This page highlights recent news and analysis on candidate debates from the international press.

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English Publication Date: October 16, 2013 Source: Trinidad & Tobago Guardian Country: Trinidad and Tobago

Political leader of the PNM Dr Keith Rowley is a little richer from winning a bet that Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar would not have participated in the leadership debate. “I collected my bet this morning,” he told supporters of the People...

English Publication Date: October 15, 2013 Source: Trinidad Express Country: Trinidad and Tobago

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar today issued a statement in response to reports that she had opted out of tomorrow's Leader' Debate, and that the Debates Commission of Trinidad and Tobago had asked that she reconsider.

English Publication Date: October 15, 2013 Source: Trinidad Express Country: Trinidad and Tobago

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar is “ducking and running” from the Leaders’ Debate, says political leader of the Movement for Social Justice (MSJ), David Abdulah.

English Publication Date: October 15, 2013 Source: Trinidad Express Country: Trinidad and Tobago

Today's highly anticipated live debate among the leaders of the political parties contesting next Monday’s local government elections has been cancelled by  the Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission (TTDC), the Express has learnt.

English Publication Date: October 15, 2013 Source: Trinidad Express Country: Trinidad and Tobago

The decision to cancel yesterday’s planned debate organised by the Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission (TTDC) is a blatant disrespect to citizens looking forward to the debate.

English Publication Date: October 14, 2013 Source: Civil Georgia Country: Georgia

A principle based on which Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) plans to host debates between some of the presidential candidates excludes ex-parliament speaker Nino Burjanadze to face Georgian Dream’s Giorgi Margvelashvili and UNM’s Davit Bakradze...

English Publication Date: October 14, 2013 Source: Trinidad & Tobago Guardian Country: Trinidad and Tobago

Is the debate still on? That was the question many people asked on social media yesterday after news broke that Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar—leader of the People’s Partnership Government—had opted not to participate in tomorrow’s T&T...

English Publication Date: October 14, 2013 Source: Jamaica Observer Country: Trinidad and Tobago

The Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission is appealing to Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar to re-consider her decision not to participate in a leader’s debate on Tuesday as the voters prepare to elect Mayors and Local Government councillors...

English Publication Date: October 14, 2013 Source: Trinidad & Tobago Guardian Country: Trinidad and Tobago

Statement issued by TT Debates Commission on Tuesday's Leaders' Debate.

English Publication Date: October 13, 2013 Source: Newsday Country: Trinidad and Tobago

Despite its best efforts, the Congress of the People (COP) remains “an appendage” within the UNC-led People’s Partnership coalition government.