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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...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Government is pumping $100 million more into completing refurbishment of the Vanguard Hotel in Tobago to have it ready for guests by November, Trade Minister Stephen Cadiz said yesterday. Cadiz said some $288 million was already spent on the job over the last three years. He spoke about the...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

After a much anticipated wait, the Children's Bill is expected to be brought to Parliament tomorrow, Minister of the People Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh said yesterday.  He also said the Children’s Authority would be fully in place by November and anyone who infringed on the rights of children would...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

It’s costing the state $312 a day to maintain a prisoner in T&T’s prison system, National Security Minister John Sandy said yesterday. He gave that figure in reply to an Opposition question. He added that some reduction in the state’s cost upkeep budget also was realised from the employment...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

After nine days of misery and torment, relatives of Daniel Guerra will finally be allowed to lay his body to rest today at the Lumsden Cemetry, Gasparillo. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Minister of the People, Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh, are expected to attend the funeral service which...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has written a letter to the late Daniel Guerra, telling him his death will lead to a rebirth of the nation of T&T. Persad-Bissessar read out the letter, while addressing a function hosted by the Interclub of T&T in observance of International Women’s...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

In a strongly-worded letter to the Integrity Commission, Port-of-Spain mayor Louis Lee Sing has asked that Attorney General (AG) Anand Ramlogan be investigated for statements which “encourage lawlessness” and amount to “misbehaviour” in public office. Lee Sing was referring to comments made by...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Philip Knaggs, president of the Automotive Dealers Association of Trinidad and Tobago, yesterday warned that increasing the minimum age of imported foreign-used vehicles from four to six years will result in older, less safe vehicles flooding the market, adding to traffic congestion in a major...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Children in primary schools don’t know about calypso, they only know about soca and need education in terms of local culture. That was the view by primary school teacher Amanda de Silva yesterday at a tribute for calypsonian Denyse Plummer at Newtown Girls’ RC School, Maraval Road, Port-of-Spain...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism Winston “Gypsy” Peters says Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar was warmly greeted despite reports that she was “booed” on her arrival at the Calypso Fiesta, Skinner Park, San Fernando, last Saturday. Peters was speaking with reporters at the launch of the...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Employees of the community-based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme (Cepep) have been given the opportunity to further their studies at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of T&T (Costaatt). Cepep chairman Adesh Deonarine and Costaatt president Emmanuel...

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