Roodal Moonilal

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Roodal Moonilal said : “Today we had no idea of where he is and there was no explanation from the Government as to his whereabouts, whether he was unwell or whether he had an emergency” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Red House ) : “He shoulda rise and shine in the Red House. He could have done that interview anytime and via Zoom” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “In Trinidad and Tobago, lockdowns have had the opposite effect because as we lock down there was increased infection, so the state of emergency has failed as Government is really shooting in the dark about this,” “It is a Government of ‘voops’ and ‘vaps’,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, June 7, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “If President Biden could give us one million we will be happy,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “As far as the mini reshuffle is concerned, the Prime Minister’s health has clearly further impaired his judgment. Fitzgerald Ethelbert Hinds is a well-known and proven failure in about eight ministries. This is a disaster. The Prime minister should have asked (former UNC National Security Minister and current Commissioner of Police) Gary Griffith to return to this assignment. All I can say about Stuart Young’s appointment as Minister of Energy is that the ongoing motion of no confidence in the Order Paper against the Energy Minister by MP chief whip Lee will subsist since Young will be equally incompetent as his unfortunate predecessor. The Prime Minister is moving scrap iron from one side of a yard to the other. He has a dearth of talent from which to choose” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I do not think that office should qualify anyone. It must be on the basis of the medical protocols of age and co-morbidity which have been identified by the Ministry of Health” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, March 26, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Imran Khan ) : “Don’t underestimate the fact that these leaders are elderly and have co-morbidity, making them particularly vulnerable. In fact I will challenge you to find one healthy leader in the world, a leader who doesn’t have another lifestyle illness. Imran Khan (Pakistan leader) is 68 years old and has been to jail 23 times. And he got the vaccine and got Covid two days later and it was the Chinese vaccine” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, March 26, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal added : “When the UNC raised this matter after a young daughter was brutally kidnapped and murdered, do you know today it has been confirmed that a few days ago Young found $25 million to pay TSTT to go and start fixing cameras” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “That is a serious concern because it means that even if we get all...and we are not getting all, we will still not reach the 70 per cent for herd immunity in Trinidad and Tobago,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, March 1, 2021 4:05:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal added ( about Stuart Young ) : “This means that in event of a kidnapping the police cannot even depend on CCTV cameras in real-time to get instant pictures and do investigative work to recover a victim. Young has presided over this -he carries full blame!” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:23:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal asked : “Did the Prime Minister exempt his own daughter to come into Trini­dad and Tobago?” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:51:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “If we are not cautious, we can derail this debate as a debate on exemption and COVID. This is not a debate on exemption and COVID. This is a debate about the conduct of the Minister of National Security on the discharge of his functions,” “It involves every area in his department where we can argue that he has failed and failed miserably to even reach modest performance targets,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:25:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “There is a war in the Cabinet over the exemption policy,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:25:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “That is the unity they talk about when the Prime Minister says ‘we make decisions’,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:25:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “He can write Trump, (President-elect Joe) Biden and (VP-elect Kamala) Harris, this is a breach of contract matter plain and simple. They thought they buy a Nissan Wingroad and don’t have to pay,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “From 10 helicopters we are down to two. Eventually we will be down to an air balloon or blimp. Incidentally the blimp bought in 2005 is the same cost as the state of the art Sikorsky S76D helicopter,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I wish all my parliamentary colleagues a blessed and safe season. Many gifts come to mind” External link

cnc3 Friday, December 25, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “When I acted as Minister of Foreign Affairs some time ago, I had cause to summon the head of a mission to express my dissatisfaction about a problem. It is unprecedented that a Prime Minister will summon an ambassador, because there has been no grave change in relations between Trinidad and Venezuela,” External link

cnc3 Monday, December 21, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “We should meet and treat with people in a proper manner,” External link

cnc3 Monday, December 21, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “They have damaged our international image and reputation as a God-fearing, praying and caring country,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, November 26, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The action of the Government is morally, legally and constitutionally indefensible. This is a human rights debacle. This could have cost the lives of children and babies. We need an urgent meeting of the JSC on National Security to inquire into the circumstances of deporting children in a pirogue and then brought back into T&T,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Business community member out in full force condemning the Opposition. Ask any of them if they have any data on the workings of the law?” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Kamla Persad Bissessar ) : “She can preside over the expansion of the party, and we give her our support. There is a lot of work to be done, but it is not just the work of Mrs Persad-Bissessar alone, it is the work of other persons as well,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Keith Rowley ) : “I ask the Government of Dr Keith Rowley to follow our example on this matter,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, November 13, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “So I ask the question whether or not Trafigura contributed to the political campaign of the PNM,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, November 13, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The matter has gone to the third empire, what could endanger the deal any further. The Opposition Leader cannot undermine any deal where there is transparency and upfront knowledge,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, November 13, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Is he aware that this is a new Parliament, this is not a continuation of anything?...It is terrible that the minister is referring to people as ‘new’ and ‘not understanding the process’. Everybody is assumed to be new when we start the 12th Parliament,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Is he aware that this is a new Parliament, this is not a continuation of anything?...It is terrible that the minister is referring to people as ‘new’ and ‘not understanding the process’. Everybody is assumed to be new when we start the 12th Parliament,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Stuart Young ) : “It’s a shame and disgrace we in T&T must learn of deportee issues from a Washington lawmaker while the Rowley/Young Government are unaware T&T may have been used as a transhipment point to transit deportees. We need a probe of the minister’s statement, as he seems unable to protect T&T’s borders from incoming or outgoing illegal migrants,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal added : “It is Rowley’s shame that our citizens are seeking the help of foreign politicians because they have been let down by our Government. He should show respect and get on with his job,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, October 17, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about British ) : “It was shame and disgrace for a British MP to have to raise in the UK Parliament, this issue for our citizens,” External link

cnc3 Friday, October 16, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “In Guapo Police Station, if a man have to bathe, you have to put on siren and carry him to a next station to bathe… police asking businessmen to donate water, paper, photocopying machine!” External link

cnc3 Friday, October 16, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal added : ”People might say I have cocoa in the sun- but I’m no cocoa farmer,” External link

cnc3 Friday, October 16, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “If Government demonstrates their commitment to tightening their belts as they are calling on the ordinary man to do, I will give up my concessions,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “There is a level of hypocrisy that needs to be addressed,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Ministers are wolfing down shrimp and lobster and guzzling Champagne and fine wine, and lower-income people have to survive on curry potato and mauby. "Personally, I don’t even know what escargot is,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “There will be great suffering for the working poor and greater joblessness in the labour market,” External link

cnc3 Sunday, October 4, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Keith Rowley ) : “The Government must tell the nation whether the exemption was granted after the T&T Police Service had the day before, closed down a prominent golf club and facility in north Trinidad, of which Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is an active member,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal charged : “The exemption would permit certain senior government officials and their deep-pocket friends to socialise at the club after a game of golf,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Gary Griffith ) : “The blatant attempt by the prime minister to hound and manipulate the T&T Police Service is another example of the authoritarianism of his administration. In seeking to direct and manoeuvre Commissioner Gary Griffith, the Prime Minister is indulging in a dangerous activity that has serious implications for law and order and political stability,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : ”People are generally fed of of the incumbent, the arrogance the bullying, the lack of management and today is the day for that. I think it is a great demand for change.” External link

cnc3 Monday, August 10, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Keith Rowley ) : “Circumstantial evidence means there is no hard or concrete evidence. So essentially there is no case. I have sued Dr Rowley. He must walk with his cheque book to the court. After spending over $50 million and after five years of political harassment of me and others, they have no case,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about British ) : “That speaks volumes that after all these years and with international help, they have absolutely no case against any politician or any former member of the People’s Partnership Cabinet. That is a shocking revelation. And I am very much interested in a further exposure as to how much money the head of the British team, affectionately known as ‘Auntie Kate’, how much money Auntie Kate and her private prosecution team have gone with already,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about The UK ) : “The Prime Minister ought not to be consummating any deals and selling out the people’s assets and property” “This is improper! This is unethical. It goes against the grain of transparency and good governance. At a time when the Parliament has been dissolved, there is no opportunity for anyone to ask Prime Minister’s questions, urgent questions, file motions and generate debate in the public interest,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about British ) : “Paid over $200 million to a British team who ‘conned’ them into paying millions of pounds, they have nothing to show for this wanton waste of money. Not one single human being was ever in questioned, far less arrested, far less charged, far less convicted in 5 years,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal charged : “All this is happening while those in London, retired police officer complement their pension with Trini dollars changed in pounds. They want more. Who could blame them?” External link

cnc3 Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about The UK ) : “And it is secret. On May 25, 2018, we asked the question in Parliament. The AG said no information can be forthcoming,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I’m grateful to the leader and screening team for expressing a vote of confidence in me to continue the journey of representing Oropouche East,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, July 7, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I am told that in San Fernando now, in my own constituency in Union Hall, there has been some disturbance there. So we are monitoring that now I am in touch with the police,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The police themselves indicated in the Parliament record that there was no such nexus. He has now a disturbing habit of seeking to excuse his incompetence and inefficiency by blaming the Opposition and today is another example of that dastardly pattern of seeking to blame others for their incompetence and their arrogance,” “It is a mere matter of time before he says those protesters are paid for by the Opposition,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal told : “We are keeping a hawk’s eye view on the expenditure because as we know, the government has been using the COVID pandemic as a ruse to pad up monies here and there and to use it for political objectives,” External link

cnc3 Friday, June 12, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Grove Road ) : “In Ramai Trace, Mohess Road, Lower Barrackpore, Cuchawan Trace and Debe, homes have been without water for 10 to 16 consecutive days. It becomes almost a sham for the government in the context of COVID 19 to ask citizens to wash their hands regularly but to fail to provide water,” External link

cnc3 Monday, May 25, 2020 7:21:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about George Rodriguez ) : “The involvement of the chairman of Paria Trading, Newman George, it is my respectful view that the Speaker of the House turned down the motion but at no time did the Speaker suggest that the deputy speaker rule on it instead,” External link

cnc3 Sunday, May 3, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Rowley is at the epicentre of this scandal because he met with the Venezuelan Vice-president one day and hours later George was in contact with this company,” External link

