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.
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…
Former Minister of the People and Cumuto/Manzanilla MP, Christine Newallo Hosein, is questioning why certain social grants were cut right before the Local government election.
"Is this psychological warfare?" Newallo Hosein asked the crowd along the Eastern Main Road in Sangre Grande.
Newallo Hosein says people have been coming to her in droves complaining that food cards have been cut, as well as disability grants.
One man was arrested and quantities of narcotics and cash seized by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Eastern Division over the weekend.
Reports are that during the exercise—which was conducted on Saturday 16th November 2019—the SORT officers proceeded to an apartment at Foster Road, La Seiva, Sangre Grande, where they executed a search warrant.
The Ministry of Works and Transport has been ordered to pay almost $1.5 million in compensation to a contractor from Sangre Grande, who carried out paving works in east Trinidad in 2011 without a written contract with the ministry.
Delivering a judgement at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, on Monday, High Court Judge James Aboud ruled in favour of Eastern Engineering and Marketing Services.
A new traffic plan implemented in Sangre Grande left scores of drivers confused and resulted in traffic gridlock stretching as far as Valencia on Wednesday.
All traffic leaving the town will now have to pass along Railway Road, which runs parallel to the Eastern Main Road, at exit at the turn off near Guaico Tamana Road.
All traffic heading east will use the Eastern Main Road (EMR), which has been converted to one-way traffic up to Wallenvalle.
President of the Sangre Grande Chamber Richard Mohammed has said that Sangre Grande is facing a traffic crisis which is dampening the town’s attractiveness and reputation domestically.
He said the Chamber has engaged in discussions with the Ministry of Works and Transport with regards to the Highway Development Project, paving of the streets of the town and enhancement of the pavements and beautification projects.
Mohammed made the comment during the installation of the Chamber’s new executive.
A near-fatal accident three weeks before their wedding almost derailed the plans of a Sangre Grande couple.
Basha Cain, 29, had planned to marry her common-law husband, Sean Cain, 45, in a ceremony at the Open Bible Church in Sangre Grande on Boxing Day. Instead, they exchanged vows at Sean’s bedside in the Sangre Grande Hospital on that day.