As the day for local government elections gets closer, the police service is reminding citizens to respect each other’s constitutional right to campaign for—and support the political party of—their choice.
The TTPS’ Sergeant Ashraf Ali is encouraging citizens to get familiar with the Representation of the People Act, which documents the various offences that should not be committed during election time.
The prime minister is being advised to stop obsessing over Cambridge Analytica, and instead focus on dealing with the crime scourge in this country.
The advice comes from Couva North MP, Ramona Ramdial.
At a news conference on Wednesday at her constituency offices at Chase Village in Chaguanas, the Couva North MP said she has been bombarded with complaints from constituents about crime and a lack of basic services.
She says the national security minister—and the government overall—have failed citizens on the crime issue.
The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) has been forced to re-issue ballot papers to special electors ahead of the Local Government Election (LGE) to be held on December 2.
The EBC confirmed it had become necessary, after the previous exercise on Wednesday was found not to have followed the prescribed procedure with respect to certain electoral districts.
In a release, the EBC stated:
Leader of the Port Of Spain People’s Movement (PPM), Louis Lee Sing, has condemned what he says is dirty politics being played by the People’s National Movement (PNM).
The former Port of Spain mayor is taking issue with what he says is commentary coming from the PNM’s various spokespersons on several talk shows.
Mr Lee Sing told us those persons are suggesting that he has less than desirable party financiers.
Naparima of Parliament Rodney Charles is calling on PM Rowley to stop "manufacturing distractions" and provide plans to address growing uncertainties in the petrochemical industry in light of Wednesday's announcement by Yara Trinidad Ltd to close one of its ammonia production plants at Point Lisas.
The Tobago Council of the People's National Movement(PNM) is calling on the leader of the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) Watson Duke to apologise for the racial remarks he made last Monday.
Former government minister, Ralph Maraj, says it is critical that the United National Congress clear the air—very quickly—on allegations of its seeming relationship with Cambridge Analytica and the possibly illegal use of citizens’ private information for political purposes.
He believes the probe, which the national security minister signalled yesterday that government intends to launch, will answer several crucial questions.
The United National Congress will be exploring its legal options, as part of its response to government’s proposed criminal probe into the party’s alleged connection with Cambridge Analytica.
Confirmation has come from UNC Public Relations Officer, Senator Anita Haynes, who states unequivocally, there is no connection between the party and the political consulting firm.
According to Senator Haynes, once again, the PNM is spreading misinformation, just like they did back in 2015 with Emailgate.
San Fernando East MP Randall Mitchell says that while the United National Congress (UNC) is promising a host of things in their Local Government Election campaign, citizens should consider how they wasted millions of dollars with little to show for it.
“Don’t be fooled by the UNC propaganda, talking about they’re working and putting on a yellow hard hat for pictures. We know them by their past deeds, it is the same old UNC from 2010 – 2015. Nothing has changed,” Mitchell said.