Daily Brief - Thursday 25th July, 2019

NEWS

Police: ‘Sandman’ was plotting big attack on enemies

The murder of Vaughn Mieres, aka “Sandman,” his wife and two other men at his Las Cuevas home earlier this morning has been linked to reports that he was plotting a “massive execution” of his enemies, senior police told Newsday. Police described Mieres as a suspected gang leader and drug lord. Read more here

One final standing ovation for Raymond

Thunderous applause echoed off stained-glass windows and filled the curved wooden apse of Santa Rosa RC Church yesterday when mourners rose to their feet for the final curtain call of acclaimed actor/director Raymond Sulan Choo Kong. Choo Kong’s final audience sent fervent cheers and high-pitched whistles out of the packed church onto Woodford Street and across the warm midday air in the thespian’s Arima hometown. Read more here

 

POLITICS

$1.3 billion for NWRHA

GOVERNMENT will be investing $1.3 billion from 2018 to 2021 into all projects being undertaken by the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA). Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said so yesterday at the official launch of an electronic health record (EHR) system for the National Radiology Centre (NRC) at the St James Complex. Also launched at the same venue was the authority's Be Well TT mobile application to encourage people to live healthy lifestyles and reduce the incidences of non-communicable diseases. Read more here

State ordered to pay stationery supplier $300,000

The State has been ordered to pay a little over $300,000 in compensation to a stationery supplier, who was owed for goods supplied to the Ministry of Local Goverment and Rural Development since 2015. Delivering an oral judgment at the end of a brief trial at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain on Tuesday, High Court Judge Frank Seepersad ruled that businessman Bobby Mungal and his company KBM Enterprises were entitled to the compensation despite not having a written contract with the ministry. Read more here

 

BUSINESS

Bid to block sale of CLF assests fails

A HIGH COURT judge has refused a request by a CL Financial (CLF) shareholder to put a stay on the further sale of the group’s assets until joint liquidators present audited financial reports. Read more here

Digital inclusion: Driving equal access for all

Huawei has released its 2018 Sustainability Report, which explains Huawei's four strategies for sustainability: digital inclusion, security and trustworthiness, environmental protection, and a healthy and harmonious ecosystem. Read more here

REGIONAL

Two terms only

In the case of the Attorney General of Guyana v Cedric Richardson, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that an amendment, that barred Presidents of the Republic of Guyana from serving more than two terms in office, was a valid amendment to the Constitution. Read more here

Tank-Weld Expands Dealership - Adds Truck Brand, Heavy-Duty Equipment

Tank-Weld Equipment has added three brands to its dealership, further marking its transition from the business of equipment rental to supplier. Concurrent with the shift, the company has been redeploying staff to focus on the new core. Read more here

INTERNATIONAL

Trump claims victory in wake of Mueller testimony

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump emerged from the White House Wednesday afternoon and walked triumphantly toward television cameras to declare Robert Mueller's testimony on Capitol Hill delivered a "very good day" for him and Republicans. He also claimed that the fiery hearings ended with Democratic lawmakers getting "less than nothing" with which to pursue their investigations into him. Read more here

Boris Johnson: Premiership will be the start of a golden age

Boris Johnson has promised the "beginning of a new golden age", as he made his first Commons statement as PM. Speaking to MPs, Mr Johnson said his government would throw itself into Brexit negotiations with energy. He also assured EU citizens living in the UK they would have "absolute certainty" of their right to live and remain in the country. Read more here

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