PM: No state of emergency talk
Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
PM: No state of emergency talk
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says Government has not discussed the possibility of implementing another state of emergency
Sea lots anger
TENSIONS ran high yesterday morning as residents of Pioneer Drive and Production Avenue Sea Lots, burnt debris and blocked the westbound lane of the Beetham Highway
Sea Lots protest leads to traffic chaos
THOUSANDS of commuters started off the week in a frustrated manner, stranded for several hours in miles of traffic yesterday morning caused by a fiery protest by Sea Lots residents
WALK OVER RELIEF
Jack promises action after Sea Lots protests
Ministry waiting for $$ to build walkover
... plans to also construct pedestrian walkovers in other parts of Port of Spain with designs being done under the Programme for Upgrading Road Efficiency (PURE).
PM: A horrifying tragedy
PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday described the deaths on Sunday of a Sea Lots woman and her two daughters, aged seven and eight, as "a horrifying tragedy".
SLAP ON WRIST
... soca superstar Machel Montano got a virtual "slap on the wrist" when he was fined $13,700.
Machel spared jail
SOCA STAR Machel Montano was yesterday spared a possible jail sentence after he was convicted of four assault charges and instead ordered to compensate the victims of the attack as well as pay fines to the court.
Expert: Visa trouble for convicted Machel Montano
SOCA superstar Machel Montano's United States visa is supposed to be automatically revoked because of his four assault convictions
...Too late for victims to sue
THE four people beaten by entertainer Machel Montano and songwriter Kernal Roberts are only entitled to the $24,500 compensation ordered by the court yesterday.
WIN fires reporter after his racist talk
Journalist Darryl Heeralal was fired yesterday as a freelance television reporter by WIN Communications, after he posted statements deemed racially offensive on Facebook on Sunday.
Police foil fiery Gran Couva protest
As protest in Sea Lots flared yesterday, Gran Couva residents also attempted to stage a fiery protest for a reliable pipeborne water supply and better roads, but their plans were foiled by police.
Committee yet to decide on Flying Squad probe
The JSC's mandate is "to enquire into and report on Ministries with responsibility in areas listed as Group 2 and on the Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises falling under those ministers"
Speaker: No time limit on MP's absence
HOUSE SPEAKER Wade Mark yesterday said there is no limit on how long an MP can have a leave of absence from Parliament on the basis of sickness
Mia Mottley new head of Barbados Labour Party
Owen Arthur ousted...
Schools fear ring worm, red eye outbreak
...Cleaning suppliesneeded urgently
Read the Litter Act!
NEWLY appointed litter wardens were yesterday rebuked by Local Government Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan who said many had failed to read the Litter Act since receiving it three weeks ago
NIS payments and benefits to go up
COME March 4, contributions to the National Insurance System (NIS) will be increased from 11.4 percent to 11.7 percent, and next year, from 11.7 percent to 12 percent.
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