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In a rare serious mood, Works Minister Franklin Khan, with documents in hand, walks along a corridor in Parliament yesterday. Khan held a news conference with Energy Minister Eric Williams, at right, on cellphone, to deny bribery allegations. At left is Tobago West MP Stanford Callender.

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Ministers deny bribery charges

I was betrayed by a friend says Khan

The usual smile was missing from Works Minister Franklin Khan’s face yesterday, as he said that his former business partner, Dansam Dhansook, smeared his name by using cheques sent to Khan in repayment for a 2002 loan which Dhansook had obtained from him...

Dhansook ducks media

Mayaro councillor Dansam Dhansook failed to show up for a scheduled press conference yesterday, continuing to elude media probing his allegations of bribery against PNM ministers Eric Williams and Franklin Khan...

Accuser: I lied

Dansam Dhansook last year swore in an affidavit that he accused Works Minister Franklin Khan of bribery out of frustration...

Mayaro MP worked for Venture

Works Minister Franklin Khan was one of Venture Production (Trinidad) Ltd’s first employees when it was established in 1999...

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Ombudsman to monitor insurance companies

Twenty-eight of the 31 active insurance companies, plus the six commercial banks, have voluntarily agreed to support the newly-created Financial Services Ombudsman (FSO) scheme and abide by its terms and conditions, Junior Finance Minister Conrad Enill said yesterday...

Seafood delights

Eating fish and other seafood is something of a way of life here in the Caribbean, and having lots of fish should tempt you to be creative in the kitchen...

Runs and rain as Smith, De Villiers hit unbeaten centuries

Captain Graeme Smith hit his third consecutive century in Tests and AB de Villiers converted his second in a row as South Africa dominated the West Indies yesterday on a rain-shortened first day of the fourth and final cricket Test at the Recreation Ground...

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Ex-Caroni boss heads ECA

Rambharat tackles free trade

“This is the man you need to talk to. He’s the one who’s in charge for the next year,” said the outgoing Employers’ Consultative Association’s chairman Dane Darbasie at its AGM two weeks ago when he introduced Clarence Rambharat...

PM Manning for Stalin kaiso festival

Prime Minister Patrick Manning has agreed to lend his distinguished patronage to a June 11 calypso festival being staged in the city of his birth, San Fernando, hometown roots he shares with the show’s host and featured artiste, Black Stalin. This was disclosed this week by Festival promoter Randy Glasgow via a press release...

With today marking the official end of the work week for many, the Guardian gives its readers a lagniappe from last weekend’s major fetes...

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