San Fernando

Rohan Sinanan: UNC gained, but not in the way that counts

The PNM's campaign manager for the 2019 Local Government Elections, says the UNC failed to make any serious inroads into any of the PNM strongholds.

However, Works and Transport Minister, Rohan Sinanan, says the party will be doing some serious analysis of all the results, to determine the way forward for its 2020 general election strategy.

According to Minister Sinanan, one of the key people on the PNM’s strategy team for the recently concluded election, the opposition party was unable to make any impact on the East-West Corridor.

NACTA Poll: Close Fight in Siparia

As the 2019 Local Government Elections are set to run-off on Monday December 2nd, the latest NACTA Poll says it may be too close to call in the Siparia constituency.

And the NACTA pollsters say while voters are “disenchanted with the PNM’s governance”, the UNC may not be able to capitalise on that, given its current line-up.

In a release outlining the Poll’s latest results, the NACTA team says whoever is able to mobilise on the ground will be the overall winner in each constituency.

The full text of the release, follows…

Earthquake recorded this morning

UWI’s Seismic Research Centre has documented an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 on the Richter scale, at 4:11 this morning, at the north-eastern tip of Venezuela.

The earthquake was situated at latitude: 10.75 north, and longitude: 62.20 west. It was at a depth of 10 km.

For Trinidadians, the quake was located 77 km west of Port of Spain; 99 km north west of San Fernando; and 102 km west of Arima.

 

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Story content and image courtesy UWI SEISMIC RESEARCH CENTRE

TTUTA president: Teachers to protest, but responsibly

Newly installed TTUTA president, Antonia De Freitas, says teachers will continue to make their displeasure known to the government, over their poor working conditions and the fact that their salary negotiations have stalled.

Roughly 2,500 teachers from across the country took to the streets of San Fernando, yesterday afternoon, to send a message to the Chief Personnel Officer that it was time to get back to the negotiating table.

Teachers protest in San Fernando today

Scores of teachers are promising to take to the streets of this afternoon in protest of salary negotiations, this time in San Fernando.

The teachers were expected to assemble at the Harris Promenade by noon.

In October, hundreds of teachers deserted classes to express their dissatisfaction over the Chief Personnel Officer's failure to begin salary negotiations for the period 2014 to 2017. That protest took place in Port of Spain.

Some water taxi sailings cancelled again today

 

For the second day in a row, there was no water taxi service from San Fernando, this morning.

The Water Taxi Service had issued an advisory in its social media, indicating there would be no sailing out of San Fernando at 6:15, this morning.

It also advised there won't be a sailing at 4:30 out of Port of Spain, this afternoon.

A PTSC bus service was made available for passengers holding tickets on the affected sailings.

The Water Taxi Service also assured that all other sailings remained as scheduled.

Police probe break-in at MSJ’s head office

The Move­ment of So­cial Jus­tice (MSJ) is not rul­ing out that the break-in at their San Fer­nan­do head­quar­ters on Sunday was or­ches­trat­ed by their po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents.

The in­ci­dent comes on the heels of claims by Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley that on two oc­ca­sions be­fore the 2015 gen­er­al elec­tion con­tract killers were of­fered the job to kill him but they both re­fused. Row­ley al­so claimed that re­cent threats were made to kill At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi.

UNC not worried about litigation threats over San Fernando Highway project

The United National Congress says it is not surprised by threats of litigation coming from the People's National Movement, over the San Fernando Highway Extension Project.

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During his contribution to the budget debate on Friday, Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Fitzgerald Hinds, spoke about the Project, stating that “there was a tremendous amount of litigation taking place arising out of land acquisition in those matters”.

22-year-old man killed in San Fernando

A 22-year-old man has been shot and killed in San Fernando.

CNC3 News understands that around 7 this morning, Ezekiel Daniel was discovered by a relative at the back of Building B in Embacadere. He was nursing a gunshot wound to his head.

The police were contacted and Daniel was pronounced dead at the scene.

San Fernando CID and detectives from the Homicide Bureau are continuing investigations.

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