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No opposition in THA but experts say: No legal block to stop new assembly
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

No opposition in THA but experts say: No legal block to stop new assembly

BECAUSE the People's National Movement (PNM) now controls all 12 seats, the Orville London-led Tobago House of Assembly (THA) will have unfettered powers since there will be no Minority Leader.

London on absent minority leader: President can call seat vacant
There is no minority leader but this is not going to prevent the victorious Orville London-led slate from the PNM's Tobago Council from being inaugurated as the new Tobago House of Assembly tomorrow.

'We can go ahead without a Minority Leader'
The absence of a Minority Leader of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) will not stop the inauguration of the new executive tomorrow at the THA's Assembly Hall.

Orville bowing out after termPNM to put succession plan in place...

Sheldon: I serve all
HE BEAT Ashworth Jack — who had held a Tobago House of Assembly seat for 16 years — by a margin of 1,706 votes to 1,129, but he had never actually thought that he would win the seat of Providence/Mason Hall/Moriah in Monday's THA election.

The man who toppled Ashworth
The man who toppled Ashworth Jack at the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) polls said yesterday that he achieved victory because he was able to win the trust of the people.

Tobagonians don't want TOP leader around after THA defeat

PP ponders Tobago future
THE members of the ruling People's Partnership (PP) were split in their views on the defeat of coalition partner, Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) in last Monday's Tobago House of Assembly (THA) elections

EBC: No recounts ordered yet
Tobago Organisation (TOP) of the People leader Ashworth Jack gained only 39 per cent of the votes in his Providence/Mason Hall/Moriah seat during Monday's Tobago House of Assembly election.

'70% voter turnout'

Suruj: Govt should analyse results from a Tobago perspective
The People's Partnership Government will have to analyse the results of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) elections from the perspective of the people of Tobago.

London calls on Govt: Pay up $625m owed to THA
Pay up the $625 million owed to the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and revisit the Tobago self-government bill.

THA picong for Kamla in House

Howai: 2012 budget got boost from high oil price
Higher-than-projected oil prices and less spending in 2012 brought the fiscal deficit for that financial year down from a projected $6.675 billion to $3.113 billion

Moonilal claims UDeCOTT invested $100m in CLICO
Under the People's National Movement (PNM), the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT) invested $100 million in the then failing CLICO insurance company.

Imbert knocks Govt's use of helicopters
Government was yesterday accused of using National Security helicopters for campaigning in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) election.

...Moonilal: PNM used the 'choppers' too
Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal yesterday counter-accused Diego Martin North East MP Colm Imbert of also using National Security helicopters for private and personal Government business during the People's National Movement (PNM) tenure in office.

Equal Opportunity Commissioner: Talk of 'Calcutta ship' planned PNM strategy seemed Tobagonians were still focused on political parties and personalities rather than issues.

UNC arrogance hurt TOP
MSJ: Ashworth should have said 'thanks but no thanks'

Manning gets 42 more days leave from Parliament
Former prime minister Patrick Manning has received a further 42-day extension of his leave from Parliament.

Man who hid criminal past still on job
Stephan Kishore—the disaster management co-ordinator who hid his criminal record to secure a job—met with Local Government Ministry officials last week.

'Hundreds awaiting gun licences'
NEWLY appointed chairman of the Firearm Appeals Board, Israel Khan SC, has said there are hundreds and possibly thousands of pending appeals from persons who have been denied Firearm User's Licences by the Commissioner of Police.

Three denied bail
Ex-Defence Force personnel in court for rape of schoolgirl...

Defence Force to dismiss officers on rape charge
A soldier and a member of the Air Guard Unit, accused of raping a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Rio Claro, are to be discharged "dishonourably" from the T&T the Defence Force.

Morvant couple shot dead in bed
...Cops kill suspects in gunfight

Schoolboy shot, robbed
A 16-YEAR-OLD secondary school student remains warded in stable condition at the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH) after being shot in the right arm and abdomen during a robbery in Fyzabad Monday night.

Gangar case postponed again
Failing to declare 6 bank accounts

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