Daily Brief - Friday 12th April, 2019

NEWS

Non-Profit Organisation Bill passed

THE Senate on Thursday night passed the Non-Profit Organisations Bill 2019. The bill was passed with amendments by a vote of 24 in favour and six opposed. The 24 senators voting for the bill comprised all 15 government senators and the nine independent senators. The passage of the bill came after a heated Senate sitting on Tuesday and an, at times, tense committee meeting on Thursday. Read more here…

 

AG: Whistleblower, evidence, cybercrime bills soon

A package of supporting legislation for the Civil Asset Recovery and Management and Unexplained Wealth Bill 2019 will soon be brought to Parliament. Read more here…

 

POLITICS

Cabinet approves Venezuelan amnesty policy Two week window to register

As Gov­ern­ment an­nounced a two-weeks reg­is­tra­tion process of Venezue­lans liv­ing in T&T, which will be­gin next month, Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young on Thursday ad­mit­ted they ex­pect to face dif­fi­cul­ties with the en­tire “process” which is ex­pect­ed to cost tax­pay­ers $5 mil­lion. Read more here…

Pemberton reappointed to JLSC

Notwithstanding the objections of Opposition Lea­der Kamla Persad-Bissessar, President Paula-Mae Weekes yesterday reappointed Justice Charmaine Pemberton to the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC). Read more here…

 

BUSINESS

Sando to get $650m wastewater facility

APPROXIMATELY $650 million will be spent by the Ministry of Public Utilities for the modernisation of a wastewater system in San Fernando, says Minister Robert Le Hunte. Read more here…

 

Changing the world by Bits and Byts

Nicholas Singh, 23, has wanted to work with computers since he was in form four and first started studying information technology.

He is interested in electronics and computer systems, smart devices, and making smart homes. He knows three computer coding languages: Python, C++ and Java. And he hopes to reduce the amount of paper used in the country through technology. Read more here…

 

 

REGIONAL

Caribbean Airlines Launches Non-Stop Service between Kingston and Barbados

Caribbean Airlines has announced the proposed start of non-stop service between Kingston, Jamaica and Barbados from April 15, subject to Government approval. Read more here…

Ecofarms – the Award-Winning Caribbean Social Enterprise that Snagged a Starbucks Deal

If you know anything about Ecofarms™, then you know they are in the business of bees. But at the heart of their story is a bicycle ride, a near death experience, and the conviction that a second chance at life was divine intervention, and instruction that Grace Foster’s destiny is to help others. Read more here…

 

INTERNATIONAL

Joy turns to fear in Sudan as army takes control after ousting Bashir

Protesters who rushed on to the streets to celebrate the ouster of Sudanese strongman Omar al-Bashir Thursday are facing the prospect of a long struggle ahead as the military figures who ended his 30-year rule seem to be preparing to hang on to power. Read more here…

At least 20 killed in market blast in Pakistani city of Quetta

At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured when a bomb claimed by a Sunni Muslim militant group ripped through a fruit market in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday. Read more here…

12th April 2019

Back

Copyright © . Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association All Rights Reserved.