Tour of new Parliament tomorrow
Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Budget must look at jobless says bank CEO
Chief executive officer of First Citizens, Larry Howai, says he is in support of an expansionary budget provided that investments occur in areas which would contribute to national growth and increase revenues for the Government over time.
Opposition Leader: Budget is not about surprises
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley says he is not expecting anything of great significance in the 2012 national budget to be presented by Finance Minister Winston Dookeran next Monday.
Another seven alleged gang suspects freed
TWO MEN who police had identified as "major players", and were among seven charged under the Anti-Gang Act, were released yesterday after the State offered no further evidence against them.
...'Big Fish' among 7 more alleged gangsters freed
...Rowley: Sandy must go
...Emergency of no use—Rowley
...Rowley: Amend Anti-Gang Act
THE OPPOSITION will support Government if it brings an amendment to the Anti-Gang Act to make it mandatory that any evidence gathered against persons charged under this law be reviewed by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), before the cases reach the courts.
Attorneys staying put
THREE PROMINENT criminal attorneys retained by the Commissioner of Police in matters connected to and arising from the State of Emergency (SoE) say they are standing firm behind the Commissioner and the offices, who have made hundreds of arrests during the SoE.
Tour of new Parliament tomorrow
Doc: Pregnancy deaths normal
WOMEN dying as a result of complications during pregnancy cannot be avoided, says Dr Shehanaz Mohammed, spokesperson for the Medical Professional Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MPATT).
ST.CYR MUST GO
UDECOTT chairman Jearlean John yesterday wrote to the Integrity Commission calling for the immediate resignation of chairman Eric St Cyr in the wake of his disclosure to a newspaper reporter that the commission had begun a probe of her.
...John wants Integrity boss to quit
...Lawyer calls for St Cyr to resign
Jearlean John, chairman of the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT), has called for the immediate resignation of Integrity Commission chairman Eric St Cyr.
'Arima Prison' opens with 62 inmates
Rowley: Probe CoP Gibbs for failing to act
Stabbed, beaten, leg broken, says driver
"PH" TAXI driver Roger Kennedy has gone to court to get a protection order against an ex-girlfriend who, he claims, has beaten and bullied him and threatened his life.
Workers' Union calls for removal of all labour reps
The National Workers' Union (NWU) is calling for the removal of labour representatives from all government boards and committees and state enterprises.
No confidence so CNMG manager walks off job
Anika Aleong, head of sales marketing and promotions department at the State-owned Caribbean New Media Group Ltd (CNMG), walked off the job last Friday, stating there is a complete breakdown of trust and confidence in management.
Lennox Bernard: Why are young blacks falling short?
Peacemaker accuses soldier of beating
A cross-country bus excursion to Los Iros Beach, Erin, on Sunday ended in a fight that sent Revon Thomas to hospital with a bloodied face.
Cop on cops: Report abuses
Assistant Superintendent of Police Joanne Archie said members of the public should make a report to police stations against officers who used excessive force against them.
Police must be firm, professional
Mt Hope doctors' tests reveal: Baby not molested
AFTER examining the ten-month-old baby who was allegedly sexually assaulted at a Port-of-Spain day care centre last Thursday, doctors at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope have revealed there were no signs of sexual molestation.
TTUTA boss' son in court for DUI, 4 traffic offences
No bail for 63- year-old charged with sexual assault of girl, 12
SEELOCHAN SEULAL was denied bail yesterday when he appeared in court charged with the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl.
Madam PM, do the right thing by CCJ
It is for shame that Sir Shridath Ramphal must come to the home of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to call attention to a grievous shortcoming in regional and Trinidad and Tobago jurisprudence. It's a shame that arises from the inexcusable reality that, in the country whose capital city affords the citing of the CCJ, no use is made of the institution.
29 arrested in South exercise
Anti-crime exercises in south Trinidad over the weekend resulted in the arrests of 29 people.
Venezuelans held with 'no papers'
US citizen fined $3,400 for drunken attack
Woman in schoolgirls' fight fined $1,500
Six months for 'conman' with 61 convictions
A Maraval man who pretended he had been sent by a pastor to collect donations was yesterday jailed for six months after pleading guilty to larceny by trick.
24 months jail for chopping granny
CRANBERRY juice and Vodka did not go down well with David Khan, of Ben Lomond Village, Williams-ville. The concoction, he told a magistrate yesterday, caused him to "lose" his head and chop an elderly woman with a cutlass on Sunday.
Witness: Well executed crime, with one mistake — a fingerprint
FORMER assistant managing director of department store Stephen's and Johnson's — which was located on lower Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain — testified yesterday, he did not know the man accused of robbing the store some 27-years ago.
Used car parts dealer jailed
A FOREIGN used car parts dealer was yesterday jailed for 12 months hard labour by a San Fernando magistrate for using a police vehicle number plate on a different vehicle.
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