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7/7 TIE
Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2023

7/7 TIE
The PNM kept the Diego Martin, Port of Spain, San Juan/Laventille, Tunapuna/Piarco, Arima, Port Fortin and San Fernando corporations, while the UNC retained Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo, Mayaro/Rio Claro, Penal/Debe, Princes Town, Siparia, Sangre Grande and Chaguanas.

UNC, PNM in 7-7 deadlock again

LGE update: UNC retains 7 corporations

Rowley: It could have been worse
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said the results of yesterday's Local Government Elections could have been worse after the party emerged victorious in seven of the corporations it contested, maintaining the status quo from the December 2019 election.

Kamla: We gave PNM run for their money
Having captured 70 of 141 electoral districts in yesterday's Local Government Elections, UNC political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar declared victory to her supporters and candidates.

NTA now the ‘defacto' third party, insists Gary
"If you take the rest of the parties and add up their votes, we got more than them and we only contested thirty-one seats," Griffith told Guardian Media last night.

At the end of the counting process, which showed a 7-7 tie between the ruling People's National Movement (PNM) and the main opposition United National Congress (UNC), the leader of the eight-month-old NTA applauded his party's ability to "bridge the gap" in seats previously held by the PNM.

Alexander confident of PEP's future

'I didn't plan to teach special-needs children'
"One of the most important lessons I learnt throughout my time at OJT is that all children can learn – it may not be smooth sailing for all, as each person learn things differently and at their own pace. However, it doesn't matter your ethnicity, the school you attend, your socio-economic status or most importantly your disability (physical or mental): every child can learn!

Wife of late chutney icon dies at 80
THE wife of the late chutney icon, Sundar Popo, passed away on Sunday.

Keyso Popo, aged 80, died at the San Fernando General Hospital after a brief illness.

Popo was said to be the "backbone" of her husband's career and continued to celebrate him even after his death in 2000.

Chinese businessman charged for San Fernando meth lab
A 32 year-old Chinese businessman is expected to appear before a San Fernando magistrate on Tuesday charged with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of an apparatus.

He was arrested last Thursday, when Special Branch officers executed a search at The Residences, South Park, San Fernando.

Dispute ends in deadly beating
A dispute over a cigarette led to the death of a 63-year-old man in La Romain, while a teenager was shot dead at his home in Tableland within the space of eight hours.

The victims are Deopersad Ramsaran and 18-year-old Travis Ramnath.

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