PNM: No discussion on same-sex unions
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012
Govt to move six State entities out of 'crowded' PoS
In a "bold initiative to deal with decentralisation", Government is moving six State entities to Central Trinidad, including three Government ministries
Ministries head to Chaguanas
THE headquarters of the Ministries of Food Production, Tertiary Education and Community Development will all be relocated to Chaguanas as part of the People’s Partnership Government’s decentralisation thrust.
$52.9M for fishing depots
CABINET has approved expenditure of $52.9 million for either the refurbishment, rehabilitation, and/or construction of 12 fishing depots across the country. Minister of Food Production Vasant Bharath made the announcement yesterday at the post-Cabinet press briefing.
DIRECTORS of credit unions – including persons like former HCU president Harry Harnarine – should be fined and made to pay out of their own pockets when presiding over illegal credit union transactions, the Commissioner for Cooperative Developments Karyl Adams advised the Colman Inquiry as he chided Harnarine for using "other people's money" to fund millions in risky investments and unauthorised payments.
Commissioner of Co-ops: Harry had $1.6m in loans
Apart from former Hindu Credit Union (HCU) president Harry Harnarine receiving a $55,000 monthly from the HCU Group, he and other top HCU directors were delinquent in repaying their loans.
Harnarine: I put $9 million in HCU
FORMER president of the Hindu Credit Union (HCU) Harry Harnarine has filed a witness statement to the Colman Inquiry in which he deposes that he never attempted to take any money out of the HCU on the verge of its collapse in 2008. He also urges the State to have a "heart" and boasts that he did not come to the HCU "a poor man".
Witness: HCU member granted $.3m loans with $30 investment
WITH an investment of only $30, a member of the Hindu Credit Union's (HCU) executive was able to access four loans from the failed credit union totalling over $300,000. All four loans were delinquent.
HCU inquiry open to Labour Minister’s rebuttal
MINSTER of Labour Errol McLeod may be called upon to give evidence at the Colman Inquiry into the collapse of the Hindu Credit Union (HCU).
Odai: I did not cuss HCU regulator
Prominent Guyanese attorney Odai Ramischand, who practices in Trinidad, has denied ever cursing or having any verbal confrontation with former Commissioner for Cooperative Development Charles Mitchell.
Clico policyholders lose appeal for litigation $$
The Court of Appeal yesterday ruled that five Clico Executive Flexible Premium Annuity (EFPA) policyholders were not entitled to interim and pre-emptive legal costs in the ongoing bid to recover their investments from the financially troubled conglomerate.
COP official calls for boycott
Days before Thursday's second-anniversary rally of the People's Partnership, the Congress of the People (COP)—a member of the coalition—is being advised to blank the event.
Wrong Time to Fete
Abdulah hits out as Partnership Government plans 2nd year anniversary rally, but Rambachan says 'coalition' politics
Time not right, says MSJ leader
Uncertainty prevails over next week's second-anniversary rally of the People's Partnership, as the leaders of the Congress of the People (COP) Prakash Ramadhar and the Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) David Abdulah have not confirmed their attendance.
Suruj: Abdulah committed to be speaker, contributor
"My understanding as of this morning is that Mr David Abdulah had committed to be a speaker and a contributor to the meeting to celebrate the second year's achievements of the People's Partnership...
Out with the new and in with the old?
The decision by veteran politician Rawle Raphael and the executive of the Lopi-not/Bon Air West constituency of the Congress of the People to resign and head towards assimilation within the United National Congress is a sign of further decline in the party which touted "new politics."
Jack: No poaching in UNC
Driver saved from drowning
Truck plunges into 10-ft deep hole
Just another episode for life-saving hero
UNSUNG hero Jason Samuel has probably done more heroic acts during his 34 years than most will do in their lifetime.
Cops rescue family from Laventille fire
Mauled mom gives statement to cops
Minister: Fairness, equality for everyone
The following speech was given by Verna St Rose-Greaves, Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development, at a stakeholder consultation on the draft national gender policy at the Cascadia Hotel, St Ann's, on Wednesday.
Verna: Let human rights guide our gender policy
Gender Minister raises issue of legalising abortion
Activist: Gender policy must protect person's choice
There needs to be a national gender policy that will protect a person's sexual orientation so that they cannot be discriminated against for their choices.
ASJA: Islam bans gay lifestyle
Even as one Government Minister has indicated her willingness to support the inclusion of abortion and gay rights on the National Gender Policy, a prominent religious leader yesterday denounced the alternative lifestyle movement as being contrary to the teachings of both Islam and Christianity.
PNM: No discussion on same-sex unions
PNM chairman Frankie Khan said the party has no position on gay issues.
Referendum needed on abortions—Fuad
Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan has said the question of whether abortions should be made legal in Trinidad and Tobago does not have a clear-cut answer, but the decision must be made in tandem with the entire society.
Agreement to differ
There is no doubt that the issue of gay/homosexual rights is one that needs to be discussed at the national level. And when we say discussed we mean just that, not shouting matches where opposing sides make so much noise, they can’t hear what is being said.
Fraud Squad probes exam paper leak
The alleged irregularity in the delivery of exam papers from the Ministry of Education's headquarters on Hayes Street, St Clair, has engaged the attention of the Fraud Squad.
Too many questions over highway project
Man gets $217,500 for wrongful arrest
The State has been ordered to pay Vistabella pipefitter Anthony Scott $217,500 in damages after police mistakenly arrested him for another Anthony Scott in 2006.
Bigamy trial begins in Sando High Court
The case against a man who allegedly got married twice in seven years without divorcing his first wife began in the San Fernando High Court yesterday.
Men held with 5,000 litres of diesel fuel
...Dent in diesel racket
POLICE have seized a truck transporting 21 barrels of diesel which were to be shipped to Grenada.
Panday has a case to answer
Magistrate rules in London account trial...
...It's litany mischief-making
Former prime minister Basdeo Panday suffered a blow to his defence yesterday, when Magistrate Marcia Murray dismissed his attorney's "no case" submission.
Man on arms, ammo charges to pay $5,500
An employee of the Ministry of Works, Rio Claro, was fined $5,500 after being found guilty by a Princes Town magistrate of possession of arms and ammunition.
Daughter finds father tied up, murdered
Fishermen shot at Claxton Bay port
Suspect held for attack on beauty queen
Almost four months after former national beauty queen Candice Worrell was assaulted at her Chaguanas office, a 47-year-old suspect has been held by police.
Robber caught by victim gets 48 months
A 25-year-old man, who pleaded guilty to robbing a woman of her handbag at gunpoint as he exited a PH taxi on Wednesday
Venezuelan pleads guilty
A VENEZUELAN man who has pleaded guilty to trafficking in 281 kilos of marijuana has pleaded with a San Fernando judge for a reduced custodial sentence saying he has been locked up in prison for the past eight years, awaiting trial.
3 disciplinary notices for policeman
A POLICE CONSTABLE who wrote several letters to top officials including Minister of National Security John Sandy and Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs, complaining of discrimination and alleging corrupt deals by police in Eastern Division, has been served with three disciplinary notices.
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