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« Reply #660 on: April 15, 2016, 03:15:57 PM »

The Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Gender and Child Abuse launched the Trinidad and Tobago Central Registry on Domestic Violence today.

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« Reply #661 on: April 16, 2016, 08:19:07 PM »

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has arrived in Laventille for a Dinner for Steelbands in Laventille. Works and Transport Minister Fitzgerald Hinds is greeted by senior police officers in Laventille.

Dr. Rowley says Laventille people are among the most resilient in Trinidad and Tobago.

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« Reply #662 on: April 20, 2016, 07:56:52 AM »
21st Sitting of the House of Representatives- Part 1

Friday April 15, 2016 - Part 1

Summary:
~ Six Papers were be laid.
~ One urgent question was posed.
~ Government Business: Bills Second Reading
. Bill: Strategic Services Agency (Amendment) Bill 2016 (moved by the Attorney General)


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« Reply #663 on: April 20, 2016, 07:58:45 AM »

21st Sitting of the House of Representatives- Part 2

Friday April 15, 2016 - Part 2

Summary:
~ Six Papers were laid.
~ One urgent question was posed.
~ Government Business: Bills Second Reading
. Bill: Strategic Services Agency (Amendment) Bill 2016 (moved by the Attorney General)

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« Reply #664 on: April 27, 2016, 10:40:22 AM »

Colm Imbert reads from the Standard & Poor's report that details exactly why we were downgraded by the ratings agency. The report says that "loose fiscal policy during an election year" and economic contraction contributed to our 2014-2015 fiscal deficit. Net General Government Debt increased in 2015 because the "previous government incurred substantial payment arrears". Finally, while our Current Account was previously in surplus, it slipped into deficit due to "government's heavy borrowing from the Central Bank prior to the election". They labelled these reckless actions as "poor debt management" ‪

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« Reply #665 on: April 29, 2016, 11:38:42 AM »


Minister of Works and Transport Fitzgerald Hinds says he has heard no public outcry for the increase of the speed limit from 80 km/h.
The fine for speeding is 1000 dollars. Mr. Hinds calls on drivers to have a change of attitude on the roads.

Speaking at a press conference today the Minister says the use of speed cameras will be legal come Monday (Monday, May 2, 2016).
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service currently has 6 speed guns. The procurement procedure is in place to acquire more.

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« Reply #666 on: April 29, 2016, 02:16:05 PM »

The Government has announced plans to introduce speed guns to fine drivers for going over the speed-limit which is 80 kph on the highways from Monday.
What's your view?
Tell us: Do you believe the speed limit should be increased above 80 kilometres per hour on the highways?


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« Reply #667 on: April 30, 2016, 07:35:50 AM »
22nd Sitting of the House of Representatives - Part 1

Friday April 22, 2016
1:30pm - 4:27pm

Summary:
~ Five Papers will be laid.
~ Two urgent questions will be posed.
~ Four questions qualify for oral answer.
~ Private Business: Motions
. Motion #1: Initiation of a programme in schools to meet the needs of children with ADD/ADHD

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Re: Governance under the Rowley Administration
« Reply #668 on: April 30, 2016, 07:37:59 AM »
22nd Sitting of the House of Representatives - Part 2

Friday April 22, 2016
5:00pm -

Summary:
~ Five Papers will be laid.
~ Two urgent questions will be posed.
~ Four questions qualify for oral answer.
~ Private Business: Motions
. Motion #1: Initiation of a programme in schools to meet the needs of children with ADD/ADHD
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Re: Governance under the Rowley Administration
« Reply #669 on: April 30, 2016, 08:29:44 AM »




Speeding drivers will be stopped, fined

http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2016-04-30/speeding-drivers-will-be-stopped-fined

Speed guns are to be introduced on T&T’s roads and highways on Monday in an attempt to significantly reduce the incidence of fatalities, Works and Transport Minister Fitzgerald Hinds told a news conference yesterday.

The speed guns, a device used by police to measure the speed of moving vehicles, will be in effect after the legal order is gazetted on Monday.

Hinds and senior police officers are appealing to motorists to drive within the 80 kilometres per hour (kph) speed limit on the highways and 50 kph on main roads to avoid being arrested and fined.

