Opposition in the Opposition

By Dr. Kwame Nantambu December 30, 2007 One of the most disgraceful, disgusting, shameless and tasteless spectacles on TnT’s political landscape was the puerile behavior by putative mature, adult, elected and non-elected UNC-A parliamentarians at the recent opening of Parliament on 17 December, 2007. If that was the public behavior of educated adults then it … Continue reading Opposition in the Opposition

Panday Receives Instrument of Appointment

LEFT: His Excellency Professor George Maxwell Richards presents the Instrument of Appointment to Opposition Leader Basdeo Panday TriniView.com Reporters Event Date: November 15, 2007 Posted: November 20, 2007 Opposition Leader and Member of Parliament for Couva North Basdeo Panday received his instrument of appointment as Leader of the Opposition on Thursday 15th November, 2007, at … Continue reading Panday Receives Instrument of Appointment

T&T General Elections 2007 Unofficial Results

PNM Patrick Manning, UNC-A Basdeo Panday and COP Winston Dookeran Trinidad and Tobago General Elections 2007: Preliminary 2007 Election Results Victorious Candidates and Constituencies PNM romps home With the lion’s share of the marginal seats in its back pocket, the People’s National Movement led by leader Patrick Manning handed the United National Congress Alliance (UNC … Continue reading T&T General Elections 2007 Unofficial Results

More money for MPs

By Ria Taitt, newsday.co.tt Tuesday, July 24 2007 ‘It means that former MPs, such as Ralph Maraj and Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj, would receive, at age 55, a gratuity of 10 percent of their gross salary.’ Once again, the financial perks of all members of Parliament (MPs) have been greatly enhanced. An amendment to the Retiring … Continue reading More money for MPs

Karen’s dilemma

By Raffique Shah Sunday, March 15th 2009 Trinidad and Tobago News Blog www.trinidadandtobagonews.com/blog When she entered the political arena and accepted the Cabinet position of Minister of Finance, Karen Nunez-Tesheira must have been familiar with the adage, “In politics, perception is reality.” She would also have been aware that politics exposes office holders to intense … Continue reading Karen’s dilemma