The Elections and Boundaries Commission says it cannot accede to a request from the government to consider name changes for three electoral seats for the 2020 General Election because the 2019 report on the Review of Constituency Boundaries is now before the Parliament.
Former chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC), Dr Norbert Masson has died.
The announcement was made via a statement by the EBC today.
The statement said: "It is with great sadness that the Elections and Boundaries Commission announces the passing of its former Chairman, Dr. Norbert Joseph Masson.
Dr. Masson succumbed to illness at 9:15 a.m. today.
Dr. Masson served this organisation with distinction both as a Member of the Commission and as its Chairman for a total of twenty-nine (29) years.
The Elections and Boundaries Commission has released the official results from last Monday's local government elections, and it shows that the voter turnout was 34.34%.
As it stands the PNM controls more regional corporations, but the UNC got more votes overall.
Yesterday the prime minister took the media to task over reports about low voter turnout, suggesting what he described as politically motivated misinformation was intended at benefitting the opposition.