cnc3 Sunday, May 3, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Madam Speaker ) : “I shudder to think that this Government called us out here today where we are bathing in Lysol and wearing masks…that we came today and this has nothing with COVID-19. This will get me angry, Madam Speaker,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “It is almost bizarre that the Speaker would be directing Members and visitors, including media, to wear masks and to take all these strict procedures and extra precautions with respect to COVID-19, when the very Speaker repeatedly turned down Opposition requests to debate coronavirus as a definite matter of urgent public importance,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, April 25, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated : “So I believe that the time has come for the Speaker to reflect and issue a public apology to the Parliament and to the country for refusing to have these matters debated,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, April 25, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “My warning to the government now is that they cannot undo two months of blindness but quickly take stock of what happened in Jamaica. I want the government to understand that Jamaica can be our future and so they should move speedily to ramp up testing, particularly in the private sector to get ahead of the estimated number of cases in T&T,” External link

cnc3 Friday, April 17, 2020 8:04:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “We’d recommended mask-wearing. Government subsequently advised on it. But they didn’t make it law as a requirement, or part of COVID regulations,” “Government hasn’t provided masks and stock is largely sold out. Today, we clap for law enforcement and health workers but we only have a slap for Government, which has made a mess by urging mask-wearing late, promising masks then not delivering. So now people getting squeezed” External link

stabroeknews Friday, April 10, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I cannot prejudge someone. I have no immigration records but out of an abundance of concern I decided to call the authorities to at least check because the matter is gravely serious,” External link

cnc3 Monday, March 23, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal added ( about Gary Griffith ) : “I have been fighting for peoples right to sell and conduct business and while they are free to do that, they are not free to impair the health of anyone. I called on people who travel and return to self-quarantine and isolate themselves. I want to congratulate Commissioner Griffith and Anglican Bishop Berkley who travelled recently for engaging in proper self quarantined to protect themselves and others,” External link

cnc3 Monday, March 23, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The Minister of Labour has to be much more stringent on employers to assure that there will be some type of credit support if they give workers leave in these circumstances. They must also put a framework for penalties and fines if these employers abuse the situation by forcing employees to stay in work when they have symptoms consistent with COVID-19,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Cabinet does not make law. Cabinet makes policy and when Cabinet makes policy that is translated into law by the Parliament,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I have received the letter dated Feb 26 but remain cautious since the UWI has promised to open this facility since September 2018. The academic programmes keep changing and now there is a planned relocation of Roytec programmes for the UWI. I will believe it when I see it—a graduating class could have left that campus by now had they completed the facility in 2017 as proposed,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated ( about Stuart Young ) : “I challenge the minister to locate and publish this contract in the public interest!! The HDC is the custodian of all records and contract documents related to the construction of the police post, what he refers to as a police station on Duncan Street, the only police facility built by the HDC to protect the people and tenants of HDC and Port of Spain. I challenge Young to publish the contract and name of the company and its directors and identify the ‘alleged gang leader’!! This propaganda has been spouted by the PNM for over five years to cover their incompetence. Young knows that if he reveals the name of the company and its directors, the population can read English and will expose his lies since there is no Spanish, German or French in that,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, February 6, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Stuart Young ) : “If Minister of National Security Stuart Young suspects that I have any links to criminal entities or gangs, I am prepared to take a polygraph test and to be asked every single question on that issue,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Stuart Young ) : “Most people who know me know that I am one of the most law-abiding citizens you could find. I don’t even litter. It can’t be me he (Young) has in mind (when he speaks of persons promoting criminality to cause fear, panic and mayhem). If he puts God out of his thoughts in his thinking of me, I would be happy to submit to a polygraph test on every question relating to this issue. But I will do it on one condition- that he submits to a polygraph test on whether or not he has knowledge of large-scale contractors being fleeced to get US money to pay a kidnap ransom. I cast no aspersions and I don’t accuse him of anything. I just ask whether he has knowledge of that,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal argues : “He should bring such evidence before the JSC,” External link

cnc3 Monday, January 20, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Robinson-Regis ) : “The Prime Minister should not hide behind her (Robinson-Regis’) dress coat,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated : “His whole demeanour in office has demonstrated a tendency to fly off the handle so his statements represented the height of hypocrisy,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal replied : "The ministries and the ministers were never seen" External link

newsday-tt Monday, December 23, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal replied : "Well. I am hoping that it will have more relief long-term. " External link

newsday-tt Monday, December 23, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “If you look at area such as Barrackpore West and Woodland in particular, those areas will require up to the sum of about $10 million to assist the areas and the residents,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:35:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : "Is Stuart Young a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service or the bungling Inspector Clouseau of Pink Panther fame, to be declaring on a political platform and in the Senate that he has 'evidence of a 'UNC/criminal link''," External link

cnc3 Friday, October 25, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “It is unbecoming, irresponsible and reckless,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : "A matter is in the court where I have raised an issue as to how I was treated in the Parliament and that my Constitutional rights were violated. That matter may go all the way to the Privy Council, the Privy Council may eventually have to rule, my lawyers Anand Ramlogan, SC, and Gerald Ramdeen have told us we have a strong and compelling case to win," External link

newsday-tt Monday, July 1, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Gary Sobers ) : “The only similarity that fella have to Sobers is when he declare in the Oval, they call that a Sobers declaration. And anytime they call an election, it will be for the PNM, a Sobers declaration,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, July 1, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “We share Mr. Gaspard’s anguish about the dire lack of requisite professionals and office space and supplies adversely affecting the timely delivery of justice. This serious state of affairs flies in the face of repeated avowals by the Rowley administration about good governance generally and about a commitment to reducing crime and improving the justice system,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, February 1, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “It is to be noted this email was sent 18 minutes after the closing time of the tender,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, January 21, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Every Monday morning you have a protest on the streets,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, January 11, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I took note of the sudden departure of the Udecott CEO,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, December 22, 2018 12:30:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : "We could not find documentation for several years, incidentally when Dr Rowley was the Housing Minister," External link

newsday-tt Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:41:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated : “In the exhibits (which the State) has supplied, there is no record of text messages from a server, there is no record of screen shots. What they have done is that they have typed up something. So to call them text messages is wrong because there is no authentic verifiable data from a server, TSTT (Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago) or Digicel. So they are not text messages, let us begin with that” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, November 26, 2017 6:38:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I'm on record as saying that every household should have been given $10,000 to help get them back on their feet and I was ridiculed for it, with certain people asking where they were going to get the money from, but this is a Government who have spent $110 billion,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, November 6, 2017 5:31:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I am prepared to support her, assuming she is running again as political leader in the upcoming election,” “I think now is a time when the party must bind together, now is a time of unity, now is a time to be extremely focused” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:26:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated : “The attack on the media practitioner likens Trinidad and Tobago to rogue dictatorial countries under authoritarian rule, in which journalists are routinely assaulted, and even murdered, while at work,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:42:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal noted : “Media practitioners must assert that they will not be intimidated in the course of their professional duties, no matter how politically connected their assailants may be,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:42:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal asked : “How does the Prime Minister know this?” “We ask whether there is collusion between elements of the police service and the political directorate? Our democratic principles are being eroded when the PM can openly allude to future police action and suggest personal and intimate knowledge of police investigations” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, September 2, 2017 8:26:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal asked : “How does the Prime Minister know this?” “We ask whether there is collusion between elements of the police service and the political directorate? Our democratic principles are being eroded when the PM can openly allude to future police action and suggest personal and intimate knowledge of police investigations” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, September 2, 2017 6:36:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated ( about Anand Ramlogan ) : "It is very disturbing to hear the Prime Minister suggest that he has personal information on possible further charges to be laid by the police in the current Anand Ramlogan matter and to insinuate that other members of the Opposition will be in court soon. How does the Prime Minister know this?" External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 1, 2017 9:05:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated ( about Keith Rowley ) : "We condemn Rowley's latest attempt at misleading the population and distracting from the issues that matter.� It is worth reminding the public that it was the Prime Minister, the head of Cabinet and Head of the National Security Council, who has repeatedly criticized the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, choosing to blame law enforcement for his Government's inability to deal with spiraling crime," External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 1, 2017 9:05:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated ( about Keith Rowley ) : "Rowley has shown once again that he does not care about the people of this country," External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 1, 2017 9:05:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I continue to express deep concern for the continuous detention of the former attorney general. I thought the matter would have concluded at this time either by way of questioning or proffering charges and allowing the court system to kick in. It is already late in the afternoon on the day before the holiday and members of the public are now asking the question of whether or not this is a deliberate delay on the part of the authorities to prevent Mr Ramlogan from obtaining bail and sending the holiday period incarcerated” “I shudder to think that that is the case, but I am very concerned that this is bordering on oppression to have Mr Ramlogan in continuous detention while they decide on the way forward. Or if they continue to detain him and bordering on an abuse of the powers of the police. I'm tempted to report it to the PCA (Police Complaints Authority) but the head of that is also involved in this matter” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:38:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “If indeed I am one of those identified I would like the LATT to give me list of topics on which I can speak freely on. I would have thought that as a member of parliament and as a citizen that I had the constitutional right to speak on public issues. I have not at any time brought the judiciary or the legal fraternity into disrepute. I am speaking about the conduct of the police in this instance. I am speaking about corruption in the government, I am speaking about the crime rate. I have a constitutional right to speak and no one and no association can impede my right” “I want to remind the population that it was quite recently that a state company attempted to sue me and injunct me from speaking on a matter. And I take umbrage to any organisation which in any way attempts to suppress my constitutional rights. I still at this time believe that that may be a fake release coming from some mischievous corner” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:38:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “In opposition, the PNM had ridiculed the delivery of 100 homes to families each week, but Mr.Mitchell has not been able to hand over the keys for a single house constructed by his Government,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, August 27, 2017 9:05:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “We have enormous robberies taking place in this community and while that is happening, the government concentrates on the breathalyser and speed test,” “Had the police been on patrols and doing the type of stop and search randomly, gunmen would not have been able to parade this country at will and commit this type of brutish activity” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:14:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal told ( about Keith Rowley ) : “I am considering taking Rowley to the Privileges Committee for deliberately misleading the House and bringing the Parliament into disrepute and odium. This demonstrates the deceit of the Government and the boldfacedness of the Prime Minister in particular who saw to scold me for raising this matter,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, March 6, 2017 4:49:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Keith Rowley ) : “The inept (Prime Minister Dr Keith) Rowley continues to place emphasis on speed guns and breathalysers while the violent crime siege has turned Trinidad and Tobago into one of the deadliest countries in the world” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, March 4, 2017 5:53:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Recent moves to create safe zones at Laventille, Sea Lots and Beetham Estate have seen crime being exported to areas like Debe, Tunapuna, Chaguanas, St Joseph, Penal and other communities, which the Government has shown no resolve in protecting” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, March 4, 2017 5:53:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “they must resign and call a general election now,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, March 4, 2017 5:53:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “We could have completed the JSC process and FATCA a long time ago, since last year, if Government had fulfilled its promise to have the JSC as it told the US it would have done,” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:32:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated : “This is the moment when we stand here possibly, without favour, but also without fear,” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, February 18, 2017 2:38:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal noted : “It’s public knowledge the Government went kicking and screaming to the JSC,” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, February 18, 2017 2:38:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “You should be more progressive in your thinking and stop behaving as if we are still under colonial power,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “If you are going to permanently place soldiers on the streets in this country you in effect creating a state of emergency and you are not giving the soldiers the requisite powers to assist properly the police service,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:36:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “This would suggest a disruption in the service,” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, January 7, 2017 7:20:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I call on the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation, the private sector, the friends and colleagues to install a fitting monument in the Couva/Central area in honour of this great son of the soil,” “At the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) we will request at the university level that a fitting tribute is paid, to make a ‘Chair’ for him, the Anand Yankarran chair for Indo-Caribbean Cultural Studies so his work can live on to inspire generations to come” External link

