Roodal Moonilal

CEASE ALL DEALINGS: Dr Roodal Moonilal

STOP all negotiations for the sale of the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery until after the next general election. So demanded Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal yesterday.

“I call on the Government to cease all dealings on this matter in an election year and allow a new administration to grapple with this challenge based on a fresh mandate from the people,” he stated. Moonilal did not take up the challenge from Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) president general Ancel Roget to repeat the claims made during the budget debate on Tuesday about the OWTU’s acquisition of the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery, outside of the cover of parliamentary privilege.


Satnarayan Maharaj left an indelible mark on Trinidad and Tobago through his bravery, courage, fight for justice and achievements. Maharaj, 88, secretary general of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) died on Saturday after suffering a stroke on November 7.

Satnarayan Maharaj was yesterday likened to late freedom fighter Martin Luther King by Prof Selwyn Cudjoe. Cudjoe was speaking at Maharaj’s funeral service held at Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College, St Augustine.

“Ram Naam Satya Hai!” The chant, which means “the name of God is true”, rose as the body of Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) secretary-general Satnarayan “Sat” Maharaj was gently placed on the burning pyre at the Caroni Cremation site yesterday.

THE country has to get serious about tax collection and healthcare delivery. This was the message from Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, as he emphasised the importance of taxes for purposes such as healthcare during the sod-turning cere­mony for the new Central Block at the Port of Spain General Hospital yesterday.

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi has rubbished arguments by the Opposition that Government is again seeking to violate the constitutional right of every citizen to bail, through its proposed amendment of the Bail Bill 2019.