Anna Ramdass

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Attorneys are demanding that National Security Minister Stuart Young immediately remove his “arbitrary, illegal and unlawful poli­cy regarding entry to citizens into their beloved homeland, Trinidad and Tobago”.

The demand is made in a legal letter to Young and co­pied to Health Mini­ster Terrence Deyal­singh on behalf of 74-year-old pensioner Radhikar Ramoutar, who has been stranded in Canada since March 2020.

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Patriotic Energies and Technologies Company Ltd’s bid for the Petrotrin oil refinery has been rejected for a second time.

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United National Congress (UNC) members at the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation are condemning a price hike in fees at the Corporation, saying it is heartless and wrong to increase cost during a pandemic.

Some of the fees for services such as obtaining a food badge has increased from $40 to $100.

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As he bade goodbye to Trinidad and Tobago, United States Ambassador Joseph Mondello has spoken glowingly of the people of T&T and of the issues that both bind and separate both countries.

In a statement published in full on Page 13 of this newspaper today, Mondello touched on the hot topic of Venezuela, acknowledging that the crisis is an issue that the US and the Keith Rowley-led Government did not see eye-to-eye on.

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Laws which speak to a “high-tech” manner of treating with cases do not make sense when police stations are lacking basic resources such as paper, says Opposition ­Senator Jayanti Lutchmedial.

Speaking yesterday during the debate of the Evidence (Amendment) Bill 2020 at the Senate sitting, she noted that the bill provides for evidence to be taken via video recording and other “fancy” methods, but said the reality is police are starved for resources and ten years from now, when their cases are heard, accused persons are likely to walk free because of this.

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Where is “king” Stuart Young getting his power to prevent citizens from returning to their homeland?

The question has been posed by Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, as she noted that Young has mockingly been called “king” and “majesty” for behaving like he is vested with the power to grant entry and exit to the nation’s borders.

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