HALT THA DEALS
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2012
HALT THA DEALS
PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday vowed to probe two dubious multi-million dollar land deals done by the PNM-led Tobago House of Assembly (THA) which she urged now be halted — the $250 million Tobago Aquatic Centre and the $320 million Shirvan THA Administrative Complex.
PM halts 2 projects in Tobago
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Dumas, Rahael welcome probe
Former head of the Public Service Reginald Dumas and Director of Rahael Holdings Ltd (RHL) Joseph Rahael have welcomed Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar's announcement to probe the $320 million deal involving the sale, lease and rental of properties between the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and subsidiaries RHL.
London: THA within law
Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Orville London said last night he "always operated within the law" and, as such, was not "overly concerned" with Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar's intention to probe projects in Tobago.
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CoP: Jack not authorised
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Jack can't tell us what to do, says acting CoP
Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams has denied receiving any instructions from National Security Minister Jack Warner to stop giving out crime figures.
JACK HAS NO POWER
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Office of CoP has 'complete power to manage Police Service'
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Rowley rejects Jack's explanation
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AFTER a delay of several hours, between Finance Minister Larry Howai wrapping up debate on the 2012/2013 Budget and the House meeting in committee to consider it...
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Opposition MP questions award of hardboard contract
Who owns FASTEC—the company which is benefiting from a million-dollar contract from Lake Asphalt to supply hardboard?
Glenn mixing up refugees and deportees
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Sharma: Unlike PNM, we're here for five solid years
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Marlene: Bias against PNM areas
Opposition Chief Whip Marlene McDonald yesterday accused the Government of discriminating against the people of communities such as East Port of Spain, Diego Martin, Laventille and Morvant, while it was focusing its development thrust in areas in Central and South.
Lee Sing: $20m can't even fix pavements
PORT OF SPAIN Mayor, Louis Lee Sing, has lashed out against Local Government Minister, Suruj Rambachan, in wake of his statements accusing him of "suffering" the city.
Commission to address pile of 'acting' posts
High number of positions burdensome, says Minister
Lucky responds to Warner's statements: Statistics crucial to tracking crime
Director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) Gillian Lucky says statistics are important in tracking and tracing crime.
Acting CoP mum on Partap report
Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams has given no confirmation on whether or not the investigation into the incident that led to Collin Partap being fired has been completed ...
Minister blames bottles for floods in Diego Martin
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'All of us should say sorry'
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Tony Fraser: Beware the evils of campaign financing
Raymond Ramcharitar: Two hours in Curepe
George Alleyne: Dr Williams saved Caroni
Winford James: Who say Tobago can't mind itself?
Andre Bagoo: 'Silver tongue Larry'
Man beaten at Hi-Lo
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Sex offender, 61, shot dead by cops
A SIXTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD sexual offender was shot by the police on Tuesday night and later died at Port of Spain General Hospital as a result of a loss of blood.
Hunt continues for escaped prisoner
POLICE are confident that murder-accused prisoner Leston Elvis, who escaped custody in Siparia on Monday, is still in the country.
Sentence increased for underage killer
THE Court of Appeal has increased the sentence of a 22-year-old man who, at the age of 16, shot his neighbour to death six years ago.
One spouse at a time
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