Chairman of the Council for Responsible Political Behaviour, Dr Bishnu Ragoonath, says this country still has a long way to go in improving its political culture.
Dr Ragoonath made the comment in light of recent comments by Watson Duke, president of the Public Service Association (PSA). Mr Duke also is political leader of the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP), as well as Minority Leader in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA).
Minority councillor Dr Faith B Yisrael believes the petition for the removal of secretary for Health Dr Agatha Carrington from office shows that Tobagonians are not in agreement with certain failures in the health sector on the island.
Speaking at the Minority Council’s news conference yesterday, Yisrael said due to Tobago’s population size, the number of signatures garnered speak volumes and should be respected
Public Service Association President, Watson Duke, has defended his use of a racial slur when calling on members of the public not to support the People's National Movement (PNM) in the upcoming local government election.
Speaking on a morning talk show on Power 102, he only apologised to those who misunderstood what he meant when using the term.
The council chamber of the Siparia Regional Corporation has been a political battleground over the last three years with the United National Congress (UNC) holding a slight majority. Both parties are now seeking to win at least two more seats in the December 2 local government elections for proper control over the region.
There was much banter between PNM and UNC supporters at the Siparia Market Plaza as the candidates submitted their nominations without problems. The MSJ also submitted their nominations as well.
The ruling People’s National Movement and Opposition United National Congress are the only two political parties fielding full teams of 139 candidates each for the December 2 Local Government polls.
The PNM’s principles are sound, PNM’s hands are clean and its doors are open.
That was Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s pitch to voters at yesterday’s PNM 49th convention and launch of the PNM’s Local Government election campaign, based on the theme “Getting the Job Done.”
Former energy minister Kevin Ramnarine has hit back at Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley denying that he lied to the nation about the curtailment of natural gas between 2011 and 2014.
At a meeting in Siparia on Thursday, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley told supporters at Thick Village Community Centre that Ramnarine, during his tenure as the energy minister, had lied to the population.