It had to be done
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2012
It had to be done
This from Minister of the Environment and Water Resources Ganga Singh as he spoke of excavation work by officials from the Works and Infrastructure Ministry at Grande Riviere beach which saw hundreds of leatherback turtle eggs and/or hatchlings perishing in the process.
Beckles: Officials waited until too late to save turtles
Former public utilities and environment minister Pennelope Beckles said yesterday she could not understand how the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) could defend the crushing of turtle hatch- lings and eggs by bulldozers and excavators.
AT PRECISELY 9.37 am yesterday, wearing a dark suit, a silver and turquoise ring and sporting a fresh haircut, former Hindu Credit Union (HCU) president Harry Harnarine took the stand at the Colman Inquiry to begin the defense of his stewardship at the collapsed institution.
Suruj recommended former HCU president
LOCAL Government Minister Surujrattan Rambachan once rated former president of the Hindu Credit Union (HCU) Harry Harnarine as being "among the top 20 per cent of leaders in Trinidad and Tobago".
$1M for Mrs Harnarine's foreign used car
THE HINDU Credit Union (HCU) paid $1 million for a foreign-used car which it bought from Roma Maharaj, wife of its president Harry Harnarine, the Colman Inquiry heard yesterday.
Charged with raping girl, 12
Pensioner, security guard denied bail in assault of SEA pupil
Rape Crisis Society ready and waiting to help victim
HUNDREDS of people contact the Rape Crisis Society seeking advice, but some wait three weeks before they can get an appointment to meet with a counsellor.
NCRHA owes suppliers $100M
THEY owe suppliers $100 million, and each month their funds fall short by about $6 million (and sometimes by as much as $15 million), but the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) is determined to fix these inherited wrongs, said NCRHA chairman, Dr Ashwin Sharma.
Health Minister: Nursing Council 'spinning' exam statistics
Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan has accused the Nursing Council of "politically spinning" the result statistics of the nursing licensing exam. At a press conference last week, the council disagreed with Khan's claims that 40 per cent of exam candidates failed.
'Dramatic congestion' with today's traffic plan
The Downtown Merchants and Owners' Association (DOMA) yesterday expressed concern over the traffic restrictions which will be in place for today's ceremonial opening of the Parliament at Tower D of the Waterfront Centre, Port of Spain.
PP's visit to Tobago will cost $1 million
A three-day visit to Tobago by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, her ministers and other members of the People's Partnership Government is estimated to cost at least $1 million.
No lead leaked into Santa Rosa water supply
The community of Santa Rosa West can breathe a sigh of relief, as tests indicate there is no lead contaminating their water supply. But traces of lead have been detected in the soil.
Frustration over closed NIB office
Ashworth Jack: It's unacceptable
Elite unit brought in to protect DPP
Security has been increased around Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard after he reportedly received death threats last week. Officers of the Multi-Operational Police Squad, considered to be one of this country's elite units, have been assigned to protect Gaspard.
George Alleyne: 21st century policing
Rickey Singh: Caricom - of promises and results
Killer tried to wake her up
THE grandson of pensioner Myrna Sahibram, 68, - the elder woman who was beaten to death with a wrench - yesterday told Newsday that after killing the woman at her Grant's Trace, Rousillac home Monday afternoon, the killer called family members and said he was trying to wake-up Sahibram.
Man on $600,000 VAT fraud charges to know fate today
A 49-year-old man will be sentenced today after admitting to swindling almost $600,000 in Value Added Tax (VAT) returns from the Board of Inland Revenue (BIR).
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