Government

LIAT airbridge arrangement to cost $3.9 million

The Finance Minister says the wet lease between Caribbean Airlines and LIAT will cost nearly $3.9 million.

Speaking in the Parliament this morning, the government was asked by the Opposition about the cost of this arrangement which is meant to help transport passengers to and from Tobago in light of the sea bridge suspension.

The lease ends on April 30th.

Minister Imbert said LIAT will accommodate 544 passengers in March and 680 in April.

 

Gov't planning to close nation's landfills

The Government is planning to shut down all the landlfills in Trinidad and Tobago replace them with modern, scientific methods of waste capture and disposal.

Minister of Planning and Development Camille Robinson-Regis made the announcement at a forum on approaches to sustainable integrated waste and chemicals management hosted by the Basel Convention Regional Centre (BCRC–Caribbean).

She said the plan will be centred on a nationwide waste recycling project, which has already been initiated by the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) from January 2018. 

CNC, NGC reach gas price agreement

The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) and Caribbean Nitrogen Company Limited (CNC) have announced that they have reached agreement on the key commercial terms of a gas supply agreement.

The companies say they are in the process of formalizing the required legal agreement and it is expected that this will be done imminently.

Both companies say they are grateful to Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young and Minister of Energy and Energy Industries Franklyn Khan for their support.

 

Kamla, AG anxious to approve anti-gang laws

Let’s debate the Anti-Gang bill today.

This was essentially Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s response yesterday to Prime Minister Keith Rowley’s acceptance of the Opposition’s proposed two and a half year sunset clause for the bill.

Debate on the bill failed last December due to lack of Opposition support without a sunset clause. But Government and Opposition have been talking recently on the crucial legislation which seeks to increase police powers to deal with gang-related offenders.

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