Dr. Roger Hosein believes that T&T's growth rate for 2016 is closer to -6.2% and not the reported -4.5%. A figure which the UWI Lecturer says will be the worst contraction of the economy since 1983.
The minority has spoken. That’s the view of political analyst Dr. Bishnu Ragoonath on the result of the recently held Local Government Election. He says the two major political parties will claim victory based on their “spin doctors” but the country will move forward.
With the two major political parties claiming victory in Monday’s Local Government Election having won seven and a half, and six and a half seats respectively, political analyst Shane Mohammed says if the number of votes cast is looked at based on proportional representation the numbers may lean more towards a seven a piece.
Chairman of the Council for Responsible Political Behaviour Dr. Bishnu Ragoonath says the code of ethics designed by the organisation was done so to get citizens to acknowledge that they live in a democratic society and that respect for each other’s rights must be done in a civilized manner. He says focus should be placed on the issues and not on people and mauvais langue.
In celebration of The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women the Office of the Prime Minister - Gender and Child Affairs will be observing 16 days of activism. Activities during the observance will include school outreach programmes and a fair at the Brian Lara Promenade on November 25th.
It will be a proud moment for Chaguanas when it becomes a city. That's the sentiment expressed by the borough's Mayor Gopaul Boodhan. He says making Chaguanas into a city has been something that its council has been clamoring for. However it was previously voted against by the PNM and ILP.
Former National Security Minister Gary Griffith says the murder rate given by the police service is the one that should be believed and not that of any political party. He says the TTPS's figure will be more accurate but noted that recent concern over that figure may have arisen out of there being at least 20 persons whose cause of death is yet to be determined.