Category Archives: Gender

PNM & UNC Launch Election Campaigns

PM Patrick Manning and Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Patrick Manning vs Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Launch of UNC Election Campaign in pictures

Launch of PNM Election Campaign in pictures

Manning keeps poll date in back pocket

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.
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Well a Woman is Almost There

So wha bout the politics now?

By Corey Gilkes
March 02, 2010

Kamla Persad-BissessarOn the 24th January an interesting but not unexpected shift in the politics occurred when Kamla Persad-Bissessar was voted in as political leader of the United National Congress dethroning the charismatic veteran leader and founder of the party, Basdeo Panday. This paved the way for her being sworn in as Leader of the Opposition on the 25th February. Kamla’s victory is significant in more ways than one. For well over fifty years there have been women figuring in one way or another in the political world of Trinidad and Tobago. Significant strides have been made by such figures as Audrey Jeffers, Gertrude Kirton, Muriel Donawa-McDavidson and Jean Pierre, to name but a few and while in the past there have been women appointed by the Prime Minister to function in his capacity in his absence, never before have we seen a woman elected to lead a political party with the likelihood that she may also be elected as the country’s next Prime Minister.
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