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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2012

The fring of two of the attorneys representing the Ministry of Finance at the Commission of Inquiry into Colonial Life Insurance Company Ltd (Clico) and the Hindu Credit Union has raised concerns in the legal fraternity.

Every hour these new lawyers have to spend reading over the documents, adds to the cost...It does not make any economic sense

Kevin calls for report on hardboard deal
Ministry in the dark

Prakash: THA hides accounting
CONGRESS of the People (COP) leader, Prakash Ramadhar, has accused the PNM-led Tobago House of Assembly (THA) of failing to show its expenditure rules as required by law.

Sceptical about real changes
Farmers pessimistic about industry's future

Heavy showers as Rafael swipes T&T
EVEN as Tropical Storm Rafael moved away from Trinidad and Tobago, the effects of the large slow-moving weather system were still being felt in the country up to late yesterday.

Contractors don't see construction surge until end of 2013
Trinidad and Tobago will not begin to see the economic benefits of the construction thrust announced in the 2012/2013 budget until the end of next year, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Contractors Association (TTCA Mervyn Chin has said.

Howai: Govt to invest in Ghana gas
FINANCE Minister Larry Howai has signalled Government's intention to invest in the natural gas industry in the sub-Saharan nation of Ghana, which, within the last few years, has witnessed significant discoveries of oil and gas.

Govt looks to hybrid as another option
Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine says his ministry has purchased a hybrid vehicle, as it considers options other than having motorists convert from gasoline and diesel to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to help reduce the multibillion dollar fuel subsidy.

Foreign oil firm: T&T's reserves increased by 29 per cent
Foreign oil and gas exploration firm Range Resources has recorded a 29 per cent increase in oil reserves across its three onshore licences in Trinidad.

Govt minister tipped off Ish
...on implications of Section 34

Moore: Swift justice for the Londons
In her maiden speech at last night's rally in Tobago, Justice Minister Christlyn Moore said the People's Partnership Government will ensure justice was swift, sure and certain for finance secretary Dr Anselm London and chief secretary Orville London of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA).

Reporter's phone records leaked to CDA
Investigative reporter

‘VSEP sweetener' turns sour for former Caroni workers

...the People's Partnership Government failed to address in the 2012-2013 budget an outstanding $500 million dollar "VSEP Sweetener" dispute.

New security agency not yet legal
The new lead national security agency, the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), is nowhere near operational mode, as is being touted by government officials.

State boards reshuffle imminent
Several state boards are expected to be changed or reconfigured next month when their two-year terms come to an end.

SATT keeps eye on price increases before VAT removal
Food importers, manufacturers and distributors are making a last-ditch effort to increase food prices before Government moves to slash Value Added Tax (VAT) on 7,000 food items on November 15.

The Tomb raiders strike in Mayaro
With little or no oversight mechanisms in place, it is virtually open season for hunters and hoarders of the heritage of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean to gather and dispose of as they wish.

Tomb connects global diaspora
The historic Ganteaume Tombs in Mayaro belong to one of Trinidad and Tobago's oldest, wealthiest and most influential lineages.

Martin Daly: 'Is a part they come out to play'

Selwyn Ryan: Volney, Section 34, and access to justice

Andre Bagoo: Foolishness

Lennox Grant: In budget season — blood, fire, on the road

Sunity Maharaj: The undoing of Jack

Raffique Shah: Ten years and a 'po'

T&T's new anti-gang squad
Crime spiralling out of control: TTPS sets up...

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