Self-government still a priority for Tobago

The Forum of Political Parties will host two public meetings next month, as well as a convention, to finalise the contents of documents on Tobago’s self-governance.

THA Chief Secretary Orville London, who is coordinating the process, said at Wednesday’s (January 27) weekly post Executive Council media briefing that “the review of the THA Act is not on the back burner”.

“Two meetings have been carded for Monday 15th and Thursday 18th February 2016 at the Lowlands Mall,” he added.

No date has however been fixed for the convention, at which the final draft of an amended THA Act will be discussed and approved, before being submitted to Cabinet.

“It is expected that at the meeting on February 15, representatives of political organisations and persons who are affiliated with political parties will be involved.

“The second meeting on February 18 is for all those who showed interest in the process; groups, organisations and community activists will be invited.”

London said the convention will be held to reconfirm the island’s demands, as well as the draft Bill, which will be presented to the people of Tobago.

“The document to be sent to the Cabinet will encompass all the recommendations, demands, whatever so that we could have a document for discussion at Cabinet level, among the public of Trinidad and Tobago, and of course the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago,” London said.

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