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Lawyers fired
Posted: Monday, July 12, 2010

Lawyers fired
TEAMS of lawyers working in at least six separate jurisdictions on the international criminal investigation against the CL Financial empire once led by Lawrence Duprey have all been terminated.

Police officers to get $$ for extra duty
Deputy Police Commissioner Stephen Williams says officers will be given an allowance when they work an additional 12 hours beyond their 40-hour work week.

Govt to review $5b contract
GOVERNMENT is considering scrapping the multi-billion dollar contracts awarded for the acquisition of three Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) and four AW139 helicopter gunships, by the former People's National Movement (PNM) government.

Hot water for marine security
There's a term for people who buy the newest technologies, eager to enjoy the benefits and sometimes nightmares of working with new solutions to old problems. Who would have thought that Trinidad and Tobago would have turned out to be an early adopter of marine technology, placing an order with BAE Systems for the design, construction and delivery of three 90 metre Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV).

Old Train Line, a 'labasse'
WHILE asking for their votes in the July 26 Local Government Election, Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley on Saturday blamed residents of the Old Train Line community in Marabella for contributing to the horrifying conditions in which they live.

Improve your area
LEADER of the People's National Movement (PNM) Dr Keith Rowley called on the people of the area known as "The Line" in Marabella to do whatever they can to improve the condition of the area in which they live.

Nizam is the man to head PSC
ACTING Prime Minister Jack Warner told supporters in Couva Saturday that former Speaker of the House Nizam Mohammed is the man to head the Police Service Commission (PSC).

Lawman's home firebombed

...Cop's home firebombed

Khan: We want equality in Govt-funded programmes
Members of the People's Partnership have to be given equal opportunities in government work programmes such as Community-based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme (CEPEP) and Unemployment Relief Programme (URP).

TT should not be Caribbean's ATM
"IT IS just ridiculous!" St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said as he supported Prime Minister Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar's view that TT is seen by some as the ATM (automatic teller machine) of the Caribbean.

Caricom – and carry-go where?

Strong nations must help weak
ECONOMICALLY stronger Caricom nations need to take the lead in ensuring the development and growth of member nations who are economically weaker, according to Dr Ralph Gonsalves, by contributing to the Caricom Development Fund (CDF).

Jack tops all Govt Ministers
THE latest NACTA ongoing tracking opinion poll shows Works and Transport Minister Jack Warner impresses the nation the most, among all Government Ministers, with regard to performance. He has also impressed the nation in his capacity as Acting Prime Minister deputising for Prime Minister Kamla Persad- Bissessar who is overseas.

Licensing goes hi-tech
Vehicle licence plates will shortly go hi-tech and will incorporate microchips which will facilitate the locating of persons guilty of speeding and parking offences as well as stolen vehicles, through a process known as radio frequency identification (RFID). A new type of drivers licences will also be issued.

Moonilal: Bring back Manning
Deputy Political Leader of the United National Congress (UNC) Dr Roodal Moonilal is missing former prime minister and leader of the People's National Movement (PNM) Patrick Manning.

Residents ask for Fair deal for Square Deal
Local Government Minister Chandresh Sharma has set up a new committee to discuss compensation and relocation of Square Deal, La Brea, residents, who have been living in a "dust bowl" since the start of Alutrint's aluminium smelter project.

Moonilal: $3,000 old-age pension coming

Warner calls on PNM to give account

Imbert: Warner's free road paving plan a PR ploy

PNM MP denies using URP workers
PNM La Brea Member of Parliament Fitzgerald Jeffery has dismissed allegations that he was using workers employed by the Unemployment Relief Programme (URP) to canvass for the two PNM candidates vying for two electoral districts within the Siparia Regional Corporation in the July 26th Local Government Election.

Comes the acid test
In the absence of any clearly enunciated philosophy of government or plan of development every decision, large or small, taken by this new administration is going to be evaluated by the citizens in terms of the indications such decisions give as to its overall direction and tenor as well as whether such direction and tenor represent real change or mere exchange.

Govt mulls over tax hikes, subsidy cuts
Independent senator Mary King said yesterday that it was “too early” to say whether the Government would be forced to increase taxes or reduce subsidies.

Dookeran: Govt to keep PNM social programmes

Sorry sound of silence
If the allegations coming thick and fast from the People's Partnership Government are true, then the previous PNM regime was even more incompetent than citizens suspected. Indeed, incompetence may be the least of the sins of the Patrick Manning regime.

Julien: I felt it was my time to leave
OUTGOING University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) president and chairman of the board Professor Kenneth Julien said he was leaving the institution at the "right time" and allowing for new ideas.

UWI Prof: New opportunities for Haiti

Inside Kernahan and Cascadoux
Crime-free that is, until last Monday's attack on one farming family by thieves turned kidnappers. They robbed the family and seized 13-year-old Neil Ramsubhag.

Acting PM Warner visits rescued teen
TEENAGER Neil Ramsubhag, who was kidnapped one week ago and rescued on Wednesday, was visited by acting Prime Minister Jack Warner yesterday.

Jack worships Hanuman
PRACTISING Roman Catholic, Acting Prime Minister Jack Warner yesterday offered prayers to Hindu deity Lord Hanuman at the Dattatraeya Temple, Orange Field, Central Trinidad, later telling reporters that he saw nothing wrong in a person with a certain religious persuasion participating in the prayers of another religion.

Jack: No regrets at missing final

Warner names corrupt PNMites

Not me says Suruj
Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan says he is not the one who encouraged members of the United National Congress to contest this month's local government elections as independents.

Lawsuit against State coming
LEGAL action against the State will be taken, this according to attorney Shivanand Dubay, who is representing Central businessman Babram Sookoo of Endeavour, Chaguanas, whose million-dollar excavator went missing from the compound of the Special Anti-Crime Unit (SAUTT).

Businessman pleads guilty to traffic offences
BUSINESSMAN Gerald Aboud last Friday pleaded guilty to five traffic charges in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates' Sixth Court. Aboud, who was represented by attorney Fareed Ali, appeared before Magistrate Nalini Singh and pleaded guilty to charges including driving an unregistered vehicle, driving with a false license plate and driving without a driver's permit.

Housewives charged for drug possession

Woman shot at Maloney apartment

Maloney teen critical after shooting

Inside the Prime Minister's residence

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