Daily Brief - Monday 15th April, 2019

NEWS

Dry season accelerates red palm mite Coconut estates under attack

Harsh dry weath­er con­di­tions are trig­ger­ing an in­crease in the red palm mite which has dev­as­tat­ed 80 per cent of co­conut es­tates in T&T.

Sev­en years af­ter In­dia’s top bi­o­log­i­cal ex­pert Dr Av­varu Su­jatha made at­tempts to fight the red palm mite, Ce­dros co­conut grow­ers say their es­tates con­tin­ue to of­fer low yields be­cause of the spread of the dev­as­tat­ing preda­tor. Read more here…

Blaze breaks out Scarborough Fire Station

Fire of­fi­cers were on Sun­day night bat­tling a blaze which ig­nit­ed on the top floor of the Scar­bor­ough Fire Sta­tion.

An alarm was raised short­ly af­ter 7 pm af­ter smoke was seen com­ing from the up­per storey of the par­tial­ly wood­en and con­crete at the Ba­co­let Street build­ing. Read more here…

 

POLITICS

Khan: Paria fuel is good

ENERGY Minister Franklin Khan said there is nothing wrong with the quality of the fuel being supplied by Paria Fuel Trading company. In response to a matter on the adjournment of the Senate on Thursday night, Khan declared, “It is unsubstantiated in science and in fact.” Read more here…

 

UNC slams ‘dotish’ Venezuelan policy

THE Opposition United National Congress (UNC) has predicted increased hardship for this country, saying yesterday that crisis could result from a marriage of Government’s “dotish” Venezuelan policy and an economy that’s not doing as well as the population is being told. Read more here…

 

BUSINESS

Angostura Holdings improves


This week, we at Bourse review the performance of two companies within the Manufacturing 1 sector—One Caribbean Media Ltd (OCM) and Angostura Holdings Ltd (AHL)—for the financial year ended December 31, 2018. Read more here…

Imbert: Enough reserves to defend T&T exchange rate

Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm has said Trinidad and To­ba­go has enough for­eign re­serves to de­fend the T&T dol­lar for the next ten years. Read more here…

 

REGIONAL

Business Leaders Urge Bipartisan Consensus Towards Creating New ID Law

Jamaica's business leaders are urging for bipartisan consensus in developing a modern national identification law and accompanying system in light of Friday's court ruling that the National Identification and Registration Act (NIRA) is unconstitutional. Read more here…

ONE LEADER!’ - Phillips Staves Off Critics To Hold On To Presidency

Under-pressure People’s National Party President (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips yesterday fired salvos at detractors in the party, telling Comrades yesterday that he does not want to be looking over his shoulders while he takes on the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Read more here…

 

INTERNATIONAL

Sudan crisis: Protest leaders demand end of 'deep state'

A spokesman said leaders of the past regime should be put on trial.

Mr Bashir was toppled by the army last week after 30 years in power and a military council has pledged elections in two-years time. Read more here…

White House snubs to Congress leaves Republicans as well as Democrats aghast

Republicans on Capitol Hill are raising alarms at the White House's resistance to congressional demands, fearing President Donald Trump is bolstering the power of his office at the expense of Congress. Read more here…

15th April 2019

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