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Sinanan: No new extensions on demerit point system

Works and Trans­port Min­is­ter Ro­han Sinanan says there will be no fur­ther ex­ten­sion in the roll out of the de­mer­it point sys­tem in this coun­try.

The sys­tem was sup­posed to take ef­fect on March 2, how­ev­er, it was an­nounced that the procla­ma­tion would in­stead take place one month lat­er, April 2nd.

Govt moves to shift judges’ retirement to 70, UNC concerned about mental faculties

Gov­ern­ment’s move to shift the re­tire­ment age for judges from 65 to 70 years has raised an Op­po­si­tion query about judges’ men­tal fac­ul­ties at that age.

The con­cern was raised by UNC MP Vidya Guyadeen-Gopeesingh in Par­lia­ment on Wednes­day af­ter At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al- Rawi pi­lot­ed a bill to in­crease judges’ re­tire­ment age to 70.

Finance Minister: No fake $100 bills circulating

Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert has de­nied that fake poly­mer $100 notes are in cir­cu­la­tion.

Re­spond­ing to ques­tions posed by Cou­va South Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Rudranath In­dars­ingh on two re­ports of coun­ter­feit bills be­ing passed off as re­al bills in Par­lia­ment yes­ter­day, Im­bert said he spoke to the head of the Bankers As­so­ci­a­tion of Trinidad and To­ba­go (BATT), Karen Dar­basie.

Im­bert said Dar­basie told him there were no fake notes in cir­cu­la­tion.

Carenage man challenges camouflage law

A man from Care­nage has filed a law­suit chal­leng­ing the pro­hi­bi­tion of the im­por­ta­tion of cam­ou­flage cloth­ing and ma­te­r­i­al. 

Paul Richards wants sanctions on systems used for prisoner transport

Sanc­tions should be placed on the com­pa­ny or sys­tem be­ing used for pris­on­er trans­port if it is found that many of the il­le­gal trans­mis­sions au­thor­i­ties seek to in­ter­cept from pris­on­ers em­anate from in­side those trans­port ve­hi­cles, says In­de­pen­dent Sen­a­tor Paul Richards.

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