stabroeknews Friday, January 6, 2017 4:33:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I call on the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation, the private sector, the friends and colleagues to install a fitting monument in the Couva/Central area in honour of this great son of the soil,” “At the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) we will request at the university level that a fitting tribute is paid, to make a ‘Chair’ for him, the Anand Yankarran chair for Indo-Caribbean Cultural Studies so his work can live on to inspire generations to come” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, January 6, 2017 12:18:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Who will place the value on vandalised units? Are they to be auctioned as derelict properties?” External link

Triniad-guardian Monday, November 21, 2016 8:01:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “For instance, if a particular unit is valued at $750,000, the TTMF will work out a particular mortgage arrangement. If the unit is vandalised, will there be another arrangement to pay at a different value? Will a unit with poor electrical fittings be $100,000 less?” External link

Triniad-guardian Monday, November 21, 2016 8:01:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “But this Attorney General is acting as if he is the Attorney General for Forbes Burnham or Robert Mugabe. This is how they operate under dictatorships,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, November 13, 2016 6:27:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal added : “I daresay any attempt to re-shuffle the Cabinet now would involve new faces and new personalities from outside of the Cabinet. It is the only way he can get the requisite competence to manage the affairs of the country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, October 31, 2016 11:09:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Al Rawi ) : “The Defence Force has not confirmed that those pictures depict any aspect of their training. They have said that they give special strgategic or national leaders training. Mr Al Rawi becomes the first leader in our histiry to recieve special stragteigc leadership trianing by the Defence Force” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, October 13, 2016 7:38:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “And if anyone is deemed to be responsible for these children, they ought to demit public office today,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:41:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “And if anyone is deemed to be responsible for these children, they ought to demit public office today,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:46:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “And if anyone is deemed to be responsible for these children, they ought to demit public office today,” External link

tv6tnt Thursday, October 13, 2016 12:07:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “It is very critical the allocation policy and this over familiarity around the chairman and the managing director that permits those sort of things to happen, it cannot be fair that people begging and crying I want a house and an assistant at the chairman's office gets a house by increasing salary from $13,000 to $18,000 and refurbishing the household,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:52:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Trinidad Guardian ) : “It was shocking for me to receive photographs of young children in this country with high- powered weapons training somewhere. I am told the UMP 9mm calibre. It is frightening using these weapons that have been issued … are common to the Defence Force of Trinidad and Tobago,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, October 12, 2016 3:04:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “What is frightening is the children using these weapons, and I have the pictures here, have weapons that have been issued to the Defence Force. What is even more frightening, and I say this with trepidation, is that I'm told that these children bear a striking resemblance to a senior Cabinet minister,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, October 12, 2016 8:13:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “It was shocking for me to receive photographs of young children in this country with high- powered weapons training somewhere. I am told the UMP 9mm calibre. It is frightening using these weapons that have been issued ... are common to the Defence Force of Trinidad and Tobago,” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:36:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Those of us who shop online, and you have a Skybox, and you shop and you bring it by air freight, they are putting a seven per cent tax on the item coming through a courier service. It is very interesting that the tax is not on the air freight. It is on the goods bought. If you buy this goods and bring it on a boat, you don't pay tax” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, October 3, 2016 5:05:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “We fed up of the same thing—over and over again. It was 182 minutes of empty rhetoric, and 182 minutes of the blame game. The Minister started at 1.33 p.m., by 1.34 p.m. he blamed the last government. I think the Minister changed the date on the document and re-read the last year budget statement. It proves that the government is clueless and devoid of any overreaching vision for the development of Trinidad and Tobago” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, October 2, 2016 6:00:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Kidnapping is a national issue that is above politics and we need to protect the children, parents and even officials at the school from violence,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:40:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Anthony Carmona ) : “Red herrings. The entire issue surrounding Carmona and the media has been a distraction. It is similar to the issue of the teachers’ uniform and dress code. It is intended to divert attention from the spiralling murder rate, the kidnapping and the economic collapse. There are more important issues such as crime amid the economic decline, widespread joblessness, crumbling infrastructure and the severe water crisis which has engulfed the country” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, September 26, 2016 7:46:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The abduction is another chilling example of the Rowley regime’s failure to protect the nation despite lofty manifesto and platform promises and the appointment of three ministers of National Security,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, September 24, 2016 7:16:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The abduction is another chilling example of the Rowley regime's failure to protect the nation despite lofty manifesto and platform promises and the appointment of three Ministers of National Security. The Government has betrayed the country on crime, as it has done with respect to virtually every other area of national endeavour. While crime across the world is managed by effective public policy, the PNM Government has removed community patrols and other deterrent programmes, resulting in easier movement by criminals. The Rowley administration is ultimately to blame for kidnappings and for the continuous spiral in homicides that have made Trinidad and Tobago one of the most violent places in the world. It is increasingly evident that the incompetent PNM Government is clueless and ineffective in securing the safety and well-being of nationals, and the abduction of Ms. Sookdeo and other major crimes are the graphic results of that gross ineptitude” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 23, 2016 8:47:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Colm Imbert ) : “In characteristic fashion, Mr Imbert skewed the facts, pointed fingers and uttered reckless and slanderous allegations,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, September 23, 2016 8:22:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Of note, also, is that the Government had until March 2016 — six months after it came into national office — to initiate legal action on the matter,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, September 23, 2016 8:22:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Keith Rowley ) : “Failing that, Dr Rowley would be guilty of complicity in the multi-million-dollar Las Alturas waste. He would also be responsible for endorsing and upholding two officials who were guilty of a breach of their fiduciary duties and who do not enjoy the public’s trust,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, September 23, 2016 8:22:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Commission ) : “Dr Rowley used his now timeworn pretext of blame, excuses and promises to attempt to side track from the crime nightmare, shortage of essential drugs, growing joblessness, increasing cost of living and other important national concerns. He also blatantly refused to address the findings of the Las Alturas Commission of Enquiry …” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, September 12, 2016 8:32:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Today, Mr Garcia is chairman of Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT), with an even larger taxpayer-funded budget than HDC,” “Al-Rawi was a director of HDC at the time of the decision to construct the housing apartments on unstable soil and an abandoned quarry. He is directly implicated in the Las Alturas scandal despite Dr. Rowley's protestations, denials and blatant cover-up attempts” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:33:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Today, Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago, guiding critical policy and legislative matters,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:33:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “things hoping you don’t understand the truth” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, September 9, 2016 9:50:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Full disclosure is particularly necessary since certain critical personnel involved in the disastrous venture are currently in key national positions, controlling vast sums of taxpayers' money. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was Minister of Housing and Noel Garcia was Managing Director of Housing Development Corporation. Today, Dr Rowley controls the national economy and directs policy decisions, while Mr. Garcia heads the multi-billion-dollar Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDECOTT)” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, September 8, 2016 9:50:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Point Fortin ) : “These are companies being recommended by the Minister of National Security and MP for Point Fortin,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, September 7, 2016 9:23:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “You cannot come in to the company under one ground and get a job, then you compromise the results of that. It is not fair. It is not impartial, it is not independent,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, September 7, 2016 9:23:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated : “It is a blatant conflict of interest and destroys and compromises their audit,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, September 7, 2016 5:44:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “It is a blatant attempt to politicise the programme by giving control to the chairman of the party. Clearly there is an attempt to pass the programme to the General Council of the PNM” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:36:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The transferring of the CEPEP programme is an open, blatant and naked attempt at politicising the programme on the eve of the local government election,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, August 27, 2016 5:38:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I strongly condemn the planned move to arbitrarily dismiss contractors and almost 12,000 workers of The CEPEP Company Limited,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:10:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The Prime Minister's health condition should be a matter of public record, his golf handicap may not be but a nation needs to be secure in the knowledge that its CEO is up to the task of being in a position to make decisions and not be hindered by health concerns. Even in sporting competitions athletes cannot compete if they are not fully fit,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, August 9, 2016 6:55:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “While there is an imperative to respect the privacy of anyone as it relates to their private medical concerns and treatment, when a head of government is thought to be ill it has implications for economic and political stability and issues of governance. While there is no need to reveal the details of a medical report or the technicalities of treatment, the Prime Minister should indicate in broad terms the nature of his medical concerns as other prime ministers and even ministers have done,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, August 9, 2016 6:55:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “This unfocused and policy-starved PNM government does not even have the basic common sense to continue programmes that were not only working, but would also create the illusion that they were doing something to help the citizens of the country. A total of 45,000 people applied and paid the relevant fees in order to benefit from the Land for the Landless initiative,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, August 2, 2016 7:18:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The issues are transparency, �equality and good corporate governance,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, July 25, 2016 5:46:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The conflict between Finance Minister Colm Imbert and Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi indicates there is either gross miscommunication or a major rift in the Cabinet,” “Then, in a less-than-honourable manner, he has attacked the media, insinuating that journalists got it wrong, when it is clear that Al-Rawi does not possess a clear understanding of the subject matter and, as such, misrepresented the issue” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 24, 2016 6:11:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal declared : “So uncle start it and nephew finish it,” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:16:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The AG was therefore duty bound now to recuse, remove himself from dealing with the matter. On that alone an AG would have resigned from office, after presiding over this matter in which a close relative supervised and had ministerial control of the project,” “The Attorney General operated in this matter more like the PNM’s public relations officer—not like the guardian of the public purse…he had care of a $3 billion matter (but) he bowed to dictates of the party and energy czars” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:16:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “That is what we are suggesting,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, June 25, 2016 8:21:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “This was a mammoth financial scandal,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, June 25, 2016 8:21:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal declared : “So uncle start it and nephew finish it,” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, June 25, 2016 7:43:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The AG was therefore duty bound now to recuse, remove himself from dealing with the matter. On that alone an AG would have resigned from office, after presiding over this matter in which a close relative supervised and had ministerial control of the project,” “The Attorney General operated in this matter more like the PNM’s public relations officer—not like the guardian of the public purse...he had care of a $3 billion matter (but) he bowed to dictates of the party and energy czars” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, June 25, 2016 7:43:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Regrettably, this ( the Arima Hospital) will take time and I am afraid the PNM (People's National Movement) Government will not pursue the Arima Hospital. The Children's hospital is already completed. We did that in three years. It was a loan agreement with the Chinese government. It has to be staffed and then patients can be invited” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, June 17, 2016 4:18:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated ( about Corruption Act ) : “It appears from the conduct of Mr George that there may have been contravention of these sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act which are both serious and grave,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, June 7, 2016 6:50:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The change also allowed contractors to invest in equipment and gear for their employees,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, June 5, 2016 5:49:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “If it is wrong for the UNC, it is worse for the PNM since they are in government,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:41:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The offence of bid-rigging was created by the parent legislation in the procurement act passed by the partnership government in 2015,” “It is not within the amendments passed by the PNM Government on Friday last” External link

