Budget debate turns into duel… By Kyle Jeremiah October 1, 2008 – guardian.co.tt The 2008-2009 budget debate took a dramatic turn last night in Parliament, after a war of words erupted between Prime Minister Patrick Manning and Diego Martin-West MP Dr Keith Rowley whom Manning dismissed in April.
PNM supporters in Woodford Square in support of Patrick Manning PM: Tell dem leave me By Rhondor Dowlat PRIME Minister Patrick Manning yesterday made his defence against an Opposition motion of no-confidence not to the Parliament but to Woodford Square, Port-of-Spain where thousands of PNM supporters gathered to stand with him.
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
Newsday Editorial Wednesday, December 26 2007 Suppose you were a defendant in a court case and, when you went to trial, you discovered that the judge was the employee of the plaintiff? In such a scenario, the judge would have no choice but to recuse himself. It would not matter if he argued that his … Continue reading Questions for Mr Sinanan
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
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
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
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