The country will go to the polls for the Local Government elections in less than two months time.

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley announced the date for those elections on Friday, while the Opposition Leader was responding to the Budget in Parliament.

The AG says it is the Prime Minister's prerogative to call the date for any national election as deemed fit.

Our Political Editor Juhel Browne reports.


Some two years and four months after Prime Minister Rowley announced in June, 2017, that this country cannot afford to pay $200 million to a foreign contractor to maintain four Augusta Westland 139 helicopters, they remain grounded.

"It's gone miles away"! If that phrase sounds familiar, you're one of may T20 fans who know the chirpy and bubbly cricket television commentator Danny Morrison.