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BREAKING NEWS: Kamla Persad-Bissessar first female PM of Trinidad & Tobago

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As Denyse Plummer said it then, it has become now – Woman is boss in Trinidad & Tobago.

The news is just in that Kamla Persad-Bissessar will now be the first female Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, after her People’s Partnership coalition won the snap elections in Trinidad and Tobago today with 28 out of 41 seats.

Kamla declared victory from as early as 8:30 p.m. (Eastern Caribbean time) as it became clear the PP was headed to victory and extended the olive branch to PNM supporters saying:

“All are welcome. The door is open.”

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(About to be former) Prime Minister Patrick Manning only conceded a short while ago, saying “we accept the results and I accept full responsibility.”

Things looking sticky for Manning now – this is the second time he called a snap election and lost – the first time being 1995. Yuh can’t mek  that kinda mistake twice, especially when you are not that popular.

And just for a final touch … Denyse Plummer’s Dimance Gras 88 performance of … Woman is Boss.


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From Latin -ista via Portuguese -ista
one who follows a principle; an adept.

As an islandista I live, embody, exude the spirit of the Caribbean islands.

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