Laventille wants soldiers

THE EDITOR: I am a mother of three young girls from Laventille. since the army/police lock-down in the area last month, I have been able to finally sleep peacefully at night. The soldiers are courteous, polite and pleasant and do not whistle or harass my daughters like some of...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013
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SUMMARY OF WRITTEN JUDGMENT Re: Section 34

STVE FERGUSON V THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND DPP Intro By October 2012, some 42 applications had been filed under the now repealed section 34. Linked to these applications were claims pursuant to section 14 of the Constitution. Each claimant sought principally a declaration that the...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013
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State wins in Section 34 judgment

Justice Mira Dean Armorer ruled in favour of the state Friday in a judgment in the challenge to the repeal of Section 34 of the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Act. The court struck down the arguments that all charges against Ishwar Galbaransingh and Steve...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013
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Good journalism is a necessity in a free and democratic society

In an online post (copied to me) about the media, Ronald Bhola, quotes Professor of Government and the Press, Thomas E. Patterson: “Although the news has been compared to a mirror held up to society, it is actually a highly selective portrayal of reality. The news is mainly...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013
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AG: No rift with the US

A release from the White House in Washington and the US Department of State to the Government of T&T recognising the valuable assistance of the Government and the Attorney General in effecting the extradition of Doreen Alexander has laid to rest speculation there is some kind...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013
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The duty of journalists

This is an open letter to my colleagues in Trinidad and Tobago – Alison Bethel McKenzie | Executive Director, The International Press Institute (IPI). It is not a secret that Trinidad and Tobago boasts one of the freest environments for the media in the Caribbean and, I...
Posted On 04 Apr 2013
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PowerGen explains ‘blackout’ clock error

PowerGen has offered an official explanation for the incorrect time displayed on a clock at its Penal power station during Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s visit on Good Friday morning to oversee resumption of operations. “This clock is a Network Time Protocol...
Posted On 04 Apr 2013
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Soldiers! Help me! I was robbed!

THE EDITOR: I feel a sense of deep loss after following Tuesday’s Senate discussion about the bill to allow soldiers to arrest criminals. The Upper House comprises three benches: government, opposition and independent. For a long while yesterday I could only make out two, as it...
Posted On 04 Apr 2013
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Good news on the back burner

I am no apologist for the Government as there are persons paid to do that, but I must agree with the Government officials who accuse the media of publishing only negative news. On March 19, I sent a letter to the editor complimenting the Chaguanas Borough Corporation on...
Posted On 04 Apr 2013
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38 cassava farmers get agribusiness contracts

The Trinidad and Tobago Agribusiness Association (TTABA) has given out 38 contracts to cassava farmers in its attempt to boost this country’s cassava output and by extension local production of food. Speaking at the signing ceremony that was held at Normandie Hotel, St...
Posted On 04 Apr 2013
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