COP won't undermine PP
Posted: Sunday, May 6, 2012
Udecott quashes Genivar/DCAL contract
The ghost of former executive chairman of the Urban Development Corporation of T&T (Udecott), Calder Hart, continues to haunt the state enterprise. Two years after the ex-Udecott boss resigned and fled T&T, yet another of his decisions has come under the microscope—this time it’s the hiring of Design Collaborative Associates Ltd (DCAL) to design a master plan for the development of Port-of-Spain at a cost of $33,766,113.70.
COP won't undermine PP
Congress of the People (COP) political leader Prakash Ramadhar yesterday refused to take questions from reporters about his party’s future in the People’s Partnership (PP) coalition Government in the wake of last week’s specially-convened Cabinet meeting, which discussed, among other matters, the COP’s adamant position on two controversial issues: San Fernando Mayor Marlene Coudray’s defection to the United National Congress (UNC) and its call for a referendum on the proposed Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
'COP committed to Partnership'
$200 million—profit or loss?
Former Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) chairman George Nicholas erred when he announced that the state carrier had made a profit of $200 million. Maharaj said Nicholas’s announcement of CAL’s $200 million profit last November was based on “a cash figure balance. I think that is where Mr Nicholas erred. He did declare it (profits). You would recall when I was asked by the media to comment on it, I kept on repeating that I had not seen the audited figures."
Ministers Under Fire
Former Caribbean Airlines (CAL) chairman George Nicholas has lashed out at Finance Minister Winston Dookeran, saying he has "failed his people".
Nicholas' rebuke comes after Dookeran disclosed the unhealthy financial position of the airline Nicholas chaired for 16 months.
...Devant: George is scapegoat
Transport Minister Devant Maharaj said yesterday former Caribbean Airlines (CAL) chairman George Nicholas was being made an "unfortunate scapegoat" for the debt the national carrier holds. On Friday, Finance Minister Winston Dookeran said that CAL recorded an unaudited loss of US$52.8 (TT$339.5 million for 2011 while subsidiary Air Jamaica recorded an unaudited loss of US$38.1 million (TT$ 245.2 million).
We will turn things around
Transport Minister Devant Maharaj said yesterday he expects an apology from the People’s National Movement (PNM) for what he described as the abuse of Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) over the years and their “adventure” with taxpayers’ money that was Air Jamaica.
Tempers flare at Debe consultation
Ministers heckled at highway consultation
Two killed in PBR crash
Two die in Priority Bus Route smash-up
TWO people lost their lives after their vehicle collided with a marked police vehicle along the Priority Bus Route in Arima yesterday. The victims were identified as Abel Wilson, 60, of La Resource, D'Abadie and Sherry Bootoo, 47, of Unity Lane, Darwill Gardens, Arima.
Diego man chopped on head, fighting for his life
DPP interested in prosecuting the offender
THE Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard is interested in prosecuting the alleged offender being sought in connection with the murder of Nikita Ramischand.
This disclosure was made last Friday by DPP Roger Gaspard who spoke with the Sunday Express via telephone in relation to the high-profile investigation.
De la Bastide on CCJ: Govt should go the whole hog
On April 25, 2012, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced that her administration would be bringing legislation to Parliament to make the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) the islands’ final court of appeal in criminal matters. She also said they would retain the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (PC) for civil appeals to ensure “investor confidence” using the approach of “caution and gradualism."
Mother of 16-month-old missing since Friday
'He has forgotten us'
MOST people said they do not see him and as far as they are concerned, he doesn't care about them. When the Sunday Express visited the Diego Martin West constituency of Opposition Leader and leader of the People's National Movement (PNM), Dr Keith Rowley last week the majority of his constituents felt that he had forgotten his MP duties.
Rowley: I'm doing what I was elected to do
The ONR, the NAR and the COP Connection
The political duelling that is taking place within the ranks of the Congress of the People (COP) and between the COP and the UNC reminds me a great deal of that which took place during the 1956-1966 era as well as with what transpired in the National Alliance for Reconstruction (NAR) years- 1986-2000. We need to recall these events for the benefit of those who were yet unborn in the immediate post Independence years or those who have forgotten what happened and the attendant bitterness. All that we are witnessing has its manifestation in years gone by.
Raffique Shah: Stop partying, start governing
Martin Daly: Verandah life on other planets
Selwyn Ryan: The ONR, the NAR and the COP Connection
Lennox Grant: Jazz highlights Tobago triumphs
Sunity Maharaj: Death dancing at the top
Thousands enjoy Point J’Ouvert
Swift police action saves J’Ouvert in Point
Armed reveller arrested at Borough celebrations
Corrupt officers will be dealt with
Stop partying, start governing
Napa 53-room hotel underutilised
Grenada denies oil feud with T&T
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