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Posted: Friday, December 7, 2012

DEPUTY Inspector of Financial Institutions Wendy Ho Sing yesterday told of secret deals, a mysterious power of attorney and an unsolvable Clico current account all tied to former CL Financial (CLF) executive chairman Lawrence Duprey, who she indicated, regularly flouted good governance.

Port for La Brea in next three years, says Sharma
The Government will be seeking expressions of interest for a port facility which will be built in La Brea to handle an anticipated billion-dollar shipping demand, Transport Minister Chandresh Sharma said yesterday

Highway jam
State faces $.4m a day charge on Debe to Mon Desir segment if projects don't continue

Nidco boss on highway agreement: It did not say work will stop
The notion that all work was to stop on the Debe to Mon Desir segment of the Golconda to Point Fortin Highway was an error in communication...

Re-route group won't seek court order to stop work
Despite admissions from state attorneys that construction work on the controversial Debe to Mon Desir section of the Solomon Hochoy Highway extention project is continuing, the Highway Re-route Movement (HRM) yesterday declined to seek a High Court injunction compelling a halt to the work.

Re-Route's lawyer: State delaying case
... the attorney representing the group accused the State of acting in bad faith by commencing work on the contentious Debe to Mon Desir segment of the Solomon Hochoy Highway while the matter is before the court.

Review team on tight time limit
With only 60 days to do a comprehensive review to determine whether the social impact of the Debe to Mon Desir segment of the Solomon Hochoy Highway was adequately addressed, an office for the review committee is yet to be established and experts are yet to be hired.

Kublalsingh doing fine
...after tests revealed he had not suffered any organ damage during his three week hunger strike, which ended on Wednesday.

Kublalsingh will have to wait for bhagi and sada

Kamla: I wish him well
THE END of Wayne Kublalsingh's hunger strike was "not a victory for anyone", Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says even as she reiterated that she wishes Kublalsingh and his family "all the best."

No victory for anyone
Kamla on end of Wayne's hunger strike

'What you doing here?'
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Keith Rowley received a lukewarm reception when he yesterday visited the Debe market

Debe vendors blaze Rowley

Anil: Verna's attack on PM, vile and dishonest
Minister of Sport, Anil Roberts, said former colleague Verna St Rose-Greaves' recent utterances about Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar was because she could not "railroad" the Cabinet into accepting the Gender Policy, without widespread consultation.

...AG slams her too
Attorney General Anand Ramlogan has condemned what he calls the "vindictive, vicious and vile attack" against Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar by former social development minister Verna St Rose Greaves.

Williams: Had we intervened, $10B would have been saved
FORMER Central Bank Governor Ewart Williams yesterday conceded that had the Central Bank intervened at CL Financial / Clico in 2006, about $10 billion could have been saved as the fallout from a run on the entity would not have been as bad.

Former Governor: Central Bank wrote to Anti-Corruption Bureau over CIB
In 2008 the Central Bank wrote a letter to the Anti-Corruption Investigation Bureau (ACIB) over Clico Investment Bank's (CIB) refusal to produce audited financial statements.

Former CEO: CLICO was ponzi scheme
INSURANCE giant CLICO was a "ponzi scheme", former chief executive officer (CEO) Gene Dziadyk stated in an internal e-mail to top executives three years before the company's collapse.

$14m set aside to train nurses
...approximately 570 nurses for different sectors of the health system

Inequity in contracts and jobs
The reasons why many people were stuck in gridlock traffic on Wednesday evening along the Beetham Highway were said to be, the result of the inequitable distribution of contracts and jobs in their community.

Warner on protests by Beetham Gardens residents: Govt won't buckle to gangsterism

Sando street vendors 'blank' plan to move
STREET vendors in San Fernando are not happy about the decision made by the San Fernando City Council to allow them to vend on Harris Promenade during the Christmas season.

St James residents approve of new traffic plan
ST JAMES residents described that the soon-to-be implemented traffic plan for the St James area as a brilliant one and commended the architects of the plan for taking their concerns into consideration

Minister: Seasonal delay but gender policy early 2013
The long-awaited national gender policy, which was approved by Cabinet last month, has all but got the green light and is expected to be released early next year.

Blind workers demand equity in distribution of HDC houses
Visually impaired workers from the San Fernando Blind Welfare Association yesterday staged an early morning protest demanding equity in the distribution of government houses.

More than 1,000 teachers' posts upgraded
More than 1,000 teachers' posts will be upgraded in the secondary school system and the position of assistant teachers will be abolished as the Education Ministry moves to have more qualified teachers in the nation's schools.

Laquis retires from Cancer Society
DR GEORGE Laquis has stepped down as chairman of the local Cancer Society after 42 years of service

WE MUST register our horror at the use of burning tyres to block the Beetham Highway on Wednesday evening by persons protesting an alleged lack of jobs for the area's residents.

Vicky Boodram wants to pay back her customers

Raising the bar for governance

Cops look for UWI rapist
A nineteen-year-old University of the West Indies (UWI) student was raped twice early yesterday morning by a man who broke into her apartment in St Augustine.

Cops rescue kidnapped teen
SWIFT WORK by North-Eastern and Eastern Division Task Force officers yesterday resulted in the rescue of a 17-year-old girl who hours earlier was kidnapped from her home on Wednesday night.

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