Daily Brief- Friday 17th November 2017

NEWS

37 murders in West, police tell gangsters BEHAVE

 An increase in gang-related murders in Western Division, has led to seniors giving the division’s Inspector (Crime) their approval to hold talks with warring gangsters and tell them to behave. As of yesterday, 37 murders were committed in the division as compared to 28 for the corresponding period last year. Read more…

Fyzabad Sec principal, teacher get bail on corruption charges

A month after the Fyzabad Secondary School was booted from the Secondary Schools Football League for submitting false academic certificates for two players, principal Troy Jebodhsingh and physical education teacher Nigel Lakhan appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court on six charges of corruption. Read more…

Young blasts commentators on Rowley’s ‘rearranged’ invitation to China

GET your facts straight before you speak.This was the advice from Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young yesterday as he blasted commentators who had speculated that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was “snubbed” by the Chinese government. Read more…

 

BUSINESS

bmobile partners with Unicomer for world-class data centre and business security solutions

"The new data centre and business security solutions installed by bmobile are on par with any major global communications provider and have helped us to revolutionise the way we do business. This ensures we have the technology available to quickly and easily deliver the products and services our customers want, as well as the security that our staff and facilities need," said Leslie Martinez, head of the IT Department at Unicomer (Trinidad) Limited, parent company of Courts, the Caribbean's largest furniture, appliance and electronics retailer. Martinez was referring to the company's recent tender for data centre and security business services which was won by bmobile. Read more…

Roget: Workers facing unemployment

President of the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) Ancel Roget, who is predicting a one-third cut in the workforce of State-owned Petrotrin, has told workers not to stay in a “comatose” state but to band together to stop Government from implementing regressive policies. Read more…

POLITICS

Young: PP govt overpaid $9M for motor site

Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young alleged the People’s Partnership government had overpaid, by some $9 million, for a proposed site for a Motor Vehicle Authority access centre in Arima. Read more…

REGIONAL

Georgetown, Guyana mayor rocked by scandals

Guyanese from all walks of life are united and angry that the mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase-Green, has again taken a “secret” trip abroad, this time to China. Prior to that, Chase-Green and town clerk, Royston King, travelled to Mexico on an alleged secret mission where they signed a parking meter contract shrouded in “secrecy and corruption”, according to local media reports. Read more…

Barbadian Companies May Be Paying “Culture Tax”

Barbadian companies with poor working environments may be paying a “culture tax” that has the potential to significantly increase their organisation’s operational expenses. The “tax” is pretty unique when compared to other taxes, because it isn’t imposed by the government, but by the very workers which companies with poor cultures are seeking to entice. Read more...

INTERNATIONAL

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe makes first public appearance

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the country's army took over on Wednesday.He attended a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare.Mr Mugabe had been under house arrest for days. The army made its move after a power struggle over his successor.The military said on Friday it was "engaging" with Mr Mugabe and would advise the public on the outcome of talks "as soon as possible". Read more…

Tesla reveals semi-truck and new sports car

 You'll often hear automakers brag of a sports car's zero-to-60 performance but less often for a big-rig truck. On Thursday night, Tesla boasted of both.Tesla revealed an all-new version of its Roadster sports car that can go from a stop to 60 miles an hour in 1.9 seconds, a figure that would make it the fastest-accelerating production car ever.That was after Tesla unveiled its new semi-truck, which CEO Elon Musk said can go zero-to-60 in five seconds with an empty trailer. That's a figure usually associated with luxury sedans, not big trucks. Read more…

 

17th November 2017

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