Politics

Over 100 families get keys to HDC homes today

“Let's deliver a record number of houses in 2020…”

Words of newly appointed Chairman of the Housing Development Corporation, Noel Garcia, at a housing distribution ceremony this morning.

According to Garcia, the HDC plans to deliver approximately 2,000 homes this year.

"I'm happy to be back at the HDC," Garcia said.

Garcia was appointed Chairman of the HDC on Friday 10th January 2020, replacing Newman George. This is his second stint at the Corporation.

Tracy hopes to mend party but Charles feels 'viciously' attacked

Out­go­ing Po­lit­i­cal Leader of the To­ba­go Coun­cil of the PNM, Chief Sec­re­tary Kelvin Charles said, he was de­mo­nized dur­ing the cam­paign.

Los­ing in nine out of the 13 polling sta­tions through­out To­ba­go, Charles even­tu­al­ly lost to Tra­cy David­son-Ce­les­tine by 1,108 votes. He re­ceived 2,042 votes, while David­son-Ce­les­tine re­ceived 3150 votes. Speak­ing to re­porters af­ter his de­feat on Sun­day night he said, he was per­son­al­ly at­tacked.

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.

Sedition charge against Watson Duke dismissed

The sedition charge against Public Services' Association (PSA) President, Watson Duke, has been dismissed.

Chief Magistrate Maria Busby-Earle-Caddle opted to discharge Duke as he reappeared before her in the Port-of-Spain Magistrate's Court, a short while ago.

State prosecutors had requested that Busby-Earle-Caddle adjourn the case, after a preliminary hearing of the State's appeal over Justice Frank Seepersad's judgement, in which he struck down aspects of the Sedition Act. The hearing is carded for February 3.

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