Tuesday 26th July, 2005



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Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

‘Parliament must be independent’

A call has been made for parliaments to be free of executive involvement. Director of programmes of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Niall Johnston said yesterday that Commonwealth parliaments must be strengthened, though not through the assistance of the executive...

Westminster system cannot work in T&T - Manning

The Westminster system of government cannot work effectively in small, developing countries in the region since it does not allow for full representation of the citizenry, Prime Minister Patrick Manning has said...

Panday falls ill, fails to show

Opposition Leader Basdeo Panday was a no-show at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s Caribbean regional workshop on Government and Opposition: Roles, Rights and Responsibilities, yesterday...

Crime & Court

FFOS loses legal battle against oil giant bpTT

Environmental group Fishermen and Friends of the Sea has lost its legal challenge at the Privy Council over oil giant bpTT’s natural gas pipeline at Guayaguayare...

Public Healthcare Commission of Enquiry

Hospital food makes probe chairman ill

Gladys Gaffoor, chairman of the commission of enquiry into the public health care sector, says the food she ate at San Fernando General Hospital on Thursday made her ill. That is why she had to cancel a hearing at the Point Fortin Area Hospital on Friday...

Cops hunting shoot-out suspects

Morvant CID personnel have launched a manhunt for a 19-year-old man and his accomplice, after a shoot-out between the men and members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Saturday...

Other News

Blood clot floors Bakr

Coup leader Imam Yasin Abu Bakr was discharged yesterday from the St Augustine Private Hospital after he was admitted on Friday for a blood clot in his left leg...

Coast Guard boat back after repairs

The Coast Guard patrol vessel the Nelson is back in T&T after undergoing three months of structural repairs at the Curacao dock...

Convent closure sparks row at PTA discussion

Yesterday’s meeting between Ministry of Education officials and parents of students who attended St Dominic’s Convent in Malick turned out to be filled with anger and disappointment...




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