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There are conflicting stories surrounding the payment of over two million dollars for work on two community centres in east Port-of-Spain that never got off the ground. McEachrane’s Rental and Transport Services was paid three cheques totalling over $2.7 million from February to May 2010, for work on the Bon Air Gardens Community Centre and the Marcano...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The contract to install internal furniture and fixtures at the new Customs and Excise Division head office at the Government Campus Plaza, Richmond Street, Port-of-Spain, has been completed to the tune of $77 million. Customs officers, along with executive and administrative staff and other perso

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A former Industrial Court member has won his decade-old legal battle with the State over Cabinet’s failure to reappoint him amid allegations of his incompetence. In a 17-page judgment delivered by the Court of Appeal on Monday, three appellate judges ruled that Cabinet acted unfairly when it fail

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Government has no intention to dip into the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF) at this stage and might only look to this as a last resort if it has to address a particular situation, Finance Minister Larry Howai has assured. He was speaking to reporters at Parliament yesterday after hints by t

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A UWI economist says the Chief Personnel Officer’s decision to offer a 13 per cent salary increase to the Public Services Association (PSA) is “generous” as outstanding wage negotiations continue for the period 2011 to 2014. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thanks but no thanks. So said National Security Minister Gary Griffith on an offer from former 1990 coup commissioner Hafizool Ali Mohammed who wants to join the fight against crime. In a press release yesterday Griffith made it clear he intended to hire the best in the field and not someone who

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Former Snr Supt Cyril Harry believes widening the candidate pool for the selection of a police commissioner can brew trouble in the Police Service if an officer of a lesser rank is promoted ahead of a senior. While agreeing the proposed criteria can help to choose a suitable top cop, he said he d

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Government’s cost-cutting measures should include removing the Prime Minister’s picture from various items, including billboards, mugs, pictures, cards and vouchers.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

After a long, drawn-out ten-year process the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Bill was passed in the Senate yesterday by a special three-fifths majority. It was passed after 24 members, including 15 Government and all nine Independent Senators, voted in favour of it. The Opposit

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has defended her decision to host a Christmas hamper drive for the needy at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann’s today, saying the move was in keeping with her promise to open up the facility to citizens. She made the comment yesterday as she responded to a call

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Minutes after making his second appearance in court on Monday, triple murder accused Azmon Alexander was brutally attacked by a group of fellow prisoners at the Arima Magistrates Court. During the attack, Alexander, 29, who had moments before been sent for another week of evaluation at the St Ann

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