newsday-tt Monday, May 23, 2016 1:21:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : "We are looking to see if this gentleman has and HDC house and how we can take it away from him," "I am not sure we can take it away but we are looking to see how we could" External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, March 19, 2015 7:05:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “We are dealing with low income workers who can qualify for two percent not only through the HDC arrangement, but it applies to inherited lands or squatter lands that were regularised by the Land Settlement Agency,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, March 19, 2015 8:17:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “We can now make use of the public database to ensure that persons who build have a pool of people who can purchase with a subsidy from the Government, working with the HDC and the TTMF, so that at the end of the day we do not use taxpayers’ money up front by overburdening the Ministry of Finance, given the economic realties that we face,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, March 19, 2015 8:17:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “In 2010, I publicly announced the Government’s intention to pay particular attention to citizens who have been waiting for years to own a home through the allocation system; even in the face of a database of an estimated 272,000 applications for housing before the Ministry of Housing,” “We are proud to state that since 2010 to date we have handed keys to 5,300 citizens of Trinidad and Tobago. To date, we have unlocked approximately 30 housing sites, an impact of approximately 7,377 homes, which have been stuck for years and we have delivered 6, 679 housing units; with 7, 548 affordable homes coming to market within the next one to two years,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, March 15, 2015 8:18:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal told : “We have provided more than ten percent of the housing stock to the protective services. They have gotten more of the policy requirements. Since 2010 to date the system has distributed more to the protective services– Army, Fire, Prisons and Police,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, March 12, 2015 8:23:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal explained : “We have a separate programme called ‘it’s been a long time programme, we have also set up a separate programme to distribute to disabled persons, and a separate programme for the law enforcement... the protective services,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, March 12, 2015 8:23:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Mr Speaker, I make this brief intervention to refute preposterous allegations made by people equally preposterous, being made in the public domain by the usual suspects that Government is engaged in a conspiracy to suppress the contents of the report and, even more bewildering, that the Government is involved in some conspiracy to voter-pad. Nothing could be further from the truth,” “Those who are saying that are accustomed to that way of life. This is just the latest cynical act of desperation by the persons opposed to the Government to create mischief and mislead the country,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, March 7, 2015 4:43:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal claimed : “I understand three PNM MPs have expressed support for this no-confidence motion,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, March 6, 2015 8:10:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal declared : “There is no relative of his who is not a CEPEP,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, March 1, 2015 8:06:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “This motion is ill-conceived, ill-directed, and ill informed. In fact the motion is ill and driven by ill-will. It speaks of a single issue,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, February 28, 2015 8:05:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “There is no sister he has that is not a CEPEP contractor. What is Renwa enterprises? Who is Doreen Warner? Who is Jean and daughters? Who is Jean King? There is no relative of his who is not a CEPEP contractor,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, February 28, 2015 8:05:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Therefore, when that office is brought into disrepute, the soul of. the Parliament, and indeed the soul of the nation, is threatened and today I submit early o’clock that there is an attempt today by the PNM (People’s National Movement) family to bring the office of the Speaker into high disrepute,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 28, 2015 5:19:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “This speaks to a serious issue, it speaks to an assault on our integrity. This is an assault on our integrity today that you will commit to writing. glowing tributes on one day and the next day talk about great predecessors and talk about bringing the Parliament into disrepute and dishonour and indignity,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 28, 2015 5:19:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal added : “ill-conceived, ill-directed and ill-informed, in fact, the motion is just ill, and driven by ill will” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 28, 2015 5:19:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Chaguanas West ) : “The Member for Chaguanas West has really fallen...how the mighty has fallen from the great travels across the world on private jet, now to Inspector Clouseau,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 28, 2015 5:19:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The Speaker is not involved in the debate,” “It is a matter for the House to discuss” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, February 26, 2015 8:08:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
housing minister33.44%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
minister12.09%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
former housing minister7.54%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
mp30.46%EN10/30/201730/10/2017
minister of housing1.41%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
former minister of housing0.63%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
prime minister0.16%EN02/24/201724/02/2017
former government minister0.94%EN11/27/201627/11/2016
government minister0.94%EN11/27/201627/11/2016
former minister of housing and urban development1.10%EN11/03/201603/11/2016
minister of housing and urban development1.88%EN09/11/201611/09/2016
former government whip0.31%EN05/24/201624/05/2016
leader of government business2.98%EN03/06/201506/03/2015
government chief0.47%EN03/06/201506/03/2015
government whip2.35%EN02/26/201526/02/2015
housing and urban development minister0.94%EN02/12/201512/02/2015
deputy0.47%EN05/29/201429/05/2014
acting foreign affairs minister1.26%EN11/18/201318/11/2013
under housing minister0.47%EN11/26/201226/11/2012
political leader0.16%EN03/31/201231/03/2012
Names Lang Count
Roodal MoonilalEN98.40%
Roodial MoonilalEN1.46%
Roodal MoonilalSA0.13%


 
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Gary Griffith responded ( about Roodal Moonilal ) : “Commissioner, during your absence in March, former acting commissioner Hackshaw would have stated Dr Moonilal did not have any pending charges before him...is that still the case?” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Keith Rowley said ( about Roodal Moonilal ) : “This, coming from Dr Moonilal is laughably hypocritical since he is the ONLY known Minister of any Government who used taxpayers’ dollars to pay a photographer to follow him around to photograph and promote him in these activities and currently is the only photo we have of any Minister promoting that for which he now says is an action which undermines the effort of the Police. What an epiphany!” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Keith Rowley responded ( about Roodal Moonilal ) : “In this Government, contracts are not awarded by any Minister. That was a feature of the last Government and was a major stimulus to the rampant corruption that was the hallmark of that period 2010-2015, when Ministers even collected the cheque payments owed to contractors who then had to bargain for the release of such funds. Dr Moonilal more than anyone else knows that this Government knows that” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Keith Rowley responded ( about Roodal Moonilal ) : "Not that I am aware of. What I am aware of is that the loan that is incurring is a loan that he (Moonilal) as a member of cabinet incurred" External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:34:00 PM EAT

Stuart Young said ( about Roodal Moonilal ) : "It was no interception, it was forensic work that was done on the phones owned by you the taxpayers of Trinidad and Tobago," "The then CEO had a company issued phone which when we suspended him we took and we forensically examined and we found the text messages and the SMS messages and the other messages between him Moonilal and the contractors," External link

Triniad-guardian Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:28:00 AM EAT

Keith Rowley said ( about Roodal Moonilal ) : "He (Moonilal) is saying that this arrest of his former colleague is political action on the part of the Government and he went further to say it is action aimed persons of East Indian background and he made a named a number of East Indians who had been through the court process and attaches this recent development to it" External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 1, 2017 6:54:00 PM EAT

Keith Rowley said ( about Roodal Moonilal ) : "Worse, what Dr Moonilal was doing was protecting himself because as he named the persons who had been before the court Mr Panday, Dr Narayansingh, Chief Justice Sharma, he very carefully didn't name himself... while he being currently under warrant to account for matters under his own portfolio," "What he's doing is seeking to incite flavours of understanding of this development to make it appear as though the police is acting against East Indians under the direction of this Government and so therefore when he appears in the court under the warrants that now exist, he will be a victim of this same development. I condemn that and I call upon all the leaders of this country to condemn this development," External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 1, 2017 6:54:00 PM EAT

Randall Mitchell said ( about Roodal Moonilal ) : “And since the announcement of the 1,000-home distribution drive for Christmas, the Opposition, specifically Dr (Roodal) Moonilal has criticised and condemned the initiative, saying it is simply an election ploy. However, if housing 1,000 families for Christmas is an election ploy, then we will be happily and merrily ploy all the way to Christmas Day...I am not sure how housing 1,000 families is a ploy. We are simply doing our jobs in a season where the spirit of family and goodwill to mankind is important and should be extended to all. So I will simply say to Dr Moonilal right now...just give me a chance, and allow me to do the work for the public of Trinidad and Tobago,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, November 27, 2016 6:03:00 AM EAT

Faris Al Rawi said ( about Roodal Moonilal ) : “There is nothing that can come out of the mouth of Roodal Moonilal that I will take seriously at all,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, October 14, 2016 9:13:00 AM EAT

