Daily Brief- Wednesday 1st November 2017

NEWS

Inshan Ishmael on gun charges

Businessman and television talk show host Inshan Ishmael was granted $300,000 bail by a Justice of the Peace in the Chaguanas Magistrates Courts yesterday. Ishmael, 49, was escorted into a prison van after the case was adjourned. He appeared before Justice Kanhai at about 3.08 pm in the First Court. Ishmael was charged that on April 2, at the ASJA compound in Charlieville he had in his possession a firearm with intent to endanger lives. A second charge was that on the same day and same place, Ishmael had in his possession ammunition with intent to endanger lives. Read more…

2 found dead in razed house

An 88-year-old bed-ridden man who once rented out his home to a church died in a house fire on Monday night, in what police suspect may have been a murderer’s attempt to conceal their wrongdoing. Read more…

Miss Universe T&T franchise holder speaks out.

THIS is not the Miss Bacchanal Show, this is Miss Universe!”
An upset Jenny Douglas, the local franchise holder for the Miss Universe pageant, said yesterday she wanted to get this point across to the nation, as she defended the organisation’s decision to strip Yvonne Clarke of her Miss Universe T&T title. Clarke will no longer represent Trinidad and Tobago at the November 26 pageant in La Vegas, Nevada, USA. In a phone interview with the Express, Douglas argued Clarke breached a contract she signed ­prior to the competition, which stipu­lated delegates could not ill-speak or “make the franchise look bad”.Read more…

POLITICS

Nat’l Congress approves UNC Nov elections

The national congress of the United National Congress yesterdy unamiously approved a proposal by the party’s national executive to hold elections for both the political leader and the natex on November 26, 2017. The congress, held at the Shiva Boys’ Hindu College, Clarke Road, Penal, was attended by a large contingent of supporters, who all unamiously voted by a show of hands, cheers, whistles and horns when asked by chairman David Lee if they were in support of the decisison by the natex to hold the elections.Read more…

BUSINESS

Female entrepreneurs encouraged to step up

Even though society has evolved into one which embraces and encourages female entrepreneurs, it is still being claimed that the world of business has remained “quite patriarchal in many respects, with men still enjoying the lion’s share of positions of power and influence.” Read more…

Trade Minister: Strengthen EU-Cariforum ties

Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon yesterday called for the relationship between Cariforum and the European Union (EU) to be strengthened. She made this call when she addressed the opening of an EU-Cariforum Parliamentary Committee meeting at the Hyatt Regency, in Port of Spain. Read more…

Grenada gas find to boost T&T, Russia and Venezuela relations

Used car and auto parts company, Auto Planet Ltd, sees disruption as part of its business culture.But not for the wrong reasons. The company believes it can dominate the local lubricants market over the next few years, through its partnership with Japan’s Idemitsu, to bring the brand of lubricants to T&T. Idemitsu is the seventh largest lubricants manufacturer in the world. Read more…

REGIONAL

St Lucia minister welcomes airport project corruption probe

Guy Joseph, Saint Lucia’s minister for economic development, housing, urban renewal, transport and civil aviation, said on Monday that he is not worried about an investigation into his reported involvement with alleged corruption associated with the Hewanorra International Airport (HIA) Redevelopment Project in 2008/9. “I’m not worried. If there’s an investigation, I welcome the investigation,” Joseph said at a press briefing. Read more…

INTERNATIONAL

New Yorkers defiant after deadliest terror attack in the city since 9/11

All it took was a man and a truck to inflict the deadliest terror attack on New York City since 9/11.A 29-year-old man plowed into a crowd of bicyclists and pedestrians just blocks away from the World Trade Center Tuesday afternoon. Mangled bicycles littered the street as medics rushed to the victims. Read more…

My Life as a hostage of al-Qaeda

It is a clear cold night in the Sahara desert and Stephen McGown lies on his back gazing up at the stars. Pulling his blanket under his chin he traces out the constellations he learned as a boy in South Africa.“What a holiday of a lifetime this would be,” he thinks, “if I wasn't a hostage of al-Qaeda.”It is early 2017 and the London banker’s fifth year in captivity. He is the only one in the camp who prefers to sleep outside even in winter.But despite living in a vast open space, his life has become “very small and routine”. Read more…

 

 

 

1st November 2017

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