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Imbert: Wage restraint, not freeze; Duke: Imbert is Pharoah

Finance Minister Colm Imbert says the Government has taken no decision on a "wage freeze", but instead, a wage restraint.

The Minister says his comments this morning were taken out of context.

He had announced this morning that in upcoming negotiations for public servants, the Government would offer zero percent from 2017 to 2020.

His announcement drew the ire of the president of the Public Services Association (PSA) Watson Duke, who described the Minister as "Pharoah" at an earlier news conference.

Watson Duke's PDP seeks to make Tobago a "first-world nation" by 2030

Political leader of the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) Watson Duke says the party intends to make Tobago a "first-world nation" by 2030.

The PDP has already selected six candidates for the Tobago House of Assembly elections, which is expected to be in January 2017. 

He says there appears to be a number of people already coming to Tobago with the intent of voting in the upcoming elections.

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Voice notes warn of complete WASA shutdown tonight; PSA president distances himself

A series of voice notes are now circulating warning of a complete shutdown of all WASA plants at 9.30 tonight but PSA President Watson Duke says that is not a decision taken by the union.

The voice notes began circulating just after 10 am today on social media platform WhatsApp, saying talks have broken down.

Two of the voice notes, in particular, referred to health and safety issues impacting Process Plant Operators.

Wrong Watson Duke accuser being circulated on social media

An attorney yesterday urged people who have been posting her photo on social media, identifying her as the victim in the alleged rape case against Public Services Association president Watson Duke to desist from doing so.

Cherry Ann Rajkumar made the appeal at her home in Vistabella, San Fernando, as she said whoever was responsible for posting the initial photo had made her a victim of “character assassination.” 

She also called on the person/s responsible to apologise to her in a way that is fitting to repair the damage that had been done. 

Bail set at $250,000 for PSA President Watson Duke

PSA President Watson Duke has been granted $250,000 two hundred and fifty thousand dollars bail after he was slapped with five charges including sexual intercourse without consent.

He was additionally charged with four counts of indecent assault between January and April at the PSA headquarters.

Duke arrived at the Port-of-Spain Magistrate's Court this morning and was represented by Senior Counsel Gilbert Peterson.

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