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PNM faces new day

Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley
On Sunday, Opposition Leader Keith Rowley delivered his first major philosophical statement at the special convention of the People’s National Movement at the Chagua- ramas Convention Centre. In the speech, in which he quoted extensively from PNM founder Eric Williams, Rowley reflected on the party’s history from its establishment in 1956 to the May 24 defeat at the hands of the People’s Partnership. Following is an excerpt of Rowley’s statement:
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Great is the PNM. But will it prevail?

Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley
By Selwyn Ryan
June 27, 2010 – trinidadexpress.com

Two years ago, Ken Valley expressed the view that Patrick Manning had done some good things for Trinidad and Tobago, and that the People’s National Movement (PNM) ought to protect his legacy. ’If we leave him as political leader, he’ll continue to slide…I have an obligation towards the PNM and Trinidad. If we don’t intervene, the PNM will lose the next election.’ Mr Valley may have been a better prophet than Rev Pena.
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Is PNM Yesterday’s News?

People's National Movement (PNM)
People's National Movement (PNM)
By Dr Selwyn R Cudjoe
June 05, 2010

Sharon Wilson is a friend. A few days ago we were in conversation with other friends. She asked, “Is PNM yesterday’s news, or is the People’s Partnership tomorrow’s promise?” It was a good question. It spoke to the enormous challenges that face the PNM and the innumerable opportunities this new environment offers if only we can seize the moment.
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Jack can hold Cabinet and FIFA posts

Works and Transport Minister and FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner
Works & Transport Minister and FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner
UPDATE: Jun 18, 2010

FOUR eminent legal counsels hired by the Government have advised Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her Cabinet that Jack Warner is not breaking any law by simultaneously holding the posts of Works and Transport Minister and vice president of the world football body, FIFA.

PM: If his workload is too much, I’ll act
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says Chaguanas West MP Jack Warner will remain as Minister of Works and Transport, although he holds the post of vice president of the international football body, FIFA.
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Penny tipped for Senate

Mrs. Penelope Beckles
Mrs. Penelope Beckles

By Clint Chan Tack
June 03, 2010 – newsday.co.tt

AS the People’s National Movement (PNM) prepares for its new role as this country’s parliamentary opposition, there appears to be growing support for former Arima MP Pennelope Beckles to be appointed as Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate and to succeed Patrick Manning as PNM political leader.
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All 11 PNM MPs back Rowley

Dr Keith Rowley
Dr Keith Rowley
By Sean Douglas
June 02, 2010 newsday.co.tt

PNM chairman Conrad Enill yesterday told Newsday that Diego Martin West MP Dr Keith Rowley has received the support of all 11 PNM MPs to become Leader of the Opposition.

Enill scotched previous reports that only ten MPs were backing Rowley, amid claims that Diego Martin North East MP Colm Imbert was not supporting Rowley but was himself seeking to become Opposition Leader. Enill said a letter with the names of all 11 of Rowley’s colleagues was sent yesterday to President George Maxwell Richards, indicating support for Rowley to become Opposition Leader.
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