News Headlines | Thursday, July 31, 2014

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‘FIGHTING FOR AIR’
Seven months after a major oil spill, more than 20 residents in Marabella had to be taken to hospital yesterday following another oil spill at Petrotrin’s Pointe-a-Pierre refinery. Approximately 17,844 barrels of slop oil (a combination of oil, water and sediment) were released in the spill. Tropical Plaza, a commercial complex and food mall, closed prematurely around midday as a safety precaution.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:12:02 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Commonwealth 2014 LIVE UPDATES -Borel, Gordon earn medals
Cleopatra Borel and Lalonde Gordon earned medals for Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday. Borel threw 18.57 metres for silver in the women's...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:46:57 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Roget: We’re in this situation again because of poor management
“A DISASTER in the making.” That was how president-general of the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) Ancel Roget has described the latest Petrotrin oil spill which occurred in Marabella on Tuesday.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:09:49 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
McLeod taking ‘wait and see’ stance on Anil
LABOUR Minister Errol McLeod, who has acted as this country’s prime minister on several occasions, yesterday said he has adopted a “very middle and independent position” on whether Anil Roberts should step down or be fired as this country’s Sport Minister.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:08:21 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Pan Trinbago needs $25m for 2015 steelband conference
Pan Trinbago needs $25 million to bring off the planned International Conference and Panorama (ICP) scheduled for August 2015. The organisation’s president, Keith Diaz, made the announcement yesterday at a news conference at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:07:33 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
PNM Arima constituency wants Anil out
The People’s National Movement (PNM) Arima constituency is calling on Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to “rid the Cabinet of this cause of extreme national embarrassment, this horrific excuse of a Government minister that is Anil Roberts”.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:06:01 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
...‘Police investigator to look at LifeSport audit report’
A police investigator is expected to be appointed to look at the findings of the Central Audit Committee of the Ministry of Finance on the LifeSport programme. This was revealed yesterday by Police Service public information officer Insp Wayne Mystar in Port of Spain.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:05:33 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Skulls of couple shattered
A BARRACKPORE couple and their son suffered multiple head injuries in a crash which claimed their lives on Tuesday. Pathologist Dr Valery Alexandrov, who performed the autopsies yesterday at the Forensic Science Centre in St James, said the head injuries of the couple in particular were “incredibly extensive”.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:05:00 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Cable barriers prevent cross-over collisions
Arrive Alive president Sharon Inglefield has questioned whether enough was being done to prevent cross-over collisions on the nation’s roads. Inglefield was commenting on the fatal crash along the Uriah Butler Highway, near Endeavour Flyover, Chaguanas, on Tuesday in which Mahadeo Ramcharan, 48, his wife, Nanda, and their 13-year-old son, Nyron, were killed.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:02:02 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Barrier issue ‘to be addressed’
There are no cable barriers along the roadway where three members of a family were killed on Sunday. Mahadeo Ramcharan, 47, his wife, Nanda, 36, and their 13-year-old son, Nyron, were killed in the motor vehicular accident along the south-bound lane of the Uriah Butler Highway, near the Endea­vour Flyover.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:00:57 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
White-collar crime holding back T&T, says AmCham CEO
Inadequate governance and the “impunity” of white collar-crime are severely hampering the country’s ability to be competitive. This was the view of recently appointed chief executive at the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham T&T) Nirad Tewarie as he spoke during AmCham T&T’s 18th Annual Health, Safety, Security and Environment Conference and Exhibition at the Hilton Trinidad yesterday.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:45:11 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
TSTT ‘hiding faults with poor reform’
Telecommunicati­ons Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) is attempting to cloak its deficiencies through inept reform.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:14:24 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Stocks end lower ahead of economic data
The stock market fell modestly yesterday as investors waited for a batch of big economic reports later this week.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:13:22 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Chamber: The buck must stop with leaders
The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce yesterday expressed concern and alarm at the many discrepancies identified in the LifeSport audit.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:32:02 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Higher returns in US$ fixed income bonds
Today, we at Bourse review the international fixed income markets and consider events for the first half of 2014. We explore how investors may achieve annual bond returns in the range of 4-6 per cent over a 5-7 year period through investing in emerging market fixed income instruments, using a hold to maturity approach.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:07:11 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
NGC records $6.5b profit
The National Gas Company has recorded a profit after tax of $6.5 billion for its financial year ended 2013, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced on Thursday.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:29:35 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Inflation stable, says Central Bank
Core inflation has remained stable in the first half of 2014, the Central Bank said yesterday.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:52:58 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
