THE Port Authority has suspended chief executive officer and general manager Leon Grant, even as Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday appointed businessman Christian Mouttet as the sole investigator of the procurement of two vessels for the Tobago seabridge from Canadian operator Bridgeman’s Services Group (BSG).

Five students get Cuban medical scholarships
FIVE STUDENTS, who have applied to study in the field of medicine and health technology, have been awarded Cuban scholarships to pursue their studies for the next five to seven years.

Young defends ferry investigator
ACTING Attorney General Stuart Young yesterday defended the choice of former TT Chamber of Industry and Commerce president Christian Mouttet as sole investigator into the procurement of the Ocean Flower II and the Cabo Star for the domestic seabridge. Mouttet’s appointment was announced in a statement issued yesterday by the Office of the Prime Minister. In a signed letter to Mouttet, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley told Mouttet he would be supported by the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs. Mouttet is expected to submit his report to Rowley within 30 days.

Mom: Alliyah asked me about heaven
HUNDREDS packed the St Mary’s Open Bible Church in Moruga to bid farewell to fire victims 40-year-old Nolene Nisha Gopaul and her eight year-old niece Alliyah Hope Primus. The Gopaul family chose a single coffin to carry the remains of the two burnt bodies.

BIGWU denies reports of agreement on GML cuts
THE BANKING, Insurance and General Workers Union (BIGWU) says while an agreement has been reached with management of Guardian Media Limited (GML) on the use of last in, first out, for planned job cuts at the company, no agreement has been reached on any workers to be sent home.

Wife pleads for detained Nigerian husband
“My family suffers today because our breadwinner and protector is incarcerated”, wrote Paula Nicole Haddaway, wife of Nigerian national, Time Hunter Okoedo Kings, who has been imprisoned for a combined period of more than four years, in an open letter to Minister of National Security, Edmund Dillon.