Politics

MATT retains attorney Dr Emir Crowne in response to propose Cybercrime Bill

The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) has engaged the services of attorney Dr. Emir Crowne in its response to the proposed Cybercrime Bill, 2017.

Crowne, is a barrister and attorney-at-law admitted to practice in Ontario, Canada and Trinidad and Tobago.

He is also a senior lecturer in law at the University of the West Indies’ Faculty of Law, Mona Campus in Jamaica.

352 in arrears at four HDC developments

Acting Prime Minister Colm Imbert says there are 352 persons in arrears at four Housing Development Corporation (HDC) complexes at this time.

Imbert was speaking in the Senate in the capacity of acting Minister of Housing.

He said there are 56 in the East Grove community, 132 in the Oasis development, 18 at Eden Gardens and  146 at Cashew Gardens.

The minister says the HDC has increased resources in a bid to recover the arrears and also to set up payment plans to help those who find it difficult to pay.

UNC says it will not subject to JSC investigation into Cambridge Analytica matter

The Opposition United National Congress says it will not subject itself to a Joint Select Committee of Parliament to investigate whether the party was involved with Cambridge Analytica, Aggregate IQ, or the Strategic Communication Laboratories Group or their affiliates for the purpose of data mining.

The party is accusing the Attorney General of abusing the authority of the JSC's and insists that it is not the right forum for such an investigation.

The following is a statement issued by the UNC on Friday.

Padarath slams Education Minister for failing to build Princes Town primary school

Princes Town MP, Barry Padarath is criticising Education Minister Anthony Garcia for not building the Princes Town Presbyterian No. 1 Primary School.

Padarath insisted in a media statement issued Wednesday, that Garcia is practicing politics of spite and discrimination against the children and people of Princes Town.

He said he held several meetings with the PTA and officials of the Ministry of Education on the reconstruction of the school and thereafter the Ministry demolished the dilapidated structure last year.

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