The capital of Alabama, the city where the US civil rights movement was born, has elected the first black mayor in its 200-year history.
Steven Reed, a county probate judge, beat local TV station owner David Woods by a decisive majority to become mayor of Montgomery.
Mr Reed won 67% of the 48,979 votes cast in Tuesday's run-off, according to preliminary results.
The 45-year-old is expected to be sworn in at Montgomery City Hall in November.
The San Fernando Centre for Displaced Persons re-opened its doors to the homeless yesterday. In January, the centre opened for just one day but there was no board in place. That problem has been resolved and San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello conformed that a new board will be installed next Wednesday during the San Fernando City Corporation’s statutory meeting.
San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello has taken offence to Senator Allyson West’s description of the southern city as a shanty town, describing her remarks as extremely unfortunate.
During the debate on Petrotrin’s refinery in Parliament on Tuesday, West said she was a “proud member of San Fernando” having grown up there with “pride and hope propelled by the existence of Texaco and Petrotrin.”
Don’t urinate on the Red House, there are open and clean public washrooms in Port-of-Spain.
This was a call made by Port-of-Spain Mayor Joel Martinez at City Hall yesterday as he lamented the public’s lack of concern for cleanliness in the city.
Chaguanas Mayor Gopaul Boodhan says he intends to stamp out illegal drag racing in the borough after receiving complaints that the stretch of roadway on the northern side of the Ministry of Agriculture head office and along Connector Road, Charlieville are being used as drag strips at nights.
“This cannot be tolerated and it’s illegal, I am asking for people to refrain from this activity or feel the full brunt of the law. There are too many accidents and road deaths across T&T,” Boodhan said during an interview at the Borough head office on Friday.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has ruled out cancelling J’ouvert activities in the Caribbean community, saying that it is an event that’s “important to the community”.
But he said one day after the grand West Indian American Day Carnival on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn ended, that the city would consider changing the hours of the pre-dawn event.