|File: THA Chief Secretary Orville London greets PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar |
on her arrival for the official inauguration of the THA.
London requested the meeting to discuss issues and resolutions that he says could promote harmony in the relationship between Tobago and Trinidad.
One of the key subjects on the agenda is self government for Tobago. The constitutional amendment bill for that was presented to Parliament ahead of the January 21 election in Tobago.
Both London and the leader of the People's National Movement, Keith Rowley, refused to support the proposed legislation. Days before the vote the Prime Minister put the matter on the agenda calling the election a referendum on self government.
The PNM won all 12 seats, which could be interpreted as the rejection of self government.
Section 31 of the THA Act says that the Prime Minister and the Chief Secretary shall hold regular discussions with a view to formulating administrative and legislative mechanisms for the promotion of harmony in the affairs of Trinidad and Tobago.