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Trinidad : Cops Seize tear gas, ammo cocaine

Posted on Wednesday 7 December 2005

Port of Spain, 07 Dec. 05 [AlterPresse] --- Police are alarmed by the discovery of four canisters of tear gas found among a seizure of cocaine and ammunition during a raid at a Morvant house on Tuesday 6.
Investigators said yesterday that the tear gas had been smuggled into T&T from Venezuela, along with 13.7 kilos of pure cocaine and a quantity of assorted ammunition. There were no arrests.
The seizure was made by Morvant detectives and members of North Eastern Division’s Task Force under Snr Supt Waldron Bishop, who goes on pre-retirement leave tomorrow. Officers said a tip-off (...)

Trinidadian Prime minister off to meetings in Barbados

Posted on Wednesday 7 December 2005

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain., 07/12/05 [AlterPresse] --- Prime Minister Patrick Manning left for Barbados Tuesday November 6 to attend a special meeting of Caricom heads of government this Wednesday.
The meeting will focus on the European Union’s planned 36 per cent price cut of its sugar subsidy to regional producers.
That hastily-prepared meeting occurs ahead of Thursday’s second summit of Heads of State and Governments of Caricom and Cuba, which Manning is also scheduled to attend. Both meetings will take place at the Hilton in Barbados’ capital, Bridgetown.
Whitehall said (...)

Trinidad : Manning off to meetings in Barbados

Posted on Wednesday 7 December 2005

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain, 7 dec. 05 [AlterPresse] --- Prime Minister Patrick Manning leaves for Barbados on December 6 in the afternoon to attend a special meeting of Caricom heads of government tomorrow. The meeting will focus on the European Union’s planned 36 per cent price cut of its sugar subsidy to regional producers.
That hastily-prepared meeting occurs ahead of Thursday’s second summit of Heads of State and Governments of Caricom and Cuba, which Manning is also scheduled to attend. Both meetings will take place in Barbados’ capital, Bridgetown.
Whitehall said on December 5 (...)

World cup : Promises and privileges for the Trinidadian Warriors

Posted on Tuesday 6 December 2005

By Exilus Deceyon
Tobago., 06 déc. 05 [AlterPresse] --- T&T’s Soca Warriors have been guaranteed a minimum of TT$28.4 million (US$4.5) to appear in the World Cup finals in Germany next year.
According to an AP report which followed yesterday’s announcement of the seeded teams for Friday’s draw, all teams will get at least 2 million Swiss francs (US$1.5 million) per group game, assuring a minimum of at least 6 million Swiss francs (US$4.5 million) for all 32 qualifiers.
If T&T moves into the second round, appearance will increase to 2.5 million Swiss francs per game.
Fifa will also (...)

Trinidad : TSTT under investigation

Posted on Tuesday 6 December 2005

By Exilus Deceyon
Tobago., 07 déc. 05 [AlterPresse] --- The telecommunications Authority (TATT) has begun a probe of TSTT’s two-year contracts in which customers can be penalized for terminating their mobile services with the monopoly provider.
The authority’s executive director Dr John Prince said yesterday that TSTT has taken advantage of mobile customers in the absence of competition by locking them into a two-year agreement.
He said the country did not have unfair competition legislation and TSTT was using this as leverage for its Christmas promotions to customers-a mobile package of (...)

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