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A HOUSE FOR WHITNEY
Hours after the live random draw for 500 houses by the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) on Wednesday, recipient #495, a United National Congress activist, addressed a meeting of the party in Couva.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:08:05 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Cops try to block media as colleagues appear before magistrate
Following what seemed like a deliberate move by police officers to block the media from covering their colleagues’ appearance in court on charges of misbehaviour in public office, they eventually all stood before Magistrate Gillian David Scotland in the Tunapuna First Court yesterday morning.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:18:50 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘Punishment for rule breakers’
Disciplinary action might be taken against anyone found to have breached the rules in the acquisition of the $26,558 chair which was purchased for the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) boardroom, Minister of Public Utilities Nizam Baksh said yesterday.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:17:17 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
PNM shuts out Amery Browne
THE DOOR has been officially closed to Dr Amery Browne in his bid to represent the People’s National Movement (PNM) as a candidate in the Diego Martin Central constituency for the upcoming general election, general secretary of the party, Ashton Ford, has said.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:16:27 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
MP lists performance
THE FEARLESS public defence of both a public servant who was carted off to the St Ann’s Hospital following an outburst on the job and a schoolgirl who made an Internet video rant against Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar are among 30 points listed by Member of Parliament for Diego Martin Central Dr Amery Browne as examples of his "excellent representation".
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:09:22 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
2 Jamaican women denied bail
two Jamaican women were remanded into custody yesterday morning after appearing before a Tunapuna magistrate for their alleged involvement in the robbing of a Chinese businessman last week which claimed the life of Ji Hong Huang.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:09:19 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Chinese military delegation visits T&T
the Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Kenrick Maharaj, was paid a courtesy call on Wednesday by Major General Yu Chao and a Military Delegation comprising high ranking Officers from the Republic of China Armed Forces.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:08:28 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Homeless man found dead in Santa Rosa
A homeless man became the country’s latest murder victim when his bullet-riddled body was discovered yesterday morning in the carpark opposite Santa Rosa Park in Carapo.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:06:24 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Cops recover magistrate’s car: looking for suspects
A manhunt has been launched in the Northern Division for two male suspects who robbed a magistrate at gun point of her vehicle.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:27:45 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Quake rattles T&T
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 rocked Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday night, but there were no reports of damage or injuries.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:03:02 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Ramnarine: BG/Shell merger good for T&T
The merger of international energy giants BG Group and Shell is a good thing for Trinidad and Tobago, Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine said yesterday.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 01:21:46 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
US$80.7m loan for Phoenix Park
State bank First Citizens yesterday announced a partnership with energy company Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd (PPGPL) for a US$80.7 million loan facility which will mature in March, 2021.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 01:20:58 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
China’s Huawei unveils smartphone
HUAWEI, the China-based global networking and telecommunications equipment and services company with operations in Trinidad and Tobago, yesterday unveiled its latest smartphone, the P8.
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:35:04 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
CAL allows extra bag
State carrier Caribbean Airlines has again updated its baggage policy, now allowing customers on all flights the option to pay for up to three additional checked pieces of luggage, instead of two.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:06:28 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Renamed JMMB relists on stock exchanges
The Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) Ltd today delisted its ordinary shares on all three of the regional stock exchanges on which they are listed and immediately relisted those shares under its new name, the JMMB Group Ltd.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:27:51 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Monthly international markets update
Today we at Bourse review the performance of major financial markets across the globe, providing investors with some insight on how they may re-align their investment portfolio and take advantage recent global economic issues and market movements.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 02:39:30 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
La Brea to get new $b project
Japan's Mitsubishi Corporation and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago are continuing with plans to construct a close to US$1 billion petrochemical plant in La Brea.
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 01:29:47 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Pan-American in billion $$ merger
Pan-American Life Insurance Group and Mutual Trust Financial Group in Washington, DC, United States have jointly announced a merger agreement to combine Pan-American Life Mutual Holding Company and Mutual Trust Holding Company.
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:18:46 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
How Shell/BG merger will affect T&T
Royal Dutch Shell and BG Group have key stakes in Trinidad and Tobago's energy sector, with both companies holding significant shares in liquefied natural gas (LNG) export/producing company Atlantic in Point Fortin.
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:30:52 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Shell to buy BG for US$70b
Oil and gas company Shell has agreed to buy British rival BG Group for £47 billion (US$69.7 billion) in a deal that may signal a new wave of mega-mergers as the energy industry tries to adapt to lower prices.
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:27:39 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
LOCK UP FOR JAMAICANS
THE TWO Jamaican women charged with stealing money during the fatal assault on a Chinese businessman in Curepe last Tuesday (April 7) will spend the weekend behind bars at the Women’s Prison in Golden Grove, Arouca as police try to find out more about them.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
$500,000 bail for 4 accused cops
NINE DAYS after 12 officers from the Sangre Grande police station appeared in court to answer charges of misbehaviour in public office, four officers from the St Joseph police station yesterday appeared before a Tunapuna Magistrate on similar charges.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
'If house is bribe, take it'
HOURS after the names of 500 people were picked randomly for homes during an electronic lottery draw on Wednesday, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bessassar assured the gesture was not a bribe, contrary to what detractors claim.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
TTEC chairman did not want $26,000 chair
PUBLIC Utilities Minister Nizam Baksh yesterday said a directive last year from Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (TTEC) chairman Susilla Ramkissoon-Mark for a $26,000 plus boardroom chair to be returned was ignored.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Garcia: House lottery, a PNM policy
Former general manager of the Housing Development Corporation (HDC), Noel Garcia, yesterday questioned why the Housing Ministry was touting the distribution of houses under a lottery system, as if it was new, when that system had been in place for years under the People’s National Movement (PNM).
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Go on retirement
OFFICERS of the Northern Division yesterday gave a clear mandate to their union, the Police Social Welfare Association (PSWA), to strenuously resist any attempt by Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams to extend the tenure - by six months — of Head of Northern Division Snr Supt David Abraham who is to proceed on retirement soon.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday

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