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DON’T RUSH COPS
The police should not be rushed to provide a conclusion on the emailgate probe, says former national security minister Gary Griffith. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Monday called on the authorities to move swiftly to conclude the investigations, noting that information requested from service provider Google was received.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:46:24 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
...Rowley awaiting results
Political Leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM), Dr Keith Rowley, said yesterday he was awaiting the outcome of a police investigation into emailgate. Rowley said the investigation was taking a lengthy time, but the issue was one of great importance.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:44:00 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Howai: There is a problem at NGC
Finance Minister Larry Howai believes there is “a problem” at the National Gas Company (NGC). Commenting on the lead story in this week’s Sunday Express titled “Spending Spree” following the opening ceremony of the Caribbean Investment and Finance Forum (CIFF) at the Hyatt Hotel yesterday, Howai said however that he will not jump to conclusions until all the facts in the matter are made available.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:39:57 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Another long wait
Commuters once again faced the brunt of transportation woes at City Gate, Port of Spain, as ongoing wage negotiations between the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) and the Transport and Industrial Workers’ Union (TIWU) left many people stranded. When the Express visited the scene around 3 p.m., there were only two buses that came within an hour. One bus was headed to Chaguanas and the other one to Arima.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:30:02 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
No buses for Tobago
The bus service shut down in Tobago yesterday and the situation is expected to continue today. This as Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) workers throughout Trinidad and Tobago continued their work-to-rule over ongoing wage negotiations.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:28:13 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
...Cadiz ‘hoping for resolution before March 17’
Transport Minister Stephen Cadiz has said he was hoping to have the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) wage negotiations with the Transport and Industrial Workers’ Union (TIWU) resolved before March 17 since it would continue to cause “major disruption” to people’s lives.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:27:25 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Suspect: Jade in Venezuela
Police investigating the disappearance of 12-year-old Jade Peters were told that she may be in Venezuela, but she was not taken against her will. The girl’s father, Wayne Peters, was informed that his daughter was with a man and was “wining and dining and enjoying herself”. Peters said he was not certain that the information was accurate and pleaded with police to intensify their search as his daughter may be in danger.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:26:34 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Autopsy confirms: Tenelle choked to death
An autopsy performed on Tenelle Sealey,16, on Tuesday confirmed that she died as a result of asphyxiation. Sealey, a Form Three pupil at the Biche Secondary School died on Monday evening after she began choking while eating a watermelon. While eating she began to vomit and froth at the mouth.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:24:02 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘25% increase in pedestrian road deaths’
MORE citizens are dying while footing it in 2015 compared with the same period so far in 2014, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) reported yesterday. The Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch Statistical Unit of the TTPS has recorded a 25 per cent increase in road traffic deaths involving pedestrians for 2015, a release from the Patrol branch stated.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:23:13 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Pregnant woman among 5 plead not guilty
Five persons appeared before a Port of Spain magistrate yesterday afternoon, in relation to the recent multimillion-dollar robbery at a pawn shop in Port of Spain. The five, Melissa Evans, Jev­aughn Cudjoe, Jude Cudjoe, Vish­nu Lutchman and Anthony Hutchinson, all appeared in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Ele­venth Court before Magistrate Cheron Raphael.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:36:29 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Govt records $328m budget surplus
In the last three months of 2014, Government recorded a budget surplus of more than $328 million. This was a marked improvement from the $1 billion deficit Government was expected to realise after oil prices plummeted on international markets.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:34:10 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Scotia appoints new chairman
Bank of Nova Scotia executive Brendan King has been appointed Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago’s new chairman.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:18:56 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
First Citizens gets new CEO
First Citizens has appointed former Citibanker Karen Darbasie to fill the post of chief executive officer of majority state-owned bank.
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:07:34 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Massy, WCO and FCI drive ahead
Today we at Bourse take a look at the most recent quarterly performance of Massy, WCO and FCI. Year-to-date, all of these companies’ share price has been on the move albeit in contrasting directions; Massy has retreated 6.8 per cent while WCO and FCI has advanced 3.0 per cent and 0.60 per cent. As such, this article would also seek to provide investors with an outlook for the rest of the 2015 calendar year with respect to the projected financial performance of these companies.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:21:37 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Republic Bank donates $5.3m to help sick children in Caribbean
Republic Bank has donated CDN$1 million (TT$5.3 million) to the Canadian Hospital for Sick Children to assist in the provision of treatment to children across the Caribbean.
