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13th August 2015 to: Ms.
Housing Minister and candidate for Oropouche
East Dr Roodal Moonilal is appealing to the Police
Service and acting Police Commissioner Stephen
Williams not to participate in political mischief
during the election season.
Moonilal was speaking during the UNC s Monday
Night Forum held at the ASJA Girls College, Caroni
Savannah Road, Charlieville.
Addressing a crowd of party supporters, Moonilal,
in an apparent allusion to ILP political leader Jack
Warner, said, "You see the fella from here...the one
who gone mad now...every week he does swear to
affidavit. Every Monday morning he does swear and
every Friday evening a judge does say he lying. Every
week he is coming with stories and scandals and lies.
Tonight I want to call on the Police Service and the
commissioner...I want to ensure that they do not allow
themselves to participate in political mischief.
"Because it cannot be that the judge at the Supreme
Court, not on one occasion [but] on two occasions
said that he was lying and the police receiving from
him every week these lies and want to investigate...we ll
keep an eye on that," Moonilal added.
The Alliance of Independents (AOI)
has not yet confirmed candidates for
the September 7 general election, says
the party s campaign manager Gary
He said this after other members
signalled that the party would not field
election candidates but would be more
of a lobby group than a contesting party.
Griffith added, "We have not con-
firmed as yet. No decision has been
made in regards to vying for the 12
seats as initially planned, or not."
He did not say when AOI candidates
might be ready or how many.
Griffith said, "The only decision the
AOI has made is the launch of the
Demand 2015 campaign. This will be
the highlight of its electioneering. AOI s
executive recognises the needs of all
voters must be clearly articulated to
encapsulate a clear vision and frame-
work to shift the election conversation
away from non-value-added banter to
a degree of tangibles that the electorate
can use as a measure when making
The Demand flier-distribution cam-
paign started in Tunapuna yesterday.
The lobby calls for the public to demand
implementation of the procurement
legislation, review and implementation
of a voting system that includes the
voice of all voters and the conducting
of a constituency needs assessment by
It urges people to seek a proactive
approach to safety and security policies,
a system to track and monitor gover-
nance issues, a system for social and
cultural transformation, a transparent
system for housing distribution, more
aggressive monitoring and controlling
of corruption, equitable distribution of
national resources and a balanced edu-
AOI has noted the prime minister s
recent statement that she would con-
sider the establishment of a Ministry
of Defence if the PP won the election.
Griffith said: "The AOI supports this
initiative and wishes to commend the
Prime Minister for being so open-
minded to agree to recommendations
outside of her own political party, which
is indeed admirable." He said this ini-
tiative was foremost amongst AOI s
Griffith: AOI candidates
not confirmed yet
Minister of the Environment and UNC candidate
for Chaguanas West Ganga Singh, who was also on
the platform, vowed to take the seat from ILP political
leader Jack Warner.
Addressing Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar,
he said, "I want to give you the assurance that come
September 8, Chaguanas West will be within the
embrace of the UNC."
Singh also waded into Opposition Leader Dr Keith
Rowley, reiterating the UNC slogan that Rowley was
an angry man.
He said this country would face a dismal future if
Rowley came to power.
"You know the kind of hate and aggression that
will be unleashed on this country if Rowley is elected?
He had four incarnations as a minister and he achieved
nothing," Singh said.
With regard to water, he said the PNM had failed
there, as well, to provide for the people.
"In Keith Rowley s constituency we did 36 water
projects at a cost of $46 million," Singh added.
Sport Minister and UNC candidate for Toco/Sangre
Grande Brent Sancho, who also spoke, announced
some of his plans, naming them the five "S s" which
include social inclusion, sports, skills training, sus-
tainable agriculture and sustainable tourism.
Many athletes had emerged from the north coast
community, Sancho said, and there were plans to build
a state-of-the-art football stadium in Sangre Grande
with construction expected to begin at the end of this
Moonilal urges police...
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