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Details of $120m spent in legal fees
Posted: Saturday, June 8, 2024

AG partly reveals details of $120m spent in legal fees
ATTORNEY GENERAL Reginald Armour told the House of Representatives on Friday he had partly acceded to a call by Barataria/San Juan MP Saddam Hosein for details of attorneys awarded state briefs to the tune of $120 million. This sum was part of an extra allocation of $124 million to his ministry as a $2.3 billion supplementary allocation to the 2024 national budget approved last Monday by the House's Standing Finance Committee (SFC).

AG names 9 attorneys paid a total of $10.9M

Imbert rubbishes UNC claims economy's collapsing

Reverse in revenue by 2026, says Imbert

$17m for river cleaning, desilting programme
More than $17 million will be spent to clean and desilt over 100 river tributaries and watercourses in the next two years, amid concerns from farmers over flooding.

VAT row in House
Govt, Opposition in heated exchanges

PM slams Kamla for misleading citizens
'No plans to cut CDAP, increase VAT'

Minister lays bill to make pan national instrument
The bill's full name is an Act to provide for the designation of the Steelpan as the National Musical Instrument of the Republic of TT and for related matters

Gov't to debate National Music Instrument Bill soon

Sedition difficult to proveŚRamesh

Siparia celebrates first year as a borough
Hundreds of spectators, including children in uniform, lined the streets of Siparia on June 7 to witness a military parade, part of the month-long celebrations to mark the first anniversary of Siparia's becoming a borough.

MSJ abhors demotion of women after birth
Abdulah said some companies tell female workers who return to work after giving birth that they can re-apply for their substantive positions. He said, "The law says a woman who is pregnant is entitled to return to her job."

Updated speed limits for some areas from June 10

Firearm, narcotics, bulletproof vests, tie-straps seized- suspect arrested
Strategic, coordinated anti-crime exercises across all policing divisions over the past 48 hours resulted in the seizure of quantities of narcotics, firearms, ammunition and the arrest of several persons.

Ministry confirms pig disease detected
"Pig farmers are advised not to feed pork products to their pigs to prevent the spread of the disease," the advisory said.

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