Attorney Ashvani Mahabir will replace Gerald Ramdeen as the UNC’s new Senator.
This was confirmed by the party’s Public Relations Officer Anita Haynes, in light of the resignation of Mr Ramdeen after he appeared in court on corruption charges.
Mr Mahabir took his oath of office before the start of today’s sitting in the Senate.
The UNC meanwhile has issued a media release regarding Mr Mahabir’s appointment.
It says he has a longstanding relationship with the party having served as Youth Arm Chairman and in various other capacities.
It believes his appointment is a reflection of the party’s policy to ensure young people contribute and take part in T&T’s democratic process.