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FIU flags $5B
Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2024

FIU flags $5B in suspicious money transactions for 2023
The Financial Intelligence Unit of T&T (FIUTT) received a total of 950 Suspicious Transaction and Suspicious Activity Reports (STRs/SARS) from entities in 2023 valued at $5.9 billion—and a 93 per cent increase was noted by non-regulated financial institutions such as credit unions.

Imbert: $5.9b in suspicious activity
Financial Intelligence Unit report...

Imbert: $6b in suspicious transactions in 2023

Pan Trinbago collects $5.7m
The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts distributed $5.7 million to 147 unsponsored steelbands during a ceremony at the National Academy for the Performing Arts on January 25.

The funds, aimed at alleviating financial burdens and supporting the steelpan players, were met with appreciation from band representatives and Pan Trinbago president Beverly Ramsey-Moore.

THA: $3m spent on Scarborough redevelopment plan
Unsatisfied with the process of procurement, Benoit-Daniel, in a follow-up question said the procurement of the contractor is quite alarming, as she noted that there seems to be no procurement process in place adding that the mandate of the PDP cannot be deemed a process to engage a contractor.

WASA to dig 18 new wells
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) will commission 18 new wells to improve water supply in the country in 2024 according to a Public Utilities Ministry release on January 25.

It came as it promised some 6,000 residents of Mayaro and environs they will soon have an increased water supply with the construction and commissioning of three new wells in the area.

Hinds: 205 cyber attacks in Trinidad and Tobago in 5 years
Hinds said a national cyber risk assessment by TT-CSIRT in 2021 assessed 183 systems across 40 public sector organisations and identified 22 systems that, if subject to a cyber attack, would have significant and negative impact on TT.

He suggested moves have since been made to address these vulnerabilities.

PM: Government cannot direct Paria to pay divers' families
Rowley told MPs that Paria is currently reviewing the contents of the Paria Commission of Enquiry (CoE) report, which Energy Minister Stuart Young laid in the House on January 19. "This matter remains mainly a legal matter of liabilities and responsibilities."

Lawyer: LMCS has compensated families of two victims
Confirming this yesterday, LMCS attorney Kamini Persaud said they had so far finalised payments for two of the families. She assured that once the required documents are received from the other two families, they will also receive compensation.

25% of children unvaccinated

New San Fernando vending stalls erected
FORMER street vendors from High Street will be able to occupy new stalls in the designated vending zones in San Fernando from as early as Friday.

In a bid to give the city a facelift and comply with the law, the San Fernando City Corporation constructed stalls in designated vending zones at Harris Promenade and Mucurapo Street in front of the market.

TTUTA: 2 students with leprosy
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Driver gunned down at Malick taxi stand
A 53-year-old man, who police described as being "well known" to them, was gunned down while waiting for passengers at the Malick taxi stand yesterday morning.

Man killed in drive-by shooting at Signal Hill, Tobago

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