U.S. Embassy-donated computer equipment will soon allow the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Trinidad and Tobago to accept electronic reports on suspicious transactions from financial institutions and other entities under the FIU’s jurisdiction.
The donation was made through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, utilizing funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.
President-elect Paula-Mae Weekes has signed her instruments of appointment and is set to becoming the country's sixth president.
Earlier today she received the instruments from House Speaker Bridgid Annisette-George at a small ceremony at the diplomatic reception lounge of Parliament.
Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley following the outcome of the police probe into allegations brought by Dr. Keith Rowley in 2013 proves that he is unfit to lead Trinidad and Tobago.
The Opposition Leader issued the following statement today:
"Since these allegations were first made in the Parliament, I have remained firm in my view that the emails are fake, and this was a deliberate attempt by then-Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Rowley to mislead the Parliament and the people of this country.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs has officially appointed Makeda Antoine as the new Head of Mission to the United Nation.
It follows some controversy over whether she is qualified for the job.
But the Ministry issued the following statement on Tuesday, confirming the appointment.