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Jamaica feeling irie
Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Jamaica feeling irie
AN ASSURANCE of training for TT Immigration officers to better interface with persons entering this country and the setting up of a facility to ensure persons denied entry would have dignified accommodation until they are returned to their homeland, have been welcomed by the Jamaican Government.

Govt gets $2B loan from Latin bank
THE TREASURY is set to benefit from a $2 billion boost through the approval of a loan by the Development Bank of Latin America or Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF).

43 firms bid to build Tobago's desal plant
A total of 43 local and foreign companies have expressed an interest to build and operate Tobago's first million-dollar desalination plant at the Cove Industrial Estate.

Names of defaulting public officials in Gazette
SOME 1400 public officials who breached the Integrity in Public Life Act (IPLA) by failing to state their interests are now being formally listed in the TT Gazette by way of sanction, said a statement yesterday from the Integrity Commission.

Gopeesingh slams GATE Task Force recommendations

Dr Tim wants PM to remove Garcia

Suspended Petrotrin five to know fate next month
The five Human Resources heads at State-owned Petrotrin who were suspended last week will know their fate next month.

Manning family refuses ORTT
Former prime minister Patrick Manning's family says they "would be unwilling to accept" the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ORTT), the nation's highest award, on his behalf.

URP workers storm meeting, demand outstanding salary
SEVERAL Unemployment Relief Programme (URP) workers stormed a meeting yesterday with Works and Transport Minister Fitzgerald Hinds and Energy Minister and Member of Parliament for La Brea Nicole Olivierre, demanding their outstanding salary.

Whistle-blower JSC meets on Friday
THE parliamentary joint select committee (JSC) on the Whistle- blower Protection Bill, 2015 will meet in camera on Friday from 9.30 am at Tower D of the Port-of-Spain International Waterfront Centre.

Man,66, charged with rape of mentally challenged girl, 15
A 66-YEAR-OLD grandfather appeared yesterday in the San Fernando Magistrates' Court charged with rape and buggery of a 15-year-old mentally challenged girl.

Magistrate revokes Vicky Boodram's $2M bail
CRUISE ship fraud accused Vicky Boodram's bail of $2 million to cover 109 charges, has been revoked.

Boodram's bailor relieved of position
A man who stood in court as a bailor for fraud-­accused Vicky Boodram on a previous occasion was back in court yesterday to withdraw his position on bail.

Robocop was Robin Hood of community, says ex-cop

Loyalists will remain—friend
Selwyn "Robocop" Alexis, 51, even in death, has his loyalists who will do what they have to do.

Hitman shot six times by Alexis
Selwyn "Robocop" Alexis shot Thomas "Hamza" Sharpe six times in the head before he himself succumbed to a gunshot in the right of his head, an autopsy revealed yesterday.

'He was our oppressor'
Unruly ISIS tries to disrupt Robocop's funeral...

AMID the backdrop of a heavy police presence and a National Security helicopter circling overhead Enterprise, Chaguanas businessman and reputed gang-leader Selwyn 'Robocop' Alexis was buried yesterday following a funeral service at the Enterprise Masjid.

Escayg family appeals for help
AN account with a US-based fund-raising website has been opened in an effort to raise funds to assist Shenelle Escayg, the wife of Kevin Escayg, 43, who was killed in a shoot-out between Selwyn "Robocop" Alexis and another gunmen on Sunday last. The website 'YouCaring' recently featured the Escayg family and explained their circumstances.

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