Watson Duke

Watson Duke steps down as PSA president

Watson Duke has announced he will step down from his leadership position at the PSA from Nov. 30 as his Progressive Democratic Patriots prepare to launch a national election campaign.

He made the announcement during a press conference at the PSA headquarters this morning, as he spoke out for the first time about his sedition charges. Duke said he is facing "trumped up charges" because he fired back at Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for "down crying" public servants.

Watson Duke granted bail

PSA president Watson Duke was granted bail to the sum of 250,000 dollars. 

Duke appeared in the Port of Spain Magistrate Court this morning.

He was charged with sedition yesterday.

According to his lawyer John Heath, Duke was rushed to the hospital on Thursday complaining of feeling unwell.

That was the third time he had been taken for treatment since being detained by police on Monday.

Duke discharged himself from the hospital yesterday.

We'll have more for you on this story as it develops.

Assemblymen spar in THA debate over island’s economy

Leader of the To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly’s (THA) Mi­nor­i­ty Coun­cil Wat­son Duke is ac­cus­ing Fi­nance and the Econ­o­my Sec­re­tary Joel Jack of fal­si­fy­ing sta­tis­tics re­lat­ing to To­ba­go’s econ­o­my.

Duke was at the time mak­ing his con­tri­bu­tion to de­bate on the THA $4.72 bil­lion rev­enue and ex­pen­di­ture es­ti­mates for fis­cal 2020 dur­ing the 28th Ple­nary Sit­ting held in the As­sem­bly Cham­ber, Jern­ing­ham Street, Scar­bor­ough, on Thurs­day, June 27.

Duke to give up PSA title

Pres­i­dent of the Pub­lic Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tion (PSA) Wat­son Duke says he will not con­test next year’s PSA elec­tions.

In­stead, he plans to fo­cus on his ca­reer as a politi­cian which he be­gan in 2016 hav­ing formed the Pro­gres­sive De­mo­c­ra­t­ic Pa­tri­ots (PDP).

His par­ty won two of the 12 con­test­ed seats and he be­came the To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly’s Mi­nor­i­ty Coun­cil Leader on Jan­u­ary 23, 2017. Duke re­vealed his fu­ture plans dur­ing a live Face­book broad­cast on Sun­day.

Watson Duke: We will not join Tobago coalition group

Watson Duke, leader of the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) and leader of the Tobago House of Assembly's  Minority Council says his party will not join the newly formed 'One Voice' political party coalition.
Instead, he is inviting the coalition's leaders, Christlyn Moore- Tobago Forward (TF), Ashworth Jack- Organisation of the People (TOP) and Hochoy Charles- Platform of Truth (TPT), to join the PDP. 
The leaders' group is the Tobago Liberation and Empowerment Team.

PNM condemns Duke's double murder remarks

The Peo­ple's Na­tion­al Move­ment (PNM) To­ba­go Coun­cil is call­ing on po­lit­i­cal leader of the Pro­gres­sive De­mo­c­ra­t­ic Pa­tri­ots(PDP) and Mi­nor­i­ty Leader of the To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly (THA) Wat­son Duke to apol­o­gise for state­ments he made fol­low­ing the dou­ble mur­der on the is­land on Thurs­day.