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BPTT announces go-ahead for Angelin project, significant Savannah and Macadamia wells

BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC today announced the sanction for the development of its Angelin offshore gas project. The project, according to a BPTT media statement, will feature the construction of a new platform—bpTT’s 15th offshore production facility—60 kilometres off the south-east coast of Trinidad in water-depth of approximately 65 …

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Fire Baldeosingh immediately! Islamic Front responds to Guardian’s controversial hijab column

“Kevin Baldeosingh has crossed the line to suggest such, and enough is enough! We are calling for his immediate dismissal. “If this is not done Waajihatul Islaamiyyah (The Islamic Front) together with the entire Muslim Community of Trinidad and Tobago will have no reason but to believe Guardian Media Limited …

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Fixin’ T&T: Sinanan and Hinds playing loose with facts on Tobago sea-bridge; Superfast Galicia timeline

Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan is perpetuating a narrative that seems entirely inconsistent with the facts about the present disastrous state of the Trinidad and Tobago sea bridge. FIXIN’ T&T is convinced that this most recent collapse could have been avoided and was the unfortunate result of inertia, ineptitude, …

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Barrister Dr Crowne: Govt’s Property Tax Act is unconstitutional and will fail in court

“The Constitution does […] permit laws to infringe constitutionally protected rights. Such laws must be ‘reasonably justifiable’ and passed with a special majority… “The Property Tax Act, however, was passed with a simple majority. It cannot benefit from this Constitutional exception.” The following Letter to the Editor regarding the legality of the …

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Dear Editor: Does T&T practice selective law enforcement? And what are the ramifications?

“The disproportionate prosecution of working class criminals ultimately serves to maintain ruling-class power and to reinforce ruling class ideology—thus performing ‘ideological functions’ for the ruling class.” Orson Rogers considers potential flaws in the way that Trinidad and Tobago deals with crime: As an armchair crime watcher and based on considerable …

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MATT concerned by Faris’ “worrisome” Cybercrime Bill; potential to criminalise journalists

“MATT remains deeply troubled that the Cybercrime Bill has retained its potential to criminalise professional journalists working in the public interest. “While MATT follows the argument that the redrafted Clause 8 of the Cybercrime Bill introduces layers of proof—intentionally, without lawful excuse, justification—to be satisfied by a complainant in order …

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Fixin T&T: Anti-corruption legislation before property tax; protect treasury first and foremost!

Effective implementation of meaningful legislation to govern procurement, campaign financing, party financing and whistle blowing must be made the top priority of the Dr Keith Rowley-led PNM Government. Systems must be put in place to properly protect our patrimony and minimise opportunities for the pilferage of our money before we …

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