election

Judge halts PSA elections again

The Public Service Association (PSA)’s leadership election has been postponed for the second time in less than three months.

The postponement of the election, which was carded for February 19, came yesterday as High Court Judge Nadia Kangaloo ruled that there were irregularities in the voter’s list compiled by the association’s elections committee in October, last year.

Kangaloo ruled that the committee would be unable to rectify the errors on the list and publish it before the proposed election date.

Ganga Singh: UNC's announcement on election of party's political leader breaches Constitution

Chaguanas West Member of Parliament, Ganga Singh is challenging the decision by the executive of the United National Congress to fix November 26th, 2017 as the date for the election for the party's political leader, saying it is ultra vires and/or in breach of the UNC Constitution.

He says it is therefore null and void.

International: British Prime Minister announces snap election for June 8

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June.

She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.

Explaining the decision, Mrs May said: "The country is coming together but Westminster is not."

Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said his Labour Party wanted the election, calling it a chance to get a government that puts "the majority first".

THA Election update: London votes

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He has been replaced by the former presiding officer of the THA, Kelvin Charles.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.

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