Venezuelan activist not comforted by news of extension for migrants

“What's next?”

That's the question being asked by Venezuelan activist, Sofia Figueroa-Leon, following the assurance that there would be an automatic extension for registered Venezuelan migrants.

During Thursday’s Post-Cabinet Media Briefing, National Security Minister Stuart Young guaranteed that holders of registration cards would get a six-month extension at the end of the period for which they are registered.

However, Figueroa-Leon said with the absence of a proper migrant policy, Venezuelans are subjected to a lack of basic human rights and public services.

Citizens want crime-fighting results, not more rhetoric—political scientist

“Recent rhetoric and deflection on the part of the National Security Minister is not helpful and borders on propaganda…”

That assessment from UWI political scientist, Dr Bishnu Ragoonath, as he commented on the minister's statements about deliberately orchestrated acts of terror, during yesterday's Post-Cabinet News Briefing.

Dr Ragoonath also is Chairman of the Committee for Responsible Political Behaviour.

According to Dr Ragoonath, rather than engaging in propaganda, Government needs to start delivering some real results from its various anti-crime strategies.

Kublalsingh: “Stop work on the Fyzabad to Mon Desir segment, now!”

Works are going apace on the Fyzabad to Mon Desir segment of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway Extension Project, but head of the Highway Reroute Movement (HRM)—Dr Wayne Kublalsingh—is calling on the Prime Minister to stop the project now.

During a press conference on Friday, Kublalsingh said acquisition of all properties has not been completed and all residents have not been compensated.

"The Government is breaking the law in Debe to Mon Desir. It is acting with malfeasance," Kublalsingh said.

Cox challenges TTPBA’s criticism over Govt concession to broadcast

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Min­is­ter Don­na Cox has dis­put­ed crit­i­cism over the al­leged mis­use of the Gov­ern­ment’s telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions con­ces­sion to broad­cast its poli­cies and de­ci­sions on pri­vate tele­vi­sion and ra­dio sta­tions. 

Attorney tells THA Chief Sec to fire himself

At­tor­ney at Law Mar­tin George is call­ing for THA chief sec­re­tary and sec­re­tary for Ed­u­ca­tion Kelvin Charles to fire him­self af­ter a judge­ment was hand­ed down last Fri­day, de­mand­ing that the THA pay out­stand­ing monies and gra­tu­ities owed to all con­tract teach­ers on the is­land.