jan 2019
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