'Wattie Gate' for Integrity Commission
Posted: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Files on PM's sister go to Integrity Commission
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley said files of Vidwatie Newton, sister of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, are to be sent to the Integrity Commission for investigation.
...'Wattie Gate' for Integrity Commission
...Rowley to take PM to Integrity Commission over sister
T&T energy facing three major crises, says Julien
Prof Kenneth Julien, known as Trinidad and Tobago's energy czar, believes the country's life-blood–its energy industry–is in "crisis".
LIAT's acting CEO resigns
The board of directors of LIAT Airline yesterday announced the resignation of acting chief executive officer (CEO), Mr Brian Challenger, with effect from 30th June 2012.
Phillip: Somebody signed my name
Phillip was accused of giving a job letter and payslip to a person, stating that she was employed with the NTA, when she was not, in order to secure a loan from a bank.
Optimism over CCJ
...Moonilal expects full support for legislation
Rowley: Clean break from Privy Council
OPPOSITION LEADER and People's National Movement (PNM) political leader, Dr Keith Rowley yesterday declared no referendum is required for the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to replace the Privy Council as this country's final appellate court.
COP's threat to be discussed—Moonilal
Leader of Government Business Dr Roodal Moonilal says there will be further discussions on the Congress of the People's threat to take an independent position on policy matters if San Fernando mayor Marlene Coudray is not removed.
Prakash: Take CCJ to the people
THE 2010 People's Partnership manifesto contained a promise that all matters affecting this country's sovereignty and international treaty obligations – such as the treaty which established the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) – would be subject to referendum as a matter of policy.
PM: No CCJ referendum
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Sunday rejected demands from the leader of the Congress of the People (COP) for a referendum on a proposal to abolish criminal appeals to the Privy Council and replace it with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
Change of heart on reform promises?
It is not surprising that the leader of the Congress of the People, Prakash Ramadhar, is calling for a referendum on the move from the Privy Council to the Caribbean Court of Justice. The use of the referendum to decide on important national issues, as well as the need for full constitutional reform, is a major pillar of the COP's legislative agenda.
Is COP working to frustrate CCJ?
Prakash on Coudray issue: PM forced us to abort
The Congress of the People (COP) leader Prakash Ramadhar claimed yesterday Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar "forced" it to abort its campaign to remove San Fernando mayor Marlene Coudray.
Coudray stalling for time, say Sando councillors
The people's business in San Fernando has been on hold, as councillors in the San Fernando City Corporation (SFCC) continue to disagree with embattled Mayor Marlene Coudray on several issues.
Clarence Rambharat: Surrender to silliness
Making the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) the country's final appellate court should require no justification. But the PM's statement in support of that move is more debatable than the CCJ itself.
'Frustrated' union boss heads to Industrial Court
National Union of Government and Federated Workers leader James Lambert yesterday referred the stalled wage negotiations for daily rated workers to the Industrial Court.
Lambert: McLeod must go
...Minister hits back: He's a 'complete fool'
Now highway activists planting trees on route
Housing Minister: Govt still considering adjustment
Housing and Environment Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal says technocrats are still reviewing the technical details of the possibility of adjusting Phase Two of the $7.2 billion Point Fortin to San Fernando highway.
Devant wants $$ for 'serious slander'
Transport Minister Devant Maharaj is threatening Opposition Senator Fitzgerald Hinds with legal action.
Muslimeen member claims: Land row caused attempted coup
The Jamaat-al-Muslimeen sought help from successive governments to resolve the land issue at Mucurapo but without success.
Witness: State 'land grab' triggered attempted coup
Witness: No reason to spy on Hassanali
The Jamaat-al-Muslimeen had a very strong intelligence network but never conducted surveillance on former President Noor Hassanali because he was a Muslim.
C'bean in deep crisis
THE CARIBBEAN region is facing its "deepest crisis" yet, distinguished writer George Lamming said last week as he called for readers to embrace literature dealing with aspects of history that have been largely erased from society's collective consciousness.
3 weeks after...Aliyah's mother still behind bars
YESTERDAY marked the beginning of the third week since Candice Johnson was granted bail on the charge of unlawfully killing her two-year-old daughter, Aliyah. But with relatives still unable to find a bailor to post the $75,000 bail, Johnson remains in custody at the Women's Prison in Arouca.
I'D RATHER KILL MYSELF
The 25-YEAR-OLD Guyanese construction worker who is wanted in connection with the brutal murder of Nikita Ramischand, 18, daughter of prominent local attorney Odai Ramischand has threatened to kill himself rather than surrender to police.
$30,000 bail for 15-year-old
A San Fernando magistrate yesterday granted bail to a teenager charged with attempted murder for allegedly chopping a woman on the head and hand.
Judge dismisses wrongful arrest suit against State
...couple must each pay $14,000 in legal costs
12 more years after pleading guilty
A 42-year-old man, currently serving a 25-year jail term for rape, grievous sexual assault and robbery with violence, has been ordered to serve 12 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to using a cutlass to intimidate and rob a woman 10 years ago.
Cops' son on drug charges denied bail
The son of two police officers was yesterday denied bail when he appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates' Court charged with drug trafficking.
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