Daily Brief- Thursday 22nd March 2018

NEWS

Woman slain by lover in busy Croisee... Suspect beaten by witnesses

A domestic dispute yesterday turned deadly for a 27-year-old woman, after she was stabbed in the neck by her lover in broad daylight at the Croisee in San Juan. Anita Bahadur, of Evelyn Trace, San Juan, later succumbed to her injuries at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mount Hope. Read more…

The village failed Abigail

THE village that nurtured Abigail Jones-Chapman as a child, failed her as an adult when they stood silently looking on as she faced two successive abusive relationships. Read more…

Abducted: Sexual assault attempt on businessman's son

A 17 year old boy was abducted by two men who attempted to sexually assault him in Chaguanas on Tuesday.The boy, the son of a businessman, was released later that night.Around 5.30 p.m. the teenager was standing roadside when a vehicle with two men – one with dreadlocks and the other with a low haircut- pulled up alongside. Read more…

POLITICS

Benoit: first task is stabilising economy

Claude Benoit, Chief Executive Officer of Trico Industries, says his first and major task as newly elected Chairman of the Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, is stabilising the island’s economy. Read more…

Padarath accuses Hinds of land encroachment

Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds yesterday threatened to take Opposition MP Barry Padarath to the Privileges Committee for accusing him of encroaching on his neighbour’s land. Read more…

BUSINESS

West Indian Tobacco earns $549.7m profit

Chairman of West Indian Tobacco Anthony E Phillip said despite challenging trading conditions and the illicit cigarette trade, the company achieved total profit before tax of $549.7 million and a trading profit of $380.2 million for 2017. Read more….

TCL workers protest again

Disgruntled Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) workers intensified protest action by staging a noisy early morning placard demonstration outside of the company’s Claxton Bay plant yesterday. Read more…

REGIONAL

Antigua-Barbuda Labour Party wins resounding new mandate

Prime Minister Gaston Browne led his Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) to a resounding win in the general elections on Wednesday. After an often controversial campaign, the ABLP emerged victorious, on track to win 15 of the 17 seats. Read more…

INTERNATIONAL

Mark Zuckerberg tells CNN he is 'happy to' testify before Congress

Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the data debacle that has upended Facebook and opened the door to testifying before Congress."The short answer is I'm happy to if it's the right thing to do," the Facebook (FB) CEO told CNN's Laurie Segall in an exclusive TV interview on "Anderson Cooper 360." Read more…

Nicolas Sarkozy: French ex-president says funding probe is 'hell'

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy says allegations he received campaign funding from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are making his life "hell"."I am accused without any physical evidence," Mr Sarkozy told magistrates, Le Figaro newspaper reports.He has been placed under formal investigation for illicit election campaign financing in 2007, misappropriation of Libyan public funds and passive corruption. Read more…

 

 

 

22nd March 2018

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