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De-risking Caribbean banks getting overdue attention
Posted: Monday, April 25, 2022

Bankers' Association: De-risking Caribbean banks getting overdue attention
Dr Rowley, on Thursday afternoon, held a media conference at the VIP Lounge of the Piarco International Airport upon his return from the Caribbean Financial Access Roundtable held in Barbados. The session was chaired by chair of the House Financial Services Committee and US congressman Maxine Waters. Rowley revealed that among the concerns were accusations of terrorist financing and money laundering and that TT was allegedly involved in facilitating "deleterious" offshore banking transactions. Rowley denied the accusations at the meeting.

Is a rapid rail the solution to the transportation problem?
On the heels of reports that the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) is expected to soon resume its train services, former Director of Highways at the Ministry of Works and Transport Roger Ganesh is advising that T&T should revisit its rapid rail plan, otherwise this country will continue to lag behind in its transportation sector. He argued this can have an economic advantage by infusing technology.

Charles slams Govt for crime, school violence
Charles said the upsurge of school violence and crime were directly related to a lack of extra-curricular programmes in schools and opportunities for citizens to improve their standard of living.

Is a rapid rail the solution to the transportation problem?

Augustine on Marriott project: Artefacts, coast must be protected
Archaeologist Vaughn Wastling said a fort from the 17th century is among the artefacts that need to be preserved. "The major archaeological find on the headland is an old Courlander fort, this was built in 1680 and is potentially the oldest structure in TT.

204 covid19 cases, one new death
The update reported that the additional covid19 cases brought the total number of active positive cases to 6,916. In the update it was also reported that there was only one covid19 related death, bringing the total number of covid related deaths to 3,813.

COVID cases in 3 more south schools
At the Tulsa Trace Hindu school, one child in the Infant department tested positive after falling sick in school on Wednesday. At the Penal Rock SDMS Hindu Primary School, two students from Infants tested positive, while a teacher and a pupil from the Al-Huda Education Primary School in Marabella also tested positive.

Health Ministry: Cancelled flight delayed Triston Ramlochan's treatment
"Unfortunately, (the authority) was advised, by the travel agency, of the cancellation of the first flight that was scheduled to take Ramlochan to India for treatment. This cancellation was out of the control of the authority." The ministry, offering condolences to the family, said Ramlochan's clinical deterioration, based on information from his doctor, prevented the family from making the journey later.

Teen's death raises questions about Children's Life Fund

My journey as an autism single father

CoP: Police don't possess, haven't used spyware

Hinds: 38 people fitted with electronic monitoring devices
The first electronic monitoring device took place on April 28, 2021 and was carried out by the Ministry of National Security's Electronic Monitoring Unit, following an order of the High Court on April 23, 2021.

Lawyer willing to negotiate terms of surrender for suspect in cop's murder
The attorney for the man police believe can assist in the investigation of the murder of PC Clarence Gilkes says his client wants to surrender in the presence of a third party, like the media, but the offer was rejected by the police.

Relatives of cop killed in Diego say they're in a dark void

Threat of legal action after raid on mosque
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is being threatened with legal action by attorneys representing Imam Samaad Razzaq after police officers allegedly ransacked his masjid in Rich Plain, Diego Martin, following the shooting death of PC Clarence Gilkes last Friday.

Bodies found in car parked at Marriot hotel, Guyana
The authorities said they have launched an investigation into the deaths of 25-year-old Ritchie Hansraj and Justin Teixeira, the flight attendant, and that while there were no visible marks of violence on either of the bodies, they have found a substance believed to be narcotics inside the vehicle.

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