Oropouche East Member of Parliament, Dr Roodal Moonilal will face Parliament's Committee of Privileges on allegations he made regarding Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley surrounding A&V Oil and Gas Limited.
House Speaker, Bridgid Annisette-George ruled today that a prima facie case had been made.
Arouca Maloney MP, Camille Robinson-Regis had raised the matter last week Wednesday and the Speaker gave her ruling today.
The following is the Speaker's ruling.
The Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs says that Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Fitzgerald Hinds will act as the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, in addition to the discharge of his normal duties, from October 14, 2018 and continuing during the absence from Trinidad and Tobago of Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi.
United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago Joseph Mondello and his family arrived in Port of Spain last evening, a statement by the US Embassy said.
Ambassador Mondello officially assumes duties after the presentation of his Letters of Credence to President Paula Mae Weekes.
On his arrival Ambassador Mondello said, “My wife and I are honored to be here in beautiful Trinidad and Tobago. I look forward to presenting my credentials to the President and meeting and working with the wonderful people of this country.”
Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal intends to launch a “defence in democracy fund” in his constituency in order to raise money to pay legal fees in his court battle with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.
In the coming days, Moonilal said QC Richard Clayton, who he has retained from the United Kingdom, will arrive here to begin preparing his case. Clayton handles human rights and constitutional court matters.
Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal has confirmed that he has hired Queen's Counsel Richard Clayton to head the defence team in a libel lawsuit filed against him by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley over allegations he made in Parliament connecting Dr Rowley to the A&V fake oil scandal.