I’m most vilified PM
DESCRIBING himself as the most vilified Prime Minister this country has ever seen, Prime Minister Patrick Manning last night launched a religious war against his opponents as he put the PNM’s general election campaign into high gear.
Ship Out: Manning offers Arima’s Pennelope Beckles diplomatic post
Prime Minister Patrick Manning has offered a diplomatic posting to Pennelope Beckles, the nominee favoured by the Arima constituency executive to run for the Arima seat.
‘PNM displays highest respect for women’
The People’s National Movement yesterday took issue with statements made by Hazel Brown, co-ordinator of the Network of NGOs of Trinidad and Tobago for Advancement of Women, for her claim that Prime Minister Patrick Manning was “picking” on Arima Member of Parliament, Pennelope Beckles.
Rowley stands alone
Incumbent Diego Martin West MP, Dr Keith Rowley, is expected to be the only nominee to appear before the screening committee of the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM), when it meets at Balisier House this afternoon.
‘Kamlamania’ in Pointe-a-Pierre
“Kamlamania” spread throughout Pointe-a-Pierre constituency last night as the United National Congress (UNC) launched its campaign at the Gopaul Lands car park, Marabella.
Panday Bows Out
The political career of one of the nation’s most charismatic and controversial politicians may have come to a bitter end yesterday when former UNC political leader, Basdeo Panday, failed to file nomination papers to be a candidate for the Couva North constituency yesterday.
Jack Warner is Bas’ problem
After 44 years in the politics of Trinidad and Tobago, United National Congress (UNC) founder and former political leader, Basdeo Panday, is out of the 2010 general election.
Bas bows out
UNC founder Basdeo Panday has apparently bowed out of politics by failing to submit a nomination form for the Couva North seat he has held since 1976, as the party closed nominations at 4 pm.
Accord deadline for UNC and COP
A three-man team from both sides of the United National Congress (UNC) and Congress of the People (COP) has been given a 72-hour deadline to develop a political accord for both parties to jointly contest the upcoming general election.
Obama men advise UNC
Two of the strategists who helped propel Barack Obama to become President of the United States in 2008, are in Trinidad and Tobago, assisting the United National Congress (UNC) with its general election campaign.
Ministry of the People
UNC political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar last night pledged to set up a Ministry of the People to take care of the social problems of citizens, if she is elected prime minister.
Kamla: CEPEP and GATE to stay
Having defeated Basdeo Panday by a landslide to become Political Leader of the UNC, Kamla Persad-Bissessar last night appealed to voters to put a similar licking on Patrick Manning and make her Prime Minister.
Rush to file at Rienzi before deadline
Rienzi Complex, Couva, was a bee-hive of activity yesterday as droves of prospective candidates for the upcoming general elections converged on the United National Congress (UNC) headquarters to file nomination papers before the 4 pm deadline.
Maharaj, Ramlogan and Rattiram battle for UNC Tabaquite
There are three formidable contenders who want to be the United National Congress’ candidate for Tabaquite. The battle is among attorneys Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj and Anand Ramlogan and former UWI Guild president Ravi Rattiram.
Challenges within the parties
In the last general election in 2007, though a majority of electors voted against the People’s National Movement, the party secured a handy parliamentary majority, winning 26 of the 41 seats contested.
Top cop nominee by May 31
A candidate for the post of Police Commissioner is expected to be selected by the end of May.