PM CAN'T STOP THA
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012
PM CAN'T STOP THA
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has no authority to stop any deal of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Orville London declared yesterday.
London says PM has no power to stop projects
Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly Orville London says Prime Minister Kamla Persad–Bissessar does not have the power to stop any projects which fall under the ambit of the Assembly.
London: Kamla has no power to stop THA projects
Jack on THA deals: 'Stay tuned'
...more exposes on two multi-million dollar land deals between the People's National Movement (PNM)-controlled Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and companies owned by relatives of former PNM government minister John Rahael.
Zoit Director worked for THA
MERVYN CAMPBELL, the lawyer listed as a director of Zoit Developers Ltd — the company which submitted an unsolicited $233 million proposal for an aquatics centre in Bacolet — received work from the Orville London-led Tobago House of Assembly (THA) in 2011.
'Proper procurement legislation essential'
The latest scandal alleged by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Tuesday about tendering improprieties for two multi-million dollar Tobago projects is just one more incident highlighting the need for proper procurement legislation.
... James: Actions of a bully
Winford James: Why is Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar coming down strong on Tobago House of Assembly (THA) projects?
PM: My govt has vision for Tobago
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said that the Constitution (Amendment) (Tobago) Bill, 2011 will be laid in Parliament during this session.
Jack back-pedals on crime stats gag
National Security Minister Jack Warner appeared to have painted himself into a corner yesterday, saying he had a change of heart about placing a gag on the police with respect to releasing crime statistics.
Jack: No more statistics from me
NATIONAL Security Minister Jack Warner yesterday declared he will no longer provide any daily statistic on murders as he also claimed never to have directed the Police Service to withhold such figures from either the media or public.
Jack changes his mind
Murder statistics gag order
PM must keep Warner in line, says analyst
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar must keep National Security Minister Jack Warner "in line" if he is to remain as a minister, political scientist Dr Bishnu Ragoonath warned yesterday.
Baksh blames PNM for Tobago's frequent power outages
Power generation problems are occurring in Tobago as well as Trinidad due to certain generator investments made by the PNM administration, including for the Cove Industrial Estate in Tobago, Public Utilities Minister Nizam Baksh said on Tuesday night.
Worker with unaccredited degree promoted
Former CSR moves from $7,500 to $25,000 a month
Howai: NIB has billions
THE NATIONAL Insurance Board (NIB) has "huge" cash reserves of "billions of dollars", Finance and Economy Minister Larry Howai has assured the population.
No-confidence motion against AG set for Oct 26
The Opposition motion of censure against the Attorney General Anand Ramlogan will come up for debate in the House of Representatives on Friday, October 26.
Sharma: $64 million helicopter to expand Caribbean run
The National Helicopter Services Ltd (NHSL) is purchasing a $64 million helicopter to expand operations to the wider Caribbean, Transport Minister Chandresh Sharma said Tuesday night.
Delay in bids for Soldado project
Questions have arisen as to why nine months after State-owned Petrotrin invited applicants to pre-qualify for a US$200 million offshore processing facility for west and south west Soldado, eligible companies have not been invited to submit bids for the project.
Fuad: We'll build Pt Hospital in 2013
HEALTH Minister Dr Fuad Khan has assured that construction of the Point Fortin Hospital will begin in the first quarter of next year.
Imbert: Health plan a tactic to frighten workers
Dr Fuad Khan's plan to outsource services at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex is a scare tactic, says former health minister Colm Imbert.
PM: Govt not ignoring PoS
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has denied that the Government is discriminating against people living in areas like East Port of Spain, Diego Martin and Laventille.
Roget wants to join with PNM to 'hang' Jack
Leader of the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) Ancel Roget has signalled his intention to join with the PNM to get rid of National Security Minister Jack Warner.
Seetahal: Privileged info in wrong hands
Documents taken from lawyer's office
Judge refuses to step down
JUSTICE Vasheist Kokaram has refused to step down from hearing the judicial review application filed by suspended vice-chairman of the Integrity Commission, Gladys Gafoor. He said there were no good grounds advanced by her to demonstrate an apparent bias on his part.
Engineers trying to provide Tarouba link road
The Tarouba link road is at present undergoing a $61 million reconstruction.
Tropical wave heads for Barbados
Meteorologists were up to late yesterday carefully tracking a tropical wave located about 400 miles to the east-southeast of the Windward Islands and on course to hit Barbados.
Shed light on BOLT
The Prime Minister's decision to probe multi-million dollar Tobago House of Assembly deals in Tobago is the correct way to deal with the matter.
Attorney for cops charged with soliciting $$, agouti wants gag order on media
Two days after National Security Minister Jack Warner backtracked on his gag order against the media, an attorney representing two police officers pleaded with a Chaguanas magistrate to bar the media from reporting about his clients.
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