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Body found floating in waters off Waterfront Complex


Earlier today, police responded to reports of a what appeared to be a body seen floating in the water near the Waterfront Complex.


AMCHAM disappointed with continued delay in FATCA legislation

In a release, AMCHAM says it is deeply disappointed by the continued political wrangling that is contributing to the delay of the passage of the critical legislation governing the implementation of FATCA.

Nat Sec Minister defends decision to buy out leave of Chief of Defence Staff

Minister Dillon, speaking to reporters yesterday outside of the Parliament, said this was done to ensure “stability in the leadership of the Defence Force”.

Opposition calls for removal of AG following court ruling

This after the High Court on Thursday morning ruled that the Police Orders enacted in January this year by the Government for the selection and appointment of a Police Commissioner are unconstitutional.

Opposition Leader and Senior Counsel Kamla Persad-Bissessar, speaking with the media after the delivery of the ruling, says it has prevented the establishment of a police state under the People’s National Movement (PNM) administration and at the beck and call of the political directorate.

She says the public can now rest easy because of the ruling. 

UNC Chairman defends Opposition walkout

In a release, Lee said he stands firm with Persad-Bisessar who sought, under Standing Order 17, to discuss issues relating to crime and the Children’s Life Fund, which was denied.

“As Chairman of the UNC I stand firm behind the decision of our Opposition Bench lead by our Leader to walk out of our nation's Parliament.”

Al Rawi: Opposition walkout hollow

The Opposition staged a walkout from the Parliament Chamber after House Speaker Bridgid Annisette-George denied Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar to debate on motions on the increase in the murder rate, and Government’s failure to provide timely access to the Children’s Life Fund.

Maxie Cuffie: I was misquoted

The minister said he was misquoted, as he denies ever referring to anyone as an "opposition reporter”. 

“I thought it would be difficult to misquote someone when a statement is made on live television and recorded." 

Opposition triumphant in Venezuela's election

The opposition coalition won at least 99 seats in the incoming 167-seat legislature, electoral authorities announced after midnight Sunday. The ruling socialist party won 46 seats. The 22 remaining races remain up for grabs but if enough are won by the opposition it could give the coalition a two-thirds supermajority needed to strongly challenge President Nicolas Maduro's grip on power.