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Posted: Saturday, December 8, 2012

INSPECTOR of Financial Institutions Carl Hiralal yesterday described this country's finance sector management methods as being a case of "catch me if you can", and such a culture runs wild among powerful businesses, as he said CL Financial (CLF) was a company like no other among those he encountered in all of his 31-year-career.

Hiralal vs difficult CLICO
THE number of family-owned financial institutions in Trinidad and Tobago may have something to do with the lack of compliance to fiduciary duties in this country, Inspector of Financial Institutions Carl Hiralal said yesterday.

'I deserve $700M'
WHILE in his defence, lawyers acting on behalf of former CL Financial executive chairman Lawrence Duprey have argued he played no direct role in the day-to-day details of the CLF empire, Duprey once told regulators that he deserved in excess of $700 million in, "consultancy fees"...

Attorney: 25 cents for US$10m
IN return for a US$10 million investment in CLICO Investment Bank (CIB), the National Insurance Board (NIB) received a "piece of paper worth 25 cents", attorney for the CLICO Policyholders Group Terrence Bharath said yesterday.

Charge Partap
FOUR MONTHS after being brought to the Belmont Police Station and told to submit to a breathalyser test, an instruction was given yesterday by Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard for police to charge former Minister in the Ministry of National Security Colin Partap.

DPP gives instruction to move against former minister

Only those in the North got HDC homes
South Blind Welfare members cry foul

Hard measures coming
Warner after Beetham protests

I'm assembling review team
INDEPENDENT Senator Dr James Armstrong is in the process of assembling the members of the Independent Working Group (the Committee) to examine documents on the Debe to Mon Desir segment of the Solomon Hochoy Highway to Point Fortin.

Start work from Point Fortin
Kublalsingh on highway delay costs

Paula all for highway
…Point MP: It will bring investments

Khan calls on ex-PM Manning
FORMER Prime Minister Patrick Manning is being asked, as head of the PNM Cabinet which originally conceived and planned construction of the Point Fortin to San Fernando Highway, to make submissions to the independent committee which is reviewing construction of the Debe to Mon Desir section of the highway.

Kublalsingh mulls court action to stop all work on highway
Work being carried out on sections of the Debe to Mon Desir Highway is occupying the mind of environmentalist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh and causing him concern.

Minister on Rowley's reception in Debe: It was well deserved
"The severe tongue-lashing Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley received from Debe residents was well deserved." Food Production Minister Devant Maharaj made this comment yesterday while responding to questions from reporters at the opening of the Cedros Breeding Unit, Bonasse.

'My sister's life is at risk'
Woman sleeps on ward chairs after baby dies in womb

Family wants justice
Baby dies in hospital nursery

Gays to have rights in Govt's gender policy
Homosexuals, lesbians and bisexuals in T&T will no longer be discriminated against if the national gender policy is approved by Cabinet.

Marlene demands action, results
THERE must be follow-ups of cases especially those involving children across the country, minister of Gender Youth and Child Development, Marlene Coudray, has demanded.

TTPBA: Changes coming to Data Protection Act
The T&T Publishers and Broadcasters Association (TTPBA) is making strides to uphold press freedom in the country.

Rowley attends 'Mastana Bahar'
People's National Movement (PNM) political leader Dr Keith Rowley was the only parliamentarian to attend the prize-giving ceremony of the 2012 Mastana Bahar competition on Thursday night.

Chutney Soca Monarch 2013 moves back south
The 2013 Chutney Soca Monarch heads back down South, in Skinner Park, San Fernando for Carnival.

'Olympic' look at the red, white and black
Sport Minister Anil Roberts kept it short and to the point at the premiere of the docudrama film entitled Red, White and Black: A Sports Odyssey...

No money for Machel
NO REVENUES earned from the sale of the Going for Gold CD, commemorating this country's 50th anniversary of Independence, will be paid to soca artiste Machel Montano

One-way streets in St James Monday

NADAPP reinforces calls for halt on drug usage

Sam Selvon collection placed in Memory of the World register
The Memory of the World Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (MOWLAC) has inscribed the collection of the late Trinidad and Tobago author Sam Selvon... on the regional Memory of the World register.

Keep Constitution reform deadline

Clico's complexities

Dana Seetahal: Under attack

Tony Deyal: What in the world?

Thief fires lawyer after guilty verdict
A 27-year-old man, who fired his attorney moments after being found guilty of robbery with aggravation, is expected to be sentenced on Thursday by a High Court judge.

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