Daily Brief - Wednesday 30th October, 2019

News

Rough seas batter North Coast

As rough seas con­tin­ued to bat­ter this coun­try’s coast­lines yes­ter­day, fish­er­men in Mara­cas and Las Cuevas were un­able to go out to sea and in­stead spent the day re­pair­ing their fish­ing ves­sels. A Guardian Me­dia team vis­it­ed the North Coast yes­ter­day and spoke to sev­er­al fish­er­men who said al­though they heed­ed warn­ings to se­cure their ves­sels on Mon­day, sev­er­al boats were bad­ly dam­aged. Read more here…

Chamber CEO: Chinatown could work

Turning Charlotte Street in Port of Spain into a "Chinatown" could help revitalise the city. TT Chamber of Industry and Commerce CEO Gabriel Faria expressed this opinion on Wednesday. Faria told Newsday it was not uncommon to see Chinatowns in many cosmopolitan cities in different parts of the world. He cited London, Washington DC, Toronto and Sydney among cities which have Chinatowns. "So in my mind, what was done has to form part of a strategy," Faria said. Read more here…

 

Politics

Le Hunte: TTPost a drain on Treasury

Public Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte has said TTPost was in the process of being transformed as it was currently a drain on the Treasury. He was speaking last week Monday as the Standing Finance Committee considered the estimates and spending of the Public Utilities Ministry. Read more here…

  

Business

OWTU sounds warning about OJT safety at T&TEC

Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union vice president Peter Burke said a reported recent directive from T&TEC management to include OJT trainees in groups doing street light and power line repair is putting the trainees’ safety risk. “No life is worth you pleasing your political masters. No life, particularly lives that have been entrusted to T&TEC for the purposes of training and succession planning. Read more here…

Unipet shutdown affects thousands

Thou­sands of dri­vers were af­fect­ed yes­ter­day as Unipet’s 21 ser­vice sta­tions across the coun­try re­mained closed when deal­ers sought to send a mes­sage to the Gov­ern­ment that the prof­its they were mak­ing were way too low for them to con­sid­er stay­ing in busi­ness. Read more here…

 

Regional

CARICOM trade, human and social development officials meeting in Guyana

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) officials met on Tuesday here ahead of the fifth joint meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) and the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD). Read more here…

Wiretap Fears - Government Inks New Deal With US As Phillips’ MOUs Deemed Unconstitutional, Says Chang

Questions are being raised about the legality of extraditions that took place between 2004 and 2010 under Operation ANTHEM – the Peter Phillips-era electronic surveillance memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United States and United Kingdom – and whether the State might be liable if plaintiffs like deposed Tivoli Gardens don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke challenge the decisions in the courts. Read more here…

 

International

Parties gear up for 12 December election battle

The legislation approved by MPs on Tuesday will later begin its passage through the House of Lords, where it is not expected to be opposed. Boris Johnson says he is ready to fight a "tough" general election. Read more here…

Trump impeachment: Democrats unveil resolution for next steps

The motion sets out a more public phase of the inquiry and hands the lead role in hearings to the chairman of the intelligence committee, Adam Schiff. The House, controlled by the Democrats, will vote on the measure on Thursday. A White House spokeswoman said the resolution was an "illegitimate sham". Read more here…

 

30th October 2019

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