Dr Roodal Moonilal

(flashback)Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal during his contribution at yesterday’s debate in Parliament.

During his budget contribution one year ago, Opposition MP Dr Roodal Moonilal claimed he had evidence in the form of e-mails and bank documents showing that Prime Minister Dr Keith Row­ley had received funds from the A&V Drilling fake oil scan­dal.

During the budget debate yesterday, Moonilal said despite the Prime Minister ordering a probe, to date those claims he made were never proven false and spoke of another “scandal” related to A&V Drilling seeking to own the Petrotrin refinery through back-door deals.

Moonilal called on Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) president general Ancel Roget, Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) head David Abdulah and the principal player of Sunstone Equities, representative John Van Dyke, to answer whether former People’s National Movement (PNM) candidate Vidya Deokiesingh was involved in setting up a meeting at the premises of A&V Drilling with respect to the Petrotrin refinery sale.

As he spoke, a photograph of the three men together circulated on social media and Moonilal asked whether it was Deokiesingh himself who took the photo.

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Moonilal said with no word on investigations from the police and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) he resorted to his own investigations with respect to the claims he made last year as he noted the Prime Minister had requested the police, the FIU and the AG to investigate.

“One year and one week later... where the findings?” asked Moonilal.


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