PNM IN ENTERPRISE PARTY TALK: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and People’s National Movement general secretary Foster Cummings, left, chat at the official opening of the party’s new Central Regional Office at Enterprise, Chaguanas, on Saturday. At centre is Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat, the party’s prospective candidate for Chaguanas East in 2020. 

Central Trinidad will not go red for the 2020 general election in favour of the People’s National Movement (PNM) because there is too much disenchantment and tribal voting in this country.

This is according to political analysts Dr Vanus James and Derek Ramsamooj who shared their views with the Express yesterday on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s aspiration to secure PNM votes in Central seats from Couva to Caroni to Chaguanas in the next general election.

The PNM last Saturday opened an office in Central which will also serve as a campaign office for Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat who is the party’s Chaguanas West candidate for the 2020 general election.

The seat is currently held by United National Congress (UNC) MP Fazal Karim.


Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says there will be a strong presence of police officers general election day, August 10.

In a statement from the Police Service yesterday, Griffith said he gave this assurance to Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) chief election officer Fern Narcis-Scope and deputy chief election officer Lena Sahadeo.

WITH mere weeks to the 2020 general election, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday opened yet another facility, this time the $90 million Moruga Agro-Processing and Light Industrial Park.

Sixty-one-year-old Joanne Pantin, who has been stranded in Florida, says she is heartbroken over comments made by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and her son, Stephen Nicholas Pantin.

In a telephone interview with the Express yesterday, Pantin said she had a meltdown when she learned that the Government had agreed to host the 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and allow players to come to Trinidad.

Anti-Christopher Columbus lobbyists are happy Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has finally chimed in the conversation over the removal of the statue.

While speaking at the opening of the Bagatelle Community Centre last week, Rowley said after the August 10 election there should be a “sane and sober” national conversation on what colonial statues and monuments should come down.

WITH the early closure of bars imposed by the Government and Caribbean Premier League (CPL) games beginning on August 18, the Barkeepers Association is calling for the 8 p.m. lock-off time to be lifted before the CPL bowls off, as the early closure will further hit their earnings.