Wednesday 13th November, 2019

News

$700,000 in grants for TS Karen victims

even hundred thousand dollars' worth of home construction materials has been distributed to 32 applicants who suffered significant damage to their homes during the passage of Tropical Storm Karen on September 22. Read more here…

Minister, RHA: No TB drug shortage

MINISTER of Health Terrence Deyalsingh has rubbished claims by patients suffering from tuberculosis that there is a shortage of medicine at hospitals to treat the communicable disease.

TB is a disease caused by bacteria which normally attack the lungs. It spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or talks. Read more here…

 

Politics

Young: I persuade internat’l agencies TT Muslims are not terrorists

NATIONAL Security Minister Stuart Young has said that at international meetings he has to convince the agencies that local Muslims are not terrorists. He was contributing to debate on the Bail (Amendment) Bill in the Senate on Tuesday.

The bill seeks to restrict bail for 120 days for those found in possession of illegal arms and ammunition. Read more here…

Chote turns down govt, says no to Bail Bill

The gov­ern­ment has got­ten a cat­e­gor­i­cal ‘no’ from In­de­pen­dent Sen­a­tor Sophia Chote SC as it at­tempts to pass amend­ments to the bail bill.

In the pro­posed amend­ment the gov­ern­ment is ask­ing the Sen­ate to ap­prove leg­is­la­tion which would de­ny bail to any­one found in pos­ses­sion of ar­tillery or au­to­mat­ic firearms, grenade, bombs or oth­er sim­i­lar mis­siles for 120 days.  Read more here…

 

Business

Tobago needs three Sandals, says Farrell

A DRAFT Tobago medium-term policy framework, from a team chaired by economist Dr Terrence Farrell, has recommended the establishment of up to three all-inclusive resorts as one of its key initiatives to drive Tobago’s development in the next four years. Read more here…

Charles commits to green economy

Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles has underscored his administration's commitment to developing a green economy.

Addressing delegates at the World Travel Market 2019, United Kingdom, Charles said as the elected leader of Tobago, he is extremely mindful of his role in overseeing the protection of "a relatively untouched piece of paradise." Read more here…

 

Regional

Gov’t in move to fix issues at RUSAL

MINISTER of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, related that the issue surrounding the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI), which manages the Russian Aluminum Inc. (RUSAL), and the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers’ Union (GB&GWU), has not missed the government’s attention and it was actually part of major discussion at the level of Cabinet. Read more here…

DENGUE WAR - $2b Earmarked To Intensify Fight Against Disease, Christmas Projects

The Government has earmarked $1.3 billion, broken down into $15-million allocations, to each of the 63 constituencies across the island, to roll out a four-month sanitation, drain-cleaning and beautification programme. Read more here…

 

International

Venice floods: Climate change behind highest tide in 50 years, says mayor

Severe flooding in Venice that has left much of the Italian city under water is a direct result of climate change, the mayor says. The highest water levels in the region in more than 50 years will leave "a permanent mark", Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro tweeted. "Now the government must listen," he added. "These are the effects of climate change... the costs will be high." Read more here…

Bolivian senator declares herself acting president

Bolivian senator Jeanine Anez declared herself the country's acting leader Tuesday, despite a boycott by former President Evo Morales' allies that left the legislative chamber short of the legal minimum number of lawmakers required to appoint her. Read more here…

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