Daily Brief - Wednesday 12th October, 2022

NEWS

'My husband did not smoke marijuana'

Jamie Walker, the man shot dead in a scuffle allegedly over parking spot at a supermarket in Cocoyea, San Fernando, last Friday never smoked in front of his four young children and he did not use marijuana. Read more here

Mom held by police after setting fire to house, locking 2 children inside

A Gasparillo woman allegedly locked her 21-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son inside a room in her house before setting it on fire yesterday. Read more here

PM: Amend law for PSC to make short-term appointments

THE Prime Minister suggested the law be amended to allow the Police Service Commission (PSC) to make short-term acting appointments in the police service. Read more here
 

POLITICS

Kamla: Faris overstepped, polluted the justice system

OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Tuesday accused former attorney general Faris Al-Rawi of polluting and contaminating the stream of criminal justice and renewed a call for him to be fired or resign. Read more here
 

BUSINESS

CineCentral comes to Chaguanas

A Cineplex is returning to the Central area at a cost of $15 million, to the shopping centre of Price Plaza. Read more here
 

REGIONAL

PM STANDS FIRM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has defended the action of the Government to demolish 10 incomplete structures on reserved lands adjacent to the Clifton community in the Greater Bernard Lodge Development Area in St Catherine, charging that if left untouched, it would have led to a massive land grab engineered by a criminal organisation. Read more here

Belvedere Business Incubator Centre commissioned

BUSINESSES in Berbice now have access to a fully functional Belvedere Business Incubator Centre. The centre was officially commissioned on Tuesday morning by Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Oneidge Walrond. Read more here
 

INTERNATIONAL

Iran protester: 'You know that you might never come back'

Protests in Iran are continuing despite a crackdown by security forces that one human rights group says has killed at least 201 people. The unrest erupted in response to the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman detained by the morality police for allegedly breaking the strict hijab rules. Read more here

What is China’s Communist Party Congress and why does it matter?

Xi Jinping is poised to cement his role as China’s most powerful leader in decades, when members of the country’s ruling Communist Party meet for a twice-a-decade leadership reshuffle that begins Sunday. Read more here
 
 

12th October 2022

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