The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government has officially opened a new bridge that links Covigne and Spaniol Roads in Diego Martin.
Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Diego Martin West Dr Keith Rowley hailed the new bridge as value for money because he said it went out for competitive bids.
“As we improve things one by one, we improve the community. I know many residents who are happy to have this bridge. It may look like a small project, but in this current situation for the country, a project at this cost is not a small project.”
The ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) is the only party fielding a full slate of 137 candidates for the November 28 Local Government election, since the Opposition United National Congress will only have 135 candidates.
Yesterday, the UNC issued its list of candidates, without names of candidates for the Woodbrook and Southern Port-of-Spain seats in the Port-of-Spain corporation area.
UNC chairman David Lee said two of UNC’s candidates who filed nomination papers on Monday for those two seats were rejected by the Elections and Boundaries Commission.
The People's National Movement has crushed the United National Congress in the bye-elections for two Local Government seats made vacant when former representatives became Members of Parliament.
The PNM tonight won the Auzonville/Tunapuna seat by a margin of 2459 to the UNC's 325.
The PNM also won the Malabar South seat by a margin of 1263 to the UNC's 29.
The results show that 97.45 percent of the votes cast in Malabar South and 88.04 percent of the votes cast in Auzonville/Tunapuna, went to the PNM.