Dr Keith Rowley

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

General Elections will be held on August 10.

Speaking at the 35th sitting of the House of Representatives on Friday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced the date.

“I have advised her Excellency the President to dissolve the parliament at midnight tonight as per our constitution. Nomination day would be Friday 17th of July and polling day would be August 10th 2020.”

The announcement comes after the PNM's last candidate was last night successfully screened for the Port of Spain South Constituency. Attorney Keith Scotland was approved at Queens Hall in Port of Spain.

The United National Congress (UNC) has completed its screening process but has yet to announce all candidates


Taxpayers now have to foot close to $10 million in damages to 20 former employees of the Security Intelligence Agency (SIA) who were dismissed by the Kamla Persad-­Bissessar regime.

The Industrial Court, in a ru­ling handed down on Wednesday, minced no words, with the panel describing the dismissals as “patently egregious” while, at the same time, slamming the Ministry of National Security under the former administration for not tendering a defence despite being ordered by the courts to do so.

Fifteen more people tested positive for the Covid-19 virus yesterday and are now in hospital. The Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 updates yesterday indicated that it was still unknown how 12 of the newest cases contracted the virus, as epidemiological investigations were being done. Three of the patients contracted the virus from recently positive Covid-19 patients, the Ministry noted.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is demanding that the Opposition United National Congress (UNC) remove an advertisement which, he said, likened black people to monkeys.

The Prime Minister was referring to a “Trinity’s Triangle” ad, in which an Afro-Trinidadian woman begs for food.