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Daily Archives: November 9, 2018

Aspiring attorney loses Law Schools’ challenge at Caribbean Court of Justice

Port of Spain, Trinidad. The legal challenge alleging that the Law Schools’ admissions process discriminates against holders of non-University of the West Indies (UWI) law degrees was dismissed Friday afternoon in a judgment delivered at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). In July 2018, Mr. Jason Jones filed an application for special leave against the Council of Legal Education (CLE), ...

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PPP-nominated GECOM Commissioner loses High Court challenge to boundary demarcation

High Court Judge, Gino Persaud Friday afternoon threw out People’s Progressive Party’s Bibi Shadick’s efforts to block the holding of local government elections for numerous neighbourhood councils on the grounds that local government minister, Ronald Bulkan did not first issue an order containing several key pieces of information. In handing down his judgement, Justice Persaud said Shadick’s Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall, ...

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Fire fighters questioned for allegedly stealing from crashed jet

The captain of the ill-fated Fly Jamaica Airlines jet that made an emergency landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport alleged that several personal items were stolen from the plane, police said. Police and fire officials  said at least nine fire fighters were being questioned by investigators in connection with the reported theft. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said the pilot ...

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Fly Jamaica plane crash-lands at Cheddi Jagan Airport, six injured

A Fly Jamaica airliner crashed early Friday morning at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, officials said. Six persons were injured and rushed to Diamond Regional Hospital. “They are all stable and are being looked at,”  Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said.  He added that all the persons aboard have been accounted for with minor injuries. “No reports of ...

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Guyana needs broad-based national development policy to spend oil money- Trinidad Opposition Leader

Former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar  Thursday night urged Guyana to formulate a broad-based national development policy to spend expected “massive” oil wealth on developing the country over the next 200 years. Addressing the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association Awards and Dinner, the Opposition Leader also warned Guyana against establishing a state oil company because firing workers ...

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