Hinds spoke about the initiative at his London Street, Port-of-Spain office yesterday.

The speed guns will be able to take a picture and have the relevant information available to present to the offending driver instantly. If the offending driver refuses to stop at that point he will be stopped by police officers at a nearby location. The relevant information will be emailed to the second officer for presentation to the offending driver. A fine of $1,000 is the penalty for the ticketed offence.

Hinds said speeding was the cause of 55 per cent of the accidents on the nation’s roads, adding that Cabinet on Thursday approved the introduction of the devices.

Hinds was expected to sign the order yesterday. He said once the order is published on Monday, it will go into effect and police officers were being encouraged to implement it with “full force.” Hinds said many of the accidents resulted from “bad behaviour” by motorists and they can be prevented.

“The law, as of Monday, will permit the police to use these speed-measuring devices to manage bad behaviour and excessive driving on our nations roads,” the minister said. He called on citizens not to be irresponsible on the roads this weekend, adding that the speed-measuring devices were “a check and balance on bad driving” along the roads.

Hinds said police officers were “adequately and suitably trained” to use the devices and they will enforce the law “with full force.”

He said weak or non-existent law enforcement was a major cause of some of the nation’s problems and urged the police to redouble their efforts to enforce the law.

In response to a question, Hinds said he was not aware of any public outcry over the existing speed limit.

Earlier, Hinds indicated that there was a lot of “bad behaviour” on the roads and motorists must now change that because accidents are preventable.

The new device is being implemented to ensure drivers who exceed the speed limit will be captured by a camera and intercepted by officers.

Road safety non-governmental organisation Arrive Alive has been calling for this device to be introduced in this country. Yesterday President of the group, Sharon Inglefield, was unavailable for comment when the T&T Guardian attempted to reach her but at a road safety conference last week the group released statistics that indicated in 2015, there were 127 fatal road accidents in which 146 persons lost their lives. Thirty two per cent of these belonged to the 24-35 age group; 88 per cent were males while 12 per cent were female.

Speeding was the reason behind 55 per cent of all fatal accidents, while alcohol was responsible for 30 per cent of fatal accidents.

Under the new system drivers caught driving over the limit will be given a ticket with evidence to support the charge.

Hinds advised  that motorists should not use this weekend to be taken as a free for all to speed on the nation’s roads.

According to Hinds, statistics obtained at one speed trap at an unidentified location in the country showed that when the limit was set at 80 kilometres miles per hour, more than 500 people were in violation.

Hinds said he has not heard any public call for the 80 kph limit to be increased but if it is raised it will be given the required consideration

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Re: Governance under the Rowley Administration
« Reply #670 on: May 01, 2016, 06:21:59 PM »
Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley addressed the audience at 'Laventille Nights 2016' at St Barb's Community Centre on Saturday evening.

Dr. Rowley told Laventille that more opportunities are coming their way but it's up to them to take advantage of them.

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« Reply #671 on: May 03, 2016, 11:10:30 AM »



PM: No plans for legal ganja *

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160502/news/pm-no-plans-for-legal-ganja

The decriminalisation of marijuana is not something the Government is examining at this point in time, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said yesterday.

Rowley was responding to questions from the media at the VIP lounge of Piarco International Airport on a Guardian story headlined “AG looks at legal ganja”, in which Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi is quoted as saying that there is a drive to gather statistical information on the issue of decriminalising ganja.
The AG was quoted at length in the Guardian report speaking about consultations and the need for a holistic approach on the controversial topic.

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« Reply #672 on: May 03, 2016, 11:12:30 AM »
23rd Sitting of the House of Representatives- Part 1

Monday April 25, 2016 1:30 p.m. - 4:28 p.m.
1:30pm - 4:28pm

Summary:
~ Thirteen Papers were laid.
~ Government Business: Motions
. Motion #1: Confirm the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) (No. 2) Order, 2016
. Motion #2: Confirm the Customs (Amendment to the First Schedule) Order, 2016
Both Motions were debated together since they are related.
Click the Order Paper below for details.
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« Reply #673 on: May 03, 2016, 11:14:26 AM »

23rd Sitting of the House of Representatives - Part 2


Monday April 25, 2016
4:58pm -

Summary:
~ Thirteen Papers were laid.
~ Government Business: Motions
. Motion #1: Confirm the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) (No. 2) Order, 2016
. Motion #2: Confirm the Customs (Amendment to the First Schedule) Order, 2016
Both motions were debated together since they were related.
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« Reply #674 on: May 03, 2016, 11:34:18 PM »
no pun intended. i am looking for the speech that rowley made at the airport lounge yesterday. i know i've been told before to do a web search before i come crying for help so i did and nothing showed up. maybe someone who knows the ins and outs of the internet and facebook could probably pull it up. thank you.

