PM: LAW SOLID
Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2013
PM: LAW SOLID
PRIME MINISTER Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC yesterday sought to assure that legislation designed to give members of the Defence Force police powers is on solid ground because of legal advice, local and Commonwealth precedent, and fresh Parliament provisions that will ensure legal measures will be put in place to regulate the new powers.
Defence Act Passed
Moonilal confident of passage in Senate
SOLDIERS NOT KILLING MACHINES
AG defends army as Defence Bill passed
CoP against Defence Bill, says Ramesar
ACTING Police Commissioner Stephen Williams has spoken out and has made it "crystal clear" policing should remain only within the Police Service.
Debate on bill to precept soldiers- PM slams prophets of doom and gloom
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has lashed out at "naysayers who seem to care about human rights," but don't care about the human rights of the innocent who may fall victim to T&T's crime problem.
PM: 'Soldier-police' bill does not violate Constitution
Chamber backs Govt move to precept soldiers
...but TTTI urges caution
Marlene keeps Anil quiet
PNM MP Marlene McDonald silenced the usually talkative Government MP Anil Roberts in Parliament yesterday when she dropped several sharp references to "Spanish" and "Room 201" in Roberts' direction.
Marlene: Soldier Bill 'unworkable'
OPPOSITION Chief Whip Marlene Mc Donald yesterday asked how will the population be able to tell soldiers who have been given police powers apart from those who have not.
Big business backs Bill
THREE days after San Fernando Business Association (SBA) president Daphne Bartlett publicly said the association is fully supportive of the Defence (Amendment) Bill which seeks to give soldiers powers of arrest, the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce is also coming out in support of this legislation.
Gopee-Scoon: Section 34 again
POINT Fortin MP Paula Gopee-Scoon claimed the Defence Amendment Bill 2013 was never scrutinised properly by the Legislative Review Committee or the Chief Parliamentary Counsel (CPC) before debate began in the House of Representatives on March 8.
Govt, China sign $1.8B deal
Government and the EXIM Bank of China yesterday signed a $1.8 billion loan agreement for the construction of the children's hospital and three national sports facilities in Couva, and three multi-sports facilities in other parts of the country.
Cabinet to get Carrera plan
CHIEF of Staff of the Defence Force Major General Kenrick Maharaj will submit a plan for the proposed use of Carrera Island once the island prison is closed.
Prisons head: $11m to relocate Carrera
Humanitarian considerations are driving the Government to spend US$1.6 million (about TT$11 million) to move high-risk prisoners from the century-old Carrera Island Prison
US$1.6m upgrade for Arouca prison
Carrera inmates moving by December
PM orders probe after Donna's phone-tapping claim
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has referred allegations of phone-tapping to the law enforcement authorities for investigation.
PNM: We never attended meeting
The People's National Movement has written to House Speaker Wade Mark seeking a reply to statements made in Parliament on March 8 by National Security Minister Jack Warner which suggested that the PNM was conspiring with others to destabilise the country.
London on job for Anselm: THA won't bow to public pressure
...appointment of Dr Anselm London as senior consultant to the current Secretary of Finance and Enterprise Development Joel Jack at a salary of $60,000 was not approved before it was made public.
Petrotrin offshore workers left stranded
Scores of offshore workers remained stranded on offshore platforms up to late yesterday as Petrotrin workers engaged in a third day of protest action over outstanding payments.
Browne: Disbanding NACC bad move
with the closing of the NACC several years of progress had been lost.
Tajmool Hosein dies at 92
QUEENS Counsel Tajmool Hosein has died at the age of 92.
Murder toll climbs to 88 with Diego victim
Less than 24 hours after police in the Port-of-Spain Division applauded the joint initiative in Laventille which has so far quelled gang violence and reduced murders and serious crimes...
Police conduct Laventille raid
Police seized 65 rounds of assorted ammunition, an appendage for a machine gun and a quantity of marijuana during a raid at Boxhill Trace, Laventille on Thursday
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