Donna Cox

(flashback)Donna Cox after she was sworn in as Minister of Communication and Senator during a swearing ceremony held at President House, St Ann’s yesterday. 

AS Marlene McDonald was stripped of her position as PNM deputy political leader yesterday, Communications Minister Donna Cox responded that the party will survive. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday removed McDonald as PNM deputy leader.

Cox said this showed that the PNM stood for integrity and would not cover up alleged wrongdoing. She said the PNM and Government did not suffer any embarrassment with the blunder surrounding the disclosure on social media of a criminal Driving Under the Influence (DUI) record of former Government senator Garvin Simonette.


POLICE are seeking to question one of their own after a policewoman violently prevented her colleagues from arresting her brother near their Maloney apartment and one of the arresting officers was shot and the suspect escaped.

Calypso veteran Trinidad Rio (Daniel Brown) says he has collected his Carifesta payment.

“Yes I got paid,” an abrupt Rio told the Express yesterday via phone.

Rio caused a stir last Friday night when he put Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly on the spot about the payment at the opening of the Back 2 Basics calypso tent, at Roslyn Hall, Auzonville Road, Tunapuna.

CLARISSA Jones has made it her life’s mission to find her missing daughter. Mere months before her 65th birthday, Jones has resigned from her job to make time for the daily search for her daughter, Susan Maynard.

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.