Runako Morton dead
Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Runako Morton dead
FORMER West Indies cricketer Runako Morton died in a highway crash on Sunday night. Morton, 33, was headed to his Princes Town home after playing cricket earlier in the day for his club Queen's Park Cricket Club at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain.
Cricket world mourns Morton
TRIBUNAL WAITS ON GAFOOR COURT ACTION
THE TRIBUNAL appointed to probe allegations of misconduct against deputy chairman of the Integrity Commission Gladys Gafoor has been placed on hold pending the determination of the preliminary stages of a court action filed by Gafoor at the High Court.
Solicitor General reports on Gibbs plane deal
On February 24, 2012, Attorney General Anand Ramlogan received the following report from Solicitor General Eleanor Donaldson-Honeywell in which she advised that Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs acted outside of his authority to lease a Zenith Air Scout Surveillance Aircraft for an anti-crime initiative.
AG: Police Commissioner's aircraft explanation unacceptable
The procurement rules apply both to the leasing or purchasing of items by Commissioner of Police Dwayne Gibbs, including the $900,000 light aircraft to monitor criminal activity.
Rowley: Police Commissioner out of place
OPPOSITION LEADER Dr Keith Rowley yesterday said Commissioner of Police (CoP) Dwayne Gibbs was out of place to dismiss a report from the Solicitor General which said he had no lawful authority to enter into an agreement to lease a Zenith Air Scout Surveillance plane at a cost of $902,772.
PSC to decide Gibbs' fate on Thursday
New police uniforms stain-proof
AG launches probe into $53.5m 'no-float' water taxi
Rowley 'leaves Lee Sing to the PNM'
Leader of the Opposition Dr Keith Rowley says the Opposition People's National Movement (PNM) will decide whether any disciplinary action should be taken against Port-of-Spain mayor Louis Lee Sing.
'I expect all my troop's support'
OPPOSITION LEADER and People's National Movement (PNM) political leader Dr Keith Rowley yesterday said that whenever he goes into political battle, he expects to have all his troops behind him.
I won't let it stop me
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley said he was concerned that a letter sent by Port of Spain Mayor Louis Lee Sing, questioning the timing of the no-confidence motion among other things, was used by several Government MPs during debate on the motion.
'Did Minister break the rules?'
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley wants the Minister of Finance Winston Dookeran to tell the Parliament whether the over $17,000 bill which Tobago Affairs Minister Vernella Alleyne-Toppin incurred on a Government credit card within a six-week period was in violation of the rules for the use of that card.
Rowley: Government must step in and help Grenada
Trinidad and Tobago cannot turn a blind eye and allow the economy of Grenada to collapse, Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley stated yesterday.
Rowley: Reshmi query only about Govt job
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley said yesterday that former Strategic Services Agency director Reshmi Ramnarine changing her name was only of interest to the Opposition insofar as it facilitates her being rehired by the Government for a similar appointment.
Political scientists: Debate may have strengthened the Govt
The Parliament's debate on a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar was a waste of time and may have even strengthened the People's Partnership, say political scientists.
Clarence Rambharat: In the same boat
The party Keith Rowley's described in his no-confidence motion against the PM and her People's Partnership sounded too much like his own PNM.
Cement runs low
ACKNOWLEDGING that cement supplies for the bulk market are being exhausted, Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) general manager Satnarine Bachew, yesterday said there are 6,000 tonnes of bulk cement in TCL silos and the company is exploring all available options to resupply the market.
McLeod can break the deadlock with TCL, OWTU
Minister of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development, Errol McLeod can intervene to resolve the dispute which has led to a strike at Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) by members of the Oilfields Workers' Trade Union (OWTU).
Cops hired to protect non-unionised workers
GENERAL manager at Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL), Satnarine Bachew, said yesterday police officers were paid to protect non-unionised workers trying to get onto the company's Claxton Bay compound. But he insisted that the officers were not hired to beat striking workers.
TCL workers meet with Police Complaints Authority
Workers locked out of company
CITING possible financial ruin as a result of strike action by workers, the management of Trinidad Cement Ltd late yesterday announced that it had initiated lock out action with immediate effect.
NIB workers reject 5 per cent offer
In a midday protest yesterday National Insurance Board (NIB) staffers expressed outrage rejecting a five per cent wage increase offer by the employer.
Khan challenges Seetahal in Law Association elections
IT remains to be seen how, if at all, Works Minister Jack Warner's revelations of collaboration with the PNM to oust a fellow UNC party member, Dr Suruj Rambachan, as Chaguanas Mayor in 2010, might now affect Warner's chances of re-election as UNC chairman.
Charged with using baby to con Rotary: granted $100,000 bail
T&T freeness can't be taken for granted
The subsidy applied to the water taxi service can be taken as the latest evidence of Trinidad and Tobago's operating a welfare state, without being generally recognised as such. Water taxi passengers, for the ride between Port of Spain and San Fernando, pay $15, when the economic cost of the trip is $115.
London, Peters 'opposed' to Tobago Carnival
CHIEF Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Orville London yesterday said that he and Arts and Multiculturalism Minister Winston "Gypsy" Peters are "diametrically opposed" on the entire issue of the staging of a Tobago Carnival.
Councillors want Lee Sing removed
In what political insiders say is a move to oust him from office, members of the Port-of-Spain City Corporation have asked Mayor Louis Lee Sing to convene a special meeting of the council to "treat with matters pertinent to the office of mayor."
McLeod, Abdulah silent on MSJ future
MSJ in talks over role in PP
Top officials of the Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) are discussing whether or not the party will remain a member of the two-year-old People's Partnership.
Cop: Kids masterminds behind cyber crimes
Credit card fraud, identity theft, cyber-stalking, child pornography and money laundering are just some of the cyber crimes being committed in T&T.
Bandits shoot driver in head
THE owner of a luxury Range Rover Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) was shot in the head during a botched attempt to steal his vehicle in Fyzabad last Saturday.
Husband accused of robbing wife denied bail
A San Fernando man accused of robbing and threatening his estranged common-law wife with death was yesterday denied bail.
16-year-old denied bail on robbery, kidnapping charges
A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was denied bail when he appeared in the Port of Spain Magistrates' Court yesterday charged with kidnapping and robbery.
'Hungry' purse-snatcher jailed for 36 months
An unemployed man who said he committed a robbery because he had no money to buy food was yesterday sentenced to 36 months in prison.
Cop kills bandit
AN ARMED bandit was shot and killed by a police inspector after the bandit attempted to shoot another man in Talparo on Sunday night.
Top cop's brother kills suspect
THE brother of Deputy Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams has shot and killed a man.
Body found with 3 bullets to head
POLICE are probing the murder of a Point Cumana man whose body was found in Arima on Sunday night with three gunshot wounds to the head.
Vendor held in burning of woman
A 31-year-old market vendor was in police custody up to late yesterday for reportedly setting a female relative on fire.
Abu Bakr trial on hold...again
The sedition trial of Jamaat-al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr was yesterday accorded a lengthy adjournment after his lawyers again expressed concern over his health.
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