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« Reply #676 on: May 07, 2016, 06:28:45 PM »


Minister of Works and Transport Fitzgerald Hinds says he has heard no public outcry for the increase of the speed limit from 80 km/h.
The fine for speeding is 1000 dollars. Mr. Hinds calls on drivers to have a change of attitude on the roads.

Speaking at a press conference today the Minister says the use of speed cameras will be legal come Monday (Monday, May 2, 2016).
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service currently has 6 speed guns. The procurement procedure is in place to acquire more.

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Ppl adjust to that 80 Km/h real fast dread......everybody going at that pace or less in all de lanes on the highway....pressure!!!....
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Or yuh shoes burst off,
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Old lady, young baby, everybody could dingolay...
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« Reply #677 on: May 07, 2016, 07:08:53 PM »
Pressure is joke done not a friend of driving now this 80 is real hard. So come tomorrow a cool Sunday I have to fight to drive 80. We go take a lil 100
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« Reply #678 on: May 12, 2016, 05:13:47 PM »

Senate passes controversial Strategic Services Agency bill

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160511/news/senate-passes-controversial-strategic-services-agency-bill

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, May 11, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government overcame its first major parliamentary huddle since it won the September 7 general elections last year after two independent legislators sided with it and ensured the passage of the controversial Strategic Services Agency (SSA) bill late on Tuesday night.

The Keith Rowley administration needed the support of the Independent Senators to ensure passage of the bill after the opposition legislators said they would not support the measures they said that were contained in the bill and which would erode the privacy of ordinary citizens.

TT ParliamentnnThe opposition had earlier threatened to storm a meeting between technocrats and independent legislators on Monday to discuss the bill, but they later withdrew that threat and instead met with the officials a few hours before the debate on Tuesday.

The bill was passed close to midnight by a 17-12 margin with the two Senators, including a temporary legislator, Justin Junkere giving their support to the government.

The bill, which was already passed in the House of Assembly, goes to President Anthony Carmona for assent and will empower the SSA to handle “information that could facilitate the detection and prevention” of any crime with a jail-term of five years or more.

In wrapping up the debate on the legislation Attorney General Faris Al Rawi said the Solicitor General Carol Hernandez had advised that the legislation did not require a three fifths majority.

Al Rawi also said the bill was key to anti-terrorism collaboration with unnamed international bodies.

None of the amendments circulated by the Opposition or proposed by the Independents were approved during the Committee Stage and the Attorney General said while some of these counter-proposals were palatable, the government was not prepared to entertain them now.

Earlier, Independent Senator Taurel Shrikissoon had warned that the bill would make the SSA Director more powerful than the Police Commissioner in some respects.

“I am concerned about the freedom of the SSA Director. When the information hits the SSA Director and he chooses to dispense it to third parties, there is no obligation to treat with the information confidentially. The subject cannot access the information but third parties can have access. Where is the equality and fairness?”

Shrikissoon also said that the Police Commissioner was subjected to the discipline of the Police Service Commission. But this was not the case for the SSA Director.

He said the SSA Director has a “collaborative” relationship with the Minister of National Security, who sits in Cabinet.

“Where is the independence, where is the protection?” Shrikissoon asked, arguing that oversight by the Auditor General's Department was not adequate as this would be limited to financial oversight not internal control.

Another legislator, Jennifer Raffoul said the legislation infringed on the right to privacy and that government had given no data to justify an expansion of the SSA.

“As a citizen when I read the constitution I think I have a right to privacy,” Raffoul said while Senator Sophia Chote SC told legislators that she could not support this legislation.

“This is a legislative shell,” said the Senior Counsel.


