The United Kingdom has downgraded its terror threat advisory for Trinidad and Tobago.
The previous advisory stated terror attacks were “very likely” to occur.
The Office of the Attorney General has completed drafting legislation for the decriminalisation of marijuana.
Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi made the disclosure during a press conference at his office in Port-of-Spain, on Wednesday.
Al-Rawi said he would now have to seek Cabinet’s approval for the draft legislation before it is tabled in Parliament and debated.
He did not give timeline for completing the process.
The Anti-Corruption Investigation Bureau (ACIB) has laid a total of 1,093 charges between 2015 and April 2019 — including charges against a former Attorney General and a former UNC Senator.
Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi indicated this in Parliament on Wednesday while replying to Opposition questions on the ACIB’s work.
He said there were no prosecutions or convictions over 2015-2016. But in 2017, some 144 charges were laid with zero convictions.
While UNC MP Roodal Moonilal has indicated willingness to apologise for alleged “threatening” words towards PNM MP Fitzgerald Hinds, he says he has to consult his lawyers since he still has a case in court regarding the Parliament’s Privileges Committee handling of the matter.
Moonilal indicated thison Wednesday to Guardian Media after a majority Government vote in Parliament adopted a motion calling on him to apologise to Parliament and Hinds at the next sitting of Parliament.
With the San Fernando Centre for Displaced Persons now opened to the homeless, San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello is again appealing for citizens to stop feeding the homeless along Harris Promenade.
While there have been similar calls before and a by-law passed prohibiting people from feeding the homeless on the streets, Regrello explained that new measures have been put in place to allow the homeless to be fed in a dignified and safe manner.
An international study on Venezuelans in T&T showed 46 per cent of respondents have tertiary or university level education, 53 per cent complained of facing discrimination because of their nationality and 14 per cent complained of being mistreated at work.
A pharmaceutical consultant says he will take legal action against the State if a million dollar deal falls through because of the Government’s failure to put proper structures in place for Venezuelan visas.
Linwald Beharry, a consultant with a major strategic firm, said he started negotiating with a Panama-based company to provide pharmaceuticals to T&T, two years ago.
High Court Judge Jacqueline Wilson has reserved her decision on an application filed by Opposition Member of Parliament Dr Roodal Moonilal's which seeks to block debate on the report of the Privileges Committee against him.
Changes to the Immigration Regulations, proposed by the Government will not receive any support from the Opposition.
Speaking at the United National Congress' Monday Night Forum at the Aranjuez North Secondar School, Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said that the Government filed "something known as Immigration Regulation".
"And we have applied to annul those regulations," she said.
Four months after a Russian surveillance ship left T&T, the Ministry of Foreign and Caricom Affairs has given naval clearance for another Russian ship to dock in T&T’s territorial waters tomorrow..
The medium-sized Russian Navy sea tanker ship, named Kama from the Russian Navy Northern Fleet, is expected to enter and berth in T&T’s waters between tomorrow and Thursday.
In a confidential document leaked to Guardian Media, the ministry extended compliments to the Embassy of the Russian Federation.