Monday, December 10, 2012

TOP to look at additional THA seat


Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and the Cabinet will hold their weekly meeting in Tobago on December 20. Government officials will also use the opportunity to distribute toys after the meeting at the Coco Reef Hotel, said Communications Minister Jamal Mohammed.

Further, Tobago Organisation of People (TOP) chairman Lionel Coker says the party may be open to having a 13th seat in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA). He spoke following TOP’s public meeting on Saturday. Opposition Leader Keith Rowley told Parliament last month that there should be a 13th seat instituted in the 12 seat THA to avoid any ties and the situation that occurred with the 18-18 deadlock in 2002.

“We could look at this, TOP might be open to it,” Coker said. Coker also spoke out against THA chief secretary Orville London’s tenure which he deemed a “dictatorship. He cited issues with a number of projects including the Scarborough Hospital divisions and laundry. Coker was scheduled to speak at TOP’s Argyle campaign meeting last night.

Reproduced from Newsday Trinidad and Tobago.

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