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$1B in profits
Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2023

Heritage records $1B in profits for 2022
63% jump from last financial year

After 14 years in jail for murder, Donnell Inniss's road to freedom
It all felt like a nightmare – except the story Donnell Inniss describes is common for many young men in this country who are charged for murder, tossed into prison and forgotten for over a decade as remanded inmates.

After 100 days in office, Erla gives herself an 'excellent' grade
He added that Harewood-Christopher can do a good job, if she "decides to take away the political handcuffs that she has on."

On May 4 Cabinet gave Harewood-Christopher her first one-year extension as she is legally due to retire from the police service on Monday when she turns 60.

Griffith said this may force her to be beholden to politicians in the hope of having her term extended as the law allows for a maximum of three one-year extensions. This, he said, has the potential to diminish the public trust and confidence in the police service if it is perceived that the top cop was bending to the will of politicians.

CoP: 100 legal guns used in crimes
OVER 100 guns granted under the tenure of three former police commissioners – Stephen Williams, Gary Griffith and McDonald Jacob –­ have been used to commit crimes of murder, robberies and suicides.

Stakeholders want all-of-society on crime to save Tobago
"I would like to hear a broader plan that treats with the youth population to prevent those who are at risk to addressing some of the things that caused them to be perpetually at risk."

He said crime is multi-faceted and it imposes economic and social costs adding that the victims of violent crime are predominantly the youth population, and such crimes also negatively impact the business environment.

Biden commends 'talented' PM at Howard University
He thanked Rowley for giving him the idea to create the Dr Eric Williams chair in Caribbean Studies.

Frederick, who received the Order of the Republic of TT in 2020 for distinguished and outstanding service to TT, promised to spend time developing this initiative after he retires as president.

Rowley receives degree, praise from US President

Seebaran-Suite: LATT has a duty to remain neutral in politics
On May 1, National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds claimed that "criminals have friends in the Judiciary" after High Court Judge Devindra Rampersad ruled in favour of gun dealer Brent Thomas in a lawsuit which complained that his constitutional rights had been infringed. The judge also found Thomas was "abducted" by police in Barbados and brought back to TT.

Seebaran-Suite, 69, went on to explain that LATT was a statutory body created by the Legal Profession Act (1986) that governed and disciplined members of the legal profession. Quoting the law, she said, the association's mandate was to "represent and protect the interests of the legal profession in TT and to promote, maintain and support the administration of justice and the rule of law."

Opposition Leader totally out of line–International relations expert
"Totally out of line, out of place, and out of turn!" That is how former director of the Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies, Prof Andy Knight is viewing Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar's decision to write Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley seeking a full inquiry into the "abduction" of T&T arms dealer Brent Thomas following his arrest in Barbados last October.

China Jiangsu ordered to pay HDC $30M in Las Alturas fiasco
China Jiangsu was awarded a contract of $67.62 million by UDECOTT in 2003 to construct 297 apartments which started in 2004 along Lady Young Road. When UDECOTT refocused on non-residential development, that contract was transferred to the HDC in 2006.

The case dealt specifically with the structural damage to building blocks 'H' and 'I' of the project. That phase of the project started in 2008 and ended in 2010. As a result of land slippage that damaged the structure of the blocks, the buildings that cost around $26 million to construct were eventually demolished in 2012 at a further cost of $3.3 million.

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