By Paolo Kernahan
December 09, 2021 – newsday.co.tt
THE PNM’S rout at the hands of the fledgling People’s Democratic Patriots (PDP) in Monday’s THA elections came as quite a shock to many. The incumbent went from a six-six tie in the January poll to a 14-one annihilation.
On paper, this shouldn’t have happened. The THA was under the thrall of the PNM for more than two decades. The party prosecuted a blitzkrieg advertising campaign affording it near-ubiquity across the media. The Prime Minister is Tobagonian and freely lent his incandescent fear and fervour to the campaign.
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How has society shaped our ideas of sex, sexuality and relationships?
In the run-up to the first in our series of discussions on Sex, Sexuality and Relationships on Friday the 10th December, we are encouraging you to use this forum to frankly share your experiences around sex, sexuality and relationships — your ideas, your fantasies, lessons you have learnt, things you have struggled with, things that make you feel good, or not so good. Names can be changed to protect your identity.
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By Gail Alexander
December 07, 2021 – guardian.co.tt
A new day—Tobago has gone green.
A majority of Tobagonians opted for change yesterday when they elected the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) headed by Watson Duke and Farley Augustine to run their Tobago House of Assembly affairs until 2025.
Preliminary results indicated a PDP milestone with a majority of Tobago’s 15 seats – breaking People’s National Movement’s 21-year management of the THA.
Continue reading Tobago goes green, historic win for PDP
By Yvonne Webb
December 06, 2021 – newsday.co.tt
San Fernando East MP Brian Manning and his wife, Shelly Dass, have both contracted the covid19 virus.
Reports indicate that Manning, Minister in the Ministry of Finance, is receiving care at the High Dependency Unit (HDU) of the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility.
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By Dr Selwyn R. Cudjoe
December 06, 2021
Trinidad and Tobago is a small society. It consists of about 1.4 million souls in a world of 7.9 billion people. A pandemic has struck the world.
At the time of writing, there were 263,510,704 cases and 5,224,655 deaths as a result of this pandemic. In the United States, there were 48,144,799 cases and 777,090 deaths; in India, 34,606,541 cases and 470,115 deaths; in Brazil, 22,105,872 cases and 614,964 deaths.
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By Raffique Shah
December 06, 2021
Wouldn’t it be… ’er, amusing if the Farley Augustine-led, Watson Duke-bred Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) canters away to win the Tobago Stakes in tomorrow’s rerun of the House of Assembly election?
The last time these two political parties met, less than one year ago, the encounter ended in a controversial six-six tie which gave Duke bragging rights, not without merit, since his brand new PDP made sweeping gains in overall votes and in the number of seats it captured. Still, they did not dislodge the wily PNM which used incumbency as an instrument to get another shot at controlling the THA, which they have held since 2001.
Continue reading Tobago’s date with fate