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THA to elect new deputy tomorrow
…confusion over the legality of Duke’s resignation

A special sitting of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) is scheduled for tomorrow at 10:30 am to elect a new Deputy Chief Secretary. This, according to the Office of the Chief Secretary (OCS), will be done "in accordance with Act 40 of 1996 Section 8, which says inter alia" … the Assemblymen shall elect from among their number, the Chief Secretary and the Deputy Chief Secretary in accordance with Section 11 and following such election, the President shall administer to the Chief Secretary and the Deputy Chief Secretary respectively, the oath of office set out in the Third Schedule." A release...

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Politicians, business heads concerned about Farley, Duke feud

There is huge concern about the fallout among Tobago House of Assembly “jefes” and its impact on Tobago’s economy, image and Carnival. The Opposition United National Congress and Congress of the People are urging THA Chief Secretary Farley Augustine and deputy Chief Secretary Watson Duke to resolve their issues speedily. And Tobago’s stakeholders have also expressed concern about the impact of the warring leaders on the island. Simmering tensions between Augustine and Duke have thrust Tobago into the spotlight, after the situation erupted publicly last week over funding for the Roxborough Folk Performers on a New York trip. On Tuesday, Augustine challenged Duke to...

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