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October 16, 2017

Cartel behaviour

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, October 16, 2017Young: State going after Moonilal, 5 firmsFormer housing minister Dr Roodal Moonilal, former Estate Management and Business Development Company Ltd (EMBD) CEO Gary Parmassar and five contractors will be facing civil action as Government moves to recover some $203 million which was allegedly obtained through white-collar crime.…


South American 10K Classic officially launched

Source: Guyana Chronicle HOPING to attract as many high level athletes as possible, the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) will be looking to assist athletes with their airfare as they look to raise the standard of the Guyana leg of the annual South American 10K Classic Road Race, which was officially launched yesterday…

Trinidad and Tobago

Roodal: I’m being framed by PNM members

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Tuesday, October 17, 2017United National Congress MP Roodal Moonilal says he’s being framed. That’s his view of yesterday’s bid-rigging and “white collar crime” claims against him by Minister in the Ministry of Attorney General and Legal Affairs Stuart Young. “It’s a weak, timid, lame attempt at political mischief to…


T&T now CFU No.3 behind Haiti, Jamaica

Source: Guyana Chronicle KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — Trinidad & Tobago’s emotional World Cup qualifying victory over the United States last Tuesday have propelled them to third in the Caribbean Football Union rankings after the release yesterday of the World Rankings by the sport’s world governing body. The Soca Warriors earned a significant jump…

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Trinidad and Tobago

Businessman not yet told of PNM suspension

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Tuesday, October 17, 2017The People’s National Movement (PNM) has not yet officially told Harry Ragoonanan he has been suspended from the party and he has also not yet been contacted by the police about an investigation. However, the well-known businessman and long-time PNM supporter says he has sought legal…

Trinidad and Tobago

Engine problems delay Cabo Star

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017The Cabo Star sailed late to Tobago yesterday after developing engine problems over the weekend. The T&T Guardian understands that the vessel sailed from the Port of Port-of-Spain around 5.30 pm, three and a half hours later than scheduled as officials tried to rectify the problem. The…

Trinidad and Tobago

Ex-PTSC boss ready to clarify Harry case

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Tuesday, October 17, 2017Former Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC) board chairman Terrence Beepath says he is the only person who can bring clarity in the case in which south businessman Harry Ragoonanan has been suspended from the People’s National Movement. Beepath says it is “very strange” neither a police…


Diverted Virgin Flight Lands With Sick Passenger

Source: Bernews A Virgin Atlantic Airways flight landed at the LF Wade International Airport at approximately 8.15pm tonight [Oct 16] after the pilot diverted to the island for a sick passenger. The Boeing 747-400 departed London, UK and was on route to Orlando, Florida before diverting and being met at the terminal… Link:

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Cayman Islands

The Editor Speaks: Senior citizens

Source: Cayman Eye News I was invited to MC a Senior Citizen’s function held at Elizabethan Square last Saturday evening and I thought I would share my introductory monologue with you: Welcome SENIORS. Senior. Hmmm Not sure if I actually acquaint with that term. Someone whose labelled as senior reminds me of someone being…


GPSU rejects govt’s 2017 offer

Source: Stabroek News The GPSU on the left and the government.(Ministry of the Presidency photo) The GPSU has rejected the government’s wage increase offer for 2017. Link: GPSU rejects govt’s 2017 offer


‘Minister of Labour meets with Executives of The Bahamas Financial Services Board and the Association of International Banks and Trusts’

Source: Bahamas Weekly The advancement of Bahamians to high paying jobs in the financial services sector and the enhanced regulation of the financial services industry were some of the matters which the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes called for as he spoke with executives of The Bahamas Financial Services Board…

Cayman Islands

Police make arrests over illegal gambling

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Several arrests were made in the Eastern Districts this weekend in relation to illegal gambling in areas of concern that members of the community had shared with the police. Reminding the public that gambling is illegal in the Cayman Islands, the police said they would continue to put a…

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