Daily Brief- Thursday 16th November 2017

NEWS

Neighbours rescue three children from burning house

Quick action by neighbours saved the lives of three children, all under the ages of eight, who were at home alone when fire gutted their Eboe Gully, Crown Trace, Les Coteaux home on Monday. Read more…

Law Association to Archie: TIME TO CLEAR THE AIR

The Law Association of T&T is calling on Chief Justice Ivor Archie to publicly address allegations surrounding discussions he had with a convict on changing judges’ security. Similar calls were made on Sunday by past president of the Law Association, Martin Daly SC, and senior counsel Avory Sinanan. Both Daly and Sinanan called on Archie to answer questions posed by this newspaper. Read more…

23 kilos of ganja, ammo, guns seized; 3 held during police dragnet

A 47-year-old man from Diego Martin and his 21-year-old son have been arrested by police for possession of almost 400 rounds of assorted ammunition.According to reports, around 10 pm on Tuesday officers from the Central Division, led by Sgt Andy Mohammed and Cpl Kevin Neptune, carried out search at a house at Warren Road, Munroe Road, Cunupia. Read more…

 

BUSINESS

Customs blamed for business problems

Even as concerns and objections increase to the proposed establishment of the T&T Revenue Authority (TTRA), customs officers are being blamed for problems affecting the business community. Read more…

Nedco chairman: Most clients bad-pay

STATE enterprise the National Entrepreneurship Development Company Ltd (Nedco) disclosed yesterday that people who came for loans in the “early days” misinterpreted those loans as grant financing and saw no need to repay. Nedco chairman Clarry Benn said prior to 2015 there were 4,000 delinquent accounts. Read more…

 

POLITICS

JEARLEAN FOR DEPUTY

Fired Housing Development Corporation (HDC) Managing Director Jearlean John yesterday filed nomination papers to contest the post of UNC political leader in the party’s November 26 internal election. Read more…

Nicole files legal letter

Former Congress of the People (COP) chairman Nicole Dyer-Griffith said she was not taking legal action to stop the party’s election of a new leader on Sunday, but has served pre-action letters on the party’s chairman and, “purported members of the illegally constructed”, national executive for breach of contract. Read more…

REGIONAL

UWI To Drop Name of Racist Colonial Governor from Hall of Residence

UWI To Drop Name of Racist Colonial Governor from Hall of Residence. University of the West Indies (UWI) is changing the name of one of the halls of residence at the St Augustine Campus after almost a century of it bearing the name of a man now accepted as having been racist. Read more...

Power goes out again in Puerto Rico

The power went out again in Puerto Rico due to a failure of a major transmission line on Wednesday, shortly after Governor Ricardo Rossello had tweeted that the island had achieved his goal of restoring 50 percent of the power, after Hurricane Maria destroyed the electricity grid. Read more…

INTERNATIONAL

Mugabe's exit is 'a done deal' but Zimbabwe is still in limbo

he decades-long grip on power of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appeared to be over on Thursday as his main opposition rival returned to the country amid efforts to form a transitional government. Morgan Tsvangirai, who had been receiving cancer treatment abroad, returned to Harare after Wednesday's military takeover, two sources with knowledge of his movements said. Read more…

'Leonardo da Vinci artwork' sells for record $450m

A 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci has been sold in New York for a record $450m (£341m).The painting is known as Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World).It is the highest auction price for any work of art and brought cheers and applause at the packed Christie's auction room.Leonardo da Vinci died in 1519 and there are fewer than 20 of his paintings in existence. Read more…

 

 

16th November 2017

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