CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thurs. July 2, 2009: Trinidad and Tobago`s opposition party, the United National Congress, is renewing its calls for the country`s president to step down.
UNC leader, former prime minister, Basdeo Panday, said President George Maxwell Richards should resign since he has failed in his duties to appoint an integrity commission board. Panday says it’s been over four months that there has been no appointment of an integrity commission and that President Richards is contributing to the breakdown of this country’s law and order since there is no one to receive and investigate complaints.
In February, the integrity commission was forced to resign after the high court ruled they were guilty of misfeasance in public office in relation to investigations of former trade minister Dr. Keith Rowley.
Another board was appointed in May but collapsed after all members resigned.