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New St Joseph MP
will sit on the Opposi-
tion front row, shifting
San Fernando MP
Patrick Manning s seat
to the back bench,
according to People s
(PNM) deputy leader
He will take his new
seat halfway down the
PNM front bench when
the Lower House resumes at Tower D,
Waterfront Centre, Port-of-Spain, at
1.30 pm today after a lengthy break.
Last Tuesday after Deyalsingh won
the St Joseph seat McDonald told the
T&T Guardian the new MP would be
placed on the Opposition back row,
immediately behind her.
But yesterday she said Deyalsingh s
seat would be between MPs Fitzgerald
Jeffrey and Amery Browne.
This will shift other PNM MPs---
Browne, Alicia Hospedales, Joanne
Thomas and Paula Gopee-Scoon---
down a notch. Gopee-Scoon will now
become the last MP on the PNM s front
McDonald said former prime minister
Manning s seat has been shifted to the
Opposition backbench, immediately
behind her front-row seat.
PNM leader Dr Keith Rowley will sit
on her left. Manning s new seat also
places him five seats away from ILP
leader Jack Warner, who is also on the
backbench. Manning has been on leave
from Parliament since suffering a stroke
in January 2012.
He is on extended sick leave until
year-end. He was in his daily therapy
session yesterday and
unavailable to comment
on the parliamentary
change of his seat.
Deyalsingh s win in
the November 4 St
Joseph by-election now
gives the PNM 13 seats.
With the loss of St
Joseph and Chaguanas
West in July to ILP s
Warner, the People s
tration s 29-seat major-
ity of 2010 has been
reduced to 27 seats at its
McDonald said there had been no
discussion on who would replace
Deyalsingh in the Senate, as Rowley,
whose prerogative that is, is out of T&T
and would miss today s House session.
She could not comment on names
tipped for the Senate appointment,
including front-runner former Senator
Christine Sahadeo, former Senator Mar-
iano Browne and several attorneys.
Today s agenda focuses on nomina-
tions for new Police Service commis-
sioners, including incumbents Martin
George and Addison Khan, plus new
nominees Dr James Armstrong and
Roamar Achat-Saney, whose nomina-
tions are surrounded with controversy
concerning their suitability.
The agenda also includes questions
on various aspects of Caribbean Airlines
Ltd operations---from wet lease arrange-
ments and routes---plus details sur-
rounding the controversial firetruck
which was involved in an accident in
November 2012 and which the National
Security Ministry, under then Minister
Jack Warner, paid $6.8 million to
retrieve from a precipice in Blan-
Front seat for
...as House resumes today
St Joseph MP Terrence
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-
Bissessar has been awarded the
2013 "Democracy Medal" by the
46th World Conference of the
International Association of Polit-
ical Consultants in Antigua.
The announcement was made
in a statement issued by the Office
of the Prime Minister yesterday.
Chairman of the conference,
Mathew McMillan, said: "Persad-
Bissessar is a true trailblazer in the
He said the organisation felt her
rise to power in T&T was a testa-
ment to the progress of women in
the country, in the region and
around the world.
"Her policy initiatives have been
revolutionising and her commit-
ment to the development of her
country and the Caribbean has been
uncompromising," he said.
Persad-Bissessar received the
award in absentia but sent a written
letter of thanks, which was read to
the participants attending the event.
Persad-Bissessar said she was hon-
oured to have been recognised by
Persad-Bissessar said she looked
forward to continuing to work with
world leaders and with all Caribbean
stakeholders to forge solutions in
the interest of the global commu-
nity, regardless of size or income.
The award for Democracy Medal
is given to an individual or organ-
isation who, in the judgment of its
members, has worked courageously
to foster, promote and sustain the
democratic process anywhere in
the world, a release said.
Among the previous recipients
of the award were former president
of Poland, Lech Walesa and former
South Africa president Nelson
Democracy award for PM
In an attempt to curb road car-
nage and lawlessness, Govern-
ment intends to install cameras
at various intersections to capture
Works Minister Dr Surujrattan
Rambachan said that yesterday as
he commented on the weekend
accidents which left six people
Speaking with reporters during
a construction site visit at the
Freeport overpass yesterday, Ram-
"What I believe is happening is
that people are very irresponsible
in terms of their driving habits.
You cannot keep blaming the police
and blaming the authorities for the
accidents that are taking place."
He said road users must demon-
strate a higher level of responsi-
He added: "What we have to do
and this will perhaps annoy people,
but we have to increase the level
of enforcement and I am very much
on the side of the magistrates, for
example, who are increasing the
fines that they are imposing for
people who have been found driv-
ing under the influence of alcohol.
I am very much on their side.
"I say again like I have said before
a vehicle is a weapon in the hand
of the user."
He said people did not seem to
realise there was motor manslaugh-
ter legislation and a driver who
caused a fatal accident could be
"You know people seem to have
a very carefree attitude towards
law in the country," he added.
He said at the traffic lights on
Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain,
where cameras were set up to take
photos of delinquent drivers, have
captured over 100 people a day
breaking the red light.
"We are having a stakeholders
seminar (today) from which a policy
is going to be developed and the
regulations and laws that are nec-
essary in order to bring that into
effect is going to be done not only
at that location but different loca-
tions. That (Wrightson Road) was
a pilot project," he added.
Rambachan did not agree with
calls for an increase in the manda-
tory age to get a driver s licence.
"I think people can be respon-
sible at age 15, 16. What I will be
in favour of is when a person gets
a licence that person should not
be able to drive for at least one
year without an adult who have
had at least five years driving expe-
rience on the road," he added.
Suruj: Cameras soon to curb road carnage
secretary of the
Friends of the
activist group, is
yesterday at the
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