Daily Brief - Monday 3rd June, 2019

NEWS

SMUGGLERS BEWARE

While acting Minister of National Security Fitzgerald Hinds says he’s unaware of any plans for parliamentarians from Venezuela to visit this country, he has emphasized that the Government of this country is committed to the fight against human trafficking. Read more here…

Refused entry, Jamaican bolts from airport and disappears

A Jamaican national refused entry into Trinidad and Tobago upon his arrival at the Piarco International Airport, made a success escape into the country on Saturday. He ran out of the airport and disappeared. The Airports Authority says it was the responsibility of the airline that brought the escapee into the country to secure him. Read more here…

 

POLITICS

UNC MPs worry migrants’ info sent to agents for Maduro

UNITED National Congress (UNC) MPs Dr Roodal Moonilal and Dr Bhoe Tewarie say the nature and extent of the questions posed to registering Venezuelans have caused worry that personal information will be sent back to Venezuelan authorities. Read more here…

Abdulah: Disclose rental cost of registration centres

As videos of shiv­er­ing, wet Venezue­lan chil­dren cir­cu­lat­ed on so­cial me­dia, the po­lit­i­cal leader of the Move­ment for So­cial Jus­tice David Ab­du­lah is ques­tion­ing why three pri­vate build­ings were rent­ed by the Gov­ern­ment to reg­is­ter Venezue­lans when oth­er State build­ings could have been used for free.

BUSINESS

Insurer acquisitions yield US$

This week, we at Bourse focus on recent and pending transactions in the non-banking finance sector of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange. Specifically, we refer to (i) the acquisition of majority control of Guardian Holdings Ltd (GHL) by the National Commercial Bank Financial Group (NCBFG) and (ii) the pending business combination transaction of Sagicor Financial Corporation (SFC) by Alignvest II Corporation (AQY). Read more here…

REGIONAL

Waiting For Seaga... Team Readies To Receive Body Of Former PM

A team of government officials and funeral directors is now gathered at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) awaiting the arrival of the body of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga from the United States. Read more here…

Committee to oversee transparent sale of GuySuCo lands

THE government has established a States Land Sales Committee which will ensure transparency in the sale of Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) estates land pending privatisation.

The sale of lands is expected to commence very soon, according to Director- General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon. Read more here…

 

INTERNATIONAL

Donald Trump meets Queen at start of UK state visit

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are meeting the Queen on the first day of their state visit to the UK. The pair is at Buckingham Palace for a private lunch and welcome ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. Trump arrived on Air Force One earlier on Monday and were taken to the US ambassador's home in central London, where they are staying. Read more here…

Sudan crisis: Security forces 'move against protesters'

Sudanese security forces have attacked a pro-democracy protest outside the military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, activists say. Gunfire has been heard, and medical sources saying at least eight people were killed.

Sudan has been governed by a Transitional Military Council (TMC) since President Omar al-Bashir was overthrown in a coup in April. Read more here…

3rd June 2019

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