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Protective Services personnel still awaiting priority housing

Approximately 400 officers from the protective services of T&T who are in need of priority housing are still awaiting allocation.

This was revealed during a media conference called on Thursday by the President of the Fire Services Association of T&T, Leo Ramkissoon along with the President of the Prisons Officers Association, Ceron Richards.

In 2008, the Housing Ministry through a cabinet note, states that members of the protective services will be allocated ten per cent of the housing stock.

San Juan market vendors to begin legal challenge against corporation

A group of vendors at the San Juan public market have moved ahead with their legal challenge over rent increases at the facility. 

This morning, High Court Judge Avason Guinlan-Williams granted leave for one of the vendors to pursue a judicial review against the San Juan/Laventille regional corporation. 

Earlier this month, another vendor was granted leave for a similar lawsuit.

The other vendors are currently in the process of filing similar claims, which may be joined at a later stage. 

Chinese businessman accused of human trafficking denied bail again

For the fourth time in five months, a Chinese businessman accused of human trafficking has been denied bail. 

Three appeal court judges rejected an application from chang bao wang to reconsider bail for him. 

In the application, Wang claimed that when he was denied bail by the court in July, prosecutors claimed that the preliminary inquiry into the charges would be completed in a month. 

Wang's lawyers claimed that the suggested timeline was erroneous as the preliminary inquiry was prolonged due to language barriers with the accused and the Venezuelan victims. 

Thousands of Venezuelans await registration cards

Three months af­ter the reg­is­tra­tion process end­ed thou­sands of Venezue­lans are yet to re­ceive their reg­is­tra­tion cards.

Speak­ing to Guardian Me­dia, one Venezue­lan na­tion­al who re­quest­ed anonymi­ty said he has been work­ing in a su­per­mar­ket since June even though he does not have his reg­is­tra­tion card.

Kamla stays mum on tip-off allegations

Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar has re­spond­ed to Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley on al­le­ga­tions that she had no knowl­edge that Mar­lene Mc­Don­ald was to be ar­rest­ed, telling UNC sup­port­ers last night that she had “no pip”.

She spoke at a UNC meet­ing at the New Grant Gov­ern­ment School in Moru­ga yes­ter­day.

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