Nazma Muller


President Paula-Mae Weekes has blanked a request for a meeting from cannabis activist Nazma Muller. Muller is the founder of the Caribbean Collective for Justice, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that advocates for social and environmental justice.

In a letter, Muller implored the President to use whatever powers she has to compel Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh to issue licences to allow for the importation of “life saving” medicine for cancer patients. “I am imploring the President to intervene and ask the Minister of Health to issue licences to allow me to supply them with life-saving medicine. This is already permitted by law, according to a clause in the Dangerous Drugs Act. 


THE first tremor of an earthquake within the People’s National Movement (PNM) Tobago leadership took place last night, when Tracy Davidson-Celestine became the first female political leader of the PNM’s Tobago Island Council, dethroning Kelvin Charles in the historic run-off.

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.