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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

GOVERNMENT yesterday blocked controversial plans for hikes in MPs and judges pensions, as two bills which were poised to be presented to President Anthony Carmona for assent

Pension bills not law yet
The controversial bills to increase judges' pensions and MPs' benefits will not become law yet.

Tewarie: No property tax
PLANNING Minister Dr Bhoe Tewarie yesterday stated there was no intention to re-introduce a regime of property tax covertly through new planning legislation

PM: T&T to set up Embassy in Japan, InvestTT office

Two agreements signed
Following the Caricom/Japan Summit:

$M from Japan for Caricom
AKIE ABE, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, yesterday gushed all about her love for local snack mango chow served to her yesterday

AG aims to recover $34m
Ramlogan reviewing LifeSport audit

Anil: I had no control
Sport Minister Anil Roberts says that he did not "personally" escort Adolphus Daniell, the educator who was paid $34 million from the LifeSport programme for no work, to meet Finance Minister Larry Howai

...PNM constituency demands his resignation

Subhas: Don't fire Sport Minister, yet
Attorney Subhas Panday believes that Sports Minister Anil Roberts should not be fired, at least, not yet.

Oil spill in Penal
Families evacuated

NP to set up gas stations, subsidiary in Haiti
National Petroleum (NP) will establish nine gas stations, a subsidiary company and an NP office in Haiti.

Appeal Court stays Invader's Bay ruling
The Appeal Court has put a stay on a judgment ordering the Planning Ministry to disclose confidential legal advice related to the award of a $5.5 billion contract to develop public property in Invader's Bay, Port-of-Spain.

House holds hand on money bills

Planning Bill passed after third reading
The Planning and Facilitation of Development Bill was passed yesterday after its third reading without amendments

Questions on detained Ghanaian
Immigration chief ordered to court today...

Girl, 3, in critical condition after rape
A three-year-old girl, who was raped by a teenaged male relative at her Tamana home last Friday

Trini charged with killing Guyanese mom in New York
A woman from Siparia has been charged with killing and dismembering a Guyanese woman in Brooklyn, New York.

Teenager shot dead by police
Relatives: He was not a bad boy

Autopsy: Farmer got hard blow to head
62-year-old man murdered...

Thieves try to steal waterline
Residents of Belmont and parts of Laventille are currently experiencing an interruption in their water supply, due to thieves, who tried to steal a portion of an 18'' main line

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