Politics

PTSC to resume holiday service, if bus drivers forgo overtime pay

Gen­er­al Man­ag­er of the Pub­lic Trans­port Ser­vice Cor­po­ra­tion (PTSC) Bashir Mo­hammed said if bus dri­vers are will­ing to work on pub­lic hol­i­days for the stan­dard rate rather than triple time pay, the com­pa­ny might re­sume the ser­vice.

The PTSC re­cent­ly an­nounced that it would sus­pend the ser­vice be­cause of the costs.

How­ev­er, Mo­hammed said he is will­ing to meet with two unions rep­re­sent­ing 619 bus dri­vers to come up with a plan to re­sume the bus ser­vice on hol­i­days.

Watson Duke steps down as PSA president

Watson Duke has announced he will step down from his leadership position at the PSA from Nov. 30 as his Progressive Democratic Patriots prepare to launch a national election campaign.

He made the announcement during a press conference at the PSA headquarters this morning, as he spoke out for the first time about his sedition charges. Duke said he is facing "trumped up charges" because he fired back at Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for "down crying" public servants.

Dennie: I never said PM ordered SSA firings

For­mer di­rec­tor of in­tel­li­gence at the Strate­gic Ser­vices Agency (SSA) Carl­ton Den­nie has backpedalled on ac­cus­ing Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley of di­rect­ly in­struct­ing him to fire all East In­di­ans from the agency back in 2015.

“First, I would like to set the record straight about what I did not say. I did not say that the PNM told me to fire the East In­di­ans. I did not say that the Min­is­ter of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty (Dil­lon) told me to fire the east In­di­ans.

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