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« Reply #679 on: May 12, 2016, 05:18:04 PM »

Senate passes controversial Strategic Services Agency bill

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160511/news/senate-passes-controversial-strategic-services-agency-bill

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, May 11, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government overcame its first major parliamentary huddle since it won the September 7 general elections last year after two independent legislators sided with it and ensured the passage of the controversial Strategic Services Agency (SSA) bill late on Tuesday night.

The Keith Rowley administration needed the support of the Independent Senators to ensure passage of the bill after the opposition legislators said they would not support the measures they said that were contained in the bill and which would erode the privacy of ordinary citizens.

TT ParliamentnnThe opposition had earlier threatened to storm a meeting between technocrats and independent legislators on Monday to discuss the bill, but they later withdrew that threat and instead met with the officials a few hours before the debate on Tuesday.

The bill was passed close to midnight by a 17-12 margin with the two Senators, including a temporary legislator, Justin Junkere giving their support to the government.

The bill, which was already passed in the House of Assembly, goes to President Anthony Carmona for assent and will empower the SSA to handle “information that could facilitate the detection and prevention” of any crime with a jail-term of five years or more.

In wrapping up the debate on the legislation Attorney General Faris Al Rawi said the Solicitor General Carol Hernandez had advised that the legislation did not require a three fifths majority.

Al Rawi also said the bill was key to anti-terrorism collaboration with unnamed international bodies.

None of the amendments circulated by the Opposition or proposed by the Independents were approved during the Committee Stage and the Attorney General said while some of these counter-proposals were palatable, the government was not prepared to entertain them now.

Earlier, Independent Senator Taurel Shrikissoon had warned that the bill would make the SSA Director more powerful than the Police Commissioner in some respects.

“I am concerned about the freedom of the SSA Director. When the information hits the SSA Director and he chooses to dispense it to third parties, there is no obligation to treat with the information confidentially. The subject cannot access the information but third parties can have access. Where is the equality and fairness?”

Shrikissoon also said that the Police Commissioner was subjected to the discipline of the Police Service Commission. But this was not the case for the SSA Director.

He said the SSA Director has a “collaborative” relationship with the Minister of National Security, who sits in Cabinet.

“Where is the independence, where is the protection?” Shrikissoon asked, arguing that oversight by the Auditor General's Department was not adequate as this would be limited to financial oversight not internal control.

Another legislator, Jennifer Raffoul said the legislation infringed on the right to privacy and that government had given no data to justify an expansion of the SSA.

“As a citizen when I read the constitution I think I have a right to privacy,” Raffoul said while Senator Sophia Chote SC told legislators that she could not support this legislation.

“This is a legislative shell,” said the Senior Counsel.


The SSA Amendment Bill explained

http://www.looptt.com/content/ssa-amendment-bill-explained

Much has been said about the Strategic Services Agency (SSA) Amendment Bill which was passed in the Senate on Tuesday night.

The Opposition has claimed that the Bill expands the scope for spying while others have called for more consultation.

With all the stories out there, how much do you really know about this Bill.

We break it down below.

1)The SSA Amendment Bill seeks to widen the scope of responsibility SSA established by Act No. 24 of 1995.

2)The  SSA is currently authorised to police only drug-related offences. The amendment seeks to extend the agency’s mandate to operate in relation to serious crimes

3) Clause 3 of the Bill broadens the scope and functions of the Strategic Service Agency by including an expansive definition for serious crimes. The following areas are now under the remit of the Agency: Offences related to homicide; treason; terrorist acts; terrorist financing; cybercrime; chemical, biological and nuclear weapons; money laundering; weapons of mass destruction; trafficking in children & persons; gangs; Illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursor chemicals; corruption; offences which carry a penalty of not less than five year’s imprisonment; firearms and ammunition; and smuggling.​

4)The Agency will now be charged with the responsibility for maintaining databases of persons involved in “serious crimes” .

5)The Bill expands the category of donors and the purpose of the donations or gifts given to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago under Section 9 (c) of the Strategic Services Agency Act. It now includes donations or gifts for assistance given by regional and international bodies for assisting in the prevention of crime.

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« Reply #680 on: May 14, 2016, 04:45:56 PM »
Most people dont realise that it basically authorizes the SSA to use the Interception of Communications Act (passed and proclaimed by the PP) for a wider scope of offenses.