20% price cut for Nutrimix
Local producer Nutrimix Flour Mills has advised its stakeholders and customers of a 20 per cent reduction in its brands of flour from July 25 to August 1.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:26:59 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
TSTT finalising $1.5 billion loan
State-controlled telecoms company Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) is finalising a $1.5 billion loan to transform itself into a more streamline, more technologically advanced mobile and internet services provider.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:40:51 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
ONLY 3 MONTHS TO LIVE
FATE robbed 13-year-old Nyron Ramcharan of the three months given him by doctors to live when a tragic Eid holiday accident on the Uriah Butler Highway claimed his life along with his mother and father. Doctors had actually told the family that the boy’s kidneys including one given by his mother, were failing rapidly and he was not expected to survive beyond three months, if he could not find a new donor.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
PM targets SPORTT over Life Sport scandal
ADVICE has been given to the Government so that Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, as head of Cabinet, can initiate legal action against directors of the Sport Company of TT (SPORTT) for breach of fiduciary duties relating to their role in awarding a multi-million dollar contract under the now defunct Life Sport programme.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Another oil spill
A SECOND Petrotrin oil incident in the space of three days has raised the ire of residents living near Petrotrin’s Pointe-a-Pierre refinery as oil leaked into the Guaracara river, causing some residents to fall ill.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Take education seriously
“One book; one pen; one child; one teacher; can change the world.” These words will go down in the history books with the young woman who uttered them, but they may go hand in hand with her famous words before she was shot in the forehead — “I am Malala.”
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
ASJA: Laws in place to deal with wife beating
PRESIDENT of the Anjuman Sunnat ul Jamaat Association (ASJA) Yacoob Ali yesterday said there are laws in place to deal with men who beat their wives. No citizen in the country should hit another one, he insisted.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
18,000 cases in one court
MINISTER in the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development Raziah Ahmed revealed yesterday that from 2012 to 2013, there were 17,748 cases of family and domestic violence or 48.6 cases per day in one court, in a magisterial district in north Trinidad. However, she said these were the cases which reached courts as she observed domestic violence is a hidden issue.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Lecturer Dr Winford James: Govt has lot of baggage in Anil
Thursday, July 31, 2014Gail AlexanderPrime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar can choose to revoke Sport Minister Anil Roberts’ appointment or keep him, but the question is on what basis she might do eit... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:09:26 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Minister at national consultation: 72 domestic abuse cases a day in 2012-13
Thursday, July 31, 2014Geisha KowlessarFor 2012 to 2013 the second court of one magisterial district in north Trinidad handled 17,748 family and domestic matters. This resulted in an average of 72 cas... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:01:42 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
After death of family in road accident: Cops want more cable barriers
Thursday, July 31, 2014Jensen La VendePolice are renewing their calls for cable barriers to be placed along the Solomon Hochoy Highway after the death of a family of three in a car crash on Tuesday af... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:56:27 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Murder victim’s family calls for prayers
Thursday, July 31, 2014Jensen La VendeNicholas Selby, 26, who was shot dead at La Puerta, Diego Martin, on Tuesday night.With the murder toll increasing almost daily, the family of one murder victim,... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:35:15 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Ruling on Re-route injunction August 8
Thursday, July 31, 2014The Appeal Court will deliver its decision on August 8 on the Highway Re-route Movement (HRM)’s application for an injunction to stop the Debe to Mon Desir segment of the Point... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:26:15 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Man in US$.5m bust on gun, ammo charges
Thursday, July 31, 2014The 51-year-old man who was allegedly held last weekend with over half-a-million US dollars in cash appeared in court yesterday charged with possession of a Tec-9 automatic gun... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:24:25 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Top cop speaks of his shackles in Police Service
Thursday, July 31, 2014Tremaine Soca WarnerIn the spirit of tomorrow's commemoration of Emancipation Day, acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams has said that there are "numerous shackles" placed... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:20:45 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Roget on latest oil spill: It’s a disaster in the making
Thursday, July 31, 2014Sharlene RampersadPetrotrin workers pump oil out of the Guaracara River, Pointe-a-Pierre, yesterday during mop-up operations after one of Petrotrin’s tanks at the Pointe-a-Pierr... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:07:02 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Malala to T&T students: Give thanks for your education
Thursday, July 31, 2014Taureef MohammedFormer West Indies cricket captain Brian Lara looks on as Pakistani schoolgirl and education activist Malala Yousafzai tries her hand with a cricket bat during a... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:57:55 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Works Ministry goes public with new app
Thursday, July 31, 2014Rapheal John LallKeith Nurse, programmer analyst at the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, gives an overview of the ministry's mobile app WIZE during yesterday's la... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:20:32 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Lecturer Dr Winford James: Govt has lot of baggage in Anil
Thursday, July 31, 2014Gail AlexanderPrime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar can choose to revoke Sport Minister Anil Roberts’ appointment or keep him, but the question is on what basis she might do eit... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:09:26 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Minister at national consultation: 72 domestic abuse cases a day in 2012-13
Thursday, July 31, 2014Geisha KowlessarFor 2012 to 2013 the second court of one magisterial district in north Trinidad handled 17,748 family and domestic matters. This resulted in an average of 72 cas... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:01:42 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
After death of family in road accident: Cops want more cable barriers
Thursday, July 31, 2014Jensen La VendePolice are renewing their calls for cable barriers to be placed along the Solomon Hochoy Highway after the death of a family of three in a car crash on Tuesday af... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:56:27 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Murder victim’s family calls for prayers
Thursday, July 31, 2014Jensen La VendeNicholas Selby, 26, who was shot dead at La Puerta, Diego Martin, on Tuesday night.With the murder toll increasing almost daily, the family of one murder victim,... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:35:15 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Ruling on Re-route injunction August 8
Thursday, July 31, 2014The Appeal Court will deliver its decision on August 8 on the Highway Re-route Movement (HRM)’s application for an injunction to stop the Debe to Mon Desir segment of the Point... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:26:15 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Man in US$.5m bust on gun, ammo charges
Thursday, July 31, 2014The 51-year-old man who was allegedly held last weekend with over half-a-million US dollars in cash appeared in court yesterday charged with possession of a Tec-9 automatic gun... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:24:25 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Top cop speaks of his shackles in Police Service
Thursday, July 31, 2014Tremaine Soca WarnerIn the spirit of tomorrow's commemoration of Emancipation Day, acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams has said that there are "numerous shackles" placed... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:20:45 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Roget on latest oil spill: It’s a disaster in the making
Thursday, July 31, 2014Sharlene RampersadPetrotrin workers pump oil out of the Guaracara River, Pointe-a-Pierre, yesterday during mop-up operations after one of Petrotrin’s tanks at the Pointe-a-Pierr... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:07:02 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Malala to T&T students: Give thanks for your education
Thursday, July 31, 2014Taureef MohammedFormer West Indies cricket captain Brian Lara looks on as Pakistani schoolgirl and education activist Malala Yousafzai tries her hand with a cricket bat during a... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:57:55 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Transforming to governance with accountability
Thursday, July 31, 2014While the Prime Minister has removed a number of errant or unsatisfactory ministers, there is still a need to establish new standards for performance expected of members of a go... Read more...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:40:06 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Malala’s example
Wednesday, July 30, 2014While educators may take heart and some good cheer from the declarations of support and admiration offered by Malala Yousafzai on her arrival in this country, it’s important to... Read more...
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:53:59 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Fire Anil Roberts!
Tuesday, July 29, 2014There is no avoiding the reality that the widespread fraud and corruption unearthed in the audit of the programme occurred under his watch and he did nothing to avert, detect or... Read more...
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:39:37 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Take specific, clear action on St Michael’s
Monday, July 28, 2014On Wednesday, Independent Senator Helen Drayton was exasperated about the Miscellaneous Provisions (Prisons) Bill, describing it as "a pretence at doing something.” ... Read more...
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:40:33 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Welcome to Japanese PM Shinzo Abe
Sunday, July 27, 2014The visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to T&T, which starts today, gives both countries the opportunity to underscore and celebrate the long and close trading and dip... Read more...
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:55:23 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Walk with your own snacks
Saturday, July 26, 2014At this week’s post-Cabinet media briefing, the Prime Minister spoke about discounts on foodstuffs being given to commemorate Eid and Emancipation, and two ministers spoke about... Read more...
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:15:06 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Breaking down barriers to equal education
Friday, July 25, 2014But the sociologists and educators will surely put part of the reason for the deviant behaviour of thousands of young people down to their having gone wrong from the Common Entran... Read more...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:59:59 +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

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Backs construction of multi-purpose facility
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Ex-prisoner calls for end to Vagina searches
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:05:57 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
Xmas sales looking good in Princes Town
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No NIS pension before Xmas
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:04:21 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
Visitors to Golden Grove complain
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:03:15 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
Big Mout Boysie
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:02:16 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
Judicial system in crisis
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:01:15 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
Latecomer Warner praises women’s group
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