Former PNM Tobago Leader and outgoing THA Chief Secretary Orville London speaks to CNC3 after voting this morning.
He believes the PNM will do well and expects a good turnout of voters.
Outgoing Chief Secretary Orville London has voted early in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) elections.
Mr London cast his vote at the Signal Hill Secondary School, accompanied by his wife Brigid.
Mr London has been the Chief Secretary of the THA for the last 16 years but has chosen to retire and has stepped down as political leader of the PNM in Tobago.
He has been replaced by the former presiding officer of the THA, Kelvin Charles.
Over 50,000 people are eligible to vote in today's THA elections.
Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Orville London has issued the following address to mark Tobago Day today:
"My fellow Tobagonians, it is with a sense of pride and a touch of nostalgia that I address you on Tobago Day, for the final time in the capacity of Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly. My impending departure from office should highlight the fact that, while office holders must either move on or be pushed out, it is the institution that endures.
Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), Orville London is seeking to set the record clear about the delay in calling the date for the THA Elections.
London issued this statement in response to statements being made by the Tobago Forwards.
A four-member team of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) will meet Finance Minister Colm Imbert and other senior officers of his ministry on Wednesday to have pre-budget discussions on Tobago’s 2017 budget requests.
The meeting takes place at the Ministry of Finance starting at 1 pm, the THA said.
The Assembly’s team will be led by Chief Secretary Orville London and includes Finance Secretary Assemblyman Joel Jack, Chief Administrator Raye Sandy and Administrator in the Division of Finance Claire Davidson-Williams.
The THA has confirmed that contract workers for the TRHA will receive retroactive salary payments in the next two weeks. The following is the full press release:
Contract workers at the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) will receive retroactive salary payments in the next two weeks.
Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly Orville London says Makandal Daaga's impact on the social and economic landscape of the country is indisputable.
London has paid tribute to Daaga in the following statement:
"On behalf of the Tobago House of Assembly and the people of Tobago, I extend sincerest condolences to the family, friends and admirers of Makandal Daaga and the members of the National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) on the death of one of the country’s most influential leaders.
The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) has approved the payment of arrears to eligible Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) workers to the tune of $70 million.
THA Chief Secretary Orville London made the disclosure Wednesday afternoon during the weekly post Executive Council media briefing at the Administrative Complex in Calder Hall.
The matter was discussed when the Executive Council met and it approved the funding request.
London said the issue of approval was not only related to payment “but also to the quantum (being requested)”.