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Roodal Moonilal

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Roodal Moonilal said : “Today we had no idea of where he is and there was no explanation from the Government as to his whereabouts, whether he was unwell or whether he had an emergency” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Red House ) : “He shoulda rise and shine in the Red House. He could have done that interview anytime and via Zoom” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “In Trinidad and Tobago, lockdowns have had the opposite effect because as we lock down there was increased infection, so the state of emergency has failed as Government is really shooting in the dark about this,” “It is a Government of ‘voops’ and ‘vaps’,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, June 7, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “If President Biden could give us one million we will be happy,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “As far as the mini reshuffle is concerned, the Prime Minister’s health has clearly further impaired his judgment. Fitzgerald Ethelbert Hinds is a well-known and proven failure in about eight ministries. This is a disaster. The Prime minister should have asked (former UNC National Security Minister and current Commissioner of Police) Gary Griffith to return to this assignment. All I can say about Stuart Young’s appointment as Minister of Energy is that the ongoing motion of no confidence in the Order Paper against the Energy Minister by MP chief whip Lee will subsist since Young will be equally incompetent as his unfortunate predecessor. The Prime Minister is moving scrap iron from one side of a yard to the other. He has a dearth of talent from which to choose” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I do not think that office should qualify anyone. It must be on the basis of the medical protocols of age and co-morbidity which have been identified by the Ministry of Health” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, March 26, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Imran Khan ) : “Don’t underestimate the fact that these leaders are elderly and have co-morbidity, making them particularly vulnerable. In fact I will challenge you to find one healthy leader in the world, a leader who doesn’t have another lifestyle illness. Imran Khan (Pakistan leader) is 68 years old and has been to jail 23 times. And he got the vaccine and got Covid two days later and it was the Chinese vaccine” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, March 26, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal added : “When the UNC raised this matter after a young daughter was brutally kidnapped and murdered, do you know today it has been confirmed that a few days ago Young found $25 million to pay TSTT to go and start fixing cameras” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “That is a serious concern because it means that even if we get all...and we are not getting all, we will still not reach the 70 per cent for herd immunity in Trinidad and Tobago,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, March 1, 2021 4:05:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal added ( about Stuart Young ) : “This means that in event of a kidnapping the police cannot even depend on CCTV cameras in real-time to get instant pictures and do investigative work to recover a victim. Young has presided over this -he carries full blame!” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:23:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal asked : “Did the Prime Minister exempt his own daughter to come into Trini­dad and Tobago?” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:51:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “If we are not cautious, we can derail this debate as a debate on exemption and COVID. This is not a debate on exemption and COVID. This is a debate about the conduct of the Minister of National Security on the discharge of his functions,” “It involves every area in his department where we can argue that he has failed and failed miserably to even reach modest performance targets,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:25:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “There is a war in the Cabinet over the exemption policy,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:25:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “That is the unity they talk about when the Prime Minister says ‘we make decisions’,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:25:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “He can write Trump, (President-elect Joe) Biden and (VP-elect Kamala) Harris, this is a breach of contract matter plain and simple. They thought they buy a Nissan Wingroad and don’t have to pay,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “From 10 helicopters we are down to two. Eventually we will be down to an air balloon or blimp. Incidentally the blimp bought in 2005 is the same cost as the state of the art Sikorsky S76D helicopter,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I wish all my parliamentary colleagues a blessed and safe season. Many gifts come to mind” External link

cnc3 Friday, December 25, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “When I acted as Minister of Foreign Affairs some time ago, I had cause to summon the head of a mission to express my dissatisfaction about a problem. It is unprecedented that a Prime Minister will summon an ambassador, because there has been no grave change in relations between Trinidad and Venezuela,” External link

cnc3 Monday, December 21, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “We should meet and treat with people in a proper manner,” External link

cnc3 Monday, December 21, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “They have damaged our international image and reputation as a God-fearing, praying and caring country,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, November 26, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The action of the Government is morally, legally and constitutionally indefensible. This is a human rights debacle. This could have cost the lives of children and babies. We need an urgent meeting of the JSC on National Security to inquire into the circumstances of deporting children in a pirogue and then brought back into T&T,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Business community member out in full force condemning the Opposition. Ask any of them if they have any data on the workings of the law?” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Kamla Persad Bissessar ) : “She can preside over the expansion of the party, and we give her our support. There is a lot of work to be done, but it is not just the work of Mrs Persad-Bissessar alone, it is the work of other persons as well,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Keith Rowley ) : “I ask the Government of Dr Keith Rowley to follow our example on this matter,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, November 13, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “So I ask the question whether or not Trafigura contributed to the political campaign of the PNM,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, November 13, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The matter has gone to the third empire, what could endanger the deal any further. The Opposition Leader cannot undermine any deal where there is transparency and upfront knowledge,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, November 13, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Is he aware that this is a new Parliament, this is not a continuation of anything?...It is terrible that the minister is referring to people as ‘new’ and ‘not understanding the process’. Everybody is assumed to be new when we start the 12th Parliament,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Is he aware that this is a new Parliament, this is not a continuation of anything?...It is terrible that the minister is referring to people as ‘new’ and ‘not understanding the process’. Everybody is assumed to be new when we start the 12th Parliament,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Stuart Young ) : “It’s a shame and disgrace we in T&T must learn of deportee issues from a Washington lawmaker while the Rowley/Young Government are unaware T&T may have been used as a transhipment point to transit deportees. We need a probe of the minister’s statement, as he seems unable to protect T&T’s borders from incoming or outgoing illegal migrants,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal added : “It is Rowley’s shame that our citizens are seeking the help of foreign politicians because they have been let down by our Government. He should show respect and get on with his job,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, October 17, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about British ) : “It was shame and disgrace for a British MP to have to raise in the UK Parliament, this issue for our citizens,” External link

cnc3 Friday, October 16, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “In Guapo Police Station, if a man have to bathe, you have to put on siren and carry him to a next station to bathe… police asking businessmen to donate water, paper, photocopying machine!” External link

cnc3 Friday, October 16, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal added : ”People might say I have cocoa in the sun- but I’m no cocoa farmer,” External link

cnc3 Friday, October 16, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “If Government demonstrates their commitment to tightening their belts as they are calling on the ordinary man to do, I will give up my concessions,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “There is a level of hypocrisy that needs to be addressed,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Ministers are wolfing down shrimp and lobster and guzzling Champagne and fine wine, and lower-income people have to survive on curry potato and mauby. "Personally, I don’t even know what escargot is,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “There will be great suffering for the working poor and greater joblessness in the labour market,” External link

cnc3 Sunday, October 4, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Keith Rowley ) : “The Government must tell the nation whether the exemption was granted after the T&T Police Service had the day before, closed down a prominent golf club and facility in north Trinidad, of which Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is an active member,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal charged : “The exemption would permit certain senior government officials and their deep-pocket friends to socialise at the club after a game of golf,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Gary Griffith ) : “The blatant attempt by the prime minister to hound and manipulate the T&T Police Service is another example of the authoritarianism of his administration. In seeking to direct and manoeuvre Commissioner Gary Griffith, the Prime Minister is indulging in a dangerous activity that has serious implications for law and order and political stability,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : ”People are generally fed of of the incumbent, the arrogance the bullying, the lack of management and today is the day for that. I think it is a great demand for change.” External link

cnc3 Monday, August 10, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Keith Rowley ) : “Circumstantial evidence means there is no hard or concrete evidence. So essentially there is no case. I have sued Dr Rowley. He must walk with his cheque book to the court. After spending over $50 million and after five years of political harassment of me and others, they have no case,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about British ) : “That speaks volumes that after all these years and with international help, they have absolutely no case against any politician or any former member of the People’s Partnership Cabinet. That is a shocking revelation. And I am very much interested in a further exposure as to how much money the head of the British team, affectionately known as ‘Auntie Kate’, how much money Auntie Kate and her private prosecution team have gone with already,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about The UK ) : “The Prime Minister ought not to be consummating any deals and selling out the people’s assets and property” “This is improper! This is unethical. It goes against the grain of transparency and good governance. At a time when the Parliament has been dissolved, there is no opportunity for anyone to ask Prime Minister’s questions, urgent questions, file motions and generate debate in the public interest,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about British ) : “Paid over $200 million to a British team who ‘conned’ them into paying millions of pounds, they have nothing to show for this wanton waste of money. Not one single human being was ever in questioned, far less arrested, far less charged, far less convicted in 5 years,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal charged : “All this is happening while those in London, retired police officer complement their pension with Trini dollars changed in pounds. They want more. Who could blame them?” External link

cnc3 Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about The UK ) : “And it is secret. On May 25, 2018, we asked the question in Parliament. The AG said no information can be forthcoming,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I’m grateful to the leader and screening team for expressing a vote of confidence in me to continue the journey of representing Oropouche East,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, July 7, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I am told that in San Fernando now, in my own constituency in Union Hall, there has been some disturbance there. So we are monitoring that now I am in touch with the police,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The police themselves indicated in the Parliament record that there was no such nexus. He has now a disturbing habit of seeking to excuse his incompetence and inefficiency by blaming the Opposition and today is another example of that dastardly pattern of seeking to blame others for their incompetence and their arrogance,” “It is a mere matter of time before he says those protesters are paid for by the Opposition,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal told : “We are keeping a hawk’s eye view on the expenditure because as we know, the government has been using the COVID pandemic as a ruse to pad up monies here and there and to use it for political objectives,” External link

cnc3 Friday, June 12, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Grove Road ) : “In Ramai Trace, Mohess Road, Lower Barrackpore, Cuchawan Trace and Debe, homes have been without water for 10 to 16 consecutive days. It becomes almost a sham for the government in the context of COVID 19 to ask citizens to wash their hands regularly but to fail to provide water,” External link

cnc3 Monday, May 25, 2020 7:21:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about George Rodriguez ) : “The involvement of the chairman of Paria Trading, Newman George, it is my respectful view that the Speaker of the House turned down the motion but at no time did the Speaker suggest that the deputy speaker rule on it instead,” External link

cnc3 Sunday, May 3, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Rowley is at the epicentre of this scandal because he met with the Venezuelan Vice-president one day and hours later George was in contact with this company,” External link

