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.

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.


FORMER Speaker of the House of Representatives Nizam Mohammed said Friday he was delighted that the Red House had been restored.

THE family of Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi takes in $20,280,000 a year in rent money from the State for four properties.

CALYPSO veteran Trinidad Rio (Daniel Brown) caused a stir when he stood on stage and asked Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly for his Carifesta cheque on Friday evening at the opening of the Back 2 Basics calypso tent.

UNITED National Congress (UNC) deputy political leader Jearlean John has challenged Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to leave the comfort of his safe seat and challenge her for a marginal seat in the East-West Corridor.