Daily Brief- Wednesday 29th November 2017

NEWS

Vicky sprung from prison

In what is being touted as the greatest escape in the history of the country, alleged fraudster Vicky Nirupa Boodram walked out of the Arouca Prison on Monday afternoon and has not been seen since. Read more…

 Woman killed in accident, husband and baby hurt

The common-law husband of Barrackpore mother Shamilla Singh, 36, who was killed in a car accident on Monday afternoon, is yet to be told of her death. Her husband, Shameer Hosein Boban, 27, and their six-month-old daughter Karen Hosein Boban survived the accident and are warded at San Fernando General Hospital. Read more…

Baksh’s resignation long overdue

ORMER senator Allyson Baksh’s resignation was long overdue, Opposition Senator Gerald Ramdeen said yesterday. “It is a farce...an act to save face on the part of the Government to try and cover up what has already happened in this matter. It is a scandal,” he told reporters before the start of yesterday’s sitting of the Senate.  Read more…

 

BUSINESS

Aboud committed to investing in T&T

CEO of Mode Alive Trading Company Gary Aboud said that he will continue investing in T&T despite the downturn of the economy.“The meaning of business perhaps has been misinterpreted by the general public. Business is really an artform and a passion and it is not a passion to make money. What you have to focus on is satisfying a need and providing a service better than it is available elsewhere. We have had some profitable years and some less profitable ones.” Read more…

 

POLITICS

THA assemblyman: Where is the refund from D’Angelo

Assemblyman for Palatuvier/ L’Anse Fourmi/ Speyside Farley Augustine is calling on the THA executive to account for the non-return of fees allegedly paid to international recording artist D’Angelo, seven months after he withdrew from performing at the 2017 Tobago Jazz Experience in April. Read more…

 

REGIONAL

Jamaica will continue to pursue multi-destination marketing arrangements

Minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, said Jamaica will continue to aggressively pursue a multi-destination marketing arrangement with Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican Republic, noting that this will inevitably lead to sustainable growth.Bartlett, who was giving the welcome address at the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on November 27, added that the country must also seek regional cooperation in related areas such as aviation and airlift strategies, to move seamlessly within the region. Read more…

Guyana Government Reverses VAT on Private Education After Criticism

Following severe criticism and protests, the Guyana government is removing the 14 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on private educational institutions which it controversially imposed in the last Budget.In presenting the 2018 Budget on Monday, Minister of Finance Winston Jordan said the VAT would be removed effective January 1 next year, “in view of the representations made”. Read more…

 

INTERNATIONAL

North Korea missile launch: The most important things to know

North Korea broke a two-month lull in weapons testing with a dramatic launch of its most advanced missile yet, an intercontinental ballistic missile it claims can reach the "whole" US mainland.The country's state media declared the Hwasong-15 missile was "the most powerful ICBM" which carried a "super-large heavy warhead" to unprecedented heights of almost 4,500 kilometers (2,800 miles). Read more…

Praljak trial: Bosnian Croat war criminal 'takes poison' in court

A war crimes appeal hearing in The Hague was cut short dramatically when one defendant drank what he said was poison upon hearing the verdict.Slobodan Praljak was one of six former Bosnian Croat political and military leaders up before the court.He was sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment in 2013 for crimes in the city of Mostar.On hearing that his sentence had been upheld, he told the judge, "I have taken poison". Read more…

 

 

 

29th November 2017

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