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:15:24 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
More issues can be addressed
ALTHOUGH Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela are working together to develop the energy sector in both countries, more issues could be addressed that would be mutually beneficial. This is according to Dr Thackwray Driver, chief executive of the Energy Chamber who said the Chamber welcomed the news that a field specific unitisation agreement for the Manakin-Cocuina cross border field was signed.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:53:53 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Witco records $655.1m profit
Cigarette maker West Indian Tobacco Company’s profits are rising.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:32:37 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
TCL records $97m loss for 2014
Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) has recorded major losses for financial year 2014.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:08:52 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
RBL, First deliver modest growth
Today we at Bourse recap the year-to-date performance of the banking sector and take a look at the most recent quarterly performance (Q1) Republic Bank Limited (RBL) and First Citizens Bank Limited (FIRST). We also provide investors with a brief outlook on factors which could affect the 2015 performance of the Banking Sector.
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 02:29:15 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Howai meets with protective services
Finance Minister Larry Howai yesterday met with representatives of the protective services to discuss the status of their salary negotiations.
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 01:11:49 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
PAWN SHOP 5 IN JAIL
A 33-YEAR-OLD woman, who says she is pregnant and a cancer patient, burst into tears as she and four other persons appeared before a Port-of-Spain magistrate who refused the five bail and remanded them into custody on the charge of stealing almost $24 million in jewelry from a Port-of-Spain pawn shop.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Joanne Archie — Tobago's top cop
ACTING Snr Supt Joanne Archie will head the Tobago Division, becoming the first woman in the TT Police Service to take charge of the sister isle’s police force. Archie, former Public Information Officer for the TT Police Service (TTPS) replaces ACP Peter Reyes who was removed after he allegedly refused to switch off his cellular phone, while seated aboard a Caribbean Airlines aircraft, last year. Acting in the position was ACP Earl Gonzales.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
'Let's wait and see'
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley yesterday took a cautious stand on Google’s delivery of its report to the police probing the “emailgate” affair.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
New CNG buses take over
The 35 new CNG buses were the only buses that worked yesterday at Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC), City Gate compound at South Quay, Port-of-Spain Minister of Transport Stephen Cadiz said.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Legal team reviews Google report
The legal department of the Police Service is reviewing the bulky file sent by Google on email accounts of Government officials named in a murder and perversion of justice conspiracy.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
PoS water supply resumes
Breakage along with other problems in several of the Water and Sewerage Authority’s (WASA) lines, caused a disruption of pipe-borne water to residents in East Port-of-Spain, said WASA’s Director, Customer Care Doodnath Bhola.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
No bail for 3 on robbery, attempted rape charges
Three St James men pleaded not guilty yesterday on charges of armed robbery and attempted rape. The trio—Leekemus Murphy, 20, of Isaac Terrace, Bournes Road; Jessie Walters, 19, of Bombay Street and S... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:02:45 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
UNC rises, COP arises, PNM rolls
When the election bell is finally rung, this week will be remembered as the launch pad of the major players in their bid for certain political turf which will make the difference between victory and l... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:57:10 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Legal hurdle stumps QC
The commission of enquiry into the Las Alturas housing project adjourned early yesterday after the lead attorney Vincent Nelson, QC, representing the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) was unable t... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:49:28 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Moonilal on no-confidence motion: We need to expose Rowley
Leader of Government Business Dr Roodal Moonilal says government is proceeding with its move of no confidence against Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley despite criticisms that it will have no effect o... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:44:07 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
PBR traffic jam adds to woes
A traffic pileup on the Priority Bus Route yesterday added to the woes of commuters who were forced to use maxi taxis as an alternative mode of transportation due to the industrial action taken by Pub... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:37:08 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Union queries disparity in wages: PTSC drivers want level field
Public Service Transport Corporation (PTSC) bus drivers are expected to return to work this morning but will continue their work-to-rule action until their demands for salary negotiations are met. The... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:36:18 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Suruj, Gary hope for quick end
Works Minister Dr Suruj Rambachan and  former minister Gary Griffith said yesterday they hope the E-mailgate investigation can be concluded quickly. They said so yesterday after being contacted for co... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:32:24 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
PoS pawn shop heist: Pregnant accused cries in court
The cries of pregnant cancer patient Melissa Evans echoed throughout the Port-of-Spain Magistrate’s Court yesterday after she was told she had to spend a night in prison after being denied bail in the... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:30:38 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Rowley awaits outcome
Now that critical evidence from Google Inc is in the hands of police investigators, People’s National Movement leader Dr Keith Rowley says he prefers to wait until they make findings before making any... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:25:37 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Rowley hires Ramesh for E-mailgate defence
