Trinniberg gives Baffert nightmares

THRILLED: Jockey Mario Gutierrez reacts after riding I’ll Have Another to victory in the 138th Kentucky Derby, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, last Saturday. Photo: AP

Newly-installed general manager of GTECH Corporation Roger Bolai hopes to convince the Government to allow GTECH client National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB) to increase the number of daily Play Whe draws.

GTECH has been providing gaming systems technology to the NLCB for the past 18 years, and Bolai believes an additional game will generate increased revenue and help curb the practice of illegal gambling.

"In terms of the third draw, I really think it will be an opportunity for us growing the business, we are also increasing our contributions to the Government," he said.

Bolai was speaking yesterday at a news conference held to announce his appointment at The Carlton Savannah hotel in Cascade.

He said, "If we can vacuum a lot of the illegal elements out of the gaming, we can increase our revenue, and there will be more revenue for the consolidated fund, and we will be able to put a hold on the bad things that go around with illegal gambling, like money laundering ..."

A statement from the company yesterday said Bolai has had 30 years' experience managing and developing a range of businesses.


Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted yesterday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the black man’s neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests, violence and a furious re-examination of racism and policing in the United States.

“A victory for justice” was how secretary of the Emancipation Support Committee Trinidad and Tobago (ESCTT) Khafra Kambon yesterday described the guilty verdict handed down to former United States police officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 murder of Minnesota man George Floyd.

It was Frankie’s day in the Senate.

The Senate sitting yesterday was devoted to paying tribute to former energy minister Franklin Khan, who passed while in office.

No other business was conducted.

As a memorial to Khan, a floral arrangement was placed on his desk, which carried his name plate.

Three more people have died from Covid-19 and a whopping 171 new cases have been recorded.

It is the second highest figure over the last few days, with 134 recorded on Sunday.

The Ministry of Health gave the latest figures in its daily update yesterday evening.

THE Appeal Court has affirmed a High Court ruling delivered last year in which it was declared that the Public Health Regulations set in place by the Ministry of Health to battle the Covid-19 pandemic were in fact passed in accordance with the law.

This was in spite of the regulations not being subjected to parliamentary scrutiny before certain activities by members of the public were made illegal and, by extension, attracted criminal sanctions.