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Will Venezuela go to war
Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2023

Will Venezuela go to war over Essequibo?
The December 3 referendum in Venezuela on that country's long-standing claim for what amounts to two-third of Caricom member state, Guyana, is an event of existential importance for T&T and Caricom.

Mark files motion on natural gas sourced from Dragon Gas field
In his private motion, Mark noted that the US Government has granted a licence allowing TT to develop the Dragon field, entailing a cost of US$100 million to build a 17-kilometre pipeline from the Dragon field in Venezuelan waters to the Hibiscus Platform in TT waters.

MP tells PM: Finalise Dragon gas deal after referendum

Temporary cease-fire in Gaza and hostage release now expected to start Friday
An agreement for a four-day cease-fire in Gaza and the release of dozens of hostages held by militants and Palestinians imprisoned by Israel appeared to have hit a last-minute snag. A senior Israeli official said it would not take effect until Friday, a day later than originally announced.

Complaints against cops climbing
West said he believed that the number of complaints was increasing because the public had easier access, through social media, to the PCA, the body charged with investigating police misconduct.

Data Protection Act to be proclaimed in 2024
The Ministry of Digital Transformation says it is working to conclude the Data Protection Act by the end of 2024.

Cop must personally pay $130,000 for beating man
The officer was off-duty at the time and was part of a group who went to the property that belonged to Anton Licorish, his sister and their parents, to continue a "lime" they had been at earlier in the day.

The beating took place as Licorish was arguing with his mother, who refused to allow the party-goers to continue liming at her residence.

Dad weeps for son killed in Sando murder-suicide; 3rd child lost to violence
Nicholas Ramdhan and his friend Roland Berkeley, both 23, were shot dead at Hill Top, Springvale, Claxton Bay, at 2 am on October 23, following a dispute over bail money.

Ramdhan's eldest son Stephon, also known as Stephon Forgenie, was killed seven months prior in what police believe to be a hit. He was shot more than 20 times in his chest and lower abdomen.

Nowhere safe, says man who escaped Sando shooting
POINTE-A-PIERRE MP David Lee is calling on government not to enter into any gas arrangement with Venezuela until after the December 3 referendum.

He said Government must take a stand in the escalating border dispute between neighbouring Venezuela and Caricom member Guyana.

CivilNET poll: 53% believe Tobago ready for autonomy
FIFTY-THREE per cent of respondents polled in a survey by Tobago CivilNET on self-governance believe the island is ready for autonomy, while 37 per cent disagreed.

In addition, 65 per cent believe central government exerted more influence over the affairs of Tobago, while 84 per cent felt the THA should have the greatest influence.

Ministry report: State funded family counselling for 8,602 people in 2021
Couples and families benefited from the following services: Counselling (4,724), Co-parenting counselling (457), Advocacy (601), and Advice/information (2,820).

The anthem is out
...Iwer to release new version of 'Happy People' tomorrow

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