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That in a nutshell is what suspended acting CEO of Trinidad and Tobago Inter-island Transport (TTIT) Leon Grant told sole investigator Christian Mouttet when questioned on whether Baja Ferries, the original owner of the Cabo Star, had made contact with him offering the vessel to the port prior to th

‘I never knew anything about the ‘Cabo Star’*
Suspended acting CEO of Trinidad and Tobago Inter-island Transport (TTIT) Leon Grant maintained yesterday he did not receive any e-mail from Oscar Ruano, CEO of Baja Ferries. He was responding to a question from member of the Joint Select Committee Wade Mark on the issue which had been raised by th

...Japan visit not connected*
Deputy Chairman of the Port Authority, Adrian Beharry, said yesterday that his visit to Japan in late June was in no way connected to the Ocean Flower II. Beharry who appeared before the Joint Select Committee sought to “correct” statements made by TV 6 reporter Mark Bassant who gave tes

Elias quits as TSTT chairman*
CONTRACTOR Emile Elias yesterday resigned with “immediate effect” as the chairman of majority State-owned Telecommunication Services of T&T (TSTT) and its wholly owned subsidiary Massy Communications. In a five-page letter of resignation, Elias cited the fact that his construction compan

How you can help Dominica*
Trinidad and Tobago has rushed to the aid of Caricom neighbour Dominica, with private citizens, ­religious and non-governmental ­organisations yesterday seeking emergency supplies for the “nature isle” that was devastated on Monday by Hurricane Maria. The T&T Government has also continue

...Skerrit declares state of emergency*
A STATE of emergency has been declared in Dominica following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. In a statement yesterday, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said Dominica was still isolated with no means of communications and transportation connections to the neighbouring islands. Skerrit said

Dumas slams Sinanan and Port Authority*
THE Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) and Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan came in for licks yesterday from former head of the Public Service Reginald Dumas over the ferry fiasco. Dumas appeared before a Joint Select Committee (JSC) of Parliament that is conducting an ongoing en

Cops arrested: caught with firearms, $1.6m in ganja*
TWO police officers—allegedly caught with marijuana valued at $1.6 million, firearms and a ­quantity of alcohol—were arrested by their colleagues on Tuesday. The suspects—two constables attached to a special Police ­Service unit—together with an El ­Socorro man, were detained