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MAN OF TWO HOUSES
Questions have arisen as to how President Anthony Carmona’s aide-de-camp was afforded an entire townhouse at Flagstaff, Long Circular, when it is not customary for the person in this position to live at the President’s official residence.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:08:29 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Autopsy: Almost decapitated
German couple Hubertus, 71, and Birgid Keil, 74, died as a result of severe chop wounds to the back of their necks, which were almost decapitated.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:05:30 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
$.1m reward for info on Germans’ killer
A $100,000 reward is being offered by CrimeStoppers to anyone with information on the murder of German couple Hubertus and Birgid Keil. A team of investigators, inclusive of Executive Head of Homicide Simon Lendor, is in Tobago investigating the murders .
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:04:31 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Met Office: More rain in east in over 30 years
More rain fell in east Trinidad in November than in a 30-year period, according to Meteorological Office measurements of precipitation.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:02:36 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Elevated road to replace collapse parts
AN elevated roadway will be engineered and built to replace the collapsed portions of the Manzanilla-Mayaro Road following heavy rainfall.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:00:33 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘If we had an airboat, we would have reached marooned residents quicker’
ONE of the major challenges faced by State agencies in the flood disaster that devastated hundreds along the eastern coastline was the inability to respond with the best assets.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:59:43 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Woman shot dead
THE father of murder victim, Seema Balkaran, yesterday appealed to children to listen to their parents and follow the right path.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:58:53 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Mom still believes son is innocent
Mary Alexander maintains that she still believes her son is innocent. This despite the description by police of 31-year-old Azmon Alexander as the main “person of interest” in the disappearance of a Brasso Seco family,
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:57:36 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Done to save his life
Medical director of the San Fernando General Hospital, Dr Anand Chatoorgoon, yesterday issued a statement on the hospital’s medical intervention regarding a premature baby boy whose arm was amputated from the shoulder last Friday, saying it was done to save his life.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:56:34 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Cop on leave: rape probe of girl, 13, held up
THE report made by a 13-year-old mother that her baby was conceived as a result of rape stalled because the investigating officer was away on leave.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:54:51 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
CAL chairman defends new CEO
Caribbean Airlines chairman Philip Marshall says the “investment” in chief executive officer Michael DiLollo is for the purpose of equipping the airline with the most suitable leadership to meet and overcome its financial challenges.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:52:44 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Sfc: More questions than answers
Today, we at Bourse review the recently released results of Sagicor Financial Corporation (SFC) for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:43:12 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Digicel to TATT: Withstand ‘severe pressure’
Mobile service provider Digicel is calling on the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) to hold firm and withstand what the company describes as the “severe pressure” being applied by UK-based Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) and Columbus International Inc (Columbus) to approve the proposed acquisition of Columbus by CWC. 
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:00:03 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Dutch Caribbean airline takes to T&T’s skies again
Dutch Caribbean airline InselAir will be operating a service from Piarco International Airport to Curacao from December 15.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:58:47 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Consortium invests in Phoenix Park Gas
An investment consortium, comprising the National Insurance Board (NIBTT), National Enterprises Ltd (NEL), and the Unit Trust Corporation (UTC), has acquired a ten per cent stake in Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd for US$168 million.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:41:59 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Petrotrin trims budget
PETROTRIN president Khalid Hassanali said yesterday with the sharp drop in crude oil prices, the State oil company’s budget for next year will now be based on an oil price of US$75 per barrel.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:47:23 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘...Why the branch president was fired’
Trinmar’s branch president Ernesto Kezar, who was fired, did not lose his job because he stayed away for four hours, but because of a series “of escalated disciplinary actions”, Petrotrin president Khalid Hassanali said yesterday.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:45:22 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Digicel: CWC overpaid by US$1b for Columbus
Mobile services provider Digicel and pay to view company DIRECTV yesterday both called on regional telecommunications authorities to ensure Cable & Wireless’ purchase of Columbus Communications was transparent and benefited customers.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:57:12 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Plan aims for a crime-free season
THE Safe City Policing Initiative was launch yesterday in San Fernando where the plan is to increase the police ground patrol, reduce criminal activity and educate the public on safety tips during the holiday season. The launch was held at Harris Promenade, San Fernando, after which the police toured High Street, handing out brochures and talking with people on the streets.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 02:30:14 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
GKC, WCO and GHL deliver
Today, we at Bourse review the recently released results of Grace Kennedy Limited, Guardian Holdings Limited and WITCO for the period ending 30th September 2014.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:46:48 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
$100,000 REWARD
A $100,000 reward is being posted by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the capture of the criminals who murdered German couple, Hubertus and Birgid Keil in Tobago last week-end, as the police have set up a special high level team to intensify investigations.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
UK couple to sue for $20M
BRITISH national Peter Green who along with his wife Murium were viciously attacked while holidaying in Tobago in 2009, yesterday announced he will be suing the Trinidad and Tobago Government for £2 million or approximately TT$20 million and will be continuing his campaign to tarnish Tobago as a tourism destination.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Manning may run Sando seat again
Former Prime Minister Patrick Manning may be in the running to seek the People’s National Movement’s nod to once again be its candidate for San Fernando East in the 2015 general election.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Azmon's long road to capture
Azmon Alexander’s long road to capture on Sunday began in the dark of night in the foothills of the Bypass Road, north of Arima, and continued for several miles along a river bank that took him to Malabar on the other end of the eastern borough.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Hadeed sends condolences to family of German couple
TOURISM Minister Gerald Hadeed has sent a message of support and condolences to the family members of German couple, Hubertus and Birgid Keil.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
CAPTUERD !
