Saturday, August 19, 2017

‘State can’t proceed on forms already submitted’*

Jun. 1, 2017, 12:11 AM AST Comments

It is now abundantly clear citizens are not to submit any documents related to property tax and all documents that were received by the State should either be returned or destroyed, says Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

PM: Govt will respect court, but I have my concerns*

Jun. 1, 2017, 12:8 AM AST Comments

The Government will continue to respect a separation of powers between itself and the court, but Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday commented on those who view the court as their “playground”, as he addressed an injunction that now blocks the State from collecting forms for propert

Marcia and Avason never resigned as magistrates

May 2, 2017, 11:46 PM AST Comments

Former chief magistrate and short-lived High Court judge, Marcia Ayers-Caesar, never resigned from the magistracy before being appointed a Supreme Court judge by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) and sworn in by President Anthony Carmona.

HDC Tenants 79% in arrears

Apr. 20, 2017, 9:28 PM AST Comments

By Ria Taitt—Seventy-nine per cent of the mortgage/rental portfolio of the Housing Development Corporation is in arrears, HDC's divisional manager, finance, Inskip Pollanais, told the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee yesterday at the Port of Spain Waterfront Centre.

Two found not guilty but back in custody

Feb. 15, 2017, 9:4 PM AST Comments

TWO men from Arima were yesterday found not guilty at the High Court in Port of Spain of shooting two other men to death in 2009. But despite being acquitted of the capital charges and being allowed to walk out of the courtroom as free men to greet loved ones, their freedom was short-lived.

"Stephen Williams should also retire himself"

Jan. 13, 2017, 10:46 AM AST Comments

By Sue-Ann Wayow - IF acting Commissioner of Police, Stephen Williams fired senior police officers based on crime statistics alone, then he should also be fired by the Police Service Commission.

US, UK invest in Suriname's US$550m bond

Nov. 2, 2016, 9:29 AM AST Comments

ALTHOUGH the neighbouring nation of Suriname was forced to knock on the door of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for assistance, this did not deter investors in the United States and the United Kingdom who jumped at the opportunity to invest in the country when its finance minister went on a ro

Party boat crackdown

Sep. 29, 2016, 11:9 AM AST Comments

By Gyasi Gonzales - WORKS and Transport Minister, Fitzgerald Hinds yesterday highlighted Government's drive in ensuring that pleasure boats which hosts parties and limes were well certified so that in the event of a mishap all those aboard can be saved.

Gopee-Scoon gives Nu-Iron the 'thumbs up'

Sep. 22, 2016, 11:13 AM AST Comments

Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon yesterday met with senior management of Nu-Iron Unlimited during a tour of the company's facilities. The meeting was in keeping with the government's committment to facilitate the growth and development of the local steel industry.

...Brace for budget pains*

Sep. 7, 2016, 9:50 PM AST Comments

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said yes­ter­­day the population had to brace itself for some reduction in its level of comfort and “even some pain”. While signalling forth­coming adjustment measures, Rowley also gave the assurance there will be no pay increases for his ministers of Gover

Pokemon warning from cops

Sep. 2, 2016, 8:36 AM AST Comments

By Alexander Bruzual - Police are advising users of the Pokemon Go App to be mindful of their surroundings.

Please finish our school

Aug. 21, 2016, 9:43 PM AST Comments

“PLEASE finish our school”, “School before Stadium”, and “Our children are suffering” were some of the placards that pupils of the Ramai Trace SDMS Primary School and their parents waved yesterday as they staged a demonstration calling for the reopening of the sch