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THA auditors query payments in $208m PNM programme
Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Tobago road repair wrong turn – THA auditors query payments in $208m PNM programme
FULL payments for no work, unsigned contracts and inflated costs were some of the allegations levelled in the preliminary audit report into the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) road resurfacing programme, by the previous PNM administration, between October 1, 2019 and November 30, 2021.

Machel, Iwer among full list of National Awardees
The full list of National Awardees for 2022 are as follows:

T&T didn't become a Republic on Sept 24, but here's why it's celebrated on that day
Trinidad and Tobago became a Republic on August 1, 1976. However, the event is celebrated as a public holiday on September 24 because this is the date when the first Parliament met under the new Republican Constitution.

Green light for offshore Cypre project
Cypre will become bpTT's third subsea development. It will include seven wells and subsea trees tied back into bpTT's existing Juniper platform via two new 14-kilometre flexible flowlines. Drilling is due to commence in 2023 and first gas from the facility is expected in 2025.

The Cypre gas field is located 78 kilometres off the southeast coast of Trinidad within the East Mayaro Block, in water depth of approximately 80 metres. At peak the development is expected to deliver average gas production of 250-300 million standard cubic feet a day (mmscfd), bpTT said in the statement.

NGC, bpTT sign new gas supply contract
While neither Loquan nor Fitzpatrick could disclose the specific details of the contract, as these are governed by a confidentiality agreements, they acknowledged the timeliness of the signing and the resounding commitment of both to the success of Trinidad and Tobago's energy sector.

Young said: "…this is another critical milestone in securing the future of Trinidad and Tobago's energy sector and ensuring our energy security.

PAHO issues polio warning as New York battles outbreak

Unclean rivers frustrate Penal residents
Frustrated by perennial floods, tears trickled down Seeraja Seunarine's cheeks as she recounted water flowing into her home with the passing of the Invest 98L tropical wave.

TTUTA eyes budget day for third strike against 4% salary increase
The Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) is once again urging employees to stay away from work over the Chief Personnel Officer's proposed salary increase of four per cent which stands for offers of 0-0-2 and 0-0-2 from 2014 to 2019.

Gary—Deadly Pennywise robbery could have been prevented
"In this particular incident, the media stated that the weapons used in this crime were brandished about on social media, and even comments alluding to the plans to commit such crime were made," he said.

But Griffith said with SORT and the social media unit "virtually non-existent," the technology to detect and flag such behaviour on social media, Jacob has fallen back on "old-school" policing."

‘Malicious and defamatory'
The attorneys made it clear that if Duke, the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) leader and former THA chief secretary, continues making malicious and false defamatory comments about Augustine, interim injunctive relief will be sought from the court.

Seventh person charged in Firearm Users License investigation
Ag. Corporal Kareem Jamaldin was granted $200,000 bail by Justice of the Peace (JP) Stephen Young after being charged with Soliciting $25,000 from a man to Expedite a FUL.

The accused is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate on October 28th. He was arrested and charged in connection with the incident on September 22nd by officers of the Financial Investigations Branch (FIB) led by W/Insp. Joseph.

Man fleeced out of $9K in Facebook sale
The victim reportedly reached out to the seller online and made arrangements to meet along Mission Road in San Juan. He met the 'seller' and handed over the cash. The man took the money and told the victim to wait there as he had to go to a nearby home to retrieve the television. The suspect never returned.

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