Rowley, Chin Lee among unopposed contestants in PNM election

Five positions within the People's National Movement (PNM) the will not see any contest when the party hold's its internal elections on September 16th.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will run for political leader unopposed.

Camille Robinson Regis will not be challenged for the position of Lady Vice Chairman.

Former National Security Minister Howard Chin Lee will also run unopposed for the position of Treasurer.

Imbert for PNM chairman on Dr Rowley's internal elections slate

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has officially announced his slate for the upcoming People’s National Movement's internal elections.

The news was released on his Facebook page last night.

With the slogan of the red team – "Real---Experienced---Dependable", the slate features several veterans and one or two newcomers.

The candidates include Chairman Colm Imbert, Vice-Chairman Robert Le Hunt, Lady Vice-Chairman Camille Robinson-Regis, General Secretary Foster Cummings, General Secretary Daniel Dookie and Treasurer Howard Chin Lee.

Around the World: Zimbabwe's Opp'n leader calls Mnangagwa's win a “coup against the people’s will”

Nelson Chamisa, Zimbabwe's opposition leader,  says President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election victory is a "coup against [the people's] will".
Chamisa believes that the results announced late on Thursday evening were fake, and said he had won Monday's presidential poll.
However, the electoral commission said no dishonest behaviour was involved in the vote tally.
This was the first election since long-term leader Robert Mugabe was ousted.
Addressing journalists on Friday afternoon, the opposition leader called on his rival not to accept "corrupted results". 

Around the world: Businesses in Zimbabwe close their doors

Businesses in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare close its doors as they wait for the results from the presidential election.
Armed soldiers and police are on patrol in the capital city. 
Three people were killed in the city on Wednesday in clashes between the security forces and supporters of opposition leader Nelson Chamisa.
The opposition leader says Monday's elections were rigged to give President Emmerson Mnangagwa victory.
The elections were the first since long-time ruler Robert Mugabe was ousted in November.

PNM picks candidates for Barataria, Belmont East Local Gov't bye-elections

The ruling People's National Movement has selected two candidates for upcoming Local Government bye-elections in Barataria and Belmont East.

The party said in a statement that its screening committee met on Wednesday 4th April 2018 at Balisier House Port of Spain, to screen prospective candidates.

Ten persons were screened, which included five for each electoral district.

The committee eventually selected Nicole Young to run for Belmont East and Ms. Kimberly Rae-Ann Small for Barataria.