Political analyst, Professor John La Guerre, is predicting that the upcoming 2020 General Election will be very, very close, and predominantly, a two-party race.
He also warns that there may be a lot of mud-slinging, as both major parties try to poach voters from each other, to gain ascendancy.
According to Professor La Guerre, times have changed dramatically, as has the electorate, and it won’t be easy for any one political party to get an overwhelming majority.
He told us if the election were called today, it would be a dead heat between the PNM and the UNC.
The death threat made against Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi came from someone behind prison walls by a man already facing a murder charge on the high-profile matter.
Guardian Media was able to confirm that the man’s father is also being monitored by police as he has been trying to meet with Al-Rawi to demand a speedy trial for his son.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has labelled Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s claims of a plot to assassinate Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi as Emailgate two.
The war of words between Opposition Leader Kamla Persad- Bissessar and Finance Minister Colm Imbert about the sale of Clico policies continues with Persad-Bissessar now claiming that since she first raised the issue in her Budget response last Friday, more allegations have surfaced.
Loggers are planning to file an injunction against the Government as it moves to offer larger acreages of prime teak and pine fields to large scale saw millers.
The threat of litigation comes despite assurances from Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat that the new changes in the distribution of lucrative teak fields will not trigger massive job loss and decimation of small scale sawmilling operations.
Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) political leader, David Abdulah, contends it is "demeaning" and "improper" for the Prime Minister to announce the date for local government elections via a press release and a post on Facebook.
Abdulah reacted to the Prime Minister's selection of December 2 as election day for new councillors and aldermen at the 14 local government corporations across Trinidad.
American travel and hospitality conglomerate apple leisure group is close to expanding its footprint with a possible take over of the Magdelena grand beach and golf resort in Tobago.
During a post-budget meeting today, Finance Minister Colm Imbert announced that an agreement is being finalized with one of the group's subsidiaries.
Its a move he says could boost the tourism sector on the island.
Reporter: Jesse Ramdeo
While Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday expressed delight with Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s proposal to increase the minimum wage from $15 to $17.50 an hour for 194,000 low income workers across the country, she feels the pay hike was insufficient as it should have been $20 an hour instead.
This was how Persad-Bissessar responded at a press conference at the Parliament Building, Port-of-Spain, minutes after Imbert delivered his $53 billion 2019/20120 budget presentation in the House of Representatives.
They were prime movers in the UNC but former UNC Cumuto-Manzanilla MP Collin Partap started working with PNM's Local Government campaign two weeks ago, while ex-UNC Mayaro MP Winston "Gypsy" Peters is being wooed by the PNM to take Mayaro in the general polls.
Both spoke to the Guardian between Friday and Saturday.