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Finance Ministry: Meeting with PSA was 'productive'

The Ministry of Finance says the meeting it held with the president of the Public Services Association, Watson Duke about the Revenue Authority, was productive.

The Ministry says workers employed with the Customs and Excise Division and the Inland Revenue Division will enjoy terms that are no less favourable than they currently do, when the Revenue Authority is formed.

The Ministry issued the following statement today:

Point Fortin man charged with possession of firearm

A Point Fortin man is due to appear before a Point Fortin Magistrate today, charged with possession of firearm and ammunition.

Maquille Erasto, 22, of Fanny Village, Point Fortin, was held by officers of the Point Fortin CID during an anti-crime exercise in the district around 6:15 am on Monday 13th November, 2017.

Acting on information, officers proceeded to Sunset Beach, Fanny Village, where they stopped and searched the suspect.

The search resulted in the pistol, along with a magazine containing two rounds of 9mm ammunition being found in his possession.

Antoine confirmed as UN Head of Mission

The Minister of Foreign Affairs has officially appointed Makeda Antoine as the new Head of Mission to the United Nation.

It follows some controversy over whether she is qualified for the job.

But the Ministry issued the following statement on Tuesday, confirming the appointment.

Three arrested after police find marijuana in vehicles

Three men were arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized, by officers of the Southern Division Task Force during an anti-crime exercise in the San Fernando district yesterday, a police statement has said.

Officers were on mobile patrol in the La Romaine district, when based on information received, they proceeded to V’s Casino carpark at Union Hall, Cross Crossing, San Fernando, where they had cause to search two vehicles; a silver Toyota Hilux and a blue Hyundai Elantra.

Central car dealer thanks "the father" after posting photo on a light aircraft

A photo appearing on the Instagram page of Central businessman Sheron Sukhdeo seems to suggest that he has purchased a light aircraft.

Sukhdeo is popular for a car business he runs in Chaguanas.

The post on his Instagram page - sherons_auto - shows a picture of a fixed-wing, multi-engine propeller aircraft with Sukhdeo on the wing.

It is captioned, "Fed up buy cars" and is followed by another comment "All thanks to the father for all his blessings".

The aircraft is registered as N6739Y.

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