Marlene McDonald

‘IN good spirits’: Former public administration minister Marlene McDonald is all smiles as she arrives at the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court on Monday.



PORT of Spain Member of Parliament Marlene McDonald said she was told by Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar “four to five” weeks before her arrest that she was going to be “locked up”.

McDonald was responding to the Prime Minister’s statements in the Parliament on Monday evening during the debate on the Firearms Amendment Bill.

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Kamla Persad-Bissessar


Kamla Persad-Bissessar

McDonald confirmed the accuracy of the PM’s statement that she was told by the Opposition Leader of her impending arrest and that she had been offered silk during the UNC administration.


JUSTICE Vasheist Kokaram is the judge who will decide if the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) will be allowed to pursue its proposed judicial review proceedings against Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley over his decision not to act against Chief Justice Ivor Archie on misconduct allegations.

PEOPLE seeking to become Commissioner of Police and Deputy CoP must now hold a master’s degree. Acting National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds said Cabinet yesterday approved the upgrade of the job specifications for the positions of CoP and Deputy CoP to a Master’s degree as the minimum pre-requisite.

The shutdown of the Point Lisas desalination plant is having a severe effect on many of the plants at Pt Lisas Industrial Estate, says president of the Couva/Pt Lisas Chamber of Commerce Ramchand Rajbal Maraj.

Three east Port of Spain men who have been charged under the Anti-Gang Act were again denied bail yesterday. However, bail was not denied because of any consideration under the Bail (Amendment) Act, but due to legitimate concern that they may intimidate the State’s main witness in the case.