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.
With only one cargo ferry operating between T&T Demi John Cruikshank says at any point in time the lifeline between both islands can be severed and result in catastrophe. The President of the Tobago Division of the T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce says operators of the vessel are functioning under a month to month contract.
The society seems ripe for an implosion/ explosion. That's the view of community activist Clive Dottin after he noted that citizens are complaining of the rise in prices and their inability to meet such costs.