Trinidad and Tobago

  • Cops ask PM for ‘make, type’ of electronic devices

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said yesterday police investigators have contacted her via letter requesting the “make and type” of her electronic devices. This letter, she said, was promptly handed over to her legal adviser, Israel Khan, SC. “For myself I am not au courant with that kind of lingo, the technology lingo, so I have…

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  • D-DAY FOR GORDON

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Today could very well be D-Day for Integrity Commission chairman Ken Gordon. Will President Anthony Carmona ask Gordon to resign or will he revoke his appointment? Or, will Gordon resign on his own volition? The future of the embattled commission chairman remains uncertain as controversy continues to rage over his secret meeting with Opposition Leader…

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  • Bharath: CAL looking to deal with spending

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Approaches have been made to Caribbean Airlines (CAL) to initiate a Colombia/T&T/London route and a Panama/T&T/London route, Trade Minister Vasant Bharath says. At yesterday’s weekly post-Cabinet press conference Bharath said the current focus for the moment was on returning to basics and dealing with capital expenditure. He said he met recently with new CAL interim…

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  • National pride must not override regional good

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – In 2011, when Caribbean Airlines (CAL) and Air Jamaica joined forces, the plan was that this “truly Caribbean airline” would efficiently serve the region and beyond as “one airline but two brands,” replacing two loss-making airlines which had been propped up and protected by their governments for several decades. But, as this week’s ultimatum from…

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  • ‘Govts committed to CAL/Air Jamaica union’

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The government of Trinidad and Tobago and the government of Jamaica are committed to making the Caribbean Airlines/Air Jamaica arrangement work. Therefore, both countries have set up committees to look at some of the problems affecting the CAL/Air Jamaica arrangement, Minister in the Ministry of Finance Vasant Bharath said yesterday. “The teams would look at…

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  • Khan: Integrity Commission head will resign

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Prospective members of the Integrity Commission may not want to serve under the leadership of chairman Ken Gordon, attorney Israel Khan, SC, said yesterday. Khan was commenting on the implications of a meeting between Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley and Gordon, which took place at Gordon’s Glencoe home days before Rowley presented his no-confidence motion…

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  • ‘SIDESHOWS’

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Lead investigator in the “emailgate” case, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Mervyn Richardson yesterday called for an end to what he described as the “sideshows” by various paid computer experts, making pronouncements on the same e-mails he is investigating. While Richardson said the parallel, privately funded findings were not interfering with his own investi­gation, he…

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  • Opposition Leader responds to allegation of conspiracy to remove government

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Rowley says Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar and members of her coalition People’s Partnership government were engaged in “self defence” as the controversy over the “emailgate” scandal continues here unabated. Rowley, addressing a public meeting of the ain opposition People’s National Movement (PNM) in the capital on Tuesday night, said…

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  • Unions criticise coalition government, plan massive demonstrations

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Labour leaders Wednesday criticised the coalition People’s Partnership government of Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar describing it as a “spiteful and ruthless” administration that has trampled the rights of workers. They gave Persad Bissessar, who in 2010 participated in Labour Day march here, a failing grade, adding that after three years of being in…

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  • Late, but needed

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Although it is a case of closing the barn door after the horse has bolted, the Insurance Bill 2013 is a welcome piece of legislation which we hope will eliminate the possibility of any future recurrence along the lines of the CL Financial disaster. The unanimous parliamentary support for the bill reflects the widespread view…

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