Dr Fuad Khan Barataria/San Juan MP now has a change of heart. (Image: Guardian Archives)

The United National Congress yesterday screened nominees for St Joseph, Tabaquite, Laventille East and West and Naparima, the party confirmed.

UNC officials also said the front-runner in Barataria San Juan is incumbent Dr Fuad Khan.

UNC officials said Tabaquite nominees included community development officer Reynold Siewdass, former television show producer Rishi Harrinanan and UNC national executive officer Ravi Ratiram. UNC senator Anita Haynes was also expected in the line-up.

Naparima nominees screened included incumbent Rodney Charles, councillor Chris Hosein and a businessman.

Elsewhere in the party, UNC MP Suruj Rambachan said he was expecting general elections by August 15. He shrugged off Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s recent statement of polls closer to December. (GA)