Which is why its important to research for yourself and not listen to frauds like Gerald Ramdeen (aka Mr. Prisongate) or KPB....or Wade Mark.

The powers to appoint the Director was always the same process. In fact think about it...who appointed Reshmi? How is it different now?
My biggest concern is appointments to an agency of this nature.....but....with the current system its difficult really to do it otherwise.


Everything else is a distraction from the matters at hand by the Opposition.
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« Reply #681 on: May 14, 2016, 06:53:47 PM »
Most people dont realise that it basically authorizes the SSA to use the Interception of Communications Act (passed and proclaimed by the PP) for a wider scope of offenses.


Which is why its important to research for yourself and not listen to frauds like Gerald Ramdeen (aka Mr. Prisongate) or KPB....or Wade Mark.

The powers to appoint the Director was always the same process. In fact think about it...who appointed Reshmi? How is it different now?
My biggest concern is appointments to an agency of this nature.....but....with the current system its difficult really to do it otherwise.


Everything else is a distraction from the matters at hand by the Opposition.


what else yuh expect
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« Reply #682 on: May 14, 2016, 06:59:57 PM »

Gov’t considers 100 kph speed limit

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160512/news/govt-considers-100-kph-speed-limit

GOVERNMENT is considering raising the speed limit to 100 kilometres per hour according to acting Prime Minister Colm Imbert.

Imbert made the disclosure during Thursday’s post-Cabinet media briefing.

He said: “Based on the information that is available at this point in time it appears that it may not be unwise to establish a speed limit of 100 kilometres an hour.”

He said the Government will not raise the limit though unless it was scientifically proven that the increase will be beneficial.

His statement comes as several groups protest the existing speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour, which is being enforced by police using speed guns. Actions taking by groups included deliberately driving slowly causing a huge traffic pile up and an online petition lobbying for an increase in the speed limit.

Imbert said he did not want the issue “ to have a life of its own.”

He said: “I want the population to know decisively that we are actively considering as a government the increase of a maximum speed limit on the Churchill Roosevelt, Beetham and the Uriah Butler, Solomon to 100 (kilometres per hour) and then looking at all the other roads and all the quirks and anomalies.”

He said: “ All of the other routes will be looked at in terms of speed . The 65 kilometre per hour anomaly all of that will be looked that.”

Referring to the Diego Martin Highway, Imbert said traffic management were assessing the speed limit there as well.

He said: “They are looking at a recommendation to adjust the speed limit on the Diego Martin Highway , I believe it is 50 kilometres an hour and they said they have done tests they have looked at the geometry, they have looked at the laying width on the Diego Martin Highway and they are recommending an upward adjustment.”

Works and Transport Minister Fitzgerald Hinds said: “I would like to congratulate the driving public of Trinidad and Tobago who seemed to have reacted very beautifully and very positively to the implementation of the speed guns. I see approaches to a new driving culture.”

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« Reply #683 on: May 16, 2016, 08:18:14 PM »
Could the speed limit be higher? Maybe.
Should it? When people could buy their permits and be on the road? When people driving pickup and eh even understand how different a heavy vehicle is with handling? When the drivers education poor? I eh feel so.
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« Reply #684 on: May 17, 2016, 03:59:56 PM »
Could the speed limit be higher? Maybe.
Should it? When people could buy their permits and be on the road? When people driving pickup and eh even understand how different a heavy vehicle is with handling? When the drivers education poor? I eh feel so.
how is it that a whole lot of people don't perish on the roads in germany like they do in trinidad and jamaica in spite of the germans not having a speed limit on the freeways, is it because of a lack of road infrastructure and not speed?

i am a firm believer that a lot of our road fatalities is as a direct result of poor roads maintenance and infrastructure.

i remembered a few years ago every time i read the news where someone was killed on the road it was in direct relation to a vehicle crossing the median and colliding with cars traveling in the opposite direction, or someone leaving the roadway and winding up in a ditch, or a vehicle running into a lamppost, tree, under a bridge or turning over on the side of the road, but in most cases the people were killed because of a combination of speed and running off the road into another object.

i would say with scientific certainty that if our highways were secured with the proper infrastructure where vehicles after losing control for whatever reason, be it speed, lack of driving skill or both, had actually stayed on the roadway after they lost control, 85% of the people who died as a result would have survived their accident. our government needs to do better in this regard because it's not rocket science or a daunting task.

