This country’s Ambassador to Costa Rica, Tracey Davidson-Celestine, has become the first woman to lead the Tobago's PNM Council.
She beat Kevin Charles—who is also the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA)—by a landslide at the polls. Davidson-Celestine took home 3,150 votes while Charles managed to poll 2,142 votes.
In an historic win, Tracy Davidson-Celestine became this country's first female to lead the People's National Movement's (PNM) Council in Tobago, in the Council's runoff election on January 26, 2020.
This, as the party celebrated its 64th anniversary on the same day.
Davidson-Celestine trounced the Council's political leader Kelvin Charles for a decisive win, with over 60 percent of the votes.
In her victory speech, Davidson-Celestine said she plans to resign as this country's ambassador to Costa Rica "as soon as possible".
It's official. Three teams will go up against Kelvin Charles, current political leader of the Tobago Council of the People's National Movement (PNM), in Sunday's runoff elections.
In a statement on Friday, Team Tracy 2020 said it is part of a group that includes Joel Jack and Dr. Denise Tsoaifatt-Angus—fighting to change the council's leadership.
"After consultation, and for this point onward Joel Jack, Dr Angus and I have decided we will work together in the best interests of the party," the Davidson-Celestine team said.
Dr. Denise Tsoiatfatt-Angus resigned from her position as Presiding Officer of the Tobago House of Assembly on Thursday.
Her resignation letter to the Assembly’s Legislature Clerk was leaked on social media before her 1:30 pm official announcement to the media.
Sources say Tsoiatfatt-Angus is making way to contest the position of the political leader of the People's National Movement (PNM) Tobago Council internal elections.
Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles made a similar move in January 2016, when he resigned as the Assembly's presiding officer.
THA Chief Secretary, Kelvin Charles, has expressed sadness at the drowning deaths of two teenagers at Argyle Falls yesterday.
In an official statement released last night, the THA Chief extends condolences to the friends and families of the youngsters, noting that he was deeply affected by the tragedy.
Mr Charles reportedly visited the families of 15-year-old Kharisha Thompson and 19-year-old Chrislon Walters, last night.
The full text of his statement, follows…
Calder Hall, Tobago,
Chief secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Kelvin Charles is assuring Tobago residents affected by the construction of a new terminal building and associated works at the ANR Robinson International Airport that the THA will provide support to ensure the smoothest possible transition.
Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly Kelvin Charles says statements by Secretary General of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha Satnarayn Maharaj about Tobagonians are "disingenuous and unpatriotic... and are an attempt to deprecate the Tobagonian child".
Charles was referring to Maharaj's comments about Tobagonians on his television station TV Jaagriti, on Tuesday.
Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles is seeking to reassure Tobagonians that every effort is being made to ensure continuation and predictability of their supply of goods in the coming weeks.
The Super Fast Galicia cargo ferry, which currently serves the route, will depart on April 21st.
Charles is continuing talks with the Ministry of Works and Transportation and the Port Authority, which runs the inter-island service.
Leader of the Progressive Democratic Party has become the first Minority Leader in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) in four years, as the new members of the THA took their oaths of office this morning.
Duke won the Roxborough/Delaford seat in Monday's THA election.
There has been no Minority Leader in the THA since 2013, when the People's National Movement (PNM) defeated Ashworth Jack's Tobago Organisation of the People by a margin of 12-0.