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Young disingenuous on Petrotrin closure
Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2022

OWTU: Young disingenuous on Petrotrin closure, citizens' hardships
While Minister of Energy and Energy Industries Stuart Young continued to defend the shutdown of Petrotrin, saying it spent US$650 million per year on crude oil imports for refining operations, the Paria Fuel Trading Co Ltd paid over US$3.5 billion to purchase fuel between 2018 and 2021.

Mark: Windfall due to Putin's war, not Government's efforts
OPPOSITION Senator Wade Mark scoffed at Finance Minister Colm Imbert's boast of high revenues for the State by saying these were not due to any efforts by the Government but were simply the fallout of Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, speaking on Friday in the Senate debate on the Mid Year Review to supplement the 2022 budget by $3 billion.

Duke on CPO's wage offer: Government must never be comfortable
On Thursday, Chief Personnel Officer (CPO) Dr Daryl Dindial offered hourly, daily and weekly-rated workers of the Central Government, the Tobago House of Assembly and municipal corporations zero for the negotiating period 2014-2017, one per cent for 2018, zero per cent for 2019-2020 and one per cent in 2021.

Cox: Fraudulent practices at Social Development Ministry being dealt with
"In fact, in the preceding 12 months before my address, there had been a 241 per cent increase in the number of reports to the TTPS (TT Police Service), with the majority of cases involving senior citizens' pensions."

Police investigate Sabga report, victims asked to come forward
Police are asking victims identified in the 1997 Robert Sabga report to come forward to help them build a case against their abusers.

Breaking the silence
ONE OF the most insidious things about child abuse is how it often happens in silence.

PM visits Guyana School of Agriculture
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday met with students who are enrolled in the Guyana School of Agriculture's training and entrepreneurship programme, as part of his visit to the Caribbean nation for the Agri-Investment Forum and Expo.

MoH: Persons with Monkeypox symptoms urged to seek care
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has acknowledged an emerging public health threat concerning the detection of cases of the Monkeypox virus in several overseas territories.

What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?
Monkeypox is a virus that originates in wild animals like rodents and primates, and occasionally jumps to people. Most human cases have been in central and west Africa, where the disease is endemic.

Second COVID-19 booster rollout begins
From May 20 and throughout June, people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, people 60 and over and healthcare workers will be able to get the additional booster dose.

Mom, son laid to rest in double funeral: Levi lauded as superhero, legend
Star pupil Levi Lewis was lauded as a superhero and a legend as he was laid to rest with his mother Abeo Cudjoe, more than a week after they were both brutally murdered at their Penal home.

Mom bids Kimani farewell
Two Mondays ago, Kimani walked away from his family's home and could not be found. The following day, his body was discovered in the Guapo River. It is suspected he fell off a bridge and drowned. However, a mentally challenged man from the village came forward a few days later, claiming he had "killed the child".

Siblings in court over $316m Country Club sale
Joseph Fernandes is the majority shareholder in CEL, personally or through Aquila Ltd. Luisa Fernandes, Domus Trust, AM Investments and Poui Investments hold 21 per cent of non-voting (B) shares in CEL. There is a dispute of 138 B shares that Luisa Fernandes said she is entitled to.

Cop arrested in deaths of Andrea Bharatt murder suspects sues State
A former officer with the specialised SORT unit of the police service has threatened legal action against the State for her unlawful detention for more than six days after she was held in connection with the deaths of murder suspects Andrew Morris and Joel Balcon in 2021.

Chaguanas man sues State for two-month lock-up on wrong warrants
A Chaguanas man has sued the State for compensation for false imprisonment after he said he was wrongfully "snatched off the street" by Chaguanas police and locked up for two months on three warrants which were not for him.

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