Kamla: No property tax

Crazy the calypsonian, 'Manning must go, must go...' and UNC leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar
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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…’

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.

Harts can vote

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 picks St Ann’s East candidate

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.

PM pours scorn on ‘has-beens’

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.

Roget: I’m not into politics

Contractor joins the PM race

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.

11 Responses to “Kamla: No property tax”


  • “Coalition Governments do not work !! ” Patrick Manning.

    The following countries are administered by Coalition Governments:-

    Switzerland, Belgium, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Denmark; Sweden, Germany,
    Italy, Japan, Turkey, Israel, New Zealand, Kosovo, Kenya, India (13 parties), Australia.

    Some more stable than others

  • KAMLA ‘ KAMLA ‘ YES WE CAN ‘ MAKE A CHANGE FOR BETTER.

    WE LISTEN TO YOUR DEBATE LAST NIGHT WITH THE WHOLE GANG
    YOU KNOW SOMETHING YOU NAIL IT ,WE BELIVED IN YOU
    AND YOU GOING TO BE THE NEXT PM.
    THE PEOPLE GOT TO LISTEN TO THE WORDS OF CRAZY’S SONG
    THE MAN MUST GO MEANS PATRICK MANNING MUST GO.
    JACK WANNER YOU HAVE HIM IN A CONNER AND KAMLA YOU TAKE OVER
    FOR A BETTER TOMORROW . THE PNM KNOWS THAT THEY CAN’T REACH NOWAY

  • KAMLA NO PROPERTY TAX GREAT

    NOW THE PEOPLE HAVE WAKEUP AND SMELL THE COFFEE.
    THAT’S A VERY BIG RELIVE

    KAMLA WIN NO PROPERTY TAX

    THAT IS GREAT

  • Kamla, I believe in your dream and I admire your charisma and popularity. However, what I do not believe is that you can handle those fellas around you, and that includes Jack. You know your karma and it does not quite mix.As a COP supporter, I see you smiling but real frightened among those fellas. Show me which one of them is not a rabblerouser. Win or lose those fellas will insist on their “pound of flesh”insisting they got you into government a la Abu Bakr. Ask Patrick. I mean, why do you have to surround yourself with such albatrosses like Makandal Daaga Errol McLeod and Abdulla. The new eloquent badjohn on the block in the name of Watson Duke was only a precursor to a labour gangsterism that might kill you Kamla. Do not be fooled by hugs and kisses. Whey dey come from? Apart from militancy, what are they brining to the table. If you mix with these power hungry hunchos, believe me, I better live with the devil I know, than the one I don’t know

  • RICK HENRY IN NEW YORK

    KAMLA, I BELIVED YOU CAN DO IT AS WE SAY IN THE U.S.A YES WE CAN you have already united trinidad&TOBAGO LIKE NEVER BEFORE NOW YOU HAVE MADE MANNING MAD HE GONE ASK CRAZY I CAN TELL YOU NOW PNM PEOPLE WANTS TO HOLD YOUR HAND AND JOINT WITH US TO TALK BACK WE CONTRY

  • RICK HENRY IN NEW YORK

    TRINIDAD&tobago please joint with prime minister kamla in wating to saVE WE COUNTRY FROM manning and his bunch of thieves so our children could have future in a peace loving state lets us bring back the love we need the love saveus from crime and death if you love your mother children you must vote for kamla to make our country abetter place for every one as she united all the people come out an vote for life to live in peace and love one pelope one country one party one kamla we love you thanks for being you love trinidad&tobago

  • Nice list kevindon, but should’nt she also be fearful of Sat Maharaj head huncho of the Maha Saba , and still close pal of uncle Bas ,as well? At least in the extensive list you’ve just presented most have a good reputation ,and attitude when it comes to the plight of women across our society, irrespective of their socio economic position in life. Do you happened to know how many Caroni workers that were women who he might have encouraged to take out all their monies from under their respective mattresses and dump all into the crooked HCU?
    Looking forward to seeing a few heads roll via a comprehensive investigation , when the good lady assume power.
    Speaking about elusive power, or rather the quest to hopefully obtain it by any means necessary.Only the blind or ET’s Saturn cousin would have found it difficult to predict that entire ‘no property tax,’ maneuver on her part , as pandering to the political base is a vital part of Trini politics ,no matter how much the rhetoric ,of change is professed, yes?
    Now that the easy part is out the way, let she what she has on the manifesto for long overdue land reform , now that sugar and rice farming is dead , and our government lands have been left abandoned since 1986, , when most of our petrified farmers left for distant shores after taking out second mortgages , that now hopefully they are prepared to pay now that lawfulness , peace, and security will become in norm in Sweet T&T aka Rainbow country come the 25th of MAY is it?
    As for the question of coalition government I am as ecstatic about that as most of us including my dear friend T-Man. Think of it even split in the voting along racial lines just as expected , then another 2000/2001 scenario again presents itself and respective man and women rats have to decide ‘who is dey leader.’Won’t that be fun to watch. It is why experience politicians with some sense of history , refrain on beating up on their opponents , as it could come back to haunt , or better yet as we say , bite them in the butt severely down the road. Care to doubt me? Then Uncle Panday , as he is still trying to recover from the 86 / com 20001 backlash.Let the charade continue , I say , for it is the type of “change we can believe in.”UmmmmHummmm!

  • The PNM proposed property taxes were to aid the government in paying for various improvement projects. Where does Kamla Persad-Bissessar intend to generate revenue for various projects that will improve the standard of living in the country?
    I am not endorsing the PNM. I just used them as an example. I don’t like the idea of a property tax, but the reality of it is that the revenue for government projects have to come from somewhere.

