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$5b in help for needy this year
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020

Cox: $5b in help for needy this year

US$205k in aid sent to stranded Trinis
Trinidad and Tobago has distributed US$205,958.99 to 298 stranded nationals through five overseas missions between August and September.

PM proposes cap on car tax exemptions for MPs
THE Prime Minister on Wednesday said Cabinet will consider capping tax exemptions for the purchase of new vehicles by public office holders at $350,000 – all except judges, whose existing tax breaks will remain untouched.

London at second-highest coronavirus alert level
Britain's health secretary says London has moved to the second-highest coronavirus alert level amid a rise in cases.

Government got CL Marine for $119m
"It is part of the debt recovery from CLICO and through the acquisition of CL Marine we have been able to get an asset valued at $119 million Madame Speaker. So we have in effect recovered $119 million of taxpayers money through the acquisition of CL Marine." Imbert boasted.

FIFA battle not over for Wallace and Co
"The Court of Appeal is on Monday and from a legal perspective that's where our eyes are set. That Court of Appeal decision is to really challenge whether Justice Gobin or the TT High Court has the jurisdiction in the way to even make a decision that was delivered on Tuesday.

Rowley scoffs at TTFA's 'pyrrhic' court victory
PRIME MINISTER Dr Keith Rowley yesterday reacted to the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association's High Court win against the sport's world governing body, FIFA, describing it as a "pyrrhic victory".

Paray warns: Economic peril ahead

Public invited to review TTPS service in online survey
'The purpose of this survey is to determine your level of trust and confidence in the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS). We would also like to find out more about the customer service you received during your interactions with members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) in 2020.'

Police officer, accomplice charged with $680,000 Rattans robbery
A POLICEMAN and another man have been charged with robbery at a discount clothing and apparel store. It was reported that at 6.15 pm on October 3, the courier of Rattans was stopped by two men dressed in police uniform during a roadblock exercise along the Western Main Road in Cocorite near Paragon Sports Club.

Moonilal: PNM privatising justice
Speaking in the budget debate in the House of Representatives, Moonilal said the Cabinet had approved $66 million for British law firm Edmonds Marshall McMahon and PricewaterhouseCoopers to do investigations.

Speaker: Ameen now on 'strike two'
SPEAKER Bridgid Annisette-George on Wednesday again warned St Augustine MP about her Facebook posts, after Leader of Government Business Camille Robinson-Regis said the new member had continued her social media posts which could be viewed as questioning the Speaker's impartiality in her rulings.

Sinkhole update: WASA says collapsed bridge broke pipeline
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) said repairs are underway to a broken pipeline which it said was caused by the collapse of a bridge along Golden Grove Road, which resulted in a sinkhole.

154 women lost their lives to violence in three years
Out of these 154 cases, 65 were directly as a result of domestic ­situations.

Mother of two killed, dumped in Santa Flora
Less than a month after Tenile Cupid returned to her mother's home after ending an intimate relationship, she was found murdered. Cupid's nude body was discovered at a WASA well site in a field road in Santa Flora on Tuesday. There was a wound to her head.

Penal family beaten by intruders
A Penal grandfather was beaten with a piece of iron on his head after he tried to protect his teenaged grandson from a couple who attacked them at his daughter's home on Tuesday.

Family of slain Morvant electrician: Wrong men killed
Granderson, 43, and accounting assistant Gregory Robinson, 35, were liming with three of their friends at a house on Jacobin Street, Morvant, at around 10.30 pm when a white Nissan B13 approached the group and someone in it shot at them.

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