Daily Archive for June 5th, 2010

Smelter, rapid rail in limbo, water taxi to stay

Water Taxi

Water Taxi

By Raffique Shah
June 02, 2010

‘IT would be foolish of the new government to simply abandon all projects started or even planned by the PNM regime. But we have a mandate from the people to immediately take action on some of their billion-dollar plants and plans. I believe the people voted against the Alutrint smelter at La Brea. They voted against Mr Colm Imbert’s rapid rail. They voted against ex-prime minister Patrick Manning’s offshore Otaheite industrial island.
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Suggestions for Building Our Nation

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar with Govt Ministers

PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar with Govt Ministers

THE EDITOR: Madam Prime Minister,

Congratulations to you and your team of patriots who came together and offered this blessed country of ours an alternative.

The task ahead is so tedious and complex that, it is only with faith in the creator and the cooperation of the people, that the necessary changes can be successfully attempted. But as we all know, where there is a will, there is a way.
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Is PNM Yesterday’s News?

People's National Movement (PNM)

People's National Movement (PNM)

By Dr Selwyn R Cudjoe
June 05, 2010

Sharon Wilson is a friend. A few days ago we were in conversation with other friends. She asked, “Is PNM yesterday’s news, or is the People’s Partnership tomorrow’s promise?” It was a good question. It spoke to the enormous challenges that face the PNM and the innumerable opportunities this new environment offers if only we can seize the moment.
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Jack can hold Cabinet and FIFA posts

Works and Transport Minister and FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner

Works & Transport Minister and FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner

UPDATE: Jun 18, 2010

FOUR eminent legal counsels hired by the Government have advised Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her Cabinet that Jack Warner is not breaking any law by simultaneously holding the posts of Works and Transport Minister and vice president of the world football body, FIFA.

PM: If his workload is too much, I’ll act
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says Chaguanas West MP Jack Warner will remain as Minister of Works and Transport, although he holds the post of vice president of the international football body, FIFA.
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