Sunday 24 June, 2018

UNC trying to mislead the population, PNM says

The United National (UNC) is being accused of attempting to fool the population in what the People’s National Movement (PNM) views as an effort to “falsely take credit” for Government’s decision to go to the Court to settle the 53 part heard matters presided over by the former Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar.

Ayers-Caesar resigned shortly after her appointment as a High Court Judge, which left the 53 unfinished cases in limbo.

Taking note of a statement issued by UNC Chairman David Lee which suggested that Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar submitted that an ‘interpretation summons’ should be utilised, the PNM responded by saying that this assertion was “quite simply untrue”.

“The Leader of the Opposition in fact has been suggesting a tribunal be set up under section 137 of the Constitution which is in no way vaguely similar to the route that the Government intends to take by approaching the High Court to have the matter determined.

Once again the UNC, at the level of its Chairmanship, is seeking to mislead the population and the Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.”

The PNM gave its full support to the position adopted by Government to seek the Court’s determination on the matter.

The party said it “rejects the attempts by the UNC to falsely take credit when in fact all they are doing is once again attempting to fool the population”.