UNC relocates headquarters – Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

UNC relocates headquarters - Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

UNC and Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar at a party meeting in Couva in May 2022.  - Photograph: Marvin Hamilton
UNC and Opposition chief Kamla Persad-Bissessar at a celebration assembly in Couva in Could 2022. – {Photograph}: Marvin Hamilton

The opposition UNC moved the celebration headquarters from San Fernando to Chaguanas.

In a short assertion on Saturday, UNC introduced that from Sunday, its new headquarters will likely be at Constructing 5, Mulchan Seuchan Road in Chaguanas.

The UNC telephone numbers at this new tackle are 636-8145/9923.

The celebration suggested its members and the general public to direct all correspondence to this tackle and telephone quantity in 2023.

UNC’s headquarters had been beforehand situated within the M Rampersad Constructing in San Fernando.

The celebration left its first dwelling within the Rienzi Complicated in Couva in July 2016, which it had occupied for the reason that Nineteen Nineties below the management of founder and former prime minister Basdeo Panday.

This occurred after UNC did not pay the All Trinidad Normal Staff Union $25,000 month-to-month lease.

After briefly occupying one other property close to the Rienzi Complicated, UNC moved to Constructing M Rampersad in 2021.

The celebration described the transfer to this place as “primarily based on purposeful choices for the expansion and improvement of UNC.”

Earlier this yr, the homeowners of the constructing determined to relocate their automotive enterprise there. On the time, there was no indication of how this could have an effect on his tenure within the constructing as considered one of UNC’s tenants. There may be additionally a restaurant and bar right here.

UNC officers had been unavailable to touch upon whether or not the brand new property in Chaguanas was the everlasting celebration headquarters or another rental association till a everlasting dwelling was discovered.

Former UNC MPs Vasant Bharath, Dr Fuad Khan and Ramona Ramdial discovered it unlucky that the celebration needed to transfer its headquarters for the third time.

Bharath recalled that one of many guarantees he made when he unsuccessfully contested the celebration’s inside elections in 2015 was a everlasting dwelling for the UNC. He misplaced to Opposition Chief and former prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who has led the celebration since 2010.

“It has all the time been and continues to be my view that the fixed relocation of the workplace is indicative of a corporation in turmoil and not sure of its future.”

Bharath was not stunned at UNC’s transfer to Chaguanas, as this “is in keeping with how the celebration has been led and arranged over the previous 12 years.”

Khan noticed the relocation of UNC headquarters as a manifestation of the party-led individuals who “wouldn’t have the talents to do modern constructing of celebration constructions”.

Ramdial recalled that in 2015 there was a committee inside the UNC that was anticipated to search out methods for the celebration to determine a everlasting headquarters.

“They’ve collected a lot of donations and never a single pole has been erected wherever. I am undecided if the land was purchased.”

“Though it is unhappy that we do not have a (everlasting) dwelling after 34 years of existence,” he added.

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