News Headlines | Thursday, July 24, 2014

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BAKR’S THREAT
Four days before the 24th anniversary of the attempted coup, Jamaat-al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr has warned “injustice” against the Muslim community by law enforcement in this country will not be tolerated. On July 27, 1990, it was Bakr who led 114 members of the Jamaat and attempted a coup d’etat against the government of Trinidad and Tobago.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:46:46 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
...Rajaee Ali among 18 detained
LifeSport coordinator Rajaee Ali is among 18 people detained following a raid on the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen Carapo mosque on Tuesday night.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:42:39 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Gender Ministry: Boys of St Michael’s School to be sent home
The boys at the St Michael’s School for Boys are to be sent home. The Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development, along with the boards of management for the St Michael’s School for Boys and the St Mary’s Children Home, made this decision yesterday following a meeting.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:40:10 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Govt gave away 100 acres of prime land
Government has given away 100 acres of prime land in Tucker Valley to a former Congress of the People (COP) candidate without the appro­val of Cabinet, Opposition Lead­er Dr Keith Rowley said on Tuesday night.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:39:11 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘Express’ writer takes to PNM platform
Express columnist Clarence Rambharat is the “newest arri­val” to walk through the “open doors of the PNM”, Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley has said. But as he mounted the platform at the party’s political meeting on Tuesday night, at Massy Stores car park in St Augustine, Rambharat said he was merely making his “debut in town”.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:38:22 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘Regiment here to stay in Laventille’
Colonel Rodney Smart, who leads the Tri­- nidad and Tobago Regiment, yesterday streng­thened the resolve of his troops to remain in Laven­tille as “no one should hold any citizen of Trinidad and To­bago to ransom for their selfish needs”.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:34:21 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
No charges for Sharma
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard has advised that former tourism minister Chandresh Sharma not be charged in a matter involving a complaint by his former girlfriend, Sacha Singh, that he had assaulted her.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:32:31 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Soldier patrols in Laventille ‘legitimate’
The trinity of heads involving national security finally presented a cohesive position on the legitimacy of soldier patrols to the public yesterday morning, with all agreeing the presence of soldiers in Laventille was at the command of none other than Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:29:44 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
DNA may have been lost
THERE is the possibility any deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that may have been on a pair of rubber gloves found in La Puerta, Diego Martin, in 2007 has been destroyed, as the gloves were left on a shelf at Arouca Police Station for more than a year before being sent for testing.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:28:51 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Senator Drayton ‘being emotional’
Independent Senator Helen Drayton has an “obsession” with the Special Anti-Crime Unit of Trinidad and Tobago (SAUTT) which has caused her to be emotional and disrespectful to the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, says National Security Minister Gary Griffith.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:27:10 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Witco records $296m profit in six months
Profits at the West Indian Tobacco Company (Witco) are smoking. The Champs Fleurs-based cigarette producer yesterday announced a profit before tax for its six-month period ended June 30 of $296.1 million.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:03:52 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Lok Jack: China can bring economic benefits
Businessman Arthur Lok Jack believes it may be prudent for Trinidad and Tobago to consider how its relationship with superpower China can bring this country economic benefits.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:03:20 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
No support for second airline
A SEPARATE airline operating on the airbridge between Trinidad and Tobago will be more detrimental than beneficial to the country’s economy and should not be considered.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:07:01 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Petrotrin must pay
Members of the Otaheite Fisherfolk Association are calling on State-owned Petrotrin to resume loss of earnings payments to fishermen affected by last December’s oil spill in the Gulf of Paria.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:47:59 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
International equity markets trend higher
This week we at Bourse review the performance of international equity markets for the first half of 2014 and consider the potential opportunities available to investors. Investors may recall that around this time last year equity markets, particularly emerging markets experienced a turbulent first half.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:31:49 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
OCM posts $53m profit before tax
One Caribbean Media Ltd (OCM) has posted a $53 million profit before tax (US$8.22 million) for the six-month period ended June 30.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:15:30 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
No pressure on Harry to diversify HCU
There was no evidence that former Hindu Credit Union president Harry Harnarine was pressured by “rich Indians” to diversify the credit union into a financial empire comprising a slew of businesses as he said he was, the Sir Anthony Colman Commission of Enquiry report into the HCU has found.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:14:37 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Central Bank pumps more US$ into system
