Daily Brief- Wednesday 20th December 2017

NEWS

Ex-journalist granted leave

Former journalist Anika Gumbs has been granted permission by the court to challenge a police search of her St Joseph home in July. Justice Ronnie Boodoosingh yesterday granted Gumbs leave to pursue her case against the Commissioner of Police. Read more…

Karate champ fined $45,000

A South Korean style taekwondo champion was yesterday fined $45,000 after he pleaded guilty to possession of over one kilogramme of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. Read more…

PM not sorry: I did my duty

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said yesterday he had nothing to apologise for with respect to “Emailgate”, as he had done his duty in calling for an investigation when he ­revealed the allegations in the Parliament. “I have nothing to apologise for since I have done my duty in calling for an investigation into these and similar matters, many of which are still engaging the attention of the nation’s law enforcement. Read more…

BUSINESS

TSTT retains its ‘good’ ratings

Local ratings agency Caricris has maintained its "good" rating of the 2014 TT $1.5 billion bond issue of Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (TSTT). According to Caricris, TSTT's bond remains rated at CariA (Local Currency Rating) on the regional rating scale and ttA on the Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) national scale. Read more…

POLITICS

Charles to DPP: Act on Emailgate

Naparima MP Rodney Charles is calling on the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to act expeditiously on emailgate and on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to apologise if the police are correct in their findings. Read more…

REGIONAL

Jamaican Entertainer and Son Get Life In Prison for Murder

A smile on the face of Jamaican dancehall artiste Ninjaman belied the seriousness of the life sentences he, his son and another man were yesterday given for a murder they committed eight years ago.A month after being found guilty of the March 17, 2009 murder of Ricardo ‘Ricky Trooper’ Johnson, the 51-year-old deejay, whose given name is Desmond Ballentine; his son, Jahneil Ballentine; and another co-accused, Dennis Clayton, each received a sentence of life imprisonment for the crime. Read more…

INTERNATIONAL

Senate approves GOP tax plan, House to revote Wednesday

In a vote in the early Wednesday morning hours, the Senate approved the final version of the first overhaul of the US tax code in more than 30 years, handing President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans their most significant legislative victory of 2017. Read more…

Uber is officially a cab firm, says European court

ber is officially a transport company and not a digital service, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.The ride-hailing firm argued it was an information society service - helping people to make contact with each other electronically - and not a cab firm.The case arose after Uber was told to obey local taxi rules in Barcelona. Read more…

 

 

20th December 2017

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