Daily Brief- Wednesday 21st February 2018

NEWS

BADJOHN PARENTS

A PREGNANT teacher of Ste Madeleine Secondary school had to call in police yesterday to rescue her from irate parents, one of whom was armed with a piece of wood and who threatened to beat her. The traumatised teacher said she was accosted by parents in the administrative office shortly before 2.30 pm, as classes were about to end for the day. Read more…

Security net in East PoS

Joint police and Defence Force patrol camps are remaining in East Port-of-Spain permanently and will be supplemented as necessary, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young says. Read more…

Foreign travel for Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s cost $2 M*

Foreign travel for Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and his official delegation between June 1, 2016, and September 30, 2017, cost taxpayers $2,025,323.32. Read more…

 

BUSINESS

Trinidad Saudi Chamber hosts first business forum

THE Trinidad Saudi Chamber of Commerce is set to hold its business forum, which they hope would be an annual event, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain on March 28. Read more…

POLITICS

Muslim groups call for explanation for Nafeesa’s firing

THE heads of two Muslim organisations are calling for an explanation into the firing of attorney Nafeesa Mohammed from the Prime Minister’s legal team.They say there may be some political fallout over her firing especially in the San Juan/ Barataria constituency as her family was most active in that area. Read more…

Kamla calls for sunset clause on Anti-Gang Bill

The Opposition will support the Anti-Gang bill if Government includes a two year “sunset” clause when the legislation will end and its effectiveness will be reviewed. Read more…

 

REGIONAL

Japan Funding To Help Women In Guyana, Dominica Deal With Disasters


Japan has provided US$5 million to help rural women in Guyana and Dominica, particularly those engaged in agriculture, withstand the effects of climate change.The money will fund a project to strengthen disaster management capacity of women in the two countries, which will be implemented over a three-year period starting in April. It will be administered by the United Nation’s Development Programme (UNDP). Read more…

RBC VP of Sales for Caribbean resigns after “uneducated Bahamians” remarks

Royal Bank of Canada’s senior vice president of sales for the Caribbean, Tim Rider, has apparently resigned from his post, a leaked internal memo to all RBC employees revealed, just a few short weeks after his negative Bahamian comments at the Bahamian Economic Outlook went viral. Read more…

 

INTERNATIONAL

There are no longer any words to describe Syria's horror

The war in Syria has exhausted all superlatives. Worst day, worst month, worst year, worst ever. Words fail to describe the destruction of this ancient, beautiful land. For the past few days, Syrian government warplanes, rockets and artillery have pummeled the area known as Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus. Eastern Ghouta has been under rebel control, and under siege, since 2012. Read more…

Dust storm blankets Australian town in orange

An Australian town has been hit by a dust storm that covered the outback community in orange dust.The storm swept through Charleville in south-west Queensland on Tuesday, knocking down trees and causing minor damage.The scene prompted many residents to post photos and videos on social media.Authorities said recent weather conditions had allowed strong winds to pick and spread dirt from the region. Read more…

 

 

21st February 2018

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