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« Reply #685 on: May 17, 2016, 06:29:06 PM »

Govt saves $25m in food cards

...4,000 recipients fail to requalify

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160512/news/govt-saves-25m-in-food-cards

Government has saved some $25 million so far in cleaning up the food card programme, says Cherrie-Ann Crichlow-Cockburn, Minister of Social Development and Family Services.

Speaking at yesterday’s post-Cabinet news conference at the Office of the Prime Minister, St Clair, Crichlow-Cockburn referred to a newspaper report that some 11,800 recipients of food cards had experienced an interruption in their payments.
The ministry, she said, currently services 175,000 grant recipients, and in an effort to be efficient with State resources, a biometric system was introduced to eliminate leak­ages and irregularities.

She said the ministry decided it would target those in the food card programme first, approximately 46,296 people.
Crichlow-Cockburn said some 33,681 people came forward and, after verification, a total of 29,681 were found to be still eligible for the receipt of the food card.
She said by removing some 4,000 people from the programme, Government saved $25 million.

13,000 yet to respond
to ministry

The minister explained the people who were removed included people who died, emigrated and people who would have simply passed the card on to friends and family.
She added some 13,000 people who are grant recipients did not respond to the ministry’s various requests for them to come in.
Crichlow-Cockburn said ap­prox­-imately $6.5 million is spent monthly on these grants, amounting to $78 million annually, and these people would have been in receipt of a food card for more than two years.

She said during the mandatory review, which takes place every two years, the ministry decided to place a hold on the accounts of these people who had not responded after additional attempts were made to contact them.
The minister said should these individuals report to the ministry in the next three months, an assessment will be carried out and if they are found eligible, they will continue to be recipients of the programme.
People who do not report to the ministry will be removed from the system, and should they wish to gain access to the grant, will have to reapply.

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Re: Governance under the Rowley Administration
« Reply #686 on: May 18, 2016, 09:45:59 PM »
Could the speed limit be higher? Maybe.
Should it? When people could buy their permits and be on the road? When people driving pickup and eh even understand how different a heavy vehicle is with handling? When the drivers education poor? I eh feel so.
how is it that a whole lot of people don't perish on the roads in germany like they do in trinidad and jamaica in spite of the germans not having a speed limit on the freeways, is it because of a lack of road infrastructure and not speed?

i am a firm believer that a lot of our road fatalities is as a direct result of poor roads maintenance and infrastructure.

i remembered a few years ago every time i read the news where someone was killed on the road it was in direct relation to a vehicle crossing the median and colliding with cars traveling in the opposite direction, or someone leaving the roadway and winding up in a ditch, or a vehicle running into a lamppost, tree, under a bridge or turning over on the side of the road, but in most cases the people were killed because of a combination of speed and running off the road into another object.

i would say with scientific certainty that if our highways were secured with the proper infrastructure where vehicles after losing control for whatever reason, be it speed, lack of driving skill or both, had actually stayed on the roadway after they lost control, 85% of the people who died as a result would have survived their accident. our government needs to do better in this regard because it's not rocket science or a daunting task.

Also don't forget the driver education is a crucial element. When me and my friend got our license it was all about passing a test, nothing about learning skills, defensive driving or controlling a car in different conditions. In Germany, it's multiple parts to the drivers education including first aid. When we were in Germany back in 2006 we were hanging with this girl and she was studying for her license and the study manual was a thick binder just for the winter driving portion of the overall exam.

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Re: Governance under the Rowley Administration
« Reply #687 on: May 19, 2016, 11:53:43 AM »

BREAKING NEWS! Office of the Prime Minister

Age of child marriage must be aligned to age of consensual sex
The Office of the Prime Minister has sent a strong indication that legislation will be introduced to do away with child marriages in this country.

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« Reply #688 on: May 23, 2016, 04:29:50 PM »
A 50 million dollar roving fund is to be set up between Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. The announcement by Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro and Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley during a joint press conference at the Diplomatic Centre.
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Re: Dr Keith Rowley Thread.
« Reply #689 on: May 25, 2016, 12:27:58 AM »

Prime Minister Rowley's Official Visit to Ghana (2016)

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