An historical juncture was reached on Sunday in the sister isles in their push for political autonomy and internal self-governance.
Heads of all Tobago political parties as well as hundreds of supporters gathered at the Signal Hill Secondary School auditorium for the final consultation.
Deputy Political Leader of the People’s National Movement Orville London led the process along with the leader of the Platform of the Truth Hochoy Charles and PNM Chairman Neil Wilson.
Charles lamented the fact that after many years Tobago was still unable to achieve self-government and he articulated the need for a different approach to the issue.
It was at this point that he decided to accelerate the process to get things moving.
Mr. London was careful to state that they were not forming an alliance.
He said that though they were disappointed with the Tobago Organization of the People’s (TOP) political leader Ashworth Jack’s decision to boycott the meeting, after attending only the first session, the process had to move forward.
Tobago Platform of Truth (TPT) leader Hochoy Charles described the first meeting in Mt Irvin between the three parties as a significant one.
He referred to Sunday’s meeting as an historic occasion, however he had a warning for Tobagonians.
Charles stated that he firmly believed that Tobago would be able to achieve a democratic self-government soon.