cnc3 Sunday, May 3, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Madam Speaker ) : “I shudder to think that this Government called us out here today where we are bathing in Lysol and wearing masks…that we came today and this has nothing with COVID-19. This will get me angry, Madam Speaker,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “It is almost bizarre that the Speaker would be directing Members and visitors, including media, to wear masks and to take all these strict procedures and extra precautions with respect to COVID-19, when the very Speaker repeatedly turned down Opposition requests to debate coronavirus as a definite matter of urgent public importance,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, April 25, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated : “So I believe that the time has come for the Speaker to reflect and issue a public apology to the Parliament and to the country for refusing to have these matters debated,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, April 25, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “My warning to the government now is that they cannot undo two months of blindness but quickly take stock of what happened in Jamaica. I want the government to understand that Jamaica can be our future and so they should move speedily to ramp up testing, particularly in the private sector to get ahead of the estimated number of cases in T&T,” External link

cnc3 Friday, April 17, 2020 8:04:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “We’d recommended mask-wearing. Government subsequently advised on it. But they didn’t make it law as a requirement, or part of COVID regulations,” “Government hasn’t provided masks and stock is largely sold out. Today, we clap for law enforcement and health workers but we only have a slap for Government, which has made a mess by urging mask-wearing late, promising masks then not delivering. So now people getting squeezed” External link

stabroeknews Friday, April 10, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I cannot prejudge someone. I have no immigration records but out of an abundance of concern I decided to call the authorities to at least check because the matter is gravely serious,” External link

cnc3 Monday, March 23, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal added ( about Gary Griffith ) : “I have been fighting for peoples right to sell and conduct business and while they are free to do that, they are not free to impair the health of anyone. I called on people who travel and return to self-quarantine and isolate themselves. I want to congratulate Commissioner Griffith and Anglican Bishop Berkley who travelled recently for engaging in proper self quarantined to protect themselves and others,” External link

cnc3 Monday, March 23, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The Minister of Labour has to be much more stringent on employers to assure that there will be some type of credit support if they give workers leave in these circumstances. They must also put a framework for penalties and fines if these employers abuse the situation by forcing employees to stay in work when they have symptoms consistent with COVID-19,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Cabinet does not make law. Cabinet makes policy and when Cabinet makes policy that is translated into law by the Parliament,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I have received the letter dated Feb 26 but remain cautious since the UWI has promised to open this facility since September 2018. The academic programmes keep changing and now there is a planned relocation of Roytec programmes for the UWI. I will believe it when I see it—a graduating class could have left that campus by now had they completed the facility in 2017 as proposed,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated ( about Stuart Young ) : “I challenge the minister to locate and publish this contract in the public interest!! The HDC is the custodian of all records and contract documents related to the construction of the police post, what he refers to as a police station on Duncan Street, the only police facility built by the HDC to protect the people and tenants of HDC and Port of Spain. I challenge Young to publish the contract and name of the company and its directors and identify the ‘alleged gang leader’!! This propaganda has been spouted by the PNM for over five years to cover their incompetence. Young knows that if he reveals the name of the company and its directors, the population can read English and will expose his lies since there is no Spanish, German or French in that,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, February 6, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Stuart Young ) : “If Minister of National Security Stuart Young suspects that I have any links to criminal entities or gangs, I am prepared to take a polygraph test and to be asked every single question on that issue,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Stuart Young ) : “Most people who know me know that I am one of the most law-abiding citizens you could find. I don’t even litter. It can’t be me he (Young) has in mind (when he speaks of persons promoting criminality to cause fear, panic and mayhem). If he puts God out of his thoughts in his thinking of me, I would be happy to submit to a polygraph test on every question relating to this issue. But I will do it on one condition- that he submits to a polygraph test on whether or not he has knowledge of large-scale contractors being fleeced to get US money to pay a kidnap ransom. I cast no aspersions and I don’t accuse him of anything. I just ask whether he has knowledge of that,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal argues : “He should bring such evidence before the JSC,” External link

cnc3 Monday, January 20, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Robinson-Regis ) : “The Prime Minister should not hide behind her (Robinson-Regis’) dress coat,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated : “His whole demeanour in office has demonstrated a tendency to fly off the handle so his statements represented the height of hypocrisy,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal replied : "The ministries and the ministers were never seen" External link

newsday-tt Monday, December 23, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal replied : "Well. I am hoping that it will have more relief long-term. " External link

newsday-tt Monday, December 23, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “If you look at area such as Barrackpore West and Woodland in particular, those areas will require up to the sum of about $10 million to assist the areas and the residents,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:35:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : "Is Stuart Young a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service or the bungling Inspector Clouseau of Pink Panther fame, to be declaring on a political platform and in the Senate that he has 'evidence of a 'UNC/criminal link''," External link

cnc3 Friday, October 25, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “It is unbecoming, irresponsible and reckless,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : "A matter is in the court where I have raised an issue as to how I was treated in the Parliament and that my Constitutional rights were violated. That matter may go all the way to the Privy Council, the Privy Council may eventually have to rule, my lawyers Anand Ramlogan, SC, and Gerald Ramdeen have told us we have a strong and compelling case to win," External link

newsday-tt Monday, July 1, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Gary Sobers ) : “The only similarity that fella have to Sobers is when he declare in the Oval, they call that a Sobers declaration. And anytime they call an election, it will be for the PNM, a Sobers declaration,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, July 1, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “We share Mr. Gaspard’s anguish about the dire lack of requisite professionals and office space and supplies adversely affecting the timely delivery of justice. This serious state of affairs flies in the face of repeated avowals by the Rowley administration about good governance generally and about a commitment to reducing crime and improving the justice system,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, February 1, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “It is to be noted this email was sent 18 minutes after the closing time of the tender,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, January 21, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Every Monday morning you have a protest on the streets,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, January 11, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I took note of the sudden departure of the Udecott CEO,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, December 22, 2018 12:30:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : "We could not find documentation for several years, incidentally when Dr Rowley was the Housing Minister," External link

newsday-tt Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:41:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated : “In the exhibits (which the State) has supplied, there is no record of text messages from a server, there is no record of screen shots. What they have done is that they have typed up something. So to call them text messages is wrong because there is no authentic verifiable data from a server, TSTT (Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago) or Digicel. So they are not text messages, let us begin with that” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, November 26, 2017 6:38:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I'm on record as saying that every household should have been given $10,000 to help get them back on their feet and I was ridiculed for it, with certain people asking where they were going to get the money from, but this is a Government who have spent $110 billion,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, November 6, 2017 5:31:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I am prepared to support her, assuming she is running again as political leader in the upcoming election,” “I think now is a time when the party must bind together, now is a time of unity, now is a time to be extremely focused” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:26:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated : “The attack on the media practitioner likens Trinidad and Tobago to rogue dictatorial countries under authoritarian rule, in which journalists are routinely assaulted, and even murdered, while at work,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:42:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal noted : “Media practitioners must assert that they will not be intimidated in the course of their professional duties, no matter how politically connected their assailants may be,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:42:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal asked : “How does the Prime Minister know this?” “We ask whether there is collusion between elements of the police service and the political directorate? Our democratic principles are being eroded when the PM can openly allude to future police action and suggest personal and intimate knowledge of police investigations” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, September 2, 2017 8:26:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal asked : “How does the Prime Minister know this?” “We ask whether there is collusion between elements of the police service and the political directorate? Our democratic principles are being eroded when the PM can openly allude to future police action and suggest personal and intimate knowledge of police investigations” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, September 2, 2017 6:36:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated ( about Anand Ramlogan ) : "It is very disturbing to hear the Prime Minister suggest that he has personal information on possible further charges to be laid by the police in the current Anand Ramlogan matter and to insinuate that other members of the Opposition will be in court soon. How does the Prime Minister know this?" External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 1, 2017 9:05:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated ( about Keith Rowley ) : "We condemn Rowley's latest attempt at misleading the population and distracting from the issues that matter.� It is worth reminding the public that it was the Prime Minister, the head of Cabinet and Head of the National Security Council, who has repeatedly criticized the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, choosing to blame law enforcement for his Government's inability to deal with spiraling crime," External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 1, 2017 9:05:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated ( about Keith Rowley ) : "Rowley has shown once again that he does not care about the people of this country," External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 1, 2017 9:05:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I continue to express deep concern for the continuous detention of the former attorney general. I thought the matter would have concluded at this time either by way of questioning or proffering charges and allowing the court system to kick in. It is already late in the afternoon on the day before the holiday and members of the public are now asking the question of whether or not this is a deliberate delay on the part of the authorities to prevent Mr Ramlogan from obtaining bail and sending the holiday period incarcerated” “I shudder to think that that is the case, but I am very concerned that this is bordering on oppression to have Mr Ramlogan in continuous detention while they decide on the way forward. Or if they continue to detain him and bordering on an abuse of the powers of the police. I'm tempted to report it to the PCA (Police Complaints Authority) but the head of that is also involved in this matter” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:38:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “If indeed I am one of those identified I would like the LATT to give me list of topics on which I can speak freely on. I would have thought that as a member of parliament and as a citizen that I had the constitutional right to speak on public issues. I have not at any time brought the judiciary or the legal fraternity into disrepute. I am speaking about the conduct of the police in this instance. I am speaking about corruption in the government, I am speaking about the crime rate. I have a constitutional right to speak and no one and no association can impede my right” “I want to remind the population that it was quite recently that a state company attempted to sue me and injunct me from speaking on a matter. And I take umbrage to any organisation which in any way attempts to suppress my constitutional rights. I still at this time believe that that may be a fake release coming from some mischievous corner” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:38:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “In opposition, the PNM had ridiculed the delivery of 100 homes to families each week, but Mr.Mitchell has not been able to hand over the keys for a single house constructed by his Government,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, August 27, 2017 9:05:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “We have enormous robberies taking place in this community and while that is happening, the government concentrates on the breathalyser and speed test,” “Had the police been on patrols and doing the type of stop and search randomly, gunmen would not have been able to parade this country at will and commit this type of brutish activity” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:14:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal told ( about Keith Rowley ) : “I am considering taking Rowley to the Privileges Committee for deliberately misleading the House and bringing the Parliament into disrepute and odium. This demonstrates the deceit of the Government and the boldfacedness of the Prime Minister in particular who saw to scold me for raising this matter,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, March 6, 2017 4:49:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Keith Rowley ) : “The inept (Prime Minister Dr Keith) Rowley continues to place emphasis on speed guns and breathalysers while the violent crime siege has turned Trinidad and Tobago into one of the deadliest countries in the world” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, March 4, 2017 5:53:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Recent moves to create safe zones at Laventille, Sea Lots and Beetham Estate have seen crime being exported to areas like Debe, Tunapuna, Chaguanas, St Joseph, Penal and other communities, which the Government has shown no resolve in protecting” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, March 4, 2017 5:53:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “they must resign and call a general election now,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, March 4, 2017 5:53:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “We could have completed the JSC process and FATCA a long time ago, since last year, if Government had fulfilled its promise to have the JSC as it told the US it would have done,” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:32:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated : “This is the moment when we stand here possibly, without favour, but also without fear,” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, February 18, 2017 2:38:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal noted : “It’s public knowledge the Government went kicking and screaming to the JSC,” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, February 18, 2017 2:38:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “You should be more progressive in your thinking and stop behaving as if we are still under colonial power,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “If you are going to permanently place soldiers on the streets in this country you in effect creating a state of emergency and you are not giving the soldiers the requisite powers to assist properly the police service,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:36:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “This would suggest a disruption in the service,” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, January 7, 2017 7:20:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I call on the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation, the private sector, the friends and colleagues to install a fitting monument in the Couva/Central area in honour of this great son of the soil,” “At the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) we will request at the university level that a fitting tribute is paid, to make a ‘Chair’ for him, the Anand Yankarran chair for Indo-Caribbean Cultural Studies so his work can live on to inspire generations to come” External link

