Councillors of the Couva/ Tabaquite/ Talparo Regional Corporation (CTTRC) were warned not to be arrogant.
As the newly elected councillors of the Siparia Regional Corporation took their oath of office yesterday, People's National Movement (PNM) members are already gearing up to let their voices be heard.
Their voices are all they have as outgoing chairman Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh confirmed that the United National Congress now has the majority to win all votes.
As the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) distributed new homes to 244 families yesterday, Housing and Urban Development Minister Edmund Dillon said this was a small figure compared to the 180,000 applicants in its database.
“That’s just a small drop in the ocean compared to the 180,000 persons who are waiting for units. You are not considering yourselves lucky, but consider yourselves in a good position this morning,” Dillon told recipients at a distribution ceremony in Cypress Hills, San Fernando.
A new polymer $100 bill will be displayed on the Central Bank website at 4 pm today.
Minister of National Security, Stuart Young announced Government's plan to roll out a new $100 bill to replace the blue note at today's Post-Cabinet press briefing.
Young said the replacement 100 note will be harder to counterfeit and would also undermine the use of stored cash to fund criminal activity.
the new bill is expected to be in circulation within 14 days and not the usual 30-day period for new bills.
Political leader of the Progressive Democratic Patriots, Watson Duke, says the local government election results show the level of frustration by the population.
Watson Duke says he is expecting similar results in next year's General Election.
He says young people in particular are growing fed up of local politics and are finding ways to have their voices heard.
According to the PDP leader, young people will not suffer their voice to be silenced by anyone. That is why there are so many youth-led protests happening around the world.
As the country now gears up for campaigning ahead of the 2020 general election, political analysts agree that both major parties—PNM and UNC—will have their work cut out for them, trying to convince the undecideds and independent voters.
According to Dr Winford James, yesterday’s local government election results have cemented the reality that Trinidad and Tobago is a two party country. He says a third political force may never be able to fully impact the political landscape, notwithstanding how many people continue to call for change.
Outgoing chairman of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation, Terry Rondon, is disappointed that the People’s National Movement (PNM) was unable to hold on to the corporation.
The local government stalwart believes the party must go back to the drawing board and re-focus on serving the people.
He says what happened yesterday was less a rejection of the PNM itself, and more a statement that the way local government candidates are selected must change.