Tourism Trinidad Ltd (TTL) chair­man Janelle Penny Commissiong has defen­ded her role in the firing of Camille Campbell as chief executive officer, saying the decision was made by the board after due process. Commissiong has denied acting outside her remit in the firing of Campbell two weeks ago, which was reported as having been executed without the required input of Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell.

The former Miss Universe appeared on the TV6 News last evening to speak on the issue for the first time, when she also dismissed reports of an ongoing squabble or “bacchanal”.

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One man is dead following a confrontation with police yesterday evening. While up to press time last night details were still coming in, the Express was reliably informed that the incident took place at about 5 p.m. at Maturita Extension, Arima.

GERONTOLOGIST and former director of the Division of Ageing of the Ministry of Social Development Dr Jennifer Rouse is concerned that families are shuffling their elderly relatives into homes without checking to ensure proper care is being provided.