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Tobago Organisation of the People leader Ashworth Jack last night said he would soon meet with the executive of his party to decide on his future, in the wake of the PNM’s landslide victory in the Tobago House of Assembly election.

Even before re-elected Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly Orville London had completed his victory speech last night, National Security Minister Jack Warner, chairman of the United National Congress, said he accepted the result of the PNM landslide victory.

 

Political analyst Derek Ramsamooj says yesterday’s Tobago House of Assembly election was a referendum on the leadership of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and not the Chief Secretary Orville London. Ramsamooj was a panellist on a post-election panel discussion on television.

 

Even though election rules state that political canvassing on an election day is prohibited and punishable by law, reports yesterday suggest that die-hard supporters of their parties continued to campaign for the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) poll in Tobago.

“The people have spoken,” said Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar following provisional results last night of the THA election. All indications are that the incumbent PNM administration, led by Chief Secretary Orville London, was headed for a landslide victory in the 12 seats contested.

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) soon may be working closely with the police Cyber Crime Unit after an image of Tobago PNM leader Orville London appeared on a Web site showing him dressed as a pirate and holding two moneybags. The site also said London “ain’t got no time for Tobago.

Police yesterday turned up at the Mt Grace polling division in Tobago shortly after Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) leader Ashworth Jack cast his vote and ordered him to remove what they deemed was a party sticker on his vehicle.

There were no reports of election violence in Tobago during yesterday’s Tobago House of Assembly (THA) polls, says Assistant Commissioner of Police in Tobago Hugh Lovell.

Former prime minister Basdeo Panday kisses his wife, Oma Panday, during Sunday’s Feteology all-inclusive fete at Presentation College, San Fernando.
PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH

Dr Wayne Kublalsingh and members of the Highway Re-route Movement met for several hours yesterday with an independent review committee headed by Dr James Armstrong. The meeting is expected to be the last of Kublalsingh’s presentations to the committee.

 

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