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley last night revealed for the first time his private conversation with former Integrity Commission chairman Ken Gordon in the E-mailgate affair. He also said he had hir... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:23:27 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
No bail for 3 on robbery, attempted rape charges
Three St James men pleaded not guilty yesterday on charges of armed robbery and attempted rape. The trio—Leekemus Murphy, 20, of Isaac Terrace, Bournes Road; Jessie Walters, 19, of Bombay Street and S... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:02:45 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
UNC rises, COP arises, PNM rolls
When the election bell is finally rung, this week will be remembered as the launch pad of the major players in their bid for certain political turf which will make the difference between victory and l... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:57:10 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Legal hurdle stumps QC
The commission of enquiry into the Las Alturas housing project adjourned early yesterday after the lead attorney Vincent Nelson, QC, representing the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) was unable t... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:49:28 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Moonilal on no-confidence motion: We need to expose Rowley
Leader of Government Business Dr Roodal Moonilal says government is proceeding with its move of no confidence against Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley despite criticisms that it will have no effect o... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:44:07 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
PBR traffic jam adds to woes
A traffic pileup on the Priority Bus Route yesterday added to the woes of commuters who were forced to use maxi taxis as an alternative mode of transportation due to the industrial action taken by Pub... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:37:08 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Union queries disparity in wages: PTSC drivers want level field
Public Service Transport Corporation (PTSC) bus drivers are expected to return to work this morning but will continue their work-to-rule action until their demands for salary negotiations are met. The... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:36:18 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Suruj, Gary hope for quick end
Works Minister Dr Suruj Rambachan and  former minister Gary Griffith said yesterday they hope the E-mailgate investigation can be concluded quickly. They said so yesterday after being contacted for co... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:32:24 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
PoS pawn shop heist: Pregnant accused cries in court
The cries of pregnant cancer patient Melissa Evans echoed throughout the Port-of-Spain Magistrate’s Court yesterday after she was told she had to spend a night in prison after being denied bail in the... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:30:38 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Rowley awaits outcome
Now that critical evidence from Google Inc is in the hands of police investigators, People’s National Movement leader Dr Keith Rowley says he prefers to wait until they make findings before making any... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:25:37 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Caricom’s diplomatic failures
It is unfortunate and regrettable for the cause of regional unity that Caricom, at its inter-sessional meeting last week in The Bahamas, was unable to arrive at a consensus candidate for the position... Read more...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:22:35 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Does the secondary school scramble actually matter?
The nightmare of getting your child into the “right” school is up there with childbirth. Nobody warns you what it’s really like to go through, and until you do, you wonder what the fuss is about.  I h... Read more...
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:25:56 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
No easy clean up for Venezuela
The deal then, will be a more complicated and involved matter of funding raw materials for the restart of production in Venezuela and not, as the public might have been inclined to imagine, a mass air... Read more...
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:16:24 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Policing sea craft
Problems quickly developed for the group that set out in the pirogue from an informal docking area off the Marabella trainline at around 4.30 pm on Friday, sailed into difficulties off Maracas Bay on... Read more...
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:32:40 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
ILO SIDS talks crucial to Caribbean
Tomorrow, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), in collaboration with the government of the Bahamas, will host the ninth ILO meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour, which will bring together... Read more...
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:28:13 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Financial stability comes from within
In furtherance of its objective to maintain confidence in, and promote the safety and soundness of, the domestic financial sector, the Central Bank on Friday  Published its Financial Stability Re... Read more...
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 06:07:10 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Take a fresh look at tourism
More than 26 million visitors came to the region in 2014, which was a 5.3 per cent increase in the numbers who came in 2013. This growth in arrivals is above the international average in growth rates... Read more...
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:08:23 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Water security must be highest priority
Given that human life cannot continue for very long without water, it behooves WASA and its line ministry, as a matter of urgency, to conduct a risk assessment and upgrade of security systems at WASA’... Read more...
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:18:56 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Creed buck stops with PM
When Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar laid in Parliament the then eagerly awaited Central Audit Committee report of the Ministry of Finance on the Ministry of Sport’s LifeSport programme on July... Read more...
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:14:03 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Energy relations with Venezuela key to development
Stronger relations with Venezuela may well provide an environment for future energy asset exploration and development that works to the advantage of both nations, but that will depend on the presence... Read more...
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:53:28 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian

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