Daily Brief- Friday 23rd November 2018

NEWS

Superb Caterers tells Ramdeen: Keep us out of political bacchanal

MANAGING Director of Superb Caterers Ltd, Wayne Ali, is robustly defending his name and the reputation of his company after a revelation in the Senate on Tuesday that he submitted inflated catering bills to Petrotrin for meals provided to the company on November 11 and 17. Read more…

Woman who lost fingertips in scratch bomb incident

Sal­ly-Ann Cuffie, who was in­jured in a Di­vali 2016 in­ci­dent in­volv­ing a scratch bomb, yes­ter­day told the T&T Guardian she can now look for­ward to Christ­mas 2018 with a re­newed vigour. “I re­al­ly hap­py and re­lieved to hear they ban­ning scratch bombs, I could now look for­ward to Christ­mas and New Year’s with­out that noise and prob­lem. I could jump for joy be­cause this thing ent af­fect me alone,” Cuffie said yes­ter­day. Read more…

Scandal: Families wait in vain at Forensic Science Centre

NO AUTOPSIES took place on Thursday at the Forensic Science Centre as Dr Hughvon Des Vignes went on leave earlier this week while his replacement, Dr Eastlyn Mc Donald Burris is expected to begin work on Monday. Read more…

BUSINESS

Joint chambers give flood-relief $$ to NGOs

AS part of their continuing flood relief efforts, the joint chambers of commerce handed out three cheques worth $200,000 each to three non-governmental organisations at First Citizens Bank, Gulf View on Wednesday. Read more…

POLITICS

Tributes continue for Griffith

The United National Congress’ (UNC) family is deeply saddened and has been plunged into mourning by the passing of Dr Rupert Griffith, a man it described “an accomplished professional, devoted public officer and party stalwart.” Griffith passed away at the age of 72 on Wednesday at about 6 pm after ailing for some time. Read more…

REGIONAL

Turks and Caicos premier blamed for unsafe condition of parliament building

In a press statement on Tuesday, Washington Misick, the leader of the opposition in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), blamed Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson for the conditions and circumstances that have made the NJS Francis Building, which houses the territory’s parliament in Grand Turk, unfit for occupation, thereby resulting in the relocation of employees. Read more…

INTERNATIONAL

Karachi attack: China consulate attack leaves four dead

Gunmen have killed at least four people in an attack on the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi.Gunshots were heard at about 09:30 local time (04:30 GMT) outside the consulate in the upmarket Clifton area. Police shot dead three attackers.Separatist militants who oppose Chinese investment projects in western Pakistan say they carried out the attack. Read more…

'You guys might think I'm crazy': Diary of US 'missionary' reveals last days in remote island

The Christian evangelist who attempted to convert one of the world's last remaining isolated tribes wrote of his convictions in pursuing the mission even in the face of open hostility and attempts on his life, according to diary entries and notes. Read more…

23rd November 2018

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