  • Three family members killed in highway crash

    Crash claims husband, wife, daughter and driver
    Four people died when a blown tyre sent a ten-tonne truck careening into oncoming traffic on the Solomon Hochoy Highway near Gasparillo yesterday.

    Victim was faithful UNC soldier

    Goodbye to Property Tax?
    The promise made by Political Leader of the United National Congress, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, on an election platform on Monday that she would repeal the controversial Property Tax legislation, should the UNC/COP coalition be elected to Government, would be welcomed by many, who today have difficulty in coping with the rising cost of living.

    Property Tax for Parliament
    Property owners will now have to wait and see if the ruling PNM wins the May 24 snap General Election, for the new property tax to head back to Parliament.

    ‘Don’t sign Grenada treaty’
    The UNC leader argued that Manning “should not be committing the people of TT to any regional or international treaties at this time as Parliament has been dissolved. It should have been delayed until the new government is able to review this treaty in consultation with the people.”

    ‘Election has come like a thief in the night’
    Chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission Norbert Masson says the 2010 general election has come like a thief in the night.

    1,040,000 registered to vote

    Coalition accord reached

    Kamla: ready for Fyzabad
    Political leader of the United National Congress, Kamla Persad-Bissessar is expected to announce on the Fyzabad platform tonight exactly which seats have been allocated to the Congress of the People (COP), the Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) and the National Joint Action Committee (NJAC).

    Coalition ready to set ‘Charlie King’ afire
    The historic Charlie King Junction in Fyzabad promises to add another aspect to its history tonight with the anticipated launch of the united platform contesting the May 24 general election. As promised by UNC leader Kamla Persad Bissessar, leaders from various parties and organisations, including COP leader Winston Dookeran, will be speaking at the meeting.

    Jack: Don’t worry with Patrick, coalitions work
    UNC CHAIRMAN Jack Warner, a former history teacher, on Monday night gave Prime Minister Patrick Manning lessons in politics and history as he responded to Manning’s claim that coalition Governments are inherently unstable.

    Only PNM, UNC Govts Collapsed
    POLITICAL scientist Dr Bishnu Ragoonath said that in Trinidad and Tobago, coalition governments have not collapsed in the past. He said it was only single party governments such as has now occurred with the PNM Government, which has been forced to call an election after only two-and-a-half years in office.

    PM to Penny: I want youth
    The decision of the screening committee to turn down former Arima member of Parliament Pennelope Beckles in favour of Laurel Lezama had nothing to do with her performance. The party was seeking a “youth” candidate.

    Penny: I will continue helping my borough
    OUTGOING Arima MP Pennelope Beckles, whose nomination to serve again was turned down for a younger candidate, says she will continue serving the people of the Eastern Borough.

    COP seeking to woo Penny for Arima

    Coalition needs PNM

    Fresh faces on TOP slate
    Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) has selected its two candidates to contest the May 24 general election.

    Three persons who will not be in Kamla’s Cabinet
    UNC political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Monday night gave the nation some hints as to what a Cabinet under her administration would look like, should she be voted into office.

    Amery Browne: UNC/COP a ‘political Frankenstein’

    PNM adds seven new faces
    THE People’s National Movement (PNM) has chosen seven new faces to represent the party at the upcoming general election in constituencies which were won when the PNM formed the government in 2007.

    Patrick vs Jack on election ads
    A ROW between the ruling PNM and opposition UNC over election advertising expenditure yesterday saw UNC chairman Jack Warner accuse the PNM of using millions in state resources on government television commercials to promote the PNM Government during the heat of the campaign.

    De Fosto: It’s about needs of the society
    Calypsonian Winston Scarborough (De Original De Fosto Himself) says Ah Cyah Vote For Dat is another song from his repertoire of patriotic songs.

    Labour leaders in politics ‘a good thing’
    THE labour movement’s involvement in a political party in the May 24 general election was viewed by the heads of two business groups yesterday as a demonstration of Trinidad and Tobago’s strong democracy.

    UNC/COP govt promises hospital for Central

    Colm, chutney and the crowd
    As PNM leader Patrick Manning made his way to the stage at Monday night’s political meeting, current went. The generator had cut out, and the PNM officials on the platform were plunged into darkness, with the music falling silent save for the tassa drums accompanying Manning’s entourage.

    The issues
    AT each of their most recent political rallies, the leaders of PNM and UNC each failed to state their plans if elected to government in the May 24 snap general election. They kept their cards close to their chest, probably as a deliberate campaign strategy.

    Deal with the issues

    Students must not be inconvenienced
    Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA) president, Roustan Job expressed hope that all goes well for students writing the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examination and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) on May 24, the date of the upcoming general elections.

    Who will tackle killer gangs?

  • TO THE BERIFT FAMILY OF MR SUBIAH
    I DEEPLY SEND OUT MY CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY OF MR SUBIAH
    MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE.AND ALSO TO THE UNC/COP SORRY THAT
    WE HAVE TO LOSE A SOLDIER.

    UNITED WE STAND. UNITED FORCE.
    US OF A

  • TO THE PEOPLE OF TABAQUITE

    PLEASE WAKEUP PEOPLE DO YOU SEE HOW MANNING HAVE YOUR COUNTRY
    IF THERE IS NO RAMESH ‘ SO WHAT ‘ JUST DON’T TRY TO BE FOOLED.
    YOU PEOPLE HAVE MR RAMLOGAN TO COVER YOUR BACKS GIVE HIM A CHANCE
    I WAS ASHAMED TO SEE YOU PEOPLE BEHAVE LIKE THIS IN CRIME WATCH SHOW. THE UNC IS BETTER OF WITHOUT PANDAY AND RAMESH.
    THE UNITED FORCE WILL DO GREAT.

    UNITED WE STAND.

    US OF A.

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