Daily Brief - Thursday 9th May, 2019

NEWS

Police weren’t firing toward Naomi, says Griffith

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has provided a map purporting to show 14-year-old Naomi Nelson could not have been shot by police, given where she was standing and the direction in which the police would have been firing during the alleged shoot-out between police and Carenage residents last Friday. Read more here…

Griffith ‘not aware of search’; orders report

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith said yesterday neither he nor Senior Superintendent of the Southern Division ­Zamsheed Mohammed was aware the home of former attorney general Anand Ramlogan’s ­housekeeper was raided yesterday morning. Read more here…

 

POLITICS

Rambharat eyes Chaguanas East

Speaking at the PNM meeting at Signature Hall Chaguanas on Tuesday, Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat said he has moved from Rio Claro/Mayaro to Chaguanas East, making central Trinidad his new home. Read more here…

Rowley: Kamla can’t deny Anand, Ramdeen

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said he intends to “bolt” corruption-accused Anand Ramlogan and Gerald Ramdeen to Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar’s chest. Read more here…

 

BUSINESS

Infrastructure $$ used to fund Petrotrin lay-offs

Finance Minister Colm Imbert said yesterday that Government withdrew some $709 million from the country’s Infrastructure Development Fund (IDF) to assist in paying termination benefits to former Petrotrin employees. Read more here…

TT ushering in a new era of business transparency

One of the software stars at the recently concluded Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) Conference in Port of Spain, was TSTT’s e-Tender, an end-to-end procurement tool whose applicability extends way beyond telecommunications into a wide range of businesses. Read more here…

Is the recession over?

Despite the government’s claims of an economic turnaround, retailers are yet to feel that impact. Read more here…

 

REGIONAL

CCJ hears arguments in GECOM chair appointment

Meaningful consultation between the President and the Opposition Leader could have prevented the legal dispute on the appointment of Justice (Retired) James Patterson as the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Judges of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) asserted when oral arguments in the case – Zulfikar Mustapha vs the Attorney General – were heard. Read more here…

 

INTERNATIONAL

North Korea fires two short-range missiles, South says

The missiles fired from the north-western city of Kusong travelled 420km (260 miles) and 270km towards the east. The tests come as a top US envoy is in South Korea for talks on how to break the deadlock over nuclear negotiations. Read more here…

Iran nuclear deal: European powers reject 'ultimatums'

Iran announced on Wednesday that it had suspended two commitments under the 2015 accord in response to the economic sanctions the US reimposed last year. It also threatened to step up uranium enrichment if it was not shielded from the sanctions' effects within 60 days. Read more here…

 

9th May 2019

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