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LA GUERRE: “2020 Election a two party race…”

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.

INTERNATIONAL: MPs' vote on Brexit deal ruled out by Speaker John Bercow

The Commons Speaker has refused a government request to hold a "yes" or "no" vote on its Brexit deal.

John Bercow said a motion on the deal had already been brought before MPs on Saturday, and it would be "repetitive and disorderly" to debate it again.

Saturday's sitting saw an amended motion nodded through by MPs, which withholds approval of Boris Johnson's deal until it has been passed into law.

The PM agreed a deal with the EU last week, but it must be approved by MPs.

Rowley: I will fight like a Tiger to protect my name

Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley said he has “no fear...I will have my day in Court with Roodal Mooni­lal and all those who slan­der me.”

These were the words of the prime min­is­ter as he ap­peared on I95.5 FM’s Take Two Thurs­day pro­gramme yes­ter­day break­ing his si­lence on al­le­ga­tions be­ing made against him by the op­po­si­tion MP.

Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson In Hospital After Motor Vehicle Accident

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, PJ Patterson, is now undergoing a complete medical evaluation at the University Hospital of the West Indies, following an accident last night.

Mr Patterson was rushed to hospital late Monday evening after a reported motor vehicle accident at his upper St Andrew home. The extent of his injuries, if any, could not be immediately ascertained.

PM: No apology, no resignation

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says there is no need for him to apologize to the Opposition Leader or resign over the 'Emailgate' fiasco.

Dr Rowley was responding to the announcement yesterday by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) that it has officially closed the investigation.

Making it clear he will not go down the Opposition’s “rabbit hole”, the prime minister accused the UNC of “twisting” the “facts” as is outlined in the file handed to the TTPS by the Director or Public Prosecutions (DPP).

PM points to values of peace, love and equality in Eid message

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is encouraging the national community and the Muslim community to resolve to always demonstrate the peace, love and equality which are the inherent features of Islamic teachings.

In his message on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, the prime minister is also urging citizens to direct their hearts towards strengthening the society based on mutual respect and love.

Here is the full text of the PM's message:

"Assalam-U-Aalikum,

PM: Seizure of assets will be via due process of the court

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is responding to calls for citizens to sign a petition against the passage of the Unexplained Wealth Bill.

In a post to The Office of the Prime Minister's Facebook page, Dr Rowley attempted to clarify what he says are a number of false claims.

The video which began circulating over the weekend made a number of claims, one being that the state could seize assets based only on a suspicion.

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