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Recession hits T&T hard

PORT OF SPAIN — Trinidad’s revenue has declined by $10 billion over the last four years because of the global economic recession, says Finance Minister Larry Howai.

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Seaga: Little to show for independence

KINGSTON — Jamaica has not progressed much as a nation after 50 years of self-governance, former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has said.

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Pressure on Jack Warner

Although there have been 35 homicides in the 24 days since Jack Warner was appointed National Security Minister, the first murders to draw the personal attention of the Prime Minister’s action man were those of two Chinese nationals.
The great conce

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Fewer violent crimes in The Bahamas

NASSAU — Violent crime in The Bahamas is down six per cent overall for the first half of 2012, according to Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade. While Greenslade said yesterday that he has seen improved results, he did not provide any statistics to the media to make their own comparisons. Murders are not among the […]

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T&T appoints new central bank governor

PORT OF SPAIN — Economist Jwala Rambarran assumed duties as this country’s ninth Central Bank Governor yesterday. Rambarran, 44, was selected by the People’s Partnership Government last Friday to replace outgoing Governor Ewart Williams who spent a decade at the Bank. Whilst there was no official ceremony for Rambarran’s appointment, he told the Express he […]

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T&T appoints new central bank governor

PORT OF SPAIN — Economist Jwala Rambarran assumed duties as this country’s ninth Central Bank Governor yesterday. Rambarran, 44, was selected by the People’s Partnership Government last Friday to replace outgoing Governor Ewart Williams who spent a decade at the Bank. Whilst there was no official ceremony for Rambarran’s appointment, he told the Express he […]

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Shabba Ranks returns to hero's welcome

KINGSTON — Jamaican Grammy-winning reggae artiste Shabba Ranks arrived in the island yesterday to a rousing welcome from adoring fans at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

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35 down

  PORT OF SPAIN — Thirty-five murders have been committed since Jack Warner assumed the portfolio of National Security Minister, according to an Express count. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced a Cabinet reshuffle on June 22 when Jack was removed as Minister of Works. On June 23 the murder toll stood at 194 while up […]

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Gang warfare erupts

KINGSTON — Gangsters in the St. Andrew North Police division appear to again be at each other’s throats, having killed three persons and injuring three others in a bloody trail of events over the weekend. The killings occurred in the communities of Grants Pen and Sunrise Crescent, off Red Hills Road, driving fear into residents […]

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Consultant: MPs deserve pay increase

PORT OF SPAIN — Active consideration is being given to increasing the salaries of Members of Parliament.
This is one of the issues raised in a document prepared by consultant Anthony Staddon titled Activities on Strengthening Parliamentary Practice

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Peacemaker killed in cold blood

PORT OF SPAIN — One of the things Wayne Ollivierra visioned the most was peace in the community where he lived.
He was an active member of the Gonzales Village Council and always sought to develop new strategies that would encourage the youths in t

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Cops injured in murder-suicide stand-off

NASSAU — Three police officers were shot and dozens of others ducked gunfire while trying to extract a woman who was killed by a neighbour who eventually took his own life in a Bamboo Town community shortly after midnight yesterday, according to pol

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More illegal migrants held in The Bahamas

nassau — One day after a Haitian woman drowned and scores of other illegal Haitian migrants were apprehended in an illegal smuggling attempt on New Providence, dozens more illegal Haitian migrants were caught entering The Bahamas yesterday. Royal Bahamas Defence Force Public Relations Officer Lt. Origin Deleveaux said that 62 migrants were apprehended at Cistern […]

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Win for Maxwell

REGION — A high court judge has dismissed the constitutional motion filed by suspended deputy chairman of the Integrity Commission, Gladys Gafoor, challenging the decision by President George Maxwell Richards to appoint a tribunal to investigate complaints made against her by fellow members of the commission. The decision of Justice Vasheist Kokaram has effectively cleared […]

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Stage set for war of words

ST JOHN’S — The calypso quarter finals, beginning tonight, should make for even more interesting competition now that the war of words between two of the country’s top calypsonians has reached boiling point. The battle features reigning monarch Keithroy De Bear Morson and former holder of the title, Trevor Zacari King, who are tent-mates at […]

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Software to track the homeless

KINGSTON — The Board of Supervision of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development has acquired software that will help to track and develop a database of homeless Jamaicans.
The Client Service Tracker technology is a Microsoft acc

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Tax body disputes corruption claim

KINGSTON — The Tax Administration Jamaica says it views as “unprofessional, very unfortunate and grossly unfair” a claim by head of the Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent of Police Radcliffe Lewis, that corruption appears to be a way of life wi

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