Friday, April 28, 2017

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

Muslims stage protest outside Venezuelan Embassy

Aug. 2, 2016, 4:27 PM AST Comments

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 2, CMC – Members of the Islamic Front Tuesday staged a demonstration outside the Venezuelan Embassy here protesting the continued arrest of five Trinidad and Tobago nationals since 2014.