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Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley moved swiftly yesterday to remove retired Brigadier Ancil Antoine as the People’s National Movement candidate for the D’abadie/O’meara constituency in the August 10 general elections.
The Movement for National Development, headed by former attorney general Garvin Nicholas, is promising to make a dent in all three Diego Martin constituencies.
Two teenagers have been arrested for possession of a firearm and ammunition.
According to police reports, acting on information, officers of the Western Division Task Force (WDTF) mounted a surveillance operation during the hours of 12 noon and 4:00 pm where they observed the duo parading with a firearm.
The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of the morning of Sunday 5th July, 2020:
ANSA Merchant Bank, a member of the ANSA McAL Group, partnered with the Chaguanas Borough Corporation on Friday to distribute hampers to 50 needy people and families throughout the borough. Mayor Vandana Mohit said the move by the ANSA McAL group was most welcomed since many people have had little to eat due to the lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mohit said people are still feeling the brunt of COVID-19 even though we have been able to flatten the curve in T&T. "We still have persons who are in need, single mothers, persons who have lost their jobs, families who have many children and cannot afford to look after them at this point," she said.
Officials within the TTPS have uncovered an alleged plot to kill Police Commissioner Gary Griffith, Supt Roger Alexander and members of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT).
Political parties are hustling! The ruling Peoples’ National Movement (PNM) and PNM and Opposition United National Congress (UNC) leapt into high election preparation gear on Saturday after the August 10 election date was announced last Friday. Prime Minister Keith Rowley announced the election date during the Parliament sitting. Parliament was dissolved at midnight.
United National Congress (UNC) incumbent for Princes Town Barry Padarath has completed and filed the final documents required to return home and hopes to be back in the country on Wednesday.
A more efficient tax collection system is coming says Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. Speaking at the opening of the Point Fortin Area Hospital on Saturday, Rowley said now that energy prices are at an all-time low, the Government must rely on an efficient tax collection system to find funds to run the country in the future.
The health protocols for the upcoming general election will be similar to the pre-COVID-19 guidelines according to the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Roshan Parasram.
"The police are our friends, they are our protectors." Urging the public to respect and cooperate with law enforcement officials as their job is to protect and serve, the United National Congress's (UNC) candidate for Tunapuna David Nakhid has described it as ironic that these situations were emerging in some of the People's National Movement (PNM) strongholds.
As T&T readies itself for the upcoming general election campaign, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is assuring the public that the TTPS will remain on full alert "to prevent any subversive element from attempting to affect our democracy."
The Barataria/San Juan constituency, with 25,622 registered voters, is considered to be a marginal constituency, with voters often shifting loyalties between the two major political parties.
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