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NiQuan struggling
Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2023

NiQuan struggling with US$250m debt
NiQuan was set to refinance its bonds to the tune of US$300 million (TT$2 billion) by July 31 but the accident at its plant on June 15, which led to the death of 35-year-old pipe fitter Allanlane Ramkissoon, set it back.

The company's founder and chief visionary officer Ainsley Gill has been holding talks with financiers and updating investors in an effort to raise sums, even short-term from high worth investors, as it was able to do before after the April 2021 accident.

TSTT records US$24m profit in 15 months
…says turnaround directly related to restructuring

2 years after top cop merit list withdrawn

Shedding light on mental health in the workplace

Settlements secretary: Grants programme is being abused

Venezuelans meet immigration deadline for work permit renewals
Perdomo, like all 9,000 Venezuelans who have had work permits issued by the TT government since 2019, had one month (June 26-July 28) to deliver originals and copies of documents, including for children, to the immigration offices of Port of Spain, San Fernando and Scarborough.

They also had to provide certificates of character issued by the police.

"The process was fast, but a bit cumbersome because many did not have the complete documents here," said Carlos Pérez.

Floods, landslide after severe thunderstorm in south Trinidad
Severe thunderstorms caused flash and street floods in parts of south and central Trinidad yesterday evening, causing girdlock traffic and leaving some residents and commuters trapped in houses and cars.

‘The Prettiest Little Town' once
As the August 14 local government election looms, and mid-way into the Central Government's current five-year term, an attempt is now being made to repair the landslide.

Paray questions timing, scaled down road repair in Manzanilla

Lord Relator honoured at Emancipation concert
Lord Relator (Willard Harris), Brother Valentino (Emrold Anthony Phillip) and the late Black Stalin (Leroy Calliste) have significantly raised the consciousness of the people of T&T, according to Chairman of the Emancipation Support Committee of T&T (ESCTT) Khafra Kambon.

Carol Mandela creates Prindela vibe

‘Cellphone jammers not enough to block calls from prisoners'
"Cellphone jammers are being used. But they need to be in use with other technologies like Wi-Fi jammers to be truly effective. We can see this in other jurisdictions. But it's yet to be properly utilised here.

Fraud Squad probes prison loans
Allegations of moneylending scheme by executive member...

A 20-year-old murder mystery
OF the 229 murders to plague Trinidad and Tobago in 2003, one was the case of 27-year-old mother of two Sherry Ann Ablack.

Ablack, a supermarket employee, was found in the porch of her Penal home where she lived with the first man she had ever loved and their two daughters.

Two Trinis sentenced in Caribbean arms trafficking ring
Two men from T&T have been sentenced in the United States to four years and nine months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to smuggle goods from the United States.

The Department of Justice confirmed in a statement yesterday that US District Judge Steven Merryday ruled against 30-year-old Tevin Oliver of Homestead and 31-year-old Jameal Kaia Phillip of T&T.

Police probe shooting death of Siparia pensioner
Markella Kelly believes her father was killed by someone known to him. She said she spent the day with him but found nothing suspicious when she visited him. Markella, who lives next door to her parents, said her mother, who has mental health problems, was at home when her father was killed.

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