Daily Brief - Tuesday 20th November, 2018

NEWS

Students charged with assaulting colleague return to school

TWO of the students who are before the Children’s Court at Fyzabad for attacking one of their colleagues have returned to the Princes Town West Secondary School. The students returned to school last Friday on the advice of the Ministry of Education. The victim is also back at school and teachers are fearful about what could happen as the one of the conditions of their bail is to keep away from the victim during the course of the matter. Read more…

10 in court for flood relief fraud

Ten people, including a Ministry of Social Development and Family Services employee, have appeared in court charged in connection with a flood relief grant scam. Farrah Haniff, Heather Griffith-Benjamin, Michael Alexis, Carol Christopher-Bennett, Debbie Critchlow, Adelephia Lallion, Ajay Ramlakhan, Ramlakhan’s common-law wife Mandisa Stewart, Darren Balcon and his common-law wife Rohini Persad appeared before Magistrate Marissa Gomez in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court on a series of charges related to seven $20,000 grants that were fraudulently obtained earlier this month. Read more…

BUSINESS

China seeks to strengthen ties

OVER 200 representatives from media houses across the Caribbean, Latin America and China met yesterday in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Central to the meeting which was held at the Sheraton Hotel in Buenos Aires was the media's role in strengthening ties between China, the Caribbean and Latin America. Read more…

POLITICS

AG urges UNC to support income tax law

Banks in this coun­try could face fur­ther risks if in­ter­na­tion­al banks are re­luc­tant to con­duct busi­ness with them be­cause cer­tain leg­is­la­tion is not in force in this coun­try.At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi said this is at the heart of Gov­ern­ment’s calls for Op­po­si­tion sup­port for the pas­sage of the In­come Tax Amend­ment leg­is­la­tion. Read more…

REGIONAL

Growth & Jobs | JAMPRO Trade Mission Penetrates Cuban Market

To support the agency's market development strategy and market penetration efforts in Cuba, the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) led a trade mission to the Havana International Fair (FIHAV). Read more…

INTERNATIONAL

They're prepping for a race war. And they see Trump as their 'ray of hope'

Late on August 22, US President Donald Trump launched into some trademark Twitter diplomacy. After apparently watching a segment on Fox News, the President felt moved to instruct Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “closely study the South African land farm seizures and expropriations and large scale killing of farmers.” Read more…

US migrant caravan: Trump's asylum ban halted by judge

A US federal judge has blocked an order issued by President Trump to deny asylum to migrants crossing the southern US border illegally.US District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco issued the temporary restraining order after hearing arguments by civil rights groups.Mr Trump signed the order earlier this month in response to the migrant caravan moving towards the border. Read more…

20th November 2018

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