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A woman leads Tobago PNM now

This country’s Ambassador to Costa Rica, Tracey Davidson-Celestine, has become the first woman to lead the Tobago's PNM Council.

She beat Kevin Charles—who is also the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA)—by a landslide at the polls. Davidson-Celestine took home  3,150 votes while Charles managed to poll 2,142 votes.

Tobago Business Chamber: New PNM Tobago leader brings dynamism

President of the Tobago Business Chamber, Martin George, has congratulated Tracy Davidson-Celestine on her victory, in Sunday’s run-off election for the post of Political Leader, of the People's National Movement's (PNM) Council in Tobago.

Martin George is calling for a continued working relationship between her and current Chief Secretary of Tobago House of Assembly, Kelvin Charles, whom Davidson-Celestine ousted in the leadership contest, yesterday.

PNM gets first female Tobago Council leader

In an historic win, Tracy Davidson-Celestine became this country's first female to lead the People's National Movement's (PNM) Council in Tobago, in the Council's runoff election on January 26, 2020.

This, as the party celebrated its 64th anniversary on the same day.

Davidson-Celestine trounced the Council's political leader Kelvin Charles for a decisive win, with over 60 percent of the votes.

In her victory speech, Davidson-Celestine said she plans to resign as this country's ambassador to Costa Rica "as soon as possible".

Counting will continue in Tobago PNM Council's elections

Counting of ballots in the Tobago Council of the People's National Movement's (PNM) internal elections continues at 2 pm today.

Confirmation has come from Chairman of the Election Supervisory Committee, Alvin Pascal.

Pascal told Guardian Media a decision was taken in the wee hours of Monday morning to stop counting the ballots. The counting began after 6 pm yesterday, when the polling stations closed.

"The boxes with the ballots are sealed and guarded by two police officers at the Council's office," he told Guardian Media.

Kamla promises real local government reform

Political Leader of the United National Congress, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, is promising to ensure that local government reform becomes a reality, once the UNC wins the next general election.

The UNC political leader made the declaration last night, during victory celebrations following the results of the 2019 Local Government Elections.

During yesterday’s local government election, the UNC managed to win the Sangre Grande seat, thus realising a 7-7 tie with the People’s National Movement (PNM), in terms of the number of regional corporations each party controls.

COP hoping for free and fair elections on Monday

The political leader of the Congress of the People (COP) is hoping for free and fair elections on Monday, when the local government poll takes place.

Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan describes the recent issue with ballot papers as unfortunate, and is hoping the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) would have sorted matters out, so that all systems and protocols won't be compromised come voting day.

Duke: Time for Tobago to be independent from Trinidad

Newly re-elected political leader of the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP), Watson Duke, is making another call for Tobagonians to seriously embrace the idea of independence from Trinidad.

He maintains that Tobagonians must stop believing that they cannot survive without Trinidad, and that they actually would be better off if they are no longer tied to Trinidad.

Watson Duke retains post as leader of PDP

Watson Duke, leader of the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP), retained his position as the political leader of the party at the party's first- ever internal executive elections help at the Belle Garden Multi-Purpose Facility on Sunday, November 24.

No one else contested the post.

Duke founded the PDP in 2016 to fight the Tobago House of Assembly's January 2017 elections.

His party won two of the twelve electoral districts, breaking the monopoly held by the People's National Movement in the 2013 THA election.

Kamla: “Let us all put our nation's children first…”

Opposition Leader, Kamla Persa-Bissessar, is urging citizens in the nation to “refocus our energies, efforts and resources towards fulfilling the requirements of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a UN Convention to which this country is signatory.

In her message in observance of Universal Children’s Day 2019, the former prime minister and UNC political leader says the promotion and celebration of children’s rights will only redound towards building a better world for T&T’s children.

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.

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