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Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014

...but maintains he did 'absolutely no wrong'


To: Honourable Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar

After mounting calls Anil quits
After mounting calls and an online petition calling for his removal, Sport Minister Anil Roberts has resigned.

PM's statement

Anil: PM buckled under pressure
Sport Minister Anil Roberts says he was forced to resign from the People's Partnership Government due to mounting pressure from the public, the Opposition and even his own Cabinet colleagues.

Jack: He did not resign
FORMER Sport Minister Anil Roberts was fired rather than voluntarily resigning, alleged Chaguanas West MP Jack Warner yesterday

COP leader thanks Roberts for resigning
CONGRESS of the People (COP) political leader Prakash Ramadhar

'Kamla bowed to public pressure'
"Once again the Prime Minister has only acted after there was strong public rejection of her position," Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley

Al-Rawi: He should have been fired

20th departure from government
The pressure had been mounting for some months now. And finally it happened - symbolically on the eve of Emancipation Day.

5,000 barrels seeped in river
Petrotrin speaks:

Petrotrin's assets to be audited
Acting Minister of Energy, Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie:

Aboud: Oil spill like bombing of fisheries
THE oil spill that occurred in Marabella on Tuesday is like a "second bombing" on the fishing industry, according to president of Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) Gary Aboud.

Residents defy orders to cook after meals reach late
DESPITE being advised by Petrotrin officials they should not light stoves until further notice

...denied speaking at mosque: a 'non-issue'
AN official of the Ministry of Tertiary Education said yesterday everyone has "moved on" from an incident Wednesday in which Pakistani education advocate, Malala Yousafzai, was not allowed to speak at a Carapichaima mosque.

Mosque chairman: Malala was not banned

Malala interacts at Emancipation Village
Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai was welcomed to the Lidj Yasu Omowale Emancipation Village at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain, yesterday by an excited crowd of children

Bacchanal in Carnival came from Emancipation—Historian
The nudity, misbehaviour and bacchanal which characterise modern Carnival celebrations are not that different from what was seen at post-Emancipation celebrations.

Parliament in 5th session Monday

Industrial Court: PSA Duke has a case to answer
... regarding contempt of court proceedings filed against them by lawyers on behalf of Labour Minister, Errol McLeod.

Narcotics found in flight passenger's stomach
AN UNDISCLOSED amount of narcotics has been found in the stomach of a 32-year-old man while he was attempting to leave the country.

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