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First Citizens records $683m profit
Posted: Saturday, July 31, 2021

First Citizens records $683m profit for 9-month period ending June 30
"Profit after tax for the nine-month period amounted to $487.4 million, which represented an increase of 4.4 per cent when compared to June 2020, but represents a decline relative to pre-covid19 levels when compared to profit after tax $553.4 million at June 2019," he said.
Hinds: I understand Predy's plight but citizens' health a priority
Earlier this week it was reported that Predy, a Canadian citizen, was denied entry because he had received a combination of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines which was not approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and therefore not approved for entry into TT. At this time the only two vaccine mixtures approved by the WHO are AstraZeneca and Pfizer or AstraZeneca and Moderna.

MOH releases updated WHO approved vaccine combinations list

Imbert has good news for casino, lottery workers
One day after the union representing casino, members' clubs and lottery workers lamented that 2,500 workers have been without any source of income for over two months because they could not access the Salary Relief Grants, Minister of Finance Colm Imbert has indicated that they will be allowed to apply for the grants.

One Woodbrook Place residents say no to Mandela Park plan
Residents of One Woodbrook Place respectfully declined a proposal to build a $20 million public wellness and sports tourism hub at the Nelson Mandela Park, citing concerns over its construction.

THA slashes rents at Cove business park by 44%
Rates at the Cove Eco-Industrial and Business Park in Tobago have been reduced in an attempt to woo local tenants, Trinidadian investors and foreign direct investments.

Over 300 CAL workers targeted for layoff
In June, CAL said a main reason for the restructuring process was the loss of $172.7 million (US$25.7 million) and a 75 per cent decline in revenue in its unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2021, compared to the same period in 2020. It said the losses were similar to the 2020 downturn which in which the airline reported an operating loss of $738 million (US$109.2 million) compared to operating profits for 2018 and 2019.

CAL reduces staff to be laid off; unions heading to courts
Caribbean Airline's move to cut 79 pilots could be causing some turbulence, legally.

Emancipation Committee head: Remove, rename colonial monuments
"Also we have to decolonise and remove the colonial legacy. If we continue to think with the colonial mentality and maintain laws and attitudes that are typical of the colonial master, then we are not helping the process of Emancipation".

Jamaica's Thompson-Herah breaks Flo Jo's Olympic record in 100

Ahye misses out on women's 100m final
Ahye, running in semifinal two, clocked a season's best of 10.993 seconds to finish third. Ahye would have hoped to qualify as one of the fastest losers, but she finished with the ninth best time. Only the top two in each of the three semifinals qualified automatically for the final.

Nigerian sprinter Okagbare out Olympics after failed doping test
The Athletics Integrity Unit said in a statement that Okagbare, who won her opening heat of the women's 100 metres on Friday, had tested positive for human growth hormone.

Cop framed on gun charge to be compensated
The men who pulled alongside him late one night in October 2003, shot at him, beat him in a lonely area in Santa Flora and beat him turned out to be police officers in plain clothes. Balgobin was also slapped with a gun charge, which was later dismissed.

Teens missing
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 16-year-old Shahnaz Shakira Akaloo and 16-year-old Dominique Genty.

Victims' families dismiss murderer's plea of innocence: 'We know you're guilty'
Two Tobago families still grieving from the 2009 murder of teenaged friends Rondell Thomas, 15, and Kolen Salandy, 16, said they are not buying convicted murderer Alvaro Ayers' last-ditch plea of innocence.

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