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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

Independent Liberal Party (ILP) interim deputy political leader attorney Anna Deonarine says her political leader, Jack Warner, is looking forward to the upcoming Local Government elections debate and is starting ahead of the pack because of the...

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

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has bowed out of tomorrow’s live debate organised by the Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission (TTDC), opting instead to have political leader of the Congress of the People (COP) Prakash Ramadhar represent...

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

(Editorial) No matter how it is spun, the sad reality is that the political leader of the People’s Partnership, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, has ducked out of tomorrow’s Leadership Debate organised by T&T Debates Commission.

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.

English Publication Date: October 12, 2013 Source: Trinidad & Tobago Guardian Country: Trinidad and Tobago

The T&T Debates Commission (TTDC) will consider amending the rules and changing the allotted time for the question and rebuttal session after its review of the senior representatives’ debate. 

English Publication Date: October 11, 2013 Source: Trinidad Express Country: Trinidad and Tobago

Robin Montano, the interim chairman of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP), feels his party was somewhat “ambushed” at a live debate hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission (TTDC) on Thursday night.

English Publication Date: October 10, 2013 Source: Daily Post (Nigeria) Country: Nigeria

The Nigerian Election Debates Groups, NEDG, comprising of media organisations, non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs, Civil Society Groups and the Nigeria Bar Association among others has concluded arrangement to hold debates for the 23...

English Publication Date: October 9, 2013 Source: Trinidad Express Country: Trinidad and Tobago

The Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission (TTDC) has invited senior political party representatives and leaders of the political parties/coalitions contesting the upcoming local government elections to participate in 2013 Local Government...