The Central Bank will sell US$75 million to the banking system today as part of what it calls its foreign exchange intervention programme.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:29:59 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs
Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history yesterday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs or 14 per cent of its workforce as it streamlines its Nokia mobile device business to focus on using the Windows Phone operating system.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:29:27 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
West: FIU can probe LifeSport
With the relevant legislation already in place in the country and more on the way, it is within the remit of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) to investigate agencies such as the controversial LifeSport Programme on its own without any instructions to do so.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:25:02 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
BAKR'S THREAT
AN ANGRY Jamaat al Muslimeen leader Imam Yasin Abu Bakr yesterday threatened Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams and National Security Minister Gary Griffith, of a response, if the security forces continue to raid the Jamaat’s mosque in Carapo, Arima, especially during the holy month of Ramadan.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
No case to answer
DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard has advised Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams that no charge be laid against Fyzabad MP and former Tourism Minister Chandresh Sharma arising out of allegations of assault made by his former girlfriend Sacha Singh.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Burnt inside car
SHOCK and horror gripped a quiet community in Moruga when a villager was found burnt beyond recognition inside his vehicle in a lonely track yesterday morning.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
CJ: Separation of powers not breached
CHIEF Justice Ivor Archie yesterday stated the separation of powers had not been breached via its participation in a consultation process in relation to criminal justice reform legislation, which was disclosed in the Senate by Minister of Justice Emmanuel George on Tuesday.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Griffith: Believe, have faith in Defence Force
NATIONAL Security Minister Gary Griffith is calling on the nation to “have faith and believe in the Defence Force.” He made this request at a press conference at the ministry’s Port-of-Spain office as he sought to ease concerns of the public with regard to security operations being conducted in East Port-of-Spain.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Veera Bhajan tells students be the best you can be
Just like what her parents Pooran and Reshma Bhajan did many years ago, encouraging her to go after her dreams despite her disability, attorney at law Veera Bhajan, 25, is now urging other parents of differently abled students to do the same for them.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Teachers on SEA exam: Gopeesingh under pressure to keep it
Thursday, July 24, 2014Yvonne WebbPresident of the T&T Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) Devanand Sinanan says Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh knows the Secon... Read more...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:45:44 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Concerns raised over EHS response in high-risk areas
Thursday, July 24, 2014ANNA-LISA PAULOfficials from the Ministry of Health and the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) are seeking the public’s assistance in devisi... Read more...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:37:02 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Kambon: Immigration detainees being abused
Thursday, July 24, 2014Chairman of the Emancipation Support Committee Khafra Kambon is demanding an urgent and immediate investigation into claims that police have abused detainees at the Imm... Read more...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:27:03 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Rowley: Govt in grand theft of state lands
Thursday, July 24, 2014Kalifa ClynePNM leader Dr Keith Rowley shakes a supporter hand after Tuesday night’s meeting. PHOTO: CLYDE LEWISThe People’s Partnership Government is perpetrating “grand theft”... Read more...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:24:25 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Father burnt to death in his car
Thursday, July 24, 2014Kevon FelmineMere hours after Francis and Terry-Ann Sampson discussed plans to visit their son in the United States, their dreams were shattered when... Read more...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:08:47 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
No charges against Sharma
Thursday, July 24, 2014Jensen La VendeSacha SinghNo charges are to be laid against former minister of tourism and Fyzabad MP Chandresh Sharma in a criminal assault investigation. ... Read more...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:03:04 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
CJ on prison law: No breach of principle
Thursday, July 24, 2014Richard LordChief Justice Ivor Archie says no breach of the principle of the separation of powers was committed when he consulted with Justice Minis... Read more...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:55:38 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Griffith: Laventille now safest in years
Thursday, July 24, 2014Geisha KowlessarChief of Defence Staff Major General Kenrick Maharaj, left, defends his soldiers' occupation of Laventille during a press conference hosted by the Ministry... Read more...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:50:43 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Minister: Brown playing politics
Thursday, July 24, 2014National Security Minister Gary Griffith said yesterday retired Brig Gen Ralph Brown had a political agenda when he came out and described soldier patrols in Laventille... Read more...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:43:11 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Penal nightclub workers under probe for human trafficking
Thursday, July 24, 2014Kevon FelmineThe National Security Ministry’s Counter Trafficking Unit is investigating two nightclub workers for their possible involvement in a hum... Read more...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:52:03 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Teachers on SEA exam: Gopeesingh under pressure to keep it
