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A devotee of the
Office, Frederick Street,
half-day again yesterday
after it was shut down
by president of the Pub-
lic Service Association
(PSA) Watson Duke.
On Wednesday, Duke
told staff at the office to
“sign the book and go
home,” saying it did not
meet safety standards.
He said approximately
100 people were affected
by lack of an emergency
exit in the event of a fire.
There was no fire certifi-
cate and air quality was
also an issue.
In the past few
months, Duke has threat-
ened to shut down all
government offices if
they did not meet safety
In an interview, he
20 buildings, in which
5,000 employees worked,
had been closed to
address health and safety
Yesterday, when the
T&T Guardian visited the
immigration building, it
was empty except for
three people who looked
like security officers. This
was odd, as the office
was always packed with
members of the public.
Signs posted on the
window said: “The
wishes to advise mem-
bers of the public that
operations at 116 Fred-
erick Street have been
suspended in accordance
with Section 15 of the
“Please be advised
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley says he is
not fazed by any possible legal challenge to postpone
Sunday’s national executive election of the PNM.
He said so in response to the possibility of legal
action being taken by his opponent Pennelope Beck-
les-Robinson to postpone the historic elections.
She told a news conference of her slate of candidates
on Wednesday about a meeting with a Senior Counsel
to look at all her team’s options in the wake of certain
concerns, including the rejection of 4,000 people
whose online membership applications were rejected
and the non-availability of the final voters’ list to all
candidates on her team.
Rowley told reporters yesterday at his final news
conference before Sunday’s election, he would “simply
be disappointed if they choose to do that as an alter-
native to trying to impress party members.”
Rowley said the PNM was “ready, willing and able
to defend its processes in any court of law so we are
not fazed by threats of that nature.”
Dealing with the issue of the voters’ list, Rowley
said the general council decided that one copy each
would be available at party headquarters, the San
Fernando regional office and in Tobago.
“So it would be wrong for any person to say that
we have a secret list to go into an election,” he added.
He also said the list was available in the 41 con-
stituencies across the country which was unprece-
“Never before was a list of party members eligible
to vote ever made available for any previous national
executive election. That was because the executive
was elected via a delegate system,” he noted.
Sunday will be the first time in the party’s 58-year
history that its executive will be elected under a one-
man, one-vote system.
More than 80,000 members are eligible to vote,
Rowley said, adding that even members who were
not financial will be allowed to vote.
He said it was “quite wrong” for members who
had participated in the process to now “bad-mouth”
Rowley insisted that he, the party, the Elections
Supervisory Committee and the country were ready
for Sunday’s elections. He called on members to par-
ticipate and to expect results from about 10 pm.
Polling stations will open at 8 am and close at 6
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fazed by legal
office hours are between
Monday to Friday.”
Members of the public
dropped by, read the sign
on the door and walked
Duke and vice-presi-
dent Chris Joefield could
not be reached for com-
‘WHAT ARE PEOPLE
SUPPOSED TO DO?’
Krishna Bhansingh, an
autobody painter from
Toronto, Canada, said he
was told to return to the
office to collect his
“I am supposed to fly
out of here tomorrow to
go to Toronto. I only came
for a death in the family. I
for Monday. I got an
because of a death and it
is not something to be
“This is a government
operation. What are
people supposed to do?”
His wife, Jennifer,
added jokingly that she
had a Canadian passport
and she would leave him
here and eat barbecue by
herself on the upcoming
Victoria Day holiday on
Another man, who
refused to give his name,
said the “Duke virus” had
spread and finally
In addition to the
Immigration Office, he
complained that the
National Insurance Board
office was closed in
Tunapuna and he was
unable to see about his
• Central Statistical Office, Brian Lara Promenade, Port-
• Immigration Office and Tenders Board Committee at
Moonan Building, Frederick Street.
• National Insurance Board: Abercromby Street, Port-
of-Spain; Arima and Tunapuna.
• Board of Inland Revenue: Independence Avenue, San
Fernando; Port-of-Spain; Chaguanas and Arima.
• Head office of Division of Health and Social Services.
• Ministry of Education: Head office; finance and
accounts department and pay branch, London Street
branch; student support services, Pembroke Street.
• Licensing Office.
• Social Services, Independence Avenue, San Fernando.
• District Revenue and VAT offices in Port-of-Spain.
• Chaguanas Magistrates Court.
• Elections and Boundaries Commission, Chaguanas.
• Ministry of Works, Chaguanas.
Duke shuts down
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