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Chaguaramas heliport an immigration detention centre
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2023

National Security Minister designates Chaguaramas heliport an immigration detention centre
AT MIDNIGHT on Monday, hours after a High Court judge held that the Defence Force Heliport in Chaguaramas was not an immigration detention centre, National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds designated the facility as one.

Judge: Migrant detention at Heliport illegal
THE State has placed itself in a position where it could be made to defend hundreds of civil claims from migrants over the deprivation of their liberty after being detained at the Heliport in Chaguaramas, a High Court judge has said.

Migrants have been held at the facility for months when it was not meant to be a detention station in the first place, Justice Frank Seepersad said yesterday.

Standard & Poor's affirms T&T investment-grade rating
GLOBAL rating agency Standard & Poor's yesterday affirmed Trinidad and Tobago's BBB—credit rating, with a stable outlook.

In an immediate response yesterday Finance Minister Colm Imbert said that "S&P's affirmation of our credit rating is a positive development" for this country as T&T "is one of the few Investment Grade countries within the Latin America and Caribbean region, and in fact, the only one in the Caribbean."

How OPEC output cuts impact T&T revenue?
Earlier this month, OPEC, led by Saudi Arabia, cut oil production by over 1 million barrels per day to drive oil prices higher. Last week, Brent crude oil prices rose to a three-month high at US$81 per barrel, a clear indication that the supply cuts have staved off price declines experienced in April and May 2023.

Central Bank: Use more 50 cents

UNC officials say no new coalition accord signed

Chief State Solicitor tells lawyer for trini terrorist– Hold your hand on lawsuit
Earlier this month, attorney Shivanand Mohan of Quantum Legal wrote National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds requesting that they grant Waheed and her two children, one of whom was born in Iraq, travel documents to facilitate their safe deportation from the Middle East.

Put aside politics and deal with crime
Canon Knolly Clarke on 1990 attempted coup...33 years later:

National Trust reveals possible slave pen in Tacarigua
The National Trust and the Idekada Group revealed a room and tunnels on the Home Construction Ltd compound in Tacarigua on Wednesday which may have been used to hold slaves on the Orange Grove Plantation.

'Not one monument for our people'
Activist Springer: Emancipation time and Afro-Trinis still unrepresented...

Charlotteville's Heritage celebrations: Natural Treasures Day
Charlotteville Natural Treasures Day is one of the most keenly anticipated presentations of the which began last Friday and will run until August 1. Monday's event began shortly around 10 am with a lively procession from historic Fort Campbleton, a hill located along Campbleton Main Road.

Denyse is alive and well
Her son Jesse Boocock told the Express that his mother is at home with her family and has decided to no longer undergo chemotherapy for cancer.

"She is alive and well. All that has happened is that she is no longer taking chemo... she's in recovery mode, she's not taking chemo anymore and she's with her family and she's very comfortable at home," he said.

Denyse Plummer is not dead, family disappointed by false media reports

Convict freed after 31 years in jail

After 14 years in prison ...Six freed of East Dry River murder

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