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By Rudolph Williams | January 15, 2021

Senior Counsel Sophia Chote has deemed “frightening” that in the face of numerous authorities already established by the courts on the legal way in which search warrants should be obtained  and executed on premises,that some officers are still flouting the law and acting outside its parameters. Noting that when it comes to media organizations, there …

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Street Dwelling

By Rudolph Williams | January 15, 2021

TT Social development and Family Services Minister has announced plans to tackle the nagging problem of street dwelling throughout the country.

The issue came up during discussions of  her government’s new revitalization plan for Port of Spain

Four hundred and forty one  street dwellers were identified in 2019, with 229 located in Port of Spain alone.

Mental health was raised as a major concern at a meeting called to discuss a number of social issues plaguing the nation’s capital city.


By Rudolph Williams | January 15, 2021

The Federation of Chambers of Industry and Commerce is taking the lead in the establishment of a portal for exports as a prime source of funds for local business houses, according to President Jaishima Lelardarsingh.

Lelardarsingh can be contacted at his office at normal working hours.

Nothing to Hide

By Rudolph Williams | January 15, 2021

Finance Minister Colm Imbert has argued that there is nothing to hide in Government’s piloting of amendments to the controversial Public Procurement Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives.

Addressing the issue of government to government arrangements, Imbert explained that with the Senate amendments, the only item of procurement which would be exempt would be matters of national security.

Opposition member Dr. Roodilal Moonilal has condemned the government proposal for exemption of matters of national security, describing it as “dangerous”


By Rudolph Williams | January 15, 2021

Scotiabank has appointed two local professionals to serve as chair and deputy chair of the bank’s TT operations.

Effective December 8, 2020,  retired Shell TT country chair Derek Hudson is the new chair of Scotiabank TT while BPTT managing counsel Wendy-Fae Thompson is the bank’s new vice-chair.

The bank also announced the appointment of Anya Schnoor as the executive vice president of its Caribbean, Central America and Uruguay (CCAU) region.

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