Former Trinidad PM fighting eviction from his office


Former prime minister, Basdeo Panday, has issued a pre-action protocol letter to the All Trinidad General Workers’ Trade Union claiming that he is being illegally and wrongfully evicted from his office at the Rienzi Complex in Couva. The trade union, owner of the property, served the“notice of eviction letter” on Panday at his office last week. The office was then padlocked, preventing Panday from entering the building.

Panday’s pre-action protocol letter, dated February 27, requested that as a matter of urgency the trade union immediately remove the locks and refrain from blocking access and occupation of the premises, as Panday had not removed his furniture , documents and valuable personal property. Panday is the Honorary President of the All Trinidad General Workers’ Trade Union and founder of the United National Congress (UNC), which was previously housed at Rienzi Complex. The letter stated that Panday had held an office at the Rienzi Complex for the last 39 years, until his illegal eviction on February 21.(Trinidad Express)…[+]