Local Government Elections

Kamla promises a brighter future for T&T

In what ap­peared to be more of a gen­er­al elec­tion cam­paign rather than a lo­cal gov­ern­ment ral­ly, Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress po­lit­i­cal leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar dished out a list of promis­es if her par­ty re­turns to pow­er.

Khan: No local government reform before elections

Pic­turte Rishi Ra­goonath

De­spite lo­cal gov­ern­ment re­form be­ing a 2015 elec­tion promise of the Peo­ple’s Na­tion­al Move­ment, the leg­is­la­tion that would give more au­ton­o­my to mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tions will not be ready ahead of the De­cem­ber 2 Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Elec­tions.

EBC: “Preliminary Voters Lists are ready…”

The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) is encouraging all political parties and registered electors (in Trinidad) to examine the Preliminary List of Electors, which has been sent to each of the polling divisions, for the upcoming Local Government Elections.

According to an official notice issued by the EBC and signed off by the Chief Election Officer, all qualified electors are urged to make an earnest effort to examine the List to ensure that their names and addresses are correctly recorded.

Rondon faces screening for Local Government Elections

Af­ter some ini­tial hes­i­ta­tion, San­gre Grande cor­po­ra­tion chair­man Ter­ry Ron­don is sched­uled to be screened tonight by the rul­ing PNM for the To­co/Fish­ing Pond seat in the up­com­ing Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Elec­tions.

Local Government bill goes to JSC

Why doesn’t Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar want cor­po­ra­tion may­ors and coun­cil­lors to get full-time pay?

That’s the ques­tion At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi posed in Par­lia­ment dur­ing Wednes­day night’s de­bate on the Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tions Amend­ment Bill, com­mon­ly known as the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Re­form Bill.

Hosein: No move to postpone Local Govt polls

Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter Kaz­im Ho­sein has de­nied Op­po­si­tion claims that Gov­ern­ment’s Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment re­form bill in­cludes a clause to fa­cil­i­tate a “back­door” ap­proach” to post­pone Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment polls.

Ho­sein con­firmed this re­cent­ly af­ter Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar last week called for clar­i­fi­ca­tion on the Mis­cel­la­neous Pro­vi­sions (Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Re­form) Bill 2019 which was laid in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, just over a week ago.