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.
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…’
It’s just a promise
BUSINESSMEN yesterday said that Prime Minister Patrick Manning’s plan to reduce corporation tax from 25 percent to 20 percent as just another election promise.
Give us update on Hart probes
Inevitably, the spectre of Calder Hart will haunt the current election campaign. At a meeting in Rio Claro last Wednesday evening, speakers for the United National Congress (UNC) read out the flight details of the man who had boarded an aircraft earlier that day for Miami, after being back “home” for a few days.
McLeod: Kamla is my leader
Errol McLeod, at one time the most powerful labour leader in the country, last night acknowledged Kamla Persad-Bissessar as his leader as he moves closer to contesting the May 24 general election.
McLeod tipped for Sando East or West
TALKS are still continuing as to who the two Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) candidates would be and which seats they will be contesting in the May 24 general elections on a joint opposition platform.
PM gets his way: Roberts out in St Ann’s East
Human Resource manager Joanne Thomas will be the face of the People’s National Movement (PNM) in the St Ann’s East constituency for the upcoming general election, the party’s screening committee decided yesterday.
Voters rush to register
Long lines were noticed at many of the Elections and Boundaries Commission offices throughout Trinidad yesterday.
PM Manning warns against coalition govt
PRIME MINISTER Patrick Manning last night continued his mantra that political coalition parties do not work, telling a crowd of PNM supporters at Plum Mitan junction in the Cumuto/Manzanilla constituency, that the UNC/COP coalition was doomed to fail.
London admits possible fallout in PNM ranks
Deputy Political Leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM) Orville London has admitted that the withdrawal of former Tobago East representative, Rennie Dumas, would lead to a fall out in the PNM ranks. However, he remained confident this would not be for too long.
‘Road paving not linked to election’
The Ministry of Local Government yesterday denied that the $60 million road-paving project across Trinidad is linked to the upcoming general election.
Former diplomat warns of ‘gutter’ fight
This 2010 general election could be the most bitterly fought the country has ever seen, former diplomat and head of the Public Service, Reginald Dumas, has said.
Former principal eyes Princes Town
The United National Congress (UNC) is putting its hopes of winning the Princes Town South/ Tableland seat in former school principal Clifton de Coteau.
Bas happy with unity…the only way to go
UNITED National Congress (UNC) founder Basdeo Panday has given his blessing to the recent unity deal struck by the country’s opposition forces.
Regional trend not good for ruling parties
The outcome of general elections in the Caribbean over the last three years is hardly an indication as to how the electorate here will make a determination about the choice of party to govern for the next five years.