Friday, October 26, 2012

Courtesy Call by H.E. Ambassador Humberto Rivero Rosario on the ATGWTU President Nirvan Maharaj

Ambassador Humberto Rivero Rosario greets
the ATGWTU President Nirvan Maharaj
Today, October 26th 2012, a Courtesy Call by H.E. Ambassador Humberto Rivero Rosario on the ATGWTU President Nirvan Maharaj occurred at Rienzi Complex. The Ambassador arrived at Rienzi Complex 1:00pm and was greeted by the President General Nirvan Maharaj where the two spoke for 20 minutes in the President General's office.

Shortly afterwards , the Ambassador and President General spoke to the ATGWTU executive and staff in the conference room. Where the ambassador spoke of the long history and relationship of the Labour movement and the people's struggle of Cuba. In response , the executive spoke of their travels to Cuba and their work with the Friends of Cuba & the Trinidad and Tobago Cuba Solidarity groups.

10th November 2012
Then the Ambassador told the attentive groups of the upcoming events of the International Movement of Solidarity with Cuba and the Embassy of Cuba. A fundraiser to be held at November 10th 2012, at the OWTU Headquarters, Circular Road, San Fernando, starting at noon til 4:00pm .

The fundraiser will take the form of a luncheon , with Cuban Cuisine on sale . Roasted Pork, Black Beans, Rice, Cassava & Green Salad. Fish would be available on request in advance.

President General Nirvan Maharaj , pledged the purchase of 15 tickets and contribution of Cassava and Sweet Potato from the membership of the ATGWTU .

Meeting the Executive and Staff of ATGWTU

Ambassador Humberto Rivero Rosario of Cuba to Trinidad & Tobago
the ATGWTU President Nirvan Maharaj

Monday, October 22, 2012

Union leader: I never spoke with Hinds

Story Created: Oct 22, 2012 at 10:00 PM ECT

Story Updated: Oct 22, 2012 at 10:00 PM ECT 

PRESIDENT general of the All Trinidad General Workers Trade Union Nirvan Maharaj issued a statement yesterday denying he ever spoke with or met People's National Movement (PNM) Senator Fitzgerald Hinds.
Maharaj said he was owed an apology by Hinds. Hinds told the Senate last Wednesday that three members of the board of the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) had resigned because "they could no longer take the mismanagement and rubbish taking place there".
However, Maharaj stated: "I am still at a loss to understand the impunity with which Mr Hinds could call my name in Parliament and in so doing impute statements on my behalf, when the truth is I have never spoken to or even met Mr Hinds in my life."
He stated: "I am shocked and appalled that members of this country's legislative arm in the Upper House could so blatantly violate the concept of Parliamentary privilege and in so doing engage in an abuse of parliamentary process. I emphatically deny ever speaking to Mr Hinds as to the reasons I would have resigned as the director of the ADB board."