Daily Brief- Friday 14th December 2018

NEWS

Sex Island venue revealed as Margarita

The now high­ly pub­li­cised "Sex Is­land" fete is not ap­par­ent­ly tak­ing place this week­end in T&T as pre­vi­ous­ly ad­ver­tised and re­port­ed, but on a neigh­bour­ing Venezue­lan is­land - Is­la Mar­gari­ta.How­ev­er, law en­force­ment agen­cies are not let­ting their guards down de­spite this lat­est in­for­ma­tion re­port­ed in the Unit­ed King­dom me­dia yes­ter­day. Read more…

Crackdown on illegal activities in markets

ALMOST a year after police seized alcohol and other illegal items being sold at the Central Market, Port of Spain, vendors are being warned not to peddle illegal substances there. Read more…

3 suspects held for Penal home invasion

SOUTH Western police arrested three men on Wednesday night at a house in Penal in connection with the attack on a family on Tuesday. Bandits entered the family’s home, chopped a woman across the eye, threatened to kidnap her four-year-old daughter and bit a pensioner’s hand. The suspects are in their 20's. Read more…

BUSINESS

Regrello: South the financial capital of TT

THE recent termination packages to over 5,000 former Petrotrin workers means there’s $2 billion in the southland ripe for investment, San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello said. Read more…

Govt borrows US$600m from CAF

Government yesterday announced it had borrowed US$600 million from a Venezuela-based development bank over the past year.It also increased its shareholding in the bank at a value of US$190 million in an agreement made on December 3. Read more…

 

POLITICS

Young: No concern over Russian aircraft in Venezuela

NATIONAL Security Minister Stuart Young says Government has no concern about the arrival of nuclear-capable Russian aircraft in neighbouring Venezuela. Read more…

REGIONAL

Imposter Steals Money From Caribbean Airlines at Trinidad Airport

Police in Trinidad and Tobago are searching for a man who pretended to be a security officer and got away with TT$83,000 (US$12,322) from the state-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) yesterday. Read more…

Haiti ‘laden with challenges’ but also hope, UN Security Council told

Haiti is “laden with challenges, but also hope”, the head of the UN mission in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday, against the backdrop of ongoing political unrest in the Caribbean country. Read more…

INTERNATIONAL

No-deal Brexit looks likelier than ever after May's summit humiliation

Once again, the EU has sent Theresa May home with nothing.European Union leaders rejected outright the British Prime Minister's last-ditch attempt to save her embattled Brexit deal, all but killing any hope of a parliamentary breakthrough in London and delivering a devastating blow to her authority. Read more…

Strasbourg Christmas market reopens after attack

The Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg has reopened, two days after the attack carried out by a gunman.Cherif Chekatt was killed on Thursday by police on a city street after he opened fire on officers. Read more…

 

 

14th December 2018

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