Haiti

Trinidad - Corruption : Williams’ bail increased to $.6m

Posted on Tuesday 10 January 2006

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain, 10th Jan 06 [AlterPresse] --- A day after he resigned as Energy Minister, Port-of-Spain South MP Eric Williams was yesterday granted bail in the sum of $.6 million when he appeared in court on seven charges of misbehaviour in public office.
Early yesterday morning, Williams, who consistently maintained his innocence of the charge that he accepted a total of $75,000 from PNM councillor Dansam Dhansook in 2003, as bribes for a seismic contract in Pt Galeota, surrendered to Fraud Squad head Supt Glenroy Woodley at Fraud Squad’s Richmond Street offices, where (...)

Trinidad : Government to purchase four helicopters for war against drugs

Posted on Friday 6 January 2006

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain, 6 Jan. 06 [AlterPresse] --- Government is purchasing four armed helicopters specifically to launch an aerial assault on the drug and arms trades, which are at the heart of crime in T&T, says Prime Minister Patrick Manning.
Manning insists, though, they will not be military aircraft and will be used to deal with existing weaknesses in T&T’s drug interdiction capability.
Manning made the disclosure as he addressed the crime issue during yesterday’s post-Cabinet news conference-first for the year-at White Hall in Port-of-Spain.
On Saturday, the (...)

Trinidad : New trend in kidnappings

Posted on Sunday 25 December 2005

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain, 25 Dec. 05 [AlterPresse] --- Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Oswyn Allard, whose portfolio includes bringing kidnappers to heel, has stressed that he is just as upset as the national community that criminals continue to strike and make ransom demands on victims’ families.
Allard, who is in charge of Crime and Operations, also attached a level of blame to the media for not giving the Anti-Kidnapping Squad (AKS), which is under his command, its just due for work accomplished.
For the festive Christmas season, he urged nationals to be vigilant and (...)

Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy condemns termination of Haitian Judges

Posted on Friday 23 December 2005

Press Release of Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID)
Submitted to AlterPresse on December 20, 2005
The Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) has strongly condemned the decision by the current interim government of Haiti to terminate the services of five Supreme Court Judges. Interim Prime Minister Gerard Latortue and President Boniface Alexandre’s fire the Judges because they ruled against the government and ordered that Haitian-born US millionaire, Dumarsais Simeus, be allowed to contest the January presidential elections. Prime Minister Latortue has been quoted as (...)

Trinidad : Special Reserve Police officers refuse to sign contracts

Posted on Friday 23 December 2005

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain, 23 Dec. 05 [AlterPresse] --- Special Reserve Police officers yesterday refused to sign a retroactive contract presented to them by Commissioner of Police Trevor Paul.
The group of 450 officers met with senior officials at the old police headquarters, Port-of-Spain, where they were carded to sign the contracts.
Instead, they protested the seniors’ decision not to allow the SRPs’ representative, attorney Subhas Panday, to examine the contracts first.
In a phone interview yesterday, Panday accused the commissioner and the Government of trying to take (...)

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