Sunday, April 23, 2017

News

V’zuelans held with guns, ammo

Apr. 22, 2017, 7:43 PM AST Comments

Susan Mohammed—FOUR Venezuelans and a Trinidadian were arrested in connection with a firearms and ammunition find in San Fernando on Thursday.

TTUTA to teachers: Halt new curriculum

Apr. 22, 2017, 7:40 PM AST Comments

Nikita Braxton-Benjamin—THE Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers' Association (TTUTA) has told teachers to cease the implementation of the Ministry of Education's Primary Curriculum Re-write (PCR).


SUPER FAST SLIP UP*

Apr. 21, 2017, 10:45 PM AST Comments

Drama unfolded on the Scarborough port yesterday when the foreign crew of the Super Fast Galicia attempted to leave without returning to Trinidad with trucks. Police officials had to intervene as truckers were standing on the ramp, hampering the ves­- sel's abrupt departure. “The vessel was


Legal threat to keep ‘Super Fast’ sailing

Apr. 21, 2017, 10:42 PM AST Comments

GOVERNMENT has threatened legal action over the planned departure last night of the Super Fast Galicia and yesterday issued a legal letter to the local broker for the vessel. The letter calls on the ship’s owner to honour an “agreement” to service the Trinidad and Tobago seabridge

Garcia’s gaffe ‘compromised process’

Apr. 21, 2017, 10:39 PM AST Comments

Education Minister Anthony Garcia has found himself in an awkward position in announcing businessman Robert Bermudez would be the next chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI), and corrected it yesterday. The announcement was made to the “surprise” of officeholders of the UW


...Imbert: Prakash paying $17,000 a year in Florida

Apr. 21, 2017, 10:38 PM AST Comments

ST AUGUSTINE MP Prakash Ramadhar, who piloted the “Axe the Tax” movement back in 2009, pays some $17,000 a year for a property he owns in Ft Lauderdale without any complaints. This was stated yesterday by Finance Minister Colm Imbert during debate on a motion on the adjournment of the Ho


Mid-year budget review coming

Apr. 21, 2017, 10:36 PM AST Comments

Finance Minister Colm Imbert will present his mid-year budget review in Parliament “in or around the first half” of next month. Imbert indicated this in response to a question from Caroni Central MP Dr Bhoe Tewarie in Parliament yesterday. Imbert, in response to a question from Pointe-a-


Tewarie: Property tax cruel*

Apr. 21, 2017, 10:33 PM AST Comments

The property tax which will enable the Government to collect some $500 million in revenue is cruel, says Opposition MP Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie. “In this climate to impose a tax on the population of this kind, we find to be rather cruel and heartless and we also find it unreliable and insensiti


Stop attacks on Chief Justice

Apr. 21, 2017, 10:28 PM AST Comments

Government Minister Fitzgerald Hinds has called on the Law Association to speak out on the “dangerous development” of attacking the Chief Justice by Opposition members. He was referring to the move by Opposition Senator Wayne Sturge to question the appointment of three judges to the High


Enterprise residents want cops to stay*

Apr. 21, 2017, 10:26 PM AST Comments

“WE want the police to stay.” Afraid and concerned but unwilling to move, the residents of Enterprise, Chaguanas, said that although they were very glad for the heightened police and military presence in the area, they remained distrustful of the community’s criminal element and th


Minister: Govt to save $166m on GATE

Apr. 21, 2017, 10:24 PM AST Comments

Cuts in the GATE (Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses) programme from August 2017 are expected to yield savings of at least $165.7 million in the next fiscal year (September 2017 to September 2018). So said Education Minister Anthony Garcia in a statement to Parliament yesterday. The changes


‘Rat problem at prisons dealt with’

Apr. 21, 2017, 10:22 PM AST Comments

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon said he has had no complaints of a rat infestation at Golden Grove Prison and Remand Yard. Responding to a question, Dillon said he had, however, spoken with the Commissioner of Prisons on the issue and was informed a service provider had been engaged to deal