stabroeknews Friday, January 6, 2017 4:33:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I call on the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation, the private sector, the friends and colleagues to install a fitting monument in the Couva/Central area in honour of this great son of the soil,” “At the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) we will request at the university level that a fitting tribute is paid, to make a ‘Chair’ for him, the Anand Yankarran chair for Indo-Caribbean Cultural Studies so his work can live on to inspire generations to come” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, January 6, 2017 12:18:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Who will place the value on vandalised units? Are they to be auctioned as derelict properties?” External link

Triniad-guardian Monday, November 21, 2016 8:01:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “For instance, if a particular unit is valued at $750,000, the TTMF will work out a particular mortgage arrangement. If the unit is vandalised, will there be another arrangement to pay at a different value? Will a unit with poor electrical fittings be $100,000 less?” External link

Triniad-guardian Monday, November 21, 2016 8:01:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “But this Attorney General is acting as if he is the Attorney General for Forbes Burnham or Robert Mugabe. This is how they operate under dictatorships,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, November 13, 2016 6:27:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal added : “I daresay any attempt to re-shuffle the Cabinet now would involve new faces and new personalities from outside of the Cabinet. It is the only way he can get the requisite competence to manage the affairs of the country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, October 31, 2016 11:09:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Al Rawi ) : “The Defence Force has not confirmed that those pictures depict any aspect of their training. They have said that they give special strgategic or national leaders training. Mr Al Rawi becomes the first leader in our histiry to recieve special stragteigc leadership trianing by the Defence Force” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, October 13, 2016 7:38:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “And if anyone is deemed to be responsible for these children, they ought to demit public office today,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:41:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “And if anyone is deemed to be responsible for these children, they ought to demit public office today,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:46:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “And if anyone is deemed to be responsible for these children, they ought to demit public office today,” External link

tv6tnt Thursday, October 13, 2016 12:07:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “It is very critical the allocation policy and this over familiarity around the chairman and the managing director that permits those sort of things to happen, it cannot be fair that people begging and crying I want a house and an assistant at the chairman's office gets a house by increasing salary from $13,000 to $18,000 and refurbishing the household,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:52:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Trinidad Guardian ) : “It was shocking for me to receive photographs of young children in this country with high- powered weapons training somewhere. I am told the UMP 9mm calibre. It is frightening using these weapons that have been issued … are common to the Defence Force of Trinidad and Tobago,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, October 12, 2016 3:04:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “What is frightening is the children using these weapons, and I have the pictures here, have weapons that have been issued to the Defence Force. What is even more frightening, and I say this with trepidation, is that I'm told that these children bear a striking resemblance to a senior Cabinet minister,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, October 12, 2016 8:13:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “It was shocking for me to receive photographs of young children in this country with high- powered weapons training somewhere. I am told the UMP 9mm calibre. It is frightening using these weapons that have been issued ... are common to the Defence Force of Trinidad and Tobago,” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:36:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Those of us who shop online, and you have a Skybox, and you shop and you bring it by air freight, they are putting a seven per cent tax on the item coming through a courier service. It is very interesting that the tax is not on the air freight. It is on the goods bought. If you buy this goods and bring it on a boat, you don't pay tax” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, October 3, 2016 5:05:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “We fed up of the same thing—over and over again. It was 182 minutes of empty rhetoric, and 182 minutes of the blame game. The Minister started at 1.33 p.m., by 1.34 p.m. he blamed the last government. I think the Minister changed the date on the document and re-read the last year budget statement. It proves that the government is clueless and devoid of any overreaching vision for the development of Trinidad and Tobago” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, October 2, 2016 6:00:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Kidnapping is a national issue that is above politics and we need to protect the children, parents and even officials at the school from violence,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:40:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Anthony Carmona ) : “Red herrings. The entire issue surrounding Carmona and the media has been a distraction. It is similar to the issue of the teachers’ uniform and dress code. It is intended to divert attention from the spiralling murder rate, the kidnapping and the economic collapse. There are more important issues such as crime amid the economic decline, widespread joblessness, crumbling infrastructure and the severe water crisis which has engulfed the country” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, September 26, 2016 7:46:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The abduction is another chilling example of the Rowley regime’s failure to protect the nation despite lofty manifesto and platform promises and the appointment of three ministers of National Security,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, September 24, 2016 7:16:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The abduction is another chilling example of the Rowley regime's failure to protect the nation despite lofty manifesto and platform promises and the appointment of three Ministers of National Security. The Government has betrayed the country on crime, as it has done with respect to virtually every other area of national endeavour. While crime across the world is managed by effective public policy, the PNM Government has removed community patrols and other deterrent programmes, resulting in easier movement by criminals. The Rowley administration is ultimately to blame for kidnappings and for the continuous spiral in homicides that have made Trinidad and Tobago one of the most violent places in the world. It is increasingly evident that the incompetent PNM Government is clueless and ineffective in securing the safety and well-being of nationals, and the abduction of Ms. Sookdeo and other major crimes are the graphic results of that gross ineptitude” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 23, 2016 8:47:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Colm Imbert ) : “In characteristic fashion, Mr Imbert skewed the facts, pointed fingers and uttered reckless and slanderous allegations,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, September 23, 2016 8:22:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Of note, also, is that the Government had until March 2016 — six months after it came into national office — to initiate legal action on the matter,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, September 23, 2016 8:22:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Keith Rowley ) : “Failing that, Dr Rowley would be guilty of complicity in the multi-million-dollar Las Alturas waste. He would also be responsible for endorsing and upholding two officials who were guilty of a breach of their fiduciary duties and who do not enjoy the public’s trust,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, September 23, 2016 8:22:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Commission ) : “Dr Rowley used his now timeworn pretext of blame, excuses and promises to attempt to side track from the crime nightmare, shortage of essential drugs, growing joblessness, increasing cost of living and other important national concerns. He also blatantly refused to address the findings of the Las Alturas Commission of Enquiry …” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, September 12, 2016 8:32:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Today, Mr Garcia is chairman of Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT), with an even larger taxpayer-funded budget than HDC,” “Al-Rawi was a director of HDC at the time of the decision to construct the housing apartments on unstable soil and an abandoned quarry. He is directly implicated in the Las Alturas scandal despite Dr. Rowley's protestations, denials and blatant cover-up attempts” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:33:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Today, Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago, guiding critical policy and legislative matters,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:33:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “things hoping you don’t understand the truth” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, September 9, 2016 9:50:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Full disclosure is particularly necessary since certain critical personnel involved in the disastrous venture are currently in key national positions, controlling vast sums of taxpayers' money. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was Minister of Housing and Noel Garcia was Managing Director of Housing Development Corporation. Today, Dr Rowley controls the national economy and directs policy decisions, while Mr. Garcia heads the multi-billion-dollar Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDECOTT)” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, September 8, 2016 9:50:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Point Fortin ) : “These are companies being recommended by the Minister of National Security and MP for Point Fortin,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, September 7, 2016 9:23:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “You cannot come in to the company under one ground and get a job, then you compromise the results of that. It is not fair. It is not impartial, it is not independent,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, September 7, 2016 9:23:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated : “It is a blatant conflict of interest and destroys and compromises their audit,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, September 7, 2016 5:44:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “It is a blatant attempt to politicise the programme by giving control to the chairman of the party. Clearly there is an attempt to pass the programme to the General Council of the PNM” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:36:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The transferring of the CEPEP programme is an open, blatant and naked attempt at politicising the programme on the eve of the local government election,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, August 27, 2016 5:38:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “I strongly condemn the planned move to arbitrarily dismiss contractors and almost 12,000 workers of The CEPEP Company Limited,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:10:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The Prime Minister's health condition should be a matter of public record, his golf handicap may not be but a nation needs to be secure in the knowledge that its CEO is up to the task of being in a position to make decisions and not be hindered by health concerns. Even in sporting competitions athletes cannot compete if they are not fully fit,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, August 9, 2016 6:55:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “While there is an imperative to respect the privacy of anyone as it relates to their private medical concerns and treatment, when a head of government is thought to be ill it has implications for economic and political stability and issues of governance. While there is no need to reveal the details of a medical report or the technicalities of treatment, the Prime Minister should indicate in broad terms the nature of his medical concerns as other prime ministers and even ministers have done,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, August 9, 2016 6:55:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “This unfocused and policy-starved PNM government does not even have the basic common sense to continue programmes that were not only working, but would also create the illusion that they were doing something to help the citizens of the country. A total of 45,000 people applied and paid the relevant fees in order to benefit from the Land for the Landless initiative,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, August 2, 2016 7:18:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The issues are transparency, �equality and good corporate governance,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, July 25, 2016 5:46:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The conflict between Finance Minister Colm Imbert and Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi indicates there is either gross miscommunication or a major rift in the Cabinet,” “Then, in a less-than-honourable manner, he has attacked the media, insinuating that journalists got it wrong, when it is clear that Al-Rawi does not possess a clear understanding of the subject matter and, as such, misrepresented the issue” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 24, 2016 6:11:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal declared : “So uncle start it and nephew finish it,” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:16:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The AG was therefore duty bound now to recuse, remove himself from dealing with the matter. On that alone an AG would have resigned from office, after presiding over this matter in which a close relative supervised and had ministerial control of the project,” “The Attorney General operated in this matter more like the PNM’s public relations officer—not like the guardian of the public purse…he had care of a $3 billion matter (but) he bowed to dictates of the party and energy czars” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:16:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “That is what we are suggesting,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, June 25, 2016 8:21:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “This was a mammoth financial scandal,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, June 25, 2016 8:21:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal declared : “So uncle start it and nephew finish it,” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, June 25, 2016 7:43:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The AG was therefore duty bound now to recuse, remove himself from dealing with the matter. On that alone an AG would have resigned from office, after presiding over this matter in which a close relative supervised and had ministerial control of the project,” “The Attorney General operated in this matter more like the PNM’s public relations officer—not like the guardian of the public purse...he had care of a $3 billion matter (but) he bowed to dictates of the party and energy czars” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, June 25, 2016 7:43:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Regrettably, this ( the Arima Hospital) will take time and I am afraid the PNM (People's National Movement) Government will not pursue the Arima Hospital. The Children's hospital is already completed. We did that in three years. It was a loan agreement with the Chinese government. It has to be staffed and then patients can be invited” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, June 17, 2016 4:18:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal stated ( about Corruption Act ) : “It appears from the conduct of Mr George that there may have been contravention of these sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act which are both serious and grave,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, June 7, 2016 6:50:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The change also allowed contractors to invest in equipment and gear for their employees,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, June 5, 2016 5:49:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “If it is wrong for the UNC, it is worse for the PNM since they are in government,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:41:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The offence of bid-rigging was created by the parent legislation in the procurement act passed by the partnership government in 2015,” “It is not within the amendments passed by the PNM Government on Friday last” External link

