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Rowley assumes Marlene’s portfolio; as Simonette appointment ‘cancelled in light of new information’

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has assumed the portfolio of Minister of Public Administration, after Port of Spain South MP Marlene McDonald was fired from the Cabinet for a third time this morning. The Ministry of Communications initially stated that Senator Garvin Simonette, an attorney by profession, would be sworn-in …

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TTPS confirms McDonald detained in corruption investigation, Gov’t tightlipped on PNM deputy political leader

Minister of Communications Donna Cox confirmed this afternoon that her Cabinet colleague and Member of Parliament Marlene McDonald is now under police investigation but did not divulge whether internal action might be underway. A Loop T&T report this morning, which quoted an unnamed ‘senior police officer’, stated that McDonald and …

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Over $16 million unaccounted from FIFA-funded Home of Football project! TTFA bank records to be searched next

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams and general secretary Camara David could be asked to explain a gap in excess of TT$16 million between the quantum of contracts at their headquarters and the budget for the controversial Home of Football in Couva. The revelation comes as TTFA …

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Chambers of Commerce criticise ‘invasive’ Unexplained Wealth Bill, urge Govt to hold consultations

“The very invasive legislation seeks to investigate property owners, business persons and others with accumulated wealth as to the means in which they are acquired… “The Joint Chambers do acknowledge the present administration’s drive for transparency within the private economic forces that service our nation. We would also hope our …

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