Thursday, July 24, 2014Yvonne WebbPresident of the T&T Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) Devanand Sinanan says Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh knows the Secon... Read more...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:45:44 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Concerns raised over EHS response in high-risk areas
Thursday, July 24, 2014ANNA-LISA PAULOfficials from the Ministry of Health and the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) are seeking the public’s assistance in devisi... Read more...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:37:02 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Kambon: Immigration detainees being abused
Thursday, July 24, 2014Chairman of the Emancipation Support Committee Khafra Kambon is demanding an urgent and immediate investigation into claims that police have abused detainees at the Imm... Read more...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:27:03 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Rowley: Govt in grand theft of state lands
Thursday, July 24, 2014Kalifa ClynePNM leader Dr Keith Rowley shakes a supporter hand after Tuesday night’s meeting. PHOTO: CLYDE LEWISThe People’s Partnership Government is perpetrating “grand theft”... Read more...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:24:25 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Father burnt to death in his car
Thursday, July 24, 2014Kevon FelmineMere hours after Francis and Terry-Ann Sampson discussed plans to visit their son in the United States, their dreams were shattered when... Read more...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:08:47 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
No charges against Sharma
Thursday, July 24, 2014Jensen La VendeSacha SinghNo charges are to be laid against former minister of tourism and Fyzabad MP Chandresh Sharma in a criminal assault investigation. ... Read more...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:03:04 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
CJ on prison law: No breach of principle
Thursday, July 24, 2014Richard LordChief Justice Ivor Archie says no breach of the principle of the separation of powers was committed when he consulted with Justice Minis... Read more...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:55:38 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Griffith: Laventille now safest in years
Thursday, July 24, 2014Geisha KowlessarChief of Defence Staff Major General Kenrick Maharaj, left, defends his soldiers' occupation of Laventille during a press conference hosted by the Ministry... Read more...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:50:43 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Minister: Brown playing politics
Thursday, July 24, 2014National Security Minister Gary Griffith said yesterday retired Brig Gen Ralph Brown had a political agenda when he came out and described soldier patrols in Laventille... Read more...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:43:11 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Appointing a CoP must be high priority
Wednesday, July 23, 2014It’s simply unacceptable that within a few days, the Police Service Commission will again hit a wall on the appointment of a Commissioner of Police and face the prospect of rea... Read more...
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:23:32 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Take Chikungunya threat more seriously
Tuesday, July 22, 2014But there is also a need for a national programme of action to protect the population.... Read more...
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:27:08 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Getting serious about reafforestation
Monday, July 21, 2014The protest outside of the Office of the Prime Minister at St Clair last week had a familiar feel.... Read more...
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:04:00 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Treat water supply with care
Saturday, July 19, 2014The warning signal sounded by WASA about the state of the nation’s water reserves is timely and appropriate.... Read more...
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 06:06:36 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Keep tight grip on security forces
Friday, July 18, 2014So, to summarise: soldiers are allegedly operating illegally; the Chief of the Defence Force has not given the go-ahead for such operations, and indeed he is not supportive of it;... Read more...
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:56:11 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Celebrating Bastille Day with dance
Friday, July 18, 2014Tremaine Soca WarnerThe Pom’Kanel dance troupe from Martinique entertain guests at Bastille Day reception hosted by French Ambassador Jacques Sturm at his official Mary Street, St... Read more...
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:20:08 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Swift, dramatic changes needed at St Michael’s
Thursday, July 17, 2014One reason why the report alleging abuse of boys at the St Michael’s Home for Boys must be taken very seriously is that the institution is a breeding ground from which young off... Read more...
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:05:06 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Military must account for soldiers’ aggressive tactics
Wednesday, July 16, 2014On Monday afternoon, the offices of Guardian Media Ltd (GML), St Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain, were shut down by a bomb scare called in at around 3.30 pm. Work came to a halt... Read more...
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 04:03:10 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Talent, teamwork conquer all
Tuesday, July 15, 2014For T&T, the lesson of German planning and years of long-term involvement by all stakeholders will demonstrate that a last-minute rush to hire a coach, gain funding from the... Read more...
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:12:12 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Hang solid plan off $3 million zip line
Monday, July 14, 2014When the THA’s Secretary for Tourism and Transportation Tracy Davidson-Celestine announced plans for a zip line installation costing $3 million at the post-executive council meeti... Read more...
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:23:41 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian

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Ex-prisoner calls for end to Vagina searches
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:04:21 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:03:15 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
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