Why I Vote!

Hannah at TEDxPortofSpain
Grace (left) and Hannah (right) at TEDxPortoSpain2014

Meet Hannah Demming … She campaigned for Universal Adult Suffrage in 1946.  Before 1946 the ability to vote was determined by income, property and residence.  It was also limited to men over the age of 21 and women over the age of 30. The 1946 elections were the first with universal adult suffrage.

Your must vote with Hannah who, at 91 is anxious to vote on September 7, 2015.  Honour the memory of countless men and women who marched the length and breadth of our country to ensure that all adults could vote.

Visit the EBC to exercise your franchise.

Land for Everybody?

Where is the social equity and social justice in such an approach?


My letter to the Editor was published in the Trinidad Express on 3 June  2015 as “Protecting our patrimony.”

The Editor,

The government laid the State Land (Regularisation of Tenure) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2015 in Parliament on Friday 29 May and I am reliably informed that it is due to be approved at today’s sitting (Wednesday 3 June 2015).

Given the continuing absence of the Opposition PNM from our Parliament and the sporadic coverage in the media, it is important that the main points of these new proposals be exposed –

  • Application date – formerly, persons who had illegally occupied State Lands up to January 1998 were entitled to be regularised – the new law would move that date to June 2014. That means that more persons will be regularised;
  • The numbers – There are serious questions arising about the numbers to be regularised in this process – the PM…

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