PM speaks after meeting THA Assemblymen to discuss deadlock

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    Tobago could be heading back to the polls later this year.

    Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley however is hoping the 12 elected assemblymen can come together to ensure a functioning Tobago House of Assembly.

    The PNM and the PDP remain deadlocked at 6-6 following the recent THA poll.

    The Tobago Amendment Bill passed in the Senate last night seeks to increase the number of THA Electoral Districts from 12 to 15, among other things.

    Dr Rowley spoke during a media conference held after a meeting with the assemblymen today.

    Dr Rowley said the Bill is an available tool to help address the impasse if the parties fail to reach an agreement.

    He also said it would have been a dereliction of duty if he did not treat with the deadlock, as it has essentially stalled the THA’s operations.

    He reminded that legal advice was sought regarding the situation, and insisted that at no time did the Government block any possible court matter arising out of the deadlock.