UNC: Anomalies in voters lists for four marginals

The United National Congress (UNC) is calling on the Elections And Boundaries Commission (EBC) to launch a probe into what it says are abnormalities with voter lists in four marginal parliamentary constituencies.

In an official statement, the UNC says it had been conducting its own house to house examination of the list of registered voters in each constituency, meeting each voter in person.

MOONILAL: "What's the real story with CEPEP and URP wage increases?"

Opposition Member of Parliament, Dr Roodal Moonilal, is calling on the Finance Minister to clarify the wage increase for both CEPEP and URP workers.

During the Finance Minister’s 2020 Budget Presentation last Monday, Government explained that these workers' wage increase takes into account the new cap for the Minimum Wage.

However, Dr Moonilal says this explanation has raised more questions than provided answers.

POLITICAL ANALYST: Expect more voters for LGE 2019

Political analyst, Dr Winford James, is predicting that this year will see a higher than normal turnout for the local government elections.

According to Dr James, voter participation in the last local government election was at roughly 34 percent. He notes, though, that having two major elections so close together will impact voter participation. He says people also will be going to the polls because of how they feel about the Rowley administration, as well as any momentum which the UNC can generate for itself.

EBC blanks PNM request to change constituency names

The Elec­tions and Bound­aries Com­mis­sion says it can­not ac­cede to a re­quest from the gov­ern­ment to con­sid­er name changes for three elec­toral seats for the 2020 Gen­er­al Elec­tion be­cause the 2019 re­port on the Re­view of Con­stituen­cy Bound­aries is now be­fore the Par­lia­ment.

UNC discusses voter registration, list of electors with EBC

The United National Congress has met with the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) to discuss issues of voter registration among other things.
The meeting was at the request of the UNC and the party says it is part of its mandate to work in the interest of the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
A UNC statement said that the team raised the following issues: 
• Voter registration
• The ability members from Commonwealth states to vote in Trinidad and Tobago elections

Former EBC chairman Dr Norbert Masson dies

Former chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC), Dr Norbert Masson has died.

The announcement was made via a statement by the EBC today.

The statement said: "It is with great sadness that the Elections and Boundaries Commission announces the passing of its former Chairman, Dr. Norbert Joseph Masson.

Dr. Masson succumbed to illness at 9:15 a.m. today.

Dr. Masson served this organisation with distinction both as a Member of the Commission and as its Chairman for a total of twenty-nine (29) years.