The investigation into disciplinary action in the Deodat Dulalchan land issue may be over but new allegations have been presented to the Public Service Commission (PSC) for a probe with respect to the allocation of State lands by the State Lands Division of the Ministry of Agriculture.

In a report to the Prime Minister, Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat has raised fresh concerns about the integrity of the decision-making of certain officers in the allocation process of granting leases and tenancies in which two applications have been dealt with.

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On April 26, 2018, the Minister wrote to the Prime Minister providing the background to the grant of a licence by the Commissioner of State Lands (COSL) to Alana Haynes.


THE Venezuelan migrant registration process was completed in Port of Spain and San Fernando yesterday. A statement from the Ministry of National Security yesterday said Venezuelans who were in line at the San Fernando registration centre as at 5 p.m. on Friday were taken into the facility and processed.

CHAGUANAS West MP Ganga Singh on Friday night broke party ranks and voted with the People’s National Movement (PNM) in support of the clause which sought to ensure pension hikes for parliamentarians and judges.

JUST one day after Government closed the two-week registration process for Venezuelan migrants in this country, Central Division police carried out a raid at a warehouse in Rodney Road, Chaguanas, and detained nearly a dozen Venezuelan women.

IT IS a case of an economist’s view versus that of an energy veteran. The contention: The role and function of 100 per cent State-owned National Gas Company (NGC).