Monthly Archive for April, 2010

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Entry ban fallout

Minister of National Security Martin Joseph

Minister of National Security Martin Joseph

Newsday Editorial
April 27, 2010 – newsday.co.tt

Unless and until the Minister of National Security can convince us differently the following has to be said.

Bernard Campbell was not allowed to enter the country because the PNM was afraid that he would successfully help the UNC coalition win the election on May 24.
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Dr. Browne, you will grow old too

Minister of Social Development Dr. Amery Browne

Minister of Social Development Dr. Amery Browne

Monday, April 26 2010

THE EDITOR: The recent rumblings and overt tumblings in the PNM serve as just testimony to an increasingly alienated Prime Minister, largely divorced from the lives and challenges of the populace. To hear him on the campaign trail speaking of Makandal Daaga as a virtual has-been, whose prominence occurred 40 years ago, comes as no surprise to many regarding his attitude toward nation-builders and freedom-fighters that played a vital role in accentuating liberty in our land.
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History lessons for Manning

By Raffique Shah
April 25, 2010

National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) leader Makandal Daaga‘DID you hear the Prime Minister lashing out at you on the PNM platform last night?’ It was the kind of telephone calls and greetings I received repeatedly over the past week. I informed my ‘informants’ that I did hear Mr Manning mention my name, among others, as he attempted to give PNM supporters ‘History lessons’. As a columnist who writes on political issues, I need to stay tuned to the ranting on the hustings if I am to write informed comments.
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Obama Advisor Denied Entry to T&T

PM Patrick Manning and Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar

PNM Patrick Manning vs UNC Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Obama Advisor Deported
AMERICAN citizen Henry Bernard Campbell, who was part of the political strategy team which propelled Barack Obama to the White House, was deported from this country early yesterday morning, hours after arriving at Piarco International Airport from the US.

American strategist for UNC election campaign blocked at airport

Obama man sent back
UNC Political Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the deportation of Bernie Campbell—the former campaign strategist of Barack Obama—is an international disgrace that will affect diplomatic relations between T&T and the US.
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Signing Boundary Treaty with Grenada Illegal

By Stephen Kangal
April 23, 2010

PM Patrick ManningThe decision taken by the Manning Administration to sign the secretive T&T/Grenada Maritime Boundary Treaty on Wednesday 21 April while he has dissolved Parliament is illegal from the perspective of the laws of T&T. This is a treaty that could have the effect of decreasing the geographical extent of our maritime jurisdiction by establishing delimitation boundaries that decrease the areal limits of our vital northern hydrocarbon-producing marine areas.
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Opposition Parties Sign Unity Pact

LEFT: David Abdullah of the Movement for Social Justice, Congress of the People (COP) political leader Winston Dookeran, Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) leader Ashworth Jack, United National Congress (UNC) leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) political leader Makandal Daaga, and chairman of the Movement for Social Justice Errol McLeod.

LEFT: David Abdullah of the Movement for Social Justice, Congress of the People (COP) political leader Winston Dookeran, Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) leader Ashworth Jack, United National Congress (UNC) leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) leader Makandal Daaga, and chairman of the Movement for Social Justice Errol McLeod.

Opposition Unity Accord in Fyzabad Photo Album

Unity Accord signed
HISTORY was created at Charlie King Junction in Fyzabad when before a mammoth cheering crowd, the nation’s Opposition parties signed a historic ‘Declaration of Political Unity’, last night.
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Opposition Leader responds to PM’s claims

Kamla: No property tax

Crazy the calypsonian, 'Manning must go, must go...' and UNC leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Trinidad and Tobago News Blog

Kamla: No property tax
UNC political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar last night promised to repeal Property Tax legislation introduced by the PNM government as she pledged a UNC/COP government would not levy such a tax.

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Exits and entrances
Hearing my voice, the long-time Laventille resident (about 40, I’d think) leaned over my wall of a fence and sang after Crazy, the calypsonian: ‘Manning must go, must go…’
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United Force: UNC and COP

COP and UNC's Alliance
Trinidad and Tobago News Blog

United Force: Kamla selected as prime ministerial candidate
It is final – Trinidad and Tobago’s leading opposition parties and some trade unionists have agreed to unite and contest the May 24 general election under a single banner.

Kamla to focus on women’s issues
IN her first official speech following the announcement of an election date, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Friday vowed to focus on the issues of work and family life affecting local women.
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Unity essential – but no guarantees

By Raffique Shah
April 18, 2010

UNCI DON’T know if the two main opposition parties in Trinidad, Tobago’s TOP, and the trade unions and NGOs, will forge an alliance that is attractive to the electorate. As I write this column, top officials from the United National Congress (UNC) and the Congress of the People (COP) have held several meetings.
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