(Trinidad Express) The CLICO Enquiry cost taxpayers $109 million, of which $89 million constituted legal fees.
The documentation was laid yesterday in Parliament, International Waterfront Centre, Port of Spain, in the name of the Prime Minister, by Leader of Government Business Minister Camille Robinson Regis, and covered expenses for the Colman Enquiry into CLICO and the Hindu Credit Union (HCU).
(Trinidad Guardian) Joan Cheryl Cooper received death threats over a year ago, following an ongoing land dispute. When she was finally gunned down in Marabella yesterday, her relatives still could not believe the threat had materialised.
(Trinidad Express) IN seven months, downtown Port of Spain will have 200 additional parking spaces.
The Nicholas Group of Companies, founded by Issa Nicholas, has invested $30 million to construct a seven-
storey parking facility on Chacon Street, Port of Spain, obliquely opposite Excellent City Centre.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s Supreme Court yesterday overturned an injunction that ordered the indicted head of the Senate, Renan Calheiros, to step down, voting to allow him to continue in the post but not in the presidential line of succession.
(Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Monday signed an historic gas deal here, which will allow T&T access to gas reserves from Venezuela’s Dragon Fields.
LA PARADA, Colombia (Reuters) – Women from crisis-hit Venezuela are crossing the border in droves and selling their hair in a Colombian border town in order to afford scarce basic necessities such as food, diapers or medicines.
(Jamaica Observer) – Two names have already emerged as potential leaders of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) following Sunday’s emotional announcement by Portia Simpson Miller of her intention to step down as president of the party.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Brazil has pledged restore an area of degraded land larger than Romania by planting trees and introducing farming methods kinder to the environment – the biggest commitment of its kind ever made by a single country, according to advocacy groups.
(Trinidad Express) The integrity of Angostura’s rum is under audit.
The local rum company has been buying bulk rum from Cuba and South America and simply repackaging it, without substantial changes, and selling it to export markets.