Politics

Government seeks CA whistleblower for JSC

Gov­ern­ment is mov­ing to have Cam­bridge An­a­lyt­i­ca’s (CA’s) “whistle­blow­er” Christo­pher Wylie ap­pear be­fore Par­lia­ment’s Joint Se­lect Com­mit­tee (JSC) on the da­ta-min­ing is­sue, At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi said yes­ter­day.

Speak­ing at the week­ly Gov­ern­ment me­dia brief­ing, the AG said Wylie’s at­tor­neys have in­di­cat­ed will­ing­ness to help T&T iden­ti­fy the cul­prits in the CA da­ta mat­ter “who sat in the last Gov­ern­ment.”

Puerto Rico governor to step down, but protesters vow to oppose successor

SAN JUAN (Reuters) - People danced on the streets of San Juan’s old city early on Thursday after Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló bowed to protesters’ demands and said he would quit over profane chat messages that sparked massive protests on the Caribbean island.

After 12 days of sometimes violent demonstrations, the first-term governor said he would step down on Aug. 2, having failed to soothe critics’ concerns by vowing not to seek re-election and giving up the leadership of his political party.

Tourism stakeholders not optimistic of change

Tourism stake­hold­ers in Trinidad say too much tur­bu­lence in the tourism sec­tor has un­der­mined the in­dus­try over the years. Here are some stake­hold­er re­ac­tions to the ap­point­ment of Howard Chin Lee as chair­man of Tourism Trinidad Ltd and the re­moval of Janelle Pen­ny Com­mis­siong from the post.

Denise Ale­ong-Thomas - Pres­i­dent, Small Tourism Ac­com­mo­da­tion Own­ers of T&T

Penny sacked, Chin Lee new Tourism boss

For­mer Tourism Howard Chin Lee is now chair­man for Tourism Trinidad Ltd (TTL) fol­low­ing the sack­ing of Miss Uni­verse 1977, Janelle Pen­ny Com­mis­siong-Chow.

In a re­lease to­day, the Tourism Min­istry an­nounced Chin Lee's ap­point­ment, as well as eight new board mem­bers. The di­rec­tors will serve for two years.

Political analysts adopt 'wait and see' approach on Cox

Po­lit­i­cal an­a­lysts Fer­die Fer­reira and Mar­i­ano Browne have both tak­en a “wait and see” ap­proach to the ap­point­ment of Don­na Cox as Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Min­is­ter.

Cox, a for­mer Laven­tille East Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment, was sworn in Mon­day morn­ing af­ter Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley re­voked the ap­point­ment of Stu­art Young from the min­istry on Sun­day night.

Donna Cox Sworn In As Communications Minister

Newly sworn-in Communications Minister, Donna Cox says her vision for the Ministry is to bring more transparency to the public as to the goings-on at Government Ministries. 

'People complain we spending so much money here and there but they don't have the information,' Minister Cox told members of the Media. 

Minister Cox said the Prime Minister called her two months ago with the instruction to get ready to come back to Trinidad and Tobago. Ms Cox was at the time at this country's consulate in New York where she headed public affairs and culture. 

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