EBC rejects two UNC candidates

The ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) is the only party fielding a full slate of 137 candidates for the November 28 Local Government election, since the Opposition United National Congress will only have 135 candidates.

Yesterday, the UNC issued its list of candidates, without names of candidates for the Woodbrook and Southern Port-of-Spain seats in the Port-of-Spain corporation area.

UNC chairman David Lee said two of UNC’s candidates who filed nomination papers on Monday for those two seats were rejected by the Elections and Boundaries Commission. 

Appeal Court begins hearings on UNC Election Appeal

The Court of Appeal has begun hearing of the arguments in the appeal of the United National Congress to challenge the legality of the 2015 general election.

The Appeal Court panel comprises Chief Justice Ivor Archie and Justices of Appeal Mendonca and Jamadar. 

The matter is being described as one of great public and constitutional importance as it will determine whether the election held on September 7th, 2015 was an election in accordance with the law and the constitution.