Politics

RAGOONATH: “Need to improve our political culture…”

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 Council supports petition to remove health secretary

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

Duke doubles down on use of the N-word

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.

Heavy banter during Siparia nomination day

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.

EBC reports smooth Nomination Day process

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.

Rowley- UNC and PNM not the same

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 hits back at PM

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.

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