Politics

Gov't eases restrictions for nationals of Dominica; asks T&T nationals to "open doors and pots"

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has announced that the government will waive all restrictions to citizens of Dominica who come to Trinidad and Tobago seeking relief from the devastation left by Hurricane Maria.

The prime minister made the announcement at today's post-Cabinet news conference. 

He is encouraging anyone from Dominica who can find housing from citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, to come to this country for the period of six months without any restrictions.

He is also encouraging T&T nationals who can accommodate nationals of Dominica, to do so.

Honorary Doctorate for Portia Simpson-Miller

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will hold a special convocation On Saturday, September 30, 2017, to confer the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) on the Portia Lucretia Simpson Miller, ON, former Prime Minister of Jamaica.

The ceremony will take place at the Assembly Hall, The UWI Mona Campus in Jamaica.

MATT: Police investigation must continue despite apology by A&V Oil and Gas

The Media Association is calling on the managers of A&V Oil and Gas Limited to take responsibility for the attacks on media personnel and to fund the replacement of their equipment.

MATT is also calling on the police to continue their investigation into the attacks, despite the apology issued by the group.

MATT issued the following statement today.

"The last few days have been extremely difficult for the media fraternity in Trinidad and Tobago as media workers come to terms with the harassment of and attacks against some of our colleagues.

CEO of A&V Oil and Gas apologises for attacks on media personnel

Hanif Baksh, the Chief Executive Office of A&V Oil and Gas, has issued a statement apologising to the members of the media for recent attacks on them.

Last week Guardian photographer Kristian De Silva was attempting to take photos of the company’s Penal office when he was accosted and assaulted by two men.

A TV6 camera crew and a News photographer also complained of being attacked.

In a statement issued today the owner of the company at the center of the “fake oil scandal” said he is sorry.'

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