Daily Archives: February 20, 2018

President Granger calls out corrupt police officers – By Adam Harris

President Granger calls out corrupt police officers

By Adam Harris

President David Granger’s address to the annual police officers’ conference was revealing. It highlighted the fact that the head of state was unhappy with the level of corruption in the force. In venting his unhappiness, he apportioned blame from the top to the bottom.

A fish rots from the head, he said. He continued that when one sees corruption at the bottom, it is because it is encouraged from the top. He spoke of senior officers who actually support the corruption by the junior ranks.    Continue reading

Ramotar defends CGX Energy oil contract he signed; says all contracts should be renegotiated

ex-President Donald Ramotar

Former President, Donald Ramotar on Sunday defended his decision to sign a zero royalty agreement with CGX Energy that also contains provisions that mirror those in the controversial ExxonMobil agreement inked by the David Granger-led administration.

However Ramotar, who was President from 2011 to 2015, said he inked the agreement with CGX because of the need to attract oil and gas investors to a country that had for  decades failed to find crude oil in commercial quantities.    Continue reading

Analysis: Mueller Indictments and Israeli Police Set Up Trump-Netanyahu Goodfellas Summit

Analysis: Mueller Indictments and Israeli Police Set Up Trump-Netanyahu Goodfellas Summit

When powerful and narcissistic leaders face similar troubles, each is convinced his pickle is bigger

Chemi Shalev | Haaretz

The upcoming meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump on March 5 at the White House should be extra-special. In addition to the common interests and shared views that have hitherto united them, Trump and Netanyahu will now sense mutual solidarity and a deep personal bond, unprecedented in the history of the relations between leaders of their countries.     Continue reading

Caribbean Airlines sinks further, and no fleet renewal plan – Commentary

Commentary: Caribbean Airlines sinks further, and no fleet renewal plan

February 19, 2018 By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now

Caribbean Airlines (CAL) continues to sink for several reasons. The Port of Spain/Tobago flights operated by CAL require vast government subsidies to pamper Trinidadians who wants to go party on the island during weekends and holidays.  According to a report in the Trinidad Express, “Approximately $41 million budgeted for CAL as the subsidy on the air bridge this year does not cover the entire shortfall between the fare charged for flights on the air bridge and the cost of running it, making the route unprofitable.” And with such a large subsidy, private airlines can’t compete on the route.       Continue reading

Hansib Publications – Hansib Book Catalogue – Summer 2017

Download Catalog: Hansib Catalogue – Summer 2017

HANSIB PUBLICATIONS – NEARLY FIVE DECADES OF MULTICULTURAL PUBLISHING

Hansib Publications is recognised as one of Europe’s leading multicultural publishing houses. Founded in London in 1970 by Guyanese-born Arif Ali, the publishing house has reflected and chronicled the struggles and achievements, the turmoil and frustrations, and the hopes and dreams of Britain’s ‘visible minority’ communities.    Continue reading

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