Daily Brief- Monday 20th November 2017

NEWS

YOUTHS SUFFERING

Amid revelations of 13,000 cases of abuse in the past two years, Children’s Authority Chairman Haniff Benjamin yesterday warned that many youths in society are suffering, some in silence. Read more…

PRISON OFFICER’S CHILD SHOT

MEMBERS of the Prison Officers Association will be meeting with Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi again tomorrow to further discuss security arrangements for members of the protective services, This according to president of the association Ceron Richards, after another member of the Prison Service was attacked by gunmen on Saturday night. Even though the officer was not physically injured, his 11-year-old daughter was said to have been grazed on her stomach by a bullet. Read more…

PoSCC in shock over councillor’s sudden death

Port-of-Spain Mayor Joel Martinez yesterday paid tribute to Belmont East councillor Darryl Rajpaul, who collapsed and died during a football match in his community on Saturday afternoon. Read more…

 

BUSINESS

GHL up $0.29 in Friday trades

Overall market activity resulted from trading in 13 securities of which four advanced, four declined and five traded firm.Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 335,175 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $2,971,716.03. JMMB Group Limited was the volume leader with 183,936 shares changing hands for a value of $403,172.34, followed by T&T NGL Limited with a volume of 58,518 shares being traded for $1,385,526.16. Guardian Holdings Limited contributed 45,855 shares with a value of $712,742.50, while National Flour Mills Limited added 23,000 shares valued at $44,620. Read more…

Best time to invest, expand

The TT business cycle is in a trough, but managing director of the Excellent Group of Companies, Franco Siu Chong, still believes it is the best time for companies to invest in and expand their operations. Read more…

 

POLITICS

Kamla: PNM out to get Jearlean too

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has warned that the ruling People’s National Government (PNM) is out to get Jearlean John, who is vying for the post of deputy United National Congress leader in the party’s November 26 election. Read more…

COP’s McNicols : We want to work with Govt

After casting her vote yesterday for leadership of the Congress of the People (COP), Dr Sharon-Ann Gopaul-McNicol commented that the party wants to work with the ruling People’s National Movement government. Read more…

 

REGIONAL

Philanthropist and Uber Join Forces for Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Fintech entrepreneur and disruptive philanthropist Mark Curry has announced a partnership with global technology company Uber, designed to improve the distribution of food, water, and other needed supplies to Puerto Ricans impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September. Read more...

Jamaica PM calls on CARICOM to strengthen ties with non-English-speaking countries

Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, has called for the strengthening of relations between Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states and non-English-speaking countries across the Caribbean and Latin America.He was speaking at the closing panel discussion on ‘Challenges and Opportunities in the Caribbean’ at the sixth International Monetary Fund (IMF) High Level Caribbean Forum in New Kingston on Thursday, November 17. Read more…

INTERNATIONAL

Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe ignores party's deadline to quit

 Members of Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party are preparing to meet to discuss the possible impeachment of President Robert Mugabe, after a deadline for his resignation came and went on Monday.The deadline was set by Mr Mugabe's own party, Zanu-PF.The embattled leader surprised Zimbabweans on Sunday, declaring on TV that he planned to remain as president. Read more…

Charles Manson, leader of murderous '60s cult, dead at 83

Charles Manson, the wild-eyed 1960s cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that terrorized Los Angeles and shocked the nation, died Sunday of natural causes, according to the California Department of Corrections. He was 83.The diminutive and charismatic Manson orchestrated a wave of violence in August 1969 that took the lives of seven people, spawned headlines worldwide and landed him and his "Manson Family" of followers in prison for most of the remainder of their lives. Read more…

 

 

20th November 2017

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