Politics

14 PNM stalwarts to be honoured at Sunday's National Convention

Fourteen veteran members of the People's National Movement (PNM) will be honoured as long-standing members of the party at its National Convention on Sunday.

The PNM will host its 48th National Convention for all delegates and party supporters at Shaw Park Cultural Complex, Tobago.

On the agenda is the presentation of the “Dr. Eric Williams” Medal of Honour to Long-Standing Members.

The 14 honourees with be;

1. Dr. Lenny Saith

2. H.E. Orville London

3. Mrs. Joan Yuille-Williams

4. Ms. Marilyn Gordon

5. Mr. Deodath Ojah-Maharaj

UNC PRO: Robinson-Regis should stick to national affairs

The United National Congress is telling Lady Vice-President of the PNM, Camille Robinson-Regis to stick to national affairs after Robinson-Regis called on the people of Guyana to reject the Opposition Leader's recent address to them.

The UNC says the press release by Robinson-Regis was in poor taste.

The following is the response by the UNC.

Robinson-Regis calls on Guyana to reject Opposition Leader

PNM Lady Vice-Chairman Camille Robinson-Regis is calling on the people of Guyana to completely reject the advice given to them by Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

Robinson-Regis says Persad-Bissessar's message of nation-building is hypocritical, given that her party was at the same time, refusing to support the Income Tax Amendment Bill.

The following is a statement from Balisier House.

PNMites to be honoured at Sunday’s convention

A num­ber of PNM par­ty groups will be sail­ing across to To­ba­go for the rul­ing par­ty’s an­nu­al con­ven­tion on Sun­day, be­ing held in the sis­ter isle for the first time.

Some 10 long­stand­ing PN­Mites—in­clud­ing for­mer MPs and top par­ty of­fi­cials—will be ho­n­oured at the event. PNM gen­er­al sec­re­tary Fos­ter Cum­mings con­firmed de­vel­op­ments yes­ter­day.

Chamber urges no more delays in passing Income Tax Amendment Bill

The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce is warning that delay-tactics regarding the passage of the Income Tax Amendment Bill will negatively impact an already fragile economy and the stability in this country's financial system.

In a statement it issued today, the Chamber says cross-border tax regulations are fast becoming the norm in global business.

Report: Relocate 400 from HDC's $187 million Debe development

Some 400 fam­i­lies need to be re­lo­cat­ed from the Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (HDC) project in Welling­ton, Debe. That di­rec­tive is con­tained in a 119-page re­port sub­mit­ted to the Gov­ern­ment since 2015. Three years lat­er, no move has been made to re­lo­cate res­i­dents who have been forced to live in un­safe struc­tures, some of them with gap­ing cracks in their walls.

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