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TTFA head tipped for city mayor job
Kazim Hosein, son of former San Fernando mayor Rakeeb Hosein, is tipped to be appointed mayor of San Fernando following the victory of the People’s National Movement in Monday’s local government elections. Hosein was one of the aldermen nominated by the party. Sources say former San Fernando West MP Junia Regrello could be appointed deputy mayor. Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley has repeatedly spoken of the need to mix youth with experience in leadership positions in PNM-controlled corporations.
In the Port-of-Spain City Corporation, which was also won by the PNM, the president of the T&T Football Association (TTFA) Raymond Tim Kee is tipped to be appointed as mayor. Asha Permanand, the daughter of retired Justice Jean Permanand, is likely to be given the deputy mayor position. Former senator Nafeesa Mohammed is expected to be retained as chairman of the San Juan-Laventille Regional Corporation. Two other aldermen are in contention for the post: Richard Walcott and Rajendra Baboolal, sources say.
In Arima, the PNM is expected to appoint former Senate vice-president George Hadeed as the borough’s new mayor. Hadeed is a businessman and former president of the Eastern Division of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The Central Executive of the PNM is yet to meet to decide on the nominations for mayors and chairmen and their deputies.
In Diego Martin three names are in contention for the positions of chairman and deputy chairman. They are Daryl Smith, former councillor Irene Hinds and chairman of the Diego Martin West constituency of the PNM Sigler Jack. Councillors elected to the Diego Martin Corporation are expected to be sworn in on Monday.
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