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$2B spent on cereals, fruits, vegetables
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

$2B spent on cereals, fruits, vegetables
Delivering her contribution on the Appropriation Bill (2021) in Parliament yesterday, Gopee-Scoon said according to the Central Statistical Office (CSO), food imports were valued at approximately $5.67 billion in 2019 creating a serious drain on valuable foreign exchange.

Judge Gobin rules in United TTFA favour vs FIFA
Embattled T&T Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace and his United TTFA executive team have won their controversial lawsuit against FIFA. Delivering her judgement in the case, late last night, High Court Judge Carol Gobin ruled that FIFA's move to appoint a Normalisation Committee led by businessman Robert Hadad to replace Wallace and his team was illegal, null and void and of no effect.

Tancoo: $253 billion spent, but businesses still closing
Even though $253 billion was spent in the last five years, MP for Oropouche West Davendranath Tancoo says businesses are still going bankrupt because the government has failed to boost investor confidence.

One additional covid19 death, 1,661 active cases
AN elderly woman with a pre-existing medical condition has died of covid19, the Health Ministry announced in its daily update on Tuesday. The death toll is now 93.

Govt looking to de-register some used-car dealerships—Gopee-Scoon
Goopee-Scoon said the country has been spending more foreign currency that it earns on an annual basis. During January to September 2020 alone, the value of purchases of US Currency from the Central Bank by all authorised FX dealers in the financial sector was US$940 million, said Gopee-Scoon during.

Indarsingh: Chinese, French eyeing Port of Port of Spain
COUVA South MP Rudranath Indarsingh asked whether the privatisation of the Port of Port of Spain was "a done deal" with a preferred bidder, perhaps a Chinese firm. He was speaking on the budget on Monday in the House of Representatives.

Lee: What's happening to the refinery?

Blaxx back in hospital
Newsday reported on October 11 that he had been discharged from hospital after surgery for an undisclosed illness. He was then said to have been resting at home.

Hospitals contact Paramin man for knee surgery
Several public hospitals contacted Stephon Samuel on Tuesday to help and advise the 27-year-old on his medical needs.

Update: Strong winds, showers likely from tropical wave
In an update this morning, the Met Office said it continues to monitor the system, which has a 20 per cent (low) chance of development over the next 48 hours.

Ex-Speaker: Ameen must respect Annisette-George
FORMER Speaker Barendra "Barry" Sinanan has said St Augustine MP Khadijah Ameen had gone too far in recent posts on social media which alleged unequal treatment from Speaker Bridgid Annisette-George.

Teens caught in mall bathroom lose breach-of-privacy lawsuit
Seepersad said the case demonstrated a complete abdication of parental responsibility by the mothers. They should have called on the teenagers to explain why they were in a public bathroom at 7 am in their school uniforms "doing adult things."

Mom killed, body dumped
Just hours after she was reported missing by her mother, the body of 23-year-old Tenil Cupid was found in Santa Flora on Tuesday.

Policeman charged with shooting with intent to murder
A statement from the Police Service said a 37-year-old man reported to police that on April 3, 2016, he was at an establishment in the Debe district, when he got into anargument with another man over whose turn it was to access the establishment's service.

Fake woman police inspector nabbed in sting operation
For months, a 46-year-old woman has pretended to be a police inspector. Under this guise, she entered secured buildings and obtained sensitive information; conducted her own "traffic exercises"; and visited murder scenes and secured information about victims.

9 reported missing in October so far
NINE people, including eight teenagers, have been reported missing by police in October, with only one of them being accounted for so far.

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