PNM screens for 6 seats on Thursday

Public Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte
Public Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte

HIGH-PROFILE figures such as former public utilities minister Robert Le Hunte will be screened by the PNM as nominees for at least six parliamentary seats on Thursday.

PNM general secretary Foster Cummings told Newsday on Wednesday that the screening committee will screen nominees for Port of Spain South, Point Fortin, Diego Martin Central, Toco/Sangre Grande, Oropouche East and La Brea.

He said the party does not release the name of nominees ahead of the day of screening.

In line with covid19 restrictions, the committee, chaired by the Prime Minister, will split into two groups to sit respectively at Balisier House and Queen's Hall, St Ann's, after which results will be collated.

Le Hunte is reportedly screening for La Brea, now held by Nicole Olivierre.

Reports are Senate Vice President Nigel de Freitas will screen for Diego Martin Central,now held by former sport minister Daryl Smith.

On Wednesday, Newsday was unable to contact Port of Spain South MP Marlene McDonald to ask if she would screen for re-selection, having resigned as public administration minister amid corruption charges.


"PNM screens for 6 seats on Thursday"

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