The multi-million dollar contracts given to seven reputed gang leaders at two PNM-controlled corporations will now be the subject of an expansive audit that will also include the 12 other regional corporations across the country.
The announcement was made by Rural Development and Local Government Minister Kazim Hosein in a media release issued on Wednesday in which he signalled his intention to have this matter properly investigated.
The PNM starts screening Local Government nominees from this weekend, beginning with candidates for Sangre Grande tomorrow and San Fernando on Sunday.
Already, three San Fernando councillors have been nominated unopposed.
Screening was confirmed by PNM’s Balisier House headquarters.
PNM controls both corporations. After this weekend, screening continues daily next week for other areas.
Chairman of the People's National Movement (PNM) Tobago Council Stanford Callender is distancing the party from the actions of a youth activist's accused of sexting a 15-year-old boy.
On Wednesday morning, Tobago woke to the news that the activist, who works with youths in the Tobago House of Assembly(THA) and appears on some of the party's political platforms, sent WhatsApp messages to the underage child, soliciting oral sex.
The National Women’s League of the People’s National Movement is praising Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley for what it calls "his sterling example of leadership and accountability to the nation during his recent address on the country's economic status".
The League says it felt encouraged by the presentation which inspired a new personalized feel to governance labelling it as each citizen's business.
The League is applauding the Prime Minister for his willingness to be open and honest with citizens who requested answers into ongoing changes in the country's finances.