Dr Brinsley Samaroo

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FORMER attorney general Anthony Smart has accused historian and former National Alliance Reconstruction (NAR) Member of Parliament Dr Brinsley Samaroo of having a “distorted” view of what really happened during the 1990 attempted coup.

He said Samaroo made some totally inaccurate statements when he said during a live television programme on Friday, the 28th anniversary of the attempted coup, that members of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were involved in helping local authorities suppress the insurrection by the radical Islamist group, the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen, led by Yasin Abu Bakr.


Tashia Grace Burris, 35, is a young woman facing the polls for the first time.

Roodal Moonilal has received the endorsement of former Tabaquite MP Dr Suruj Rambachan as the next leader of the UNC and prime minister.

Speaking at a virtual meeting in Oropouche East on Friday night, Rambachan said he had been a colleague of Moonilal for some time and the ten years he spent with him in Parliament, he learned a lot from him, not only in terms of the management of parliamentary affairs but also in terms of his capacity for building a political institution and for the team he created, especially when he was leader of Government Business in the Parliament.