Imbert: PM is coming home
Posted: Friday, August 12, 2016
Imbert: PM is coming home
PRIME MINISTER Dr Keith Rowley will be returning home from California as scheduled. This was disclosed by Acting Prime Minister Colm Imbert at yesterday's post-Cabinet news conference at the Office of the Prime Minister in St Clair. Imbert indicated at the outset, "I am simply here to answer questions."
'T&T Govt put to shame'
THE Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation (CAISO) said yesterday a ruling by the Supreme Court of Belize, which condemns that country's legal ban on sex between men as "unconstitutional", is a judgment that "puts the Trinidad and Tobago government to shame"
Zika cases now likely in thousands—CMO
Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh yesterday said the number of Zika cases they had recorded were inaccurate and there were more than the 247 confirmed cases, with the likelihood that the figure was in the thousands.
Govt gives $.1m for Daaga's funeral
Government has agreed to give the family of former National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) founder Makandal Daaga $100,000 for his funeral.
'T&T could end up under IMF in three years'
GIVEN the current outlay of Trinidad and Tobago's Parliament, the country could end up in a policy gridlock and under an International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme within three years.
EOC: Reverse age ban on GATE
IT IS discriminatory for Cabinet to try to stop persons accessing GATE on the basis of age and such a proposal must be reversed, urged the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) in a statement yesterday.
CHEATING GOING ON
MOMENTS after failing to qualify for the next round of the Men's 50M freestyle swim event yesterday at the 2016 Rio Olympics, veteran TT Olympic swimmer George Bovell lashed out at world swimming governing body FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation Amateur), alleging the organisation was not serious in going after cheaters in the sport.
Mixed views by locals
There were mixed views yesterday on Bovell's statement on doping in the sport and the governing body's handling of it by two local coaches, president of the Amateur Swimming Association of T&T (ASATT) Joseph Mc Leod and former national coach Franz Huggins.
Dick-Forde says sorry to Calder Hart and Manning
DR EMILY Dick-Ford, former Housing Minister in the People's National Movement (PNM) administration, has repented "on behalf of the nation" for what she claims is the "deep wrong" committed against former executive chairman of UDECOTT Calder Hart and late prime minister Patrick Manning.
Ex-ministers praise Manning's legacy
If Patrick Manning was still alive and prime minister of T&T, citizens would be benefiting greatly from his Vision 20/20 plan, former public utilities minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid says.
OWTU to step up tempo over stalled wage talks
Leader of the Oilfields Workers' Trade Union (OWTU), Ancel Roget, has threatened to "step up its game" and take it to another level should Government fail to settle all outstanding negotiations.
Govt saves Mitsubishi deal
GOVERNMENT has averted a potential economic disaster bequeathed to TT by its People's Partnership (PP) predecessor, by negotiating a superior deal with the Japanese government and the Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan for the construction of the US$850 million Caribbean Gas Chemicals Limited plant in La Brea.
Dillon tours Forensic 'bone centre'
CONCERNED over a Newsday report yesterday that boxes of human bones are piling up at the Forensic Science Centre (FSC) amid calls by Forensic Pathologist Dr Valery Alexandrov for a bone depository to properly and humanely store human remains, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon yesterday paid a visit to the Centre to see first hand the problem.
5 fraud accused warned: Don't make threats
The four people charged with defrauding the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation (CTTRC) have been warned against making threats against anyone involved in the case.
Dana accused: Prosecution playing games
ONE of the accused in the Dana Seetahal SC murder enquiry yesterday accused the prosecution of, "playing games," claiming that nothing was being done to quickly advance their case forward.
Body found: three fingers missing
The decomposing body of an unidentified man was discovered on Wednesday in Toco.
Two suspects released; one faces charges
Two of three family members held in connection with the arms and ammunition haul allegedly found at a Piparo house on Sunday have been released.
Charged for murdering stepdad
SOUTH Oropouche resident Clinton Joseph Powell yesterday appeared before a Siparia magistrate charged for murdering his 61-year-old stepfather and assaulting his 65-year-old mother. Powell, 43, of Southern Main Road, Aripero appeared before Magistrate Lisa Ramsumair-Hinds in the Second Court.
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