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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
UNC Political Leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar has advised the party's membership of upcoming elections within the party.
This followed a meeting of the UNC National Executive last evening.
The following is a statement from the UNC:
"On Wednesday 27th January 2016, the National Executive and the Parliamentary Arm of the United National Congress met at Rienzi Complex.