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Former National Security Minister Gary Griffith has sent a pre-action protocol letter to Bliss Seepersad, the new chair of the Police Service Commission (PSC), arguing that the PSC under former chairman Maria Gomes was in breach of several legal notices used in the process to select Deodat Dulalchan as Commissioner of Police.

He is arguing that...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Saxaphonist Arturo Tappin turned Jazz on the Beach into a lively Saturday afternoon party and had people dancing in the sand and sea with a happy mix of soca, pop and R&B selections. The Bajan artiste and top T&T musicians made the fifth anniversary of “Jazz on the Beach” a fitting...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will be the guest speaker at an Administrative Professionals Day luncheon on Wednesday at the Cascadia Hotel and Conference Centre, St Ann’s, Port-of-Spain.A release from the National Association of Administrative Professionals (NAAP) said the luncheon would...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Consultant gynaecologist Dr Jehan Ali has lashed out at his colleagues at the San Fernando General Hospital claiming that their irresponsible behaviour has led to the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department being reduced to “shambles.” Ali, who left the hospital in 2007 to go into private practice...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) has been forced to shell out thousands of dollars to pay doctors working at private institutions to perform Caesarean sections at San Fernando General Hospital. The cost of a Caesarean section ranges between $25,000 and $30,000.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Former Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj, in a pre-action protocol letter to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, has given the Government 21 days to respond to charges that Winston Dookeran’s plan for Clico policyholders was illegal and unconstitutional.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Movement For Social Justice (MSJ) is seeking to establish itself as a national party with the intention of contesting the next general election. Led by Labour Minister Errol McLeod, MSJ is the smallest and newest political party which made up the five-member coalition People’s Partnership...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Employees of the San Fernando General Hospital continue work-to-rule action yesterday vowing not to put their lives at risk to remove bio-hazardous waste without protective wear. Yesterday, for a fourth consecutive day, the near 200 South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) employees engaged...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal has denied allegations by Sheep and Goat Farmers Association president Shiraz Khan that the Government is seeking to voter pad by putting houses on agricultural land. Moonilal said the sites in contention at Pineapple Smith lands, D’Abadie and Egypt Village,...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Attorney Ravi Rajcoomar has come out in defence of his client Lorne Ramsoomair, saying he is fully competent and capable to raise his three young children. Ramsoomair’s wife, Chrystal, died on March 4 at San Fernando General Hospital, after undergoing her third Caesarean section. Ramsoomair has...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Headline inflation has fallen to 9.4 per cent, with food inflation falling to 21.3 per cent. A release from the Central Bank of T&T announced that headline inflation, measured by the 12-month increase in the Index of Retail Prices, declined to 9.4 per cent in March from 10.7 per cent in...

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