newsday-tt Monday, May 23, 2016 1:21:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : "We are looking to see if this gentleman has and HDC house and how we can take it away from him," "I am not sure we can take it away but we are looking to see how we could" External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, March 19, 2015 7:05:00 PM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “We are dealing with low income workers who can qualify for two percent not only through the HDC arrangement, but it applies to inherited lands or squatter lands that were regularised by the Land Settlement Agency,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, March 19, 2015 8:17:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “We can now make use of the public database to ensure that persons who build have a pool of people who can purchase with a subsidy from the Government, working with the HDC and the TTMF, so that at the end of the day we do not use taxpayers’ money up front by overburdening the Ministry of Finance, given the economic realties that we face,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, March 19, 2015 8:17:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “In 2010, I publicly announced the Government’s intention to pay particular attention to citizens who have been waiting for years to own a home through the allocation system; even in the face of a database of an estimated 272,000 applications for housing before the Ministry of Housing,” “We are proud to state that since 2010 to date we have handed keys to 5,300 citizens of Trinidad and Tobago. To date, we have unlocked approximately 30 housing sites, an impact of approximately 7,377 homes, which have been stuck for years and we have delivered 6, 679 housing units; with 7, 548 affordable homes coming to market within the next one to two years,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, March 15, 2015 8:18:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal told : “We have provided more than ten percent of the housing stock to the protective services. They have gotten more of the policy requirements. Since 2010 to date the system has distributed more to the protective services– Army, Fire, Prisons and Police,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, March 12, 2015 8:23:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal explained : “We have a separate programme called ‘it’s been a long time programme, we have also set up a separate programme to distribute to disabled persons, and a separate programme for the law enforcement... the protective services,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, March 12, 2015 8:23:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Mr Speaker, I make this brief intervention to refute preposterous allegations made by people equally preposterous, being made in the public domain by the usual suspects that Government is engaged in a conspiracy to suppress the contents of the report and, even more bewildering, that the Government is involved in some conspiracy to voter-pad. Nothing could be further from the truth,” “Those who are saying that are accustomed to that way of life. This is just the latest cynical act of desperation by the persons opposed to the Government to create mischief and mislead the country,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, March 7, 2015 4:43:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal claimed : “I understand three PNM MPs have expressed support for this no-confidence motion,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, March 6, 2015 8:10:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal declared : “There is no relative of his who is not a CEPEP,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, March 1, 2015 8:06:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “This motion is ill-conceived, ill-directed, and ill informed. In fact the motion is ill and driven by ill-will. It speaks of a single issue,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, February 28, 2015 8:05:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “There is no sister he has that is not a CEPEP contractor. What is Renwa enterprises? Who is Doreen Warner? Who is Jean and daughters? Who is Jean King? There is no relative of his who is not a CEPEP contractor,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, February 28, 2015 8:05:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “Therefore, when that office is brought into disrepute, the soul of. the Parliament, and indeed the soul of the nation, is threatened and today I submit early o’clock that there is an attempt today by the PNM (People’s National Movement) family to bring the office of the Speaker into high disrepute,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 28, 2015 5:19:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “This speaks to a serious issue, it speaks to an assault on our integrity. This is an assault on our integrity today that you will commit to writing. glowing tributes on one day and the next day talk about great predecessors and talk about bringing the Parliament into disrepute and dishonour and indignity,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 28, 2015 5:19:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal added : “ill-conceived, ill-directed and ill-informed, in fact, the motion is just ill, and driven by ill will” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 28, 2015 5:19:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said ( about Chaguanas West ) : “The Member for Chaguanas West has really fallen...how the mighty has fallen from the great travels across the world on private jet, now to Inspector Clouseau,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 28, 2015 5:19:00 AM EAT

Roodal Moonilal said : “The Speaker is not involved in the debate,” “It is a matter for the House to discuss” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, February 26, 2015 8:08:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
housing minister33.44%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
minister12.09%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
former housing minister7.54%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
mp30.46%EN10/30/201730/10/2017
minister of housing1.41%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
former minister of housing0.63%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
prime minister0.16%EN02/24/201724/02/2017
former government minister0.94%EN11/27/201627/11/2016
government minister0.94%EN11/27/201627/11/2016
former minister of housing and urban development1.10%EN11/03/201603/11/2016
minister of housing and urban development1.88%EN09/11/201611/09/2016
former government whip0.31%EN05/24/201624/05/2016
leader of government business2.98%EN03/06/201506/03/2015
government chief0.47%EN03/06/201506/03/2015
government whip2.35%EN02/26/201526/02/2015
housing and urban development minister0.94%EN02/12/201512/02/2015
deputy0.47%EN05/29/201429/05/2014
acting foreign affairs minister1.26%EN11/18/201318/11/2013
under housing minister0.47%EN11/26/201226/11/2012
political leader0.16%EN03/31/201231/03/2012
Names Lang Count
Roodal MoonilalEN98.40%
Roodial MoonilalEN1.46%
Roodal MoonilalSA0.13%


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Gary Griffith responded ( about Roodal Moonilal ) : “Commissioner, during your absence in March, former acting commissioner Hackshaw would have stated Dr Moonilal did not have any pending charges before him...is that still the case?” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Keith Rowley said ( about Roodal Moonilal ) : “This, coming from Dr Moonilal is laughably hypocritical since he is the ONLY known Minister of any Government who used taxpayers’ dollars to pay a photographer to follow him around to photograph and promote him in these activities and currently is the only photo we have of any Minister promoting that for which he now says is an action which undermines the effort of the Police. What an epiphany!” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Keith Rowley responded ( about Roodal Moonilal ) : “In this Government, contracts are not awarded by any Minister. That was a feature of the last Government and was a major stimulus to the rampant corruption that was the hallmark of that period 2010-2015, when Ministers even collected the cheque payments owed to contractors who then had to bargain for the release of such funds. Dr Moonilal more than anyone else knows that this Government knows that” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Keith Rowley responded ( about Roodal Moonilal ) : "Not that I am aware of. What I am aware of is that the loan that is incurring is a loan that he (Moonilal) as a member of cabinet incurred" External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:34:00 PM EAT

Stuart Young said ( about Roodal Moonilal ) : "It was no interception, it was forensic work that was done on the phones owned by you the taxpayers of Trinidad and Tobago," "The then CEO had a company issued phone which when we suspended him we took and we forensically examined and we found the text messages and the SMS messages and the other messages between him Moonilal and the contractors," External link

Triniad-guardian Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:28:00 AM EAT

Keith Rowley said ( about Roodal Moonilal ) : "He (Moonilal) is saying that this arrest of his former colleague is political action on the part of the Government and he went further to say it is action aimed persons of East Indian background and he made a named a number of East Indians who had been through the court process and attaches this recent development to it" External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 1, 2017 6:54:00 PM EAT

Keith Rowley said ( about Roodal Moonilal ) : "Worse, what Dr Moonilal was doing was protecting himself because as he named the persons who had been before the court Mr Panday, Dr Narayansingh, Chief Justice Sharma, he very carefully didn't name himself... while he being currently under warrant to account for matters under his own portfolio," "What he's doing is seeking to incite flavours of understanding of this development to make it appear as though the police is acting against East Indians under the direction of this Government and so therefore when he appears in the court under the warrants that now exist, he will be a victim of this same development. I condemn that and I call upon all the leaders of this country to condemn this development," External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 1, 2017 6:54:00 PM EAT

Randall Mitchell said ( about Roodal Moonilal ) : “And since the announcement of the 1,000-home distribution drive for Christmas, the Opposition, specifically Dr (Roodal) Moonilal has criticised and condemned the initiative, saying it is simply an election ploy. However, if housing 1,000 families for Christmas is an election ploy, then we will be happily and merrily ploy all the way to Christmas Day...I am not sure how housing 1,000 families is a ploy. We are simply doing our jobs in a season where the spirit of family and goodwill to mankind is important and should be extended to all. So I will simply say to Dr Moonilal right now...just give me a chance, and allow me to do the work for the public of Trinidad and Tobago,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, November 27, 2016 6:03:00 AM EAT

Faris Al Rawi said ( about Roodal Moonilal ) : “There is nothing that can come out of the mouth of Roodal Moonilal that I will take seriously at all,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, October 14, 2016 9:13:00 AM EAT