June 2012- $10 Million Golden Hand Shake

December 6, 2018

On June 27th, 2012 Larry Howai got a $10m parting gift from First Citizens. The board of state-owned bank First Citizens approved the payment of $10 million to its departing chief executive officer, Larry Howai, two days before Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced that Howai would be the country’s new Minister of Finance—a job that… Read more »


SEPT 2010- Smelter Project Cancelled

November 14, 2018

On September 8th, 2010, the People’s Partnership announced that it was cancelling a $600 million project to build a 125,000 tonnes-per-year aluminum smelter. This never happened. “In addition to the health and environmental risk, there is also serious concern as to Alutrint’s viability and the optimal use of our gas. This project shall cease,” the… Read more »


What came out of T&Ts SOE in 2011?

October 17, 2018

On August 22nd, 2011, Kamla Persad Bissessar announced a Limited State of Emergency. At the time, then PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar told the country that the SOE had been called as a response to combat an increase of violent crimes. At the beginning of the state of emergency, there were a variety of mis-steps and mis-communications.… Read more »


September 2010- RAPID RAIL PROJECT CANCELLED (Part One)

September 27, 2018

The decision was taken by the People’s Partnership Government not to proceed with the rapid rail project on September 8th, 2010. This resulted in the continued overcrowding of the nation’s roads and loss of productivity in the work place and the classrooms. In 2018, countless, thousands of workers and schoolchildren continue to arrive at work… Read more »


Jan 2012- US $15M BLIMP SOLD FOR US $50,000

September 5, 2018

An assault on every facet of national security apparatus-  The “blimp”, which made its debut in T&T in 2005 as an airship with sophisticated monitoring capabilities, was disposed of in January 2012. The Government at the time made a decision to sell the blimp (Skyship 600) to the highest bidder, an undisclosed American company for… Read more »


March 2015- Feeding Frenzy at AG’s Office

August 28, 2018

$343 Million- The cost incurred by taxpayers as former Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan employed the services of private lawyers to do the work of his office. Two former Attorneys General describe this phenomenon as gross overspending. Among the revelations are: Increased spending on legal fees for private attorneys since 2010, from 25% to almost 50% of… Read more »


2015 NGC – Collusion to Obscure Corruption

August 21, 2018

A previous exclusive published gave insight into the shocking revelations of a leaked National Gas Company Auditors’ report in February 2015. What was revealed were concerns by the company’s internal audit team, about fraud and misappropriation of public funds in the company that generated profits to the sum of $6.5 BILLION. In case you missed… Read more »


2015- NGC BLATANT FRAUD

August 3, 2018

In February 2015, a leaked Auditors’ report into the affairs of the National Gas Company revealed concerns by the company’s internal audit team, about fraud and misappropriation of public funds in the company that generated profits to the sum of $6.5 BILLION. Among the shocking revelations are: Escalation of the budget of the Corporate Communications… Read more »


Remember when- Trinidad’s 1990 failed Coup attempt

July 27, 2018

Twenty-eight years ago on Friday July 27, 1990, the country experienced what to this day many described as its darkest hour, when armed insurrectionists stormed the country’s seat of democracy, the Parliament at the Red House, shot the then prime minister and held several people including a number of parliamentarians hostage. Simultaneously, 72 other rebels… Read more »


January 2015- AG accused of WITNESS TAMPERING

July 25, 2018

Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan became the first Attorney General in the history of Trinidad and Tobago to be accused of witness tampering. He was accused of offering David West Directorship of the Police Complaint Authority, if he (West) withdrew a witness statement filed in a defamation lawsuit involving the Attorney General and Opposition Leader at… Read more »


Peace Possible- Maduro open to Mediation

January 29, 2019

Political instability in Venezuela had been simmering for over two years as the country reeled from an economic and humanitarian crisis spurred by plummeting commodity prices and bad economic policies that lead to massive hyperinflation, hunger, unemployment and the biggest refugee crisis in the Western Hemisphere. Last Wednesday, those tensions exploded when National Assembly president,… Read more »


Naked Politicking with Taxpayers Money

January 28, 2019

At the 17th Sitting of the House of Representatives last Friday, a Private Motion was moved by Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar to consider the details of the two-part address by the Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley which took place in January 2019. In response to the Opposition’s motion, Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert begged that the… Read more »


PM- The Gravy Train done

January 26, 2019

The Prime Minister alleged the former People’s Partnership Government had spent $1 billion in communication, advertising and branding from 2013 to 2015. This was made up of $700 million spent by the Government, plus about $400 million spent by the National Gas Company (NGC), the latter in contrast to a usual annual figure of $20… Read more »


Caricom Heads seek UN’s assistance for Venezuela

January 25, 2019

Cari­com’s Heads of Gov­ern­ment have agreed not to in­ter­fere in the state of af­fairs of Venezuela at this time. How­ev­er, the 12 re­gion­al lead­ers who at­tend­ed a video con­fer­ence meet­ing on Thurs­day night will seek an ur­gent meet­ing with Unit­ed Na­tions Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al An­tónio Guter­res to re­quest the UN’s as­sis­tance in re­solv­ing the is­sue peace­ful­ly. The… Read more »


Young- AG seeking legal advice on compilation of Smith report

January 25, 2019

The Ministry of Sports’ re­port on the $150,000 set­tle­ment to a for­mer em­ploy­ee is un­der le­gal ad­vice and can­not be pub­lished yet. But the Chris­t­ian Mout­tet fer­ry re­port and the Christo­pher Thomas re­port on the T&T/Do­mini­ca vote is­sue have both been made pub­lic. Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Min­is­ter Stu­art Young con­firmed this at yes­ter­day’s post-Cab­i­net me­dia brief­ing, re­ject­ing… Read more »


