Albertha Purdeen, the PEP's candidate for San Juan/Barataria, this morning filed her nomination papers at Fifth Street Barataria. She will be going up against the PNM's Jason Williams and and the UNC's Saddam Hosein.


It can’t get any more bizarre.

There was never an appearance by the State in the malicious prosecution lawsuit against the Attorney General, filed by the nine men accused and then acquitted of the murder of Vindra Naipaul-Coolman.

By a vote of 36 for, none against, the House of Representatives unanimously approved the notification for the nomination of 59-year-old Erla Harewood-Christopher at its sitting yesterday, creating history in the process with the first woman Commissioner of Police.

It is the first time since July 2010 when Canadian Dwayne Gibbs’ appointment was unanimously supported, that there was consensus on the nomination for the top cop position.

Police Constable Nicholson George has been charged following the incident in which he allegedly assaulted a traffic warden.

George, who is currently on suspension, was detained on Thursday afternoon.

Legal advice was sought from the Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard, SC, and investigators were instructed to charge the officer, the Express was informed.

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