Politics

Young knocks Tewarie for spreading fake news

Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young has slammed Op­po­si­tion MP Dr Bhoe Tewarie for rat­ing T&T sixth in the world as one of the most dan­ger­ous places to vis­it.

Young ripped in­to Tewarie yes­ter­day while de­liv­er­ing the fea­ture ad­dress at the open­ing of the Barataria Com­mu­ni­ty Li­brary, by draw­ing ref­er­ence to the pre­vi­ous speak­er Cather­ine Ro­main who warned chil­dren to be wary of mis­in­for­ma­tion and fake news cir­cu­lat­ing on so­cial me­dia.

Criminologist: Kamla's crime plan a pie in the sky

A pie in the sky.

That was the re­ac­tion of crim­i­nol­o­gist Dau­rius Figueira to Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar's short, medi­um and long term crime-fight­ing mea­sures, which she promised to in­sti­tute when the Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress as­sumes of­fice again.

Ad­dress­ing UNC sup­port­ers at the Mon­day Night Fo­rum in Ch­agua­nas, Per­sad-Bisses­sar rolled out her plans, stat­ing that the Gov­ern­ment had been clue­less in bring­ing the mur­der rate down.

Kamla to Imbert: Where is IMF team?

Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar is call­ing on the Fi­nance Min­is­ter to say whether the In­ter­na­tion­al Mon­e­tary Fund (IMF) has been in­vit­ed to T&T for its an­nu­al Ar­ti­cle IV re­view.

Ad­dress­ing sup­port­ers at the UNC's Mon­day Night Fo­rum at the Ch­agua­nas South Sec­ondary School in Ch­agua­nas, Per­sad-Bisses­sar ques­tioned whether Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert was afraid of what an IMF re­view will re­veal.

Retired judge heads CoE into Sando highway extension

Cab­i­net has ap­proved the ap­point­ment of a Com­mis­sion of En­quiry to ex­am­ine the ac­tions of and on be­half of the State in ac­quir­ing and tak­ing steps to ac­quire prop­er­ties and struc­tures in re­spect of the con­struc­tion of the ex­ten­sion of the Solomon Ho­choy High­way Ex­ten­sion to Point Fortin.

It will al­so ex­am­ine whether the cab­i­net ap­point­ed min­is­te­r­i­al over­sight com­mit­tee ful­filled its man­date.

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Min­is­ter Stu­art Young made the an­nounce­ment at the post-Cab­i­net me­dia con­fer­ence yes­ter­day.

Rowley, OWTU clash over money paid to Petrotrin workers

While Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley said that an av­er­age of $.5 mil­lion was paid as sev­er­ance to each Petrotrin work­er when the com­pa­ny was shut down, the Oil­fields Work­ers’ Trade Union (OW­TU) has ac­cused him of dis­tort­ing fig­ures.

Speak­ing at the Peo­ple’s Na­tion­al Move­ment pub­lic meet­ing at the Pleas­antville Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre, San Fer­nan­do on Tues­day night, Row­ley said that “no one was tossed on­to the pave­ment to suf­fer”.

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