Consultations begin for San Fernando Waterfront Project

January 23, 2019

The Urban Development Corporation (Udecott) has hosted its first consultation with fishermen for the New Hatters Facility. The talks took place at the San Fernando City Hall Auditorium on Monday, and Udecott senior architect John Ferraz briefed stakeholders about preliminary designs. A release issued yesterday by Udecott said it will include a new jetty, retail… Read more »


UK training for local Cops to prosecute criminals

January 22, 2019

A new colour-cod­ed threat alert sys­tem and train­ing for po­lice of­fi­cers to pros­e­cute cas­es are some of the im­me­di­ate out­comes of a week-long vis­it to the Unit­ed King­dom by Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith. Grif­fith en­gaged in “sev­er­al meet­ings with law en­force­ment of­fi­cials from vary­ing de­part­ments,” ac­cord­ing to a state­ment on his In­sta­gram Page. Grif­fith,… Read more »


PM: Couva Hospital to be opened in phases

January 21, 2019

The Prime Minister says with an operator, the Couva Hospital can be operationalised on a phased basis this year. He was responding to prime minister’s questions in the House on Friday from Fyzabad MP Dr Lackram Bodoe on when the Couva Hospital will be ready for use. Dr Rowley said the initiative is to export… Read more »


Govt to give support to Sunwing’s investment in Turtle Beach

January 18, 2019

“Sandals isn’t the only thing. There are other prospects. And if you aim for the sky and you fall into the clouds, you’re still way above the ground.” So said Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley as he yesterday announced his determination to “redouble” his efforts to develop Trinidad and Tobago, pledging not to be deterred… Read more »


Sandals withdraws from Tobago project but Gov’t won’t give up

January 15, 2019

CEO Gebhard Rainer, in a press conference today, said the main reason for withdrawing was the negative publicity surrounding the project. He said the Sandals team had been grateful for the unwavering support and transparency from the Government and from the Prime Minister. “From the beginning there has never been a doubt about what the… Read more »


PM and BHP discuss future plans for T&T

July 26, 2018

Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley and Minister of Communications, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, the Honourable Stuart Young met with a high- level delegation from BHP Billiton at the Diplomatic Centre on July 25, 2018. Steve Pastor, Global… Read more »


Press Release – Senator Allyson West to act as Minister of Public Administration

July 12, 2018

Senator Allyson West to act as Minister of Public Administration Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley today (July 12, 2018) advised President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Her Excellency Paula Mae-Weekes that Minister of Public Administration, the Honourable Marlene McDonald is unable to perform her duties by reason of illness. The Prime… Read more »


PRESS RELEASE- T&T maintains tier two ranking in its response to human trafficking

July 5, 2018

The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago continues to demonstrate increasing efforts in the fight against human trafficking. According to the United States Department of State Trafficking in Persons (TiPs) Report 2018, Trinidad and Tobago maintains its Tier 2 ranking. The annual report acknowledged the strides made through measures taken by Government, including:… Read more »


Press Release- New TTT to be launched by end of July

July 4, 2018

“I am convinced that we can become number one in Trinidad and Tobago…it is incumbent on each and every one of you who are now part of the process to take up your specific responsibility and mantle, I expect that from you.” That was the challenge Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Minister… Read more »


Press Release- AG responds to the President of the Law Association

July 4, 2018

THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ATTORNEY GENERAL & MINISTER OF LEGAL AFFAIRS THE HONOURABLE FARIS AL-RAWI, LL.B, LL.M. July 3rd 2018 Mr. Douglas Mendes S.C. President of the Law Association 2nd Floor 95-97 Frederick Street Port-of-Spain Dear Mr. Mendes S.C. RE: (i) The Criminal Division and District Criminal and Traffic Court Bill (ii) The… Read more »


Local Government ready to respond to affected communities

July 3, 2018

All Disaster Management Units are on alert and in a state of readiness to respond to affected Municipalities. As first responders, the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government has ensured that all Disaster Management Units across the 14 municipalities are placed on alert and in a state of readiness to respond to any complaints… Read more »


Press Release- New CNMG board meets with Communications Minister

July 3, 2018

The Minister of Communications, the Honourable Stuart Young today handed over the instruments of appointment to the new board of Caribbean New Media Group (CNMG). “I am happy to have met with the new board. I am looking forward to working closely with them to shape the new TTT into the number one station in… Read more »


Press Release- CNMG gets new board

June 27, 2018

The Cabinet has appointed a new board of directors to the Caribbean New Media Group (CNMG). The newly appointed members comprise: Lisa Agard – Chairman Karen Lynch – Member Dr. Rita Pemberton – Member Anthony Bullock – Member Nadira Lyder – Member Dr. Jameel Sulimani – Member The Minister of Communications, the Honourable Stuart Young… Read more »


MEDIA RELEASE – APPLICATIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL WORK PERMITS TO BE COMPLETED ONLY ON TTBIZLINK

June 20, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE APPLICATIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL WORK PERMITS TO BE COMPLETED ONLY ON TTBIZLINK 20 June, 2018 The Ministry of National Security and the Ministry of Trade and Industry recently marked an important milestone with the announcement that all applications and extensions for Individual Work Permits will now be done online via TTBizLink at www.ttbizlink.gov.tt. This… Read more »


PRESS RELEASE- BYE-ELECTIONS FOR BARATARIA AND BELMONT EAST

June 6, 2018

BYE-ELECTIONS FOR BARATARIA AND BELMONT EAST Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley today, (June 06, 2018) advised President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Her Excellency Paula Mae-Weekes that Bye-Elections for the Municipal Electoral Districts of Barataria in the Region of San Juan/Laventille and Belmont East in the Port-of-Spain Corporation will be held… Read more »