Daily Brief - Monday 13th November, 2017

NEWS

Two gunned down in El Socorro, Mt D’Or Page

An El Socorro man was shot dead and the person he was liming with injured when they were ambushed by a gunman on Saturday night.And in an unrelated incident, a Mt D’Or man was shot dead near his home. These killings took the murder toll for the year to date to 418.Police said that around 9.30 p.m., Antonio De Roach, 25, and a friend were at Persad Lane, El Socorro, when a man opened fire, hitting both men, then running off. Read more…

Two officers to process hundreds of passengers

Hundreds of arriving passengers had to wait for several hours yesterday to be cleared by immigration as only two officers were on duty as several international flights touched down at Piarco International Airport. Read more…

Fire interrupts PNM Convention

The feature address of Planning and Development Minister Camille Robinson-Regis, was cut short yesterday as a power generator located behind the platform on which she was speaking became overheated and caught fire at the PNM Convention, Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah. Read more…

 

POLITICS

Minister Hosein to politicians: Don’t be corrupt, be honest and humble

 Rural Development and Local Government Minister Haji Kazim Hosein used the platform of the San Fernando City Civic Reception on Saturday night to send a message to politicians who turn their backs on the people that elected them, that it is wrong. Read more…

 

BUSINESS

AHL, OCM results lower

This week we at Bourse review the nine-month financial results of two stocks within the Manufacturing 1 sector, Angostura Holdings Ltd (AHL) and One Caribbean Media Ltd (OCM). Both AHL and OCM continue to confront economic challenges which have negatively impacted revenue and profitability. We highlight some key areas of the performances and provide an outlook. Read more…

RFHL records $1.25 billion in end of year profits

Improvements in several overseas territories of Republic Financial Holdings Ltd (RFHL) were responsible for the group’s $1.25 billion profit for the year ended September 30. This was announced on Thursday by RFHL chairman Ronald Harford in a statement about the group’s end-of-year performance. Read more…

 

REGIONAL

Excellence On Full Display At Hospitality Jamaica Awards

It was a night of glamour, where fine food and exciting entertainment accompanied accolades bestowed on those recognised for excellence in tourism, at the RJRGLEANER Hospitality Jamaica Awards, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, on Saturday night. With more than 120,000 votes polled, selecting all but two of the 19 prestigious awards up for grabs, it was an anxious wait to see who would come out on top in their categories. The formalities got under way with entertainment from the Afro-Caribbean movement Children of the Drums; contortionist Akino; and local R&B group Khalil, with a Motown show. Read more here

 

INTERNATIONAL

Iran-Iraq earthquake: Deadly tremor hits border region

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has shaken the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 348 people and injuring thousands more. One Iranian aid agency said 70,000 people needed shelter after the quake, one of the largest this year. The majority of those who died were in Iran's western Kermanshah province. Nearly 5,660 were said to be injured. Seven people died in Iraq, where people fled into the streets in the capital, Baghdad. "I was sitting with my kids having dinner and suddenly the building was just dancing in the air," a Baghdad mother-of-three, Majida Ameer, told Reuters news agency. "I thought at first that it was a huge bomb. But then I heard everyone around me screaming: 'Earthquake!'" Read more here

Accounts of rape, burning children and murder

Discarded and left for dead, Mumtaz says she found herself on top of a mound of charred, entangled bodies. "They killed and killed and piled the bodies up high. It was like cut bamboo," says Mumtaz, a Rohingya woman from the village of Tula Toli in western Myanmar. "In the pile there was someone's neck, someone's head, someone's leg. I was able to come out, I don't know how." Read more here

13th November 2017

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