The Tobago Council of the PNM began the final round of screening for prospective candidates in the upcoming Tobago House of Assembly Elections.
The exercise kicked off on Sunday at the Council’s office at Pump Mill in Scarborough.
The first person to face the screening committee was head of the PNM Tobago Council Tracy Davidson-Celestine who was uncontested for the Lambeau/Signal Hill district.
Aside from Davidson-Celestine, Ancil Dennis for the Buccoo/ Mt Pleasant Electoral District and Joel Jack for the Bacolet/Mt St George Electoral District were also unopposed.
Twelve other persons were screened for five other districts, including the Belle Garden West/ Goodwood district where prospective candidate Sherridan Kirk described the process as “smooth and transparent.”
“The process was very satisfactory and I believe that I did well because I have always been a person committed to community work and it is the same community that encourages me to go forward and place my hat in the ring to represent them.”
Kirk is currently facing Boxhill Bailey, who said he feels his chances are “good” due to his “motivation for working with his community.” Two other prospective candidates, Carl McEwen and Ronnie Bacchus were also nominated for screening.
Scarborough Secondary School Physical Education teacher Sorren Bishop said his motivation for seeking to represent the residents of Parlativier / Lanse Fourmi Speyside came from his mentor, former political leader of the PNM Tobago Council Orville London.
“When I looked at the way he carried out himself and his leadership also inspired me to get into politics.”
Nominees Shomari Hector and Ricardo Warner were also screened for the Bethel/Mt Irvine Electoral District.
Clarence Jacob went up against Dominique Kerr for the Canaan/Bon Accord Electoral District.