Thursday, January 12, 2017



Jan. 11, 2017, 9:38 PM AST Comments

DR Rolph Balgobin, former Independent senator and current president of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA), has resigned his directorships at Massy Holdings and the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (ALJGSB). His resignations come on the heels of an Express inv

Four senior cops face ‘retirement’ requests

Jan. 11, 2017, 9:37 PM AST Comments

AT least four senior police offi­cers are expected to be served with letters this week, signed by acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams, urging that they retire from the organisation for failure to perform.

Panmen 'hammering out' issues

Jan. 11, 2017, 9:35 PM AST Comments

Acting Pan Trinbago president Richard Forteau has said Panorama 2017 will go on and will kick off with the single pan prelims in Tobago on January 20. Forteau was speaking to the media ­after emerging from a meeting with the Pan Trinbago executive and pan stakeholders at City Hall auditorium, Port o

Move oppressive to Muslims, says temporary senator

Jan. 11, 2017, 9:31 PM AST Comments

The Holy Qur’an states a child can be married once pu­berty is attained, and the legislation brought by Government to end child marriages is oppressive to Mus­lims, according to tempo­rary Opposition Senator Dr Maulana Mohammed.

Pan body faces questions over Audi*

Jan. 11, 2017, 9:28 PM AST Comments

Apart from the purchase of a BMW X5, Pan Trinbago is faced with more questions on the shipping of an Audi Q7 to Trinidad and paying the freight and storage costs for it. Pan Trinbago’s president, Keith Diaz, has not provided answers to date on the purchase of a used BMW X5 from Brent Holder an

‘3,404 child brides in last two decades’

Jan. 11, 2017, 9:26 PM AST Comments

This country has recorded over 3,000 child brides in the last 20 years, according to Attorney Gene­ral Faris Al-Rawi. He said the Government’s policy seeks to draw a line and make the new legal age of marriage to be 18 as he pointed out in this country, one has to be 18 to be able to purchase

'Petrotrin's problems not yet solved'*

Jan. 11, 2017, 9:21 PM AST Comments

Cut your costs! This is the directive the Government has given to Petrotrin, according to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. In his address to the nation last night, the Prime Minister stressed the problem of Petrotrin had not been solved and that the threat to the national economy posed by Petrotrin's

Stroude new Industrial Court judge

Jan. 11, 2017, 9:13 PM AST Comments

Ten months after he accepted a five-year appointment as deputy director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA), Magistrate Andrew Stroude is to be appointed an Industrial Court judge. The decision to appoint Stroude to the Industrial Court bench was made by Cabinet in December.

11% reduction in fatal road accidents

Jan. 11, 2017, 9:12 PM AST Comments

There was an 11 per cent reduction in the total number of fatal road accidents recorded in Trinidad and Tobago last year when compared to the previous year. This was revealed yesterday during the weekly T&T Police Service (TTPS) press briefing at Police Administration Building on Edward Street, Port

Is this legal?*

Jan. 11, 2017, 9:9 PM AST Comments

A San Fernando-based Jouvert band is taking heat over its costume design resembling the Trinidad and Tobago national flag. The band, Straight Outta Dev’s, launched its 2017 presentation on Sunday. The colours red, white and black were selected to represent this year’s theme of “Tri

Imbert: No impact on national debt yet

Jan. 11, 2017, 9:8 PM AST Comments

Government does not anticipate the five per cent wage increase at Petrotrin would have any impact on the national debt “at this time”, Finance Minister Colm Imbert stated yesterday in the Senate.

DOMA welcomes CoP’s move

Jan. 11, 2017, 9:6 PM AST Comments

THE Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) has welcomed the possibility of holding public officers to account based on performance, following acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams’ suggestion to Eastern Division Snr Supt John Trim that he ought to retire.