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After a lapse of 15 months and numerous requests from Chief Secretary Orville London, Prime Minister Kamla Persad  Bissesar has finally agreed to meet with the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly.

I had absolutely no intention of returning to the issue of the whereabouts of the Honourable Gary Melville. However, the continuing contempt, disregard, disdain, arrogance and scant courtesy demonstrated by the Chief Secretary toward the people of Tobago propelled me to do so.

The popular adage which states that “he who has eyes to see, let him see and he who has ears to hear, let him hear”, is becoming more relevant in the politics and management of Tobago everyday.

The Tobago Council of the People’s National Movement commends the Orville London administration in the Tobago House of Assembly for its decision to present another budget to the people of Tobago, after receiving the allocation for the present fiscal year.

I wish to start today’s article by calling on the Hon. Gary Melville, Secretary in the Division of Infrastructure and Public Utilities to emerge from his self-imposed obscurity and perform the duties for which he has been appointed.

Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar has  said that the next general election will not be held before it is due and has even postulated that the election date could be as late as November 2015.

The season of strange bedfellows

Written by Saturday, 04 October 2014 09:09

Several weeks ago, I wrote an article on the unholy alliance between the present and former Chief Secretaries on the issue of greater autonomy for Tobago.

All Tobagonians should pay close attention to the level and quality of representation which they have received from their parliamentary representatives in the Lower House, over the past 52 months.

What next madam Prime Minister?

Written by Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:12

I was tempted to title this article “In defence of Dr. Keith Rowley,” however, the more I pondered over the issue, the more I realised that it extends beyond Dr. Rowley.

Within the last three months, thousands of the island’s young people would have either graduated, entered or reentered university and secondary school or are tackling the job market. At this time, most of them are focused on their immediate personal goals, and they should be. Young people, in these dynamic times, must focus on preparing themselves for an unpredictable future in an increasingly competitive environment.

A Chief Secretary in dreamland

Written by Friday, 19 September 2014 22:50

At my second press conference as Party Chairman in another organisation, I called on the Chief Secretary to awake out of his slumber and provide decisive leadership for the island.

A most unholy alliance

Written by Saturday, 13 September 2014 11:10

WHILST growing up, I often heard that one ought to be wary of Greeks bearing gifts. I was almost always confused. However, as I grew older and was able to acquire the art of critical thinking, and able to separate the forest from the trees;

THE Tobago Council of the People’s National Movement commends the uniformed groups on parade, the Division of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, the Office of the Chief Secretary, the Division of Community Development and Culture and all other units and individuals for their contributions to this year’s Independence Day celebrations in Tobago. When compared to the previous years, the parade was evident of the growth and development of the country over the years.

IT is with mixed feelings that the Tobago Council of the People’s National Movement joins the rest of the country in the celebration of our 52nd anniversary of independence.

My last article entitled “Why the Shell and not the Conch” focused exclusively on the lack of integrity of those who are in the leadership of the Steering Committee of the Tobago Forwards. However, that article was amended in the newsroom and not published as sent, based on the content and comments which were no doubt very strong.

THE Tobago Council of the People’s National Movement pays tribute to the Father of the Nation at a time when it is necessary to reflect on what it truly means. We also take the opportunity to wish everyone Happy Independence.

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