‘…Army-police patrols have made big difference in Sando’

By Sue-Ann Wayow sue-ann.wayow@trinidadexpress.com    Daphne Bartlett, president of the San Fernando Business Association, said the association was in support of the precepting of soldiers. She said the presence of soldiers in the city of San Fernando helped in keeping criminal...
Posted On 16 Mar 2013
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Joint patrols bring calm to Laventille

Ten days after the joint police/army initiative was introduced in Laventille to quell gang violence, police officers are elated that there have been no murders, or reports of serious crimes, robberies and violence in the area. The initiative was introduced at the beginning of...
Posted On 16 Mar 2013
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AG expresses condolences on the passing of Tajmool Hosein, Q.C.

PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL PASSING OF TAJMOOL HOSEIN, Q.C. The Attorney General expresses his condolences on the passing of Tajmool Hosein, Q.C. Mr. Hosein was a towering and authoritative figure in the legal fraternity whose contributions to the...
Posted On 16 Mar 2013
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Prime Minister Takes Charge “Law Solid”

By Andre Bagoo Saturday, March 16 2013 PRIME MINISTER Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC yesterday sought to assure that legislation designed to give members of the Defence Force police powers is on solid ground because of legal advice, local and Commonwealth precedent, and fresh...
Posted On 16 Mar 2013
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Chamber backs Govt move to precept soldiers

..but TTTI urges caution Story Updated: Mar 15, 2013 at 10:08 PM ECT THE Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce is supporting the Government’s move to give soldiers precept powers whilst The Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute (TTTI) is urging caution. In a...
Posted On 16 Mar 2013
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Buffett’s Dairy Queen Returns to Trinidad After 30 Years

International Dairy Queen Inc. returned to Trinidad and Tobago after a 30-year hiatus as the restaurant chain of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) expands outside the U.S. The restaurant known for its ice-cream desserts opened in December in the Caribbean nation’s...
Posted On 16 Mar 2013
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London on job for Anselm: THA won’t bow to public pressure

Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly Orville London says the appointment of Dr  Anselm London as senior consultant to the current Secretary of Finance and Enterprise Development Joel Jack at a salary of $60,000 was not approved before it was made public. London said...
Posted On 16 Mar 2013
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Defence Act Passed

The controversial Defence (Amendment) Bill was passed in Parliament last evening, with the Government winning its fight to approve legislation to precept soldiers to assist police in the anti-crime fight by a margin of 29 (PP) to 11 (PNM). After three sessions of debate, the bill...
Posted On 16 Mar 2013
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Soldiers Are Not Killing Machines

AG defends army as Defence Bill passed By Anna Ramdass anna.ramdass@trinidadexpress.com  Story Created: Mar 15, 2013 at 9:57 PM ECT Soldiers are not killing machines. Attorney General Anand Ramlogan stressed this point as he made his final case for the Defence (Amendment) Bill...
Posted On 16 Mar 2013
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Allowing govt to manage better

By Carla Bridglal Trinidad and Tobago has its work cut out if the country is to improve its competitiveness. After a dismal showing on last year’s Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) and the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), and the Global Innovation Index (GII), the...
Posted On 14 Mar 2013
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