Moonilal: Govt getting value for money
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Moonilal: Govt getting value for money
WITH $1 billion being spent on the Defence Force, Government was trying to get a little more value for money by giving soldiers police powers
Murders spike in 2013 but drop in serious offences'
THERE was a "spike" in murders for the first two months of this year compared to last year but a decrease in serious offences
Bail Bill worries Criminal Bar
THE CRIMINAL BAR Association has joined in the chorus of concerns about proposed legal initiatives aimed at addressing spiraling crime.
As Petrotrin workers protest Drivers warned: Brace for fuel shortages
Operations at all Petrotrin installations came to a complete halt yesterday as angry workers walked off the job over what they said was the company's failure to deliver on promised incentives.
Regulator hits PwC US
UNITED STATES regulators have released a report critical of the practices of Pricewaterhouse Coopers US — the second largest revenue earner of the global PwC grouping
State will appeal judge's decision, says Dookeran
Foreign Affairs Minister and former finance minister Winston Dookeran yesterday said he was "surprised" by Justice Joan Charles's judgment on Tuesday against the State, in favour of the United Policyholders Group.
25,000 other Clico investors now feeling shortchanged
'I hope they pay us'
This is the desired expectation of one of the 250 or so Colonial Life Insurance Company (Trinidad) Limited (Clico) Executive Flexible Premium Annuity (EFPA) policyholders who were successful in their $300 million lawsuit against the Government
Colman denies probe into auditors' luxury apartments
SIR Anthony Colman, lone commissioner in the enquiry into the collapse of CL Financial and four of its subsidiaries, yesterday denied claims he was investigating the purchase of properties by PricewaterhouseCoopers auditors.
Condos outside my scope
'Political suicide' to not pay everyone
Govt ordered to refund some CLICO policyholders
Cox claims phones of Opposition members being tapped
Laventille East MP Donna Cox:
Roodal: PNM will deal with 'Ram-Lee alliance'
Ram Lee! That's what PP House leader Dr Roodal Moonilal yesterday dubbed the new political combo of former UNC Attorney General Ramsey Lawrence Maharaj and PAM leader Dr Keith Rowley who he reminded once said he did not trust Maharaj.
As review of pay package drags on Judges looking at foreign jobs
A warning has been sounded about a possible exodus of judges who are seriously considering more lucrative international jobs.
South businessmen: Better a 'police state' than a 'criminal one'
The San Fernando Business Association has come out in support of the Defence Act (Amendment) Bill, saying it is preferable to have a "police state" rather than a "criminal state."
Fixin' T&T to take appeal to senators
IF the Lower House passes the Defence (Amendment) 2013 Bill, which would grant soldiers the power of arrest, then lobby group Fixin' T&T will approach an Independent Senator to present a petition signed by hundreds of citizens opposed to its proclamation.
Govt to review cost of access to education
Tertiary Education and Skills Training Minister Fazal Karim is seeking to ensure more people in T&T have access to education by reviewing the cost of tuition
Fort St Andres gets facelift, museum to be restored in city
The Ministry of Diversity and Social Integration is intent on educating the people of T&T on its history through the restoration and promotion of heritage sites.
February third driest in T&T since 1946
Law Faculty member: Public opinion on death penalty doesn't matter
Dr Arif Balkan of the University of the West Indies' Law Faculty says he does not think public opinion on the death penalty matters and policy-makers should not be guided by it.
'Fighting crime with more laws won't work'
Criminal Bar wants consultation to end jury trials
Backlog of DNA samples at centre
Owing to the high crime level, the Forensic Science Centre is so swamped with deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) samples from the police that there is a serious backlog
Detention Centre not on lockdown—official
Ten illegal immigrants allegedly involved in a violent confrontation with soldiers and police two weeks ago remain in isolation at a segregation housing unit at the Aripo Detention Centre.
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