Anna Ramdass

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The Government has totally relented and completely deleted the controversial Clause 7 amendment to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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Three former chief justices yesterday welcomed increased pensions for judges, saying it has been a struggle for some to survive on meagre payments.

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Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is angry over Government’s “crocodile tears” and false impression that retired judges will benefit from pension hikes. 

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THE 15,000 registered Venezuelans, plus the thousands of others who did not, are here to stay, says political analyst Derek Ramsamooj.

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.

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THE Government has relented and will be keeping the current 30-day time frame to provide information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

THE imposition of visas for Venezuelans shows that Government is creating policy “on a hoof” and this will not treat with illegal migrants pouring into the country, says Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

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There is fresh concern over ­another amendment contained in the package of controversial legislation to be debated in the Parliament today.

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