Daily Brief- Thursday 13th December 2018

NEWS

Hosein: Make cellphones, emails public

OPPOSITION activist Devant Maharaj has been criticised by some yet praised by others for revealing the personal cell phone number of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and other senior Cabinet ministers. Read more…

Griffith unhappy as murder toll hits 500

T&T’s mur­der toll reached the 500 mark yes­ter­day. How­ev­er, de­spite the alarm­ing­ly high fig­ure—the T&T Po­lice Ser­vice said that the mur­der rate has de­creased be­tween the pe­ri­od Au­gust to De­cem­ber.Do­mes­tic and gang-re­lat­ed in­ci­dents ac­count­ed for the most amount of mur­ders in the coun­try this year. Read more…

 

BUSINESS

The importance of CSR to small businesses, start-ups

My business is starting to make some profits this year and in light of all that has been happening economically, I am thinking of using some of these profits to give back to charity. However, I am not sure of how to do this. Can you give me some advice on the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility to small businesses like mine? Read more…

POLITICS

Imbert to control Local Govt

THE Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government, managed by Minister Kazim Hosein is being downsized and come next year, there will no longer be a Local Government component to Hosein's ministry. Instead, management of the country's 14 Regional Corporations will be placed under the portfolio of Finance Minister Colm Imbert. Read more…

REGIONAL

St Kitts-Nevis opposition files motion of no confidence in PM

The opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) has filed a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris.The motion, in the name of leader of the opposition, Dr Denzil Douglas, has been submitted to the Clerk of the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly, in accordance with Standing Order 27 of the Rules of the National Assembly. Read more…

Jamaica-Born Dr Rosemary Moodie Appointed Senator In Canada

Jamaica-born neonatologist Dr Rosemary Moodie has been appointed a senator in the Canadian parliament in Ontario. Moodie, who was raised in Kingston, is a clinical teacher and an associate professor of paediatrics.She has made significant contributions to reducing social inequities and disparities among children and communities. Read more…

 

INTERNATIONAL

Canadian Michael Spavor detained in China as Huawei row continues

A second Canadian has been detained in China on accusations of harming national security, as tension continues between the two countries.It was confirmed on Thursday that Michael Spavor, a businessman, had been detained in addition to former diplomat Michael Kovrig.Canada drew Chinese protests after it arrested an executive at telecoms giant Huawei at the request of the US. Read more…

High-speed train crashes in Turkey, killing 9

A high-speed train crashed Thursday in the Turkish capital of Ankara, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens more, according to the city's governor.At a press conference at the site of the crash, the governor, Vasip Sahin, said 46 people had been hurt in the crash, which took place at around 6.30 a.m. local time. Read more…

 

 

13th December 2018

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