Daily Archives: 09/10/2013

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 09 Sep 2013

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 09 Sep 2013

  • Police names city businessman as the main suspect in biker’s murder.
  • Caribbean Airlines to lose its fuel subsidy from the Government of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Attorney Nigel Hughes’ involvement with the Amaila Hydro project a conflict of interest – PPP
  • Guyana’s Chief Justice rules cross-dressing not a crime unless
  • Minister of Commerce and Industry promises current chicken shortage will be over
  • BK International says there is no shortage of stone in Guyana
  • St. Vincent’s Prime Minister visits Guyana as he prepares to take up CARICOM Chairmanship
  • Football: Kashif and Shanghai complains to CONCACAF over unfair treatment by GFF/GFA

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Police names city businessman as the main suspect in biker’s deathPosted: 09 Sep 2013 04:25 PM PDT

The Police have now issued a wanted bulletin for Water Street Businessman Rondy Jagdeo, who the Police say is wanted for questioning in relation to the murder of biker, Kurt Davis. The Police say the man was born on: August 19, 1985, he is of East Indian decent, stoutly built and fair in complexion. His Last […]
Caribbean Airlines to lose its fuel subsidy from the Government of Trinidad and TobagoPosted: 09 Sep 2013 04:23 PM PDT    Continue reading

Sparrow fighting … conscious and responsive in NYC hospital – updates

Sparrow released from hospital

Trinidad Express

Press Release: Oct 23, 2013 at 12:15 PM ECT

The Mighty SparrowThe Mighty Sparrow

The Mighty Sparrow, Slinger Francisco, has been released from hospital and he is now recovering in a special therapy facility.

This according to a press release sent out yesterday on behalf of Margaret Francisco, wife of the internationally renowned calypsonian. Sparrow was hospitalised last month in the US where he remains after falling into a coma.

The release said Sparrow continues to improve daily and will now undergo physical strengthening and other medical procedures to improve his overall well-being.

“We wish to place on record our profound appreciation for the continued outpouring of best wishes, prayers and support from the public for the complete recovery of the Mighty Sparrow. We also wish to express our sincere thanks to the hospital doctors and staff for the professional performance of their duties and the loving care and attention they exhibited. We will continue to issue updates as significant items relating to his progress comes to hand,” the press release said.

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Guyana land for Trinidad & Tobago farmers

Guyana land for Trinidad & Tobago farmers – 10,000 acres

TT Finance Minister Larry Howai

TT Finance Minister Larry Howai

(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY).  September 9, 2013 –FINANCE Minister Larry Howai  will today announce in the Budget presentation that 10,000 acres of land in Guyana will be made available for use by local farmers under the terms of a new facility to be administered by the Ministry of Food Production.

The facility is the result of the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Guyana which, sources last week told Sunday Newsday, Howai is to announce.

Under the facility, investors will be able to apply to the Ministry of Food Production for licence to use the lands in Guyana.
These applications are to be made in the form of business proposals which will be evaluated by the ministry. The land must be used for the purposes of food production and to address demand for food locally.   Continue reading

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross – Premiering Oct 22, 2013 on PBS

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Presents 

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Premiering October 22 at 8 pm on PBS

 New six-part, six-hour series takes viewers on an unprecedented journey through African-American history—from slavery to freedom, and from the plantation to the White House

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Henry Louis Gates Jr.

New York, NY, August 7, 2013 –This fall, noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking new six-part series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. premiering Tuesdays,October 22, 29 –November 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2013, 8-9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Written and presented by Professor Gates, the six-hour series explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed — forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds. Commencing with the origins of slavery in Africa, the series moves through five centuries of remarkable historic events right up to the present — when America is led by a black president, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race.

Professor Gates travels throughout the United States, taking viewers on an engaging journey through history. He visits key historical sites, partakes in lively debates with some of America’s top historians and interviews living eyewitnesses — including school integration pioneers Ruby Bridges and Charlayne Hunter-Gault, former Black Panther Kathleen Neal Cleaver, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and many more.     Continue reading

Outsourcing: Call Centres- Qualfon’s expansion in Guyana

Outsourcing:  Call Centres-  Qualfon’s expansion in Guyana -commentary

Qualfon’s announcement on September 4 of a 3,500-person contact centre campus and the creation of 6,000 jobs over five years with an initial investment of US$4M is most welcome. The company must be applauded for showing faith in the country’s economy and direction after eight years of doing business here. The government must also be congratulated for enabling the investment.

Six thousand jobs over five years would be no small feat and it would undoubtedly be the single largest private sector creation of jobs in recent memory. The company is already reputedly the largest private employer in the country and has acquired this status quietly by just going about its business. It has also publicized some of the reasons why it is seen as a preferred employer: free training, free medical services, milk subsidies and a library exchange.  Continue reading