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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.

Murder accused linked to contract to kill AG

The death threat made against At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi came from some­one be­hind prison walls by a man al­ready fac­ing a mur­der charge on the high-pro­file mat­ter.

Guardian Me­dia was able to con­firm that the man’s fa­ther is al­so be­ing mon­i­tored by po­lice as he has been try­ing to meet with Al-Rawi to de­mand a speedy tri­al for his son.

UNC: Anomalies in voters lists for four marginals

The United National Congress (UNC) is calling on the Elections And Boundaries Commission (EBC) to launch a probe into what it says are abnormalities with voter lists in four marginal parliamentary constituencies.

In an official statement, the UNC says it had been conducting its own house to house examination of the list of registered voters in each constituency, meeting each voter in person.

No CEPEP cuts, circumstances permitting—Minister

Cir­cum­stances “per­mit­ting,” there will be no cuts in the CEPEP labour force or con­trac­tors, said Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter Kaz­im Ho­sein yes­ter­day.

Ho­sein said if the need aris­es, it may be re­viewed, “but as of to­day there will be no cuts”. He stressed this dur­ing yes­ter­day’s Stand­ing Fi­nance Com­mit­tee scruti­ny of the 2020 Bud­get.

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”.

Political parties says they're ready for LGE 2019

Local political parties say they are ready for Local Government Elections (LGE) 2019, which are scheduled to take place on Monday December 2nd.

On Friday, during the Opposition Leader’s response to the 2020 Budget Presentation, the Prime Minister’s Office released a brief statement confirming the date for the local government elections.

UNC Local Gov't screening begins Thursday

The United National Congress will begin screening for the upcoming Local Government elections on Thursday this week.

The first phase of the process will be held at the UNC’s Eastern Regional Office in Tunapuna with the screening of candidates for the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation and the Arima Borough Corporation from 3 pm.

Screening for the Tunapuna/ Piarco Regional Corporation will take place on Friday, 12th July from 3 pm at the same venue.

Kamla:No Opposition support for Immigration changes

Changes to the Im­mi­gra­tion Reg­u­la­tions, pro­posed by the Gov­ern­ment will not re­ceive any sup­port from the Op­po­si­tion.

Speak­ing at the Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress' Mon­day Night Fo­rum at the Aran­juez North Sec­on­dar School, Op­po­si­tion leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar said that the Gov­ern­ment filed "some­thing known as Im­mi­gra­tion Reg­u­la­tion".

"And we have ap­plied to an­nul those reg­u­la­tions," she said.

Mahabir replaces Ramdeen as UNC senator

The United National Congress has appointed attorney-at-law Ashvani Mahabir as its new Opposition Senator following the resignation of Gerald Ramdeen.

In a statement the UNC says Mahabir, who is also a communications consultant, has been appointed to its team of senators.

It goes on to say that Mahabir, has a long-standing relationship with the unc having served as youth arm chairman and working in various capacities in research as well as political and strategic communication over the years.

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