Above: Tobago (CJ Photo)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has announced the establishment of a joint team to examine the issue of internal self-government for Tobago.
The move comes at the request of Orville London, Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly.
London has been a major advocate for internal self-government in recent years.
Persad-Bissessar told London the news in a letter this week, reaffirming what she called in a statement her government’s “commitment to internal self-Government for Tobago.”
The team includes Environment Minister Ganga Singh, Arts and Multiculturalism Minister Lincoln Douglas, Food Production Minister Devant Maharaj and Minister of Tobago Development Dr Delmon Baker.