Today in history: Kamla becomes leader of UNC

….. defeats Panday 10-1  Kamla Persad-Bissessar was gracious in victory Sunday night and opened her arms to welcome all those who campaigned against her in the internal election of the United National Congress (UNC). In a brief address, she said: “I am your servant. I...
Posted On 24 Jan 2014
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Manning Making Khochoor

PM Kamla is OK; Manning’s flight of fancy typical of PNM subterfuge Patrick Manning has been on his ‘sick bed’ since January 2012 when he suffered a stroke but every now and then he emerges to make some kind of khochoor using social media and the conventional...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014
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Commentary: Rowley’s Senate moves is a dangerous political gamble

Keith Rowley’s move to shake things up in the Senate is no accident and we need to look beyond today to understand what is happening within the opposition People’s National Movement (PNM). When Rowley, as political leader, got the party to change the constitution to follow the...
Posted On 04 Dec 2013
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Commentary: Kamla’s legacy is secure

They say never judge a person until you walk a mile in that person’s shoes. But in Trinidad and Tobago few people seem to care about that and everybody is an expert on how to run a political party and a government. And everybody, it seems, has a negative opinion about...
Posted On 03 Nov 2013
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Rambachan: calls for general election unwarranted

Following the recent local govt elections, a call for a general elections is being made.  The grounds for such an election are at best spurious and unwarranted. It therefore amounts to the political rhetoric of the season. What are the facts surrounding the governance of the...
Posted On 27 Oct 2013
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Regrettable opposition comments

Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley and PNM MPs Colm Imbert and Marlene McDonald may have behaved irresponsibly in making alarmist statements on the ongoing negotiations between this country and Venezuela regarding the monetising of gas from the huge, cross-border, Loran/Manatee...
Posted On 25 Sep 2013
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AG has proven himself

Columnist Sheila Rampersad has wasted no time in targeting her favourite “whipping boy”, Attorney Gen­eral Anand Ramlogan, and has clearly taken up where she has left off at the Guardian (“Piano man unplugged”, August 30). Her penchant for criticising and condemning our young AG...
Posted On 10 Sep 2013
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Defenders and detractors

by DR HAMID GHANY As the campaign for the Chaguanas West by-election comes to an end, it is apparent that the voters will be faced with choices that could tell us a lot about ourselves. The Warner campaign was put on the defensive late in the game by a platform speaker who chose...
Posted On 28 Jul 2013
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Ask us about Press freedom

By Suzanne Mills One Monday morning in 2003, a senior political reporter who constantly boasted of her daily six am chats with then Prime Minister Patrick Manning came to me with an ominous message. At the time I was editor in chief of Newsday and I was also writing a Sunday...
Posted On 21 Jul 2013
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The troubling silence

by DR HAMID GHANY: The personal decision by Ken Gordon in his capacity as chairman of the Integrity Commission to meet privately at his home with Dr Keith Rowley has been identified as being an error by many of those who have spoken publicly on the matter. For some it was a minor...
Posted On 30 Jun 2013
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