Foster Cummings

followed process: Foster Cummings

The Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd (UDeCOTT) has confirmed that Government Senator Foster Cummings was awarded State contracts.

However, the State enterprise, in a news release yesterday, said that a tendering process was followed with respect to the contracts for the demolition of the old Besson Street police station and construction of the Indian Trail Community Centre in Couva.

“UDeCOTT has a Suite of Tender Rules and Regulations which govern the corporation’s various tender processes which are transparent and can stand scrutiny. Furthermore, the corporation has a Tender Committee which is chaired by a former, highly-respected and qualified permanent secretary, who has many years of experience in the field,” the release stated.

“UDeCOTT conducts its business professionally and plays no role in dissuading persons with ties to any corporate entity, political party or otherwise, from taking part in a tender,” it added.


THE first tremor of an earthquake within the People’s National Movement (PNM) Tobago leadership took place last night, when Tracy Davidson-Celestine became the first female political leader of the PNM’s Tobago Island Council, dethroning Kelvin Charles in the historic run-off.

POLICE are seeking to question one of their own after a policewoman violently prevented her colleagues from arresting her brother near their Maloney apartment and one of the arresting officers was shot and the suspect escaped.

Calypso veteran Trinidad Rio (Daniel Brown) says he has collected his Carifesta payment.

“Yes I got paid,” an abrupt Rio told the Express yesterday via phone.

Rio caused a stir last Friday night when he put Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly on the spot about the payment at the opening of the Back 2 Basics calypso tent, at Roslyn Hall, Auzonville Road, Tunapuna.

CLARISSA Jones has made it her life’s mission to find her missing daughter. Mere months before her 65th birthday, Jones has resigned from her job to make time for the daily search for her daughter, Susan Maynard.