Minutes after Azmon Alexander, dubbed the country’s most wanted man, was nabbed by officers as he sat in the back seat of a car in Malabar, he told heavily armed police officers, “I can’t believe I am being arrested today, but thanks for not shooting me. At least I am no longer the country’s most wanted man.”
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Call for help to rebuild church
The San Fernando City Corporation has turned down a request to help rebuild a wall at a Baptist church saying that it was a private matter. A landslip caused by persistent rain sent a mound of dirt cr... Read more...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:57:26 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Kublalsingh’s wife fed up of ‘charade’
Dr Sylvia Moodie-Kublalsingh, wife of leader of the Highway Re-Route Movement (HRM) Dr Wayne Kublalsingh, who is normally accommodating to members of the media, said yesterday she “had had enough.” Me... Read more...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:50:30 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Aboud: EMA didn’t clear Debe segment
Secretary of the environmental lobby group, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea, Gary Aboud is claiming six government agencies and the Environmental Management Authority had opposed the granting of a ce... Read more...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:49:35 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Carmona backs call for HRM mediation
President Anthony Carmona yesterday endorsed a proposal of mediation to resolve the dispute between the Highway Re-route Movement (HRM) and the government over the construction of the Debe to Mon Desi... Read more...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:48:13 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Tractor driver drowned after death plunge
An excavator driver who plunged over a 40-foot precipice in Santa Cruz during road repairs on Saturday drowned, according to an autopsy report.  The autopsy also found Hardeo Jaggit, a 32-year-old fat... Read more...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:44:57 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
No bail for trio on gun, ammo, drug charges
Two men and a woman were denied bail yesterday when they appeared before an Arima Magistrate charged with possession of four guns, three kilogrammes of marijuana and 175 rounds of assorted ammunition.... Read more...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:44:30 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Police advise business owners: Use police escort for cash deposits
Business owners are being urged to use police escorts when depositing money at banks during the Christmas period. Snr Supt Cecil Santana told business owners in Princes Town that such requests must be... Read more...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:14:53 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
After surviving attack four months ago Woman gunned down outside bar
A woman, who survived a gun attack four months ago, was killed instantly after she was shot three times in her chest outside Tom’s Bar,Freeport, on Sunday night. Villagers said Seema Balkaran, 33, of... Read more...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:02:42 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Capture of T&T’s most wanted man: Mom: My son surrendered
The mother of Azmon Alexander, the prime suspect in the murder and kidnapping of a Brasso Seco family, says she is relieved her son surrendered to police and was not hurt. Speaking yesterday at her ho... Read more...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:56:00 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
State moves to save Greyfriars
National Diversity Minister Rodger Samuel says he has not yet received any proposals relating to the future of the historic Greyfriars Church, Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain. He said if the owner of... Read more...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:58:56 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Call for help to rebuild church
The San Fernando City Corporation has turned down a request to help rebuild a wall at a Baptist church saying that it was a private matter. A landslip caused by persistent rain sent a mound of dirt cr... Read more...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:57:26 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Kublalsingh’s wife fed up of ‘charade’
Dr Sylvia Moodie-Kublalsingh, wife of leader of the Highway Re-Route Movement (HRM) Dr Wayne Kublalsingh, who is normally accommodating to members of the media, said yesterday she “had had enough.” Me... Read more...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:50:30 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Aboud: EMA didn’t clear Debe segment
Secretary of the environmental lobby group, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea, Gary Aboud is claiming six government agencies and the Environmental Management Authority had opposed the granting of a ce... Read more...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:49:35 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Carmona backs call for HRM mediation
President Anthony Carmona yesterday endorsed a proposal of mediation to resolve the dispute between the Highway Re-route Movement (HRM) and the government over the construction of the Debe to Mon Desi... Read more...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:48:13 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Tractor driver drowned after death plunge
An excavator driver who plunged over a 40-foot precipice in Santa Cruz during road repairs on Saturday drowned, according to an autopsy report.  The autopsy also found Hardeo Jaggit, a 32-year-old fat... Read more...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:44:57 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
No bail for trio on gun, ammo, drug charges
Two men and a woman were denied bail yesterday when they appeared before an Arima Magistrate charged with possession of four guns, three kilogrammes of marijuana and 175 rounds of assorted ammunition.... Read more...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:44:30 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Police advise business owners: Use police escort for cash deposits
Business owners are being urged to use police escorts when depositing money at banks during the Christmas period. Snr Supt Cecil Santana told business owners in Princes Town that such requests must be... Read more...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:14:53 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
After surviving attack four months ago Woman gunned down outside bar
A woman, who survived a gun attack four months ago, was killed instantly after she was shot three times in her chest outside Tom’s Bar,Freeport, on Sunday night. Villagers said Seema Balkaran, 33, of... Read more...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:02:42 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Capture of T&T’s most wanted man: Mom: My son surrendered
The mother of Azmon Alexander, the prime suspect in the murder and kidnapping of a Brasso Seco family, says she is relieved her son surrendered to police and was not hurt. Speaking yesterday at her ho... Read more...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:56:00 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Rethink mosquito control
At the 13th annual lecture at San Fernando City Week, hosted by the Anthony Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence, Dr Dave Chadee lamented the lack of science underpinning efforts at controlling the s... Read more...
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:12:30 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Speed up pace of telecom decisions
T&T has had an operating Telecommunications Authority for more than ten years. The authority was established by the Telecommunications Act 2001, “as the independent regulatory body responsible for... Read more...
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:24:29 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Interesting times ahead for US politics
In an immediate reaction, the immigrant community in the United States, including tens of thousands of nationals and other Caribbean peoples, have lined up behind President Obama’s initiative to allow... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:53:38 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
CCJ ‘at the appropriate time’ too vague
…legislative changes to allow for the referendum process need to be much higher on the Government’s agenda. Ideally, this upgrade of the Constitution should have been the precursor to other fundamenta... Read more...
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:59:57 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Minor league football administration
Although the men and women’s teams have improved significantly and are both at their highest international ratings ever, the latest incident, in which the players threatened to boycott the Caribbean F... Read more...
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:38:26 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Disaster response still lacking
T&T cannot escape forever and the ODPM and other authorities need to step up their preparations, communications and response times and capabilities and take these threats more seriously. Events li... Read more...
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:51:06 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Disaster response still lacking
T&T cannot escape forever and the ODPM and other authorities need to step up their preparations, communications and response times and capabilities and take these threats more seriously. Events li... Read more...
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:52:18 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
A traffic experiment gone horribly wrong
If this was, as has been suggested by some, simply a traffic experiment, it has gone horribly wrong. Works and Infrastructure Minister Dr Suruj Rambachan and the officials managing this project must i... Read more...
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:19:18 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
A traffic experiment gone horribly wrong
If this was, as has been suggested by some, simply a traffic experiment, it has gone horribly wrong. Works and Infrastructure Minister Dr Suruj Rambachan and the officials managing this project must i... Read more...
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:12:04 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Chaguanas court fuss surprising
The decision to move the court follows long consultations on the matter, consultations which the Judiciary characterises as “wide-ranging” and notes that it remains open to discussion on the matter. S... Read more...
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:15:19 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian

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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:07:43 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
Backs construction of multi-purpose facility
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:07:00 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
Ex-prisoner calls for end to Vagina searches
A FEMALE ex-convict, who was recently released from jail is calling for the end of “cavity” searches of female prisoners at the Women’s Prison at Golden Grove, Arouca. The woman, in her mid-thirties, who wished to remain anonymous, complained she … Continue reading
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:05:57 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
Xmas sales looking good in Princes Town
THE yuletide season has its ups and downs every year for businessmen and women all over Trinidad and Tobago but Christmas 2013 will definitely bring its goodies to the business owners of Princes Town.  To read the full story get … Continue reading
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:05:12 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
No NIS pension before Xmas
Retirees wait and wait for benefits MANY retirees hoping for settlement of their National Insurance Scheme (NIS) retirement benefits before Christmas may be in for a big disappointment. Word reaching TnT Mirror is that most of the National Insurance Board … Continue reading
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:04:21 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
Visitors to Golden Grove complain
No sanitary toilets PERSONS visiting their loved ones at the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca have complained about the inconvenience faced when they have a call of nature. Currently, there is no sanitary