Watson Duke, Political Leader of the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP), and Minority Leader in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA).

The Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) has joined forces with the Tobago Forwards (TF) to face the Peoples National Movement (PNM) in the next Tobago House of Assembly Elections.

Deputy Political Leader of the PDP, Farley Augustine, revealed the names of the candidates on the PDP slate on social media on November 9.  Among the persons listed was Pastor Terance Baynes, who recently was appointed the Political Leader of the Tobago Forwards; attorney Christlyn Moore formerly held the position. 

New leader of the Tobago Forwards, Pastor Terance Baynes. (Image courtesy Tobago Forwards)

Augustine said after careful deliberation, the party decided to join forces with the TF, which has put their own operations “on hold” to form the coalition.

“And the party agreed to go with the coalition,” he explained, “as the objective is to select candidates that are community-oriented, with a passion for service.” 

The candidate launch was streamed live on Social Media from a classroom at Speyside where Augustine said:

“We are coming to you humble in a simple classroom where I began my journey as a teacher.”

The PDP Candidates for the next THA elections are:

●  Parlatuvier/L’anse Fourmi/Speyside -Farley Augustine 

●  Goodwood/Belle Garden West- Dr. Faith B. Yisrael 

●  Buccoo/Mt Pleasant  – Jamie Baird 

●  Bethel/Mt Irvine – Pastor Terance Baynes 

●  Lambeau/ Signal Hill – Wayne “Wasp” Clarke 

●  Belle Garden East/ Roxborough/ Delaford – Watson Duke 

●  Plymouth/ Golden Lane –Zorisha Hackette

●  Scarborough/ Calder Hall – Trevor James 

●  Bacolet/ Mt St George – Megan Morrison 

●  Providence/ Mason Hall/Moriah – Ian “Whitey” Pollard 

●  Canaan/Bon Accord – Joel “Nuttsy Sampson 

●  Black Rock/Whim/Spring Garden –Abby Taylor