'Cabinet not misled'
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
'Cabinet not misled'
NEITHER PARLIAMENT nor Cabinet were misled when the controversial Section 34 clause of the Administration of Justice (Indictable Offences) Act was passed and proclaimed as law...
Lawyer: Volney didn't mislead on Section 34
British Queen's Counsel Edward Fitzgerald has suggested that former justice minister Herbert Volney did not mislead his Cabinet colleagues on the early proclamation of Section 34 of the Administration of Justice (Indictable Offences) Act.
Attorney: Govt can't claim ignorance
Challenging the repeal of Section 34...
Douglas: I misspoke on $$
Arts and Multiculturalism Minister Dr Lincoln Douglas yesterday admitted that he "misspoke" when he announced a $2.2 million increase for the winner of the Carnival Band of the Year competition.
No word on Jack from TOP leadership
TOP leader Ashworth Jack says the TOP is now doing a post mortem of the Tobago House of Assembly election and hasn't lodged any official complaint with the Elections and Boundaries Commission on the outcome.
Analyst: Sat must provide facts on anti-Hindu claims
Political scientist Dr Winford James is calling on Sat Maharaj, leader of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha, to present facts, witnesses and scientific data to support his claim that Indians did not feel welcome in Tobago.
Rowley, Ramesh agree: Coup commissioner another 'Reshmi' scandal
A senior member of Cabinet insisted that Dr Hafizool Ali Mohammed should be selected as a member of the commission of enquiry into the 1990 coup attempt.
No cause for panic, says Howai
Finance Minister Larry Howai said yesterday that the deficit in the National Insurance Fund was manageable and there was no cause for panic.
Howai: National Insurance facing gradual overhaul
FINANCE Minister Larry Howai yesterday piloted legislation designed to implement a range of measures which will affect the vulnerable in society...
Imbert hits $1.5B NIS 'gift' for self-employed
DIEGO Martin North East MP, Colm Imbert, yesterday hit a plan to give some $1.5 billion (according to his calculations) in benefits to self-employed persons who are to be brought into the National Insurance Scheme (NIS)...
...McLeod: It will provide benefits
Labour Minister Errol McLeod said yesterday that proposed changes to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) were not about to "punish or penalise people" but rather provide benefits to self-employed people.
Colm: $25,000 'gift' unfair
Self-employed to pay NIS...
All or nothing
FARMERS have rejected Food Production Minister Devant Maharaj's announcement that "63 former squatters", out of the 171 who were moved from land at the Orange Grove Estate will be given tenure.
ONE POINT RIVALRY
The excellence of pan music at Sunday night's Panorama semi-finals proved a virtual musical headache for the judges so much so that the four "top guns" –Phase II Pan Groove, Republic Bank Exodus, Neal & Massy All Stars, and WITCO Desperadoes – were each separated by only one point.
Pan, kaiso, mas on TV up in air
State-owned media house, Caribbean New Media Group (CNMG) intends to continue negotiations with Carnival stakeholders for the rights to broadcast major Carnival events including the finals of Calypso Monarch, Panorama, King and Queen of Carnival and the Parade of the Bands.
...Artistes criticise judging
The 2013 Lotto Plus Chutney Soca Monarch was judged by 70 per cent text voting and 30 per cent judges marks. Jai placed second in the competition.
Imbert criticises 1 a.m. police wreckings
Diego Martin North East MP yesterday criticised the wrecking of cars at midnight and one o'clock in the morning in the Woodbrook area.
Five minutes to answer
SPEAKER Wade Mark yesterday limited the amount of time an MP could use to respond to a question for oral answer on the Order Paper.
Ganga: Wildlife on the brink of extinction
MORE than 10,000 hunters purchase hunting permits from the Forestry Division's Wildlife Section each year and the estimated value of the game meat is in the tens of millions of dollars.
No to HPV vaccination
SAYING that the Government had not consulted with it prior to making a vaccine available to combat the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) yesterday called on parents of children attending RC schools, not to let them be vaccinated.
Husband demands answers as Oxygen machine blamed for mom's death
...laims of a cover-up at the Maternity Hospital at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mount Hope.
Magistrate laments 'alcohol culture'
PORT-OF-SPAIN Magistrate Carl Quamina yesterday lamented this society's alcohol culture which he said, is easily accessible and is idolised by some.
Cops still worry over Chickenpox
THE OUTBREAK of chickenpox in the prisons remains a cause for concern and yesterday affected productivity at the Port-of-Spain Magistrates' Court with police officers renewing their call for the Health Ministry to do something.
Complaints Authority seeking information on 18 police killings
THE Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has appealed to Acting Commissioner of Police (CoP) Stephen Williams, asking that he provide evidence on 18 police killings being investigated over the last six years.
Truthful man gets second chance
IMPRESSED with the forthrightness of a man who appeared before her charged with possession of cocaine, a San Fernando magistrate yesterday gave the accused a chance by reprimanding and discharging him.
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