Thursday, July 27, 2017

Why you still can't ditch your cable box

Jul. 27, 2017, 2:40 PM AST Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Not that long ago, the clunky cable box looked like it was on its way out. The federal government was pressuring cable companies to open up their near-monopoly on boxes to more competition, and industry leader Comcast promised apps that could render some boxes obsolete.






BRUTAL CHOPS*

Jul. 26, 2017, 11:14 PM AST Comments

Tobago has recorded its eighth murder, with the brutal chopping of ­mother of five Romelda King in ­Moriah. Police said her husband, Hilton Gordon King, an employee at Hope Farm, committed suicide at the family's Moriah home after killing his wife along Congo Hill. Both Kings were in their fifties.

‘CLF fire sale impossible’

Jul. 26, 2017, 11:8 PM AST Comments

There is “no chance” of a fire sale of the assets of CL Financial (CLF), Finance Minister Colm ­Imbert said yesterday. He also assured there was no chance of “this mysterious elite or one per cent” getting its hands on the iconic companies comprising CL Financial Group. The m


Winding-up matter should be determined during vacation, says judge*

Jul. 26, 2017, 11:7 PM AST Comments

High Court Judge Kevin Ramcharan says the action filed by the Office of the Attorney General to wind up CL Financial as the State attempts to recover a $15 billion debt should not remain before the court for longer than is necessary. The judge, presiding at the Hall of Justice in Port of Spain yeste


Garcia: Loans up to $30,000, grants for tertiary education*

Jul. 26, 2017, 11:5 PM AST Comments

Students will have access to loans up to $30,000 to assist with their tertiary education, says Education Minister Anthony Garcia. The minister said the loan limit has been increased from $25,000 to $30,000. Students can also access help with a grant of $75,000 which would be given in tranches of $25


AG cannot demand report from JLSC*

Jul. 26, 2017, 10:57 PM AST Comments

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi cannot compel the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) to submit an annual report to Parliament. The Constitution requires that Annual Reports of the JLSC are presented to the Parliament. Al-Rawi told the Express that the Attorney General’s role “wo


Chopped 25 times on video: victim now stable*

Jul. 26, 2017, 10:52 PM AST Comments

POLICE officers yesterday sought to obtain a statement from chopping victim Krishna Gadarsingh to determine a motive for the incident. Officers of the La Brea Police Station visited Gadarsingh at the San Fernando General Hospital, where he has been since the attack on Monday. Gadarsingh, who was i