Tag: Tara Rivers

Rivers hopes track record will take her back to LA

Rivers hopes track record will take her back to LA

| 23/05/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS Election): The education minister is hoping that her track record will carry her back to the Legislative Assembly tomorrow. Speaking at a meeting Monday evening, Tara Rivers said she had addressed many long-standing issues in education and employment, pointing to amendments to the pension syste [...]

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McTaggart spells out independents’ dilemma

McTaggart spells out independents’ dilemma

| 10/05/2017 | 34 Comments
(CNS Election): Roy McTaggart has spelt out the problem that independent candidates are likely to face if they are elected to office following the 24 May General Election. The George Town East candidate, who is running on the PPM ticket after joining the party in 2015, was elected to office as an in [...]

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Election signs damage brings wide condemnation

Election signs damage brings wide condemnation

| 05/05/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS Election) UPDATED: As the election campaign heats up and the candidates sling mud at opponents as well as trying to press home a mixed and confusing bag of policies, it’s hard to find much agreement on anything, even in some case among the rank and file of party supporters. But one thing that [...]

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Education minister opposes dividing kids

Education minister opposes dividing kids

| 01/05/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS Election): The incumbent West Bay MLA and education minister, Tara Rivers, has made it clear that she opposes suggestions that young students should be labeled, divided or pigeon-holed before they are ready to make their own decisions about their futures. As candidates appear to be falling over [...]

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Rivers takes aim at CDP over pension policy

Rivers takes aim at CDP over pension policy

| 27/04/2017 | 52 Comments
(CNS Elections): Tara Rivers, who has sat in Cabinet in the PPM government as the employment minister but who is still running as an independent candidate for West Bay South, took aim at her CDP challenger on Monday over the party’s pension policy. In the face of some controversy over an amendmen [...]

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West Bayers inject competition into district fight

West Bayers inject competition into district fight

| 23/03/2017 | 41 Comments
(CNS): Two more independent candidates have revealed their intentions to compete in the May 2017 general election for what could be hotly contest races in at least three of the West Bay seats. Mervin Smith has announced his bid for West Bay North and Katherine Wilks has declared for West Bay Centra [...]

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Rate the performance of current Cabinet members

Rate the performance of current Cabinet members

| 21/03/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS Elections): The 2013-2017 administration is the Progressives’ second term and the first with Alden McLaughlin as premier. The PPM leader during the party’s first administration, Kurt Tibbetts, stayed on in the government, taking up a portfolio that included planning. Moses Kirkconne [...]

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