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Former National Security Minister Gary Griffith has sent a pre-action protocol letter to Bliss Seepersad, the new chair of the Police Service Commission (PSC), arguing that the PSC under former chairman Maria Gomes was in breach of several legal notices used in the process to select Deodat Dulalchan as Commissioner of Police.

He is arguing that...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The state of lawlessness in T&T is bordering on mayhem said president of the Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) Gregory Aboud. Saying his organisation was “grateful” by the recent visits to Port-of-Spain by National Security Minister John Sandy, Aboud said he remained “...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Privy Council yesterday upheld two Court of Appeal judgments in which the appointments of two senior public servants were found to be unfairly revoked or vetoed by former prime minster Patrick Manning. In delivering his 19-page judgment, Lord Brown said there was no question that Manning had...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley says there were always suspicions about Foreign Affairs and Communications Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan’s PhD. Rowley made the claim during a news conference at his office in Port-of-Spain yesterday. This is the latest twist in the ongoing debate over the...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Former prime minister Patrick Manning is describing as retrograde the dismissal of officers of the Executive Security Services (ESS) at the official residence of the Prime Minister and Diplomatic Centre in St Ann’s. And in a statement issued yesterday, Manning said he hoped Prime Minister Kamla...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The State has to pay a La Romaine resident over $123,000 in damages for being beaten and taunted by policemen while falsely imprisoned at the San Fernando and Marabella Police Stations for five days. As a consequence of that incident, Kevin Ravello was also charged with common assault and...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Soca superstar Machel Montano has found himself in the middle of controversy at the annual Barbados Crop Over festival over his top billing for Cohobblopot, the Barbadian equivalent of this country’s Dimanche Gras. This year’s event, billed as the Ultimate Summer Show, is scheduled for July 31...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New British High Commissioner Arthur Snell paid a courtesy call to Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Orville London yesterday. Snell, who has served at lower levels in the British Foreign Service in the “hot spots” of the Middle East, said it was good to be posted in a much “quieter...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

An Unemployment Relief Programme (URP) worker who denied burning his common-law wife with hot water has reappeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court. Noel Prechier, who is out on $5,000 bail, pleaded not guilty to committing assault occasioning actual bodily harm against Christine Sylvester...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Four Roads Police Station has been shutdown following a tuberculosis (TB) scare on Sunday.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Leader of the Opposition Dr Keith Rowley says Government should remove the five per cent wage cap it has put on new collective agreements with trade unions. He said if that was not done there would be a head-on collision with the labour movement, which has threatened to impose a national strike...

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