United National Congress, (UNC) appointed Mayor of Chaguanas, Orlando Nagessar, could remain mayor for a longer time.
According to legal sources in the Attorney General’s office, should there be no resolution to the deadlock in the Chaguanas Borough Corporation, Nagessar could remain in office for another year or longer.
The Peoples National Movement (PNM), Independent Liberal Party (ILP), and the United National Congress (UNC) each would have four members on the 12-member Corporation.
The source said the new Act of 2013 had never envisaged this situation.
It rather provided for the mode of appointment of the aldermen (via proportional representation), the (old) Act had provided for the mode of appointment of mayor, chairman, deputy mayor and deputy chairman.