The race is on for the marginal seat of California/Point Lisas on The Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation (CTTRC) .
This morning,, Maharaj and PNM candidate Dinah Valene Thurtonfiled nomination papers at the office of the Returning Officer at the Ato Boldon Stadium.
Thurton was accompanied by supporters and Labour Minister Jennifer Baptiste-Primus.
Parents and teachers of the Edinburgh Government Primary School are expected to stage a protest in-front of the school, today, with support from the Oilfields Workers Trade Union.
Guardian Media understands that since the school reopened in September, several students have fallen ill with rashes, respiratory problems, severe itching and asthma attacks.
And last Wednesday, a teacher was taken to the Chaguanas Health Facility after she collapsed at the school, moments after complaining about feeling nauseous and dizzy.
The small west African nation of The Gambia has filed a lawsuit at the UN's top court formally accusing Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya Muslims.
It was filed at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which normally rules on disputes between states.
Homicide detectives are investigating two unrelated murders that took place in North Trinidad on Sunday night, within the space of two hours.
In the later incident, shortly after 9 pm, Derrick Valentine, 33, of Covigne Road, Diego Martin, was at his home with his family when two gunmen men stormed into the house.
The men then opened fire, shooting Valentine multiple times about the body before escaping.
Valentine was taken to the St James infirmary where he died while undergoing emergency treatment.
The PNM’s principles are sound, PNM’s hands are clean and its doors are open.
That was Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s pitch to voters at yesterday’s PNM 49th convention and launch of the PNM’s Local Government election campaign, based on the theme “Getting the Job Done.”
PNM’s Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds has been appointed PNM deputy leader (legislative) replacing PNM MP and former minister Marlene McDonald.
The announcement was made at the end of yesterday’s PNM convention. Other PNM deputies are Joan Yuille Williams, Rohan Sinanan and PNM Tobago Leader Kelvin Charles. Hinds is minister in the Attorney General’s Ministry.
“Knock on every door and get every vote out!”
That was the command from PNM lady Vice-Chairman Camille Robinson-Regis to the sea-of red-clad PNMites who showed up for Sunday’s party convention and Local Government campaign launch.
Themed Getting It Done! the PNM yesterday released its campaign song at the Queen’s Park Savannah which attracted a large crowd from all constituencies, including youth delegates.
In what appeared to be more of a general election campaign rather than a local government rally, United National Congress political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar dished out a list of promises if her party returns to power.
Hundreds flocked to attend the UNC’s Local Government launch on Sunday at the car park of the UNC’s Couva South Constituency offices at Camden Road, Couva. The crowd was not as massive as in the days of Kamla-mania prior to the 2010 general election but was considerably different since there was a large gathering of Afro-T&T supporters and Venezuelan nationals donning UNC T-shirts who came out to support candidates from north and south Trinidad.