PNM picks candidates for Barataria, Belmont East Local Gov't bye-elections

The ruling People's National Movement has selected two candidates for upcoming Local Government bye-elections in Barataria and Belmont East.

The party said in a statement that its screening committee met on Wednesday 4th April 2018 at Balisier House Port of Spain, to screen prospective candidates.

Ten persons were screened, which included five for each electoral district.

The committee eventually selected Nicole Young to run for Belmont East and Ms. Kimberly Rae-Ann Small for Barataria.

PNM Women's League: PM was not casting blame on Patrick Manning

The Women’s League of the People’s National Movement (PNM) says it has taken note of the press release issued by Hazel Manning, former Cabinet Minister and wife of the late Prime Minister Patrick Manning.

The league says that both Hazel and Mr Manning remain dear to the heart of the Women’s League, having both contributed immensely to its growth and development over the years.

Samad removed from PNM meeting

Social activist Ishmael Samad was bodily thrown out of last night's People's National Movement's political meeting by police, after he interrupted the event to complain about the poor state of some of the country's roads.

Samad, who was seated in the La Horquetta Regional Complex hall, got up holding a newspaper outlining a story of the poor condition of the Guaico Tamana Road when Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan was about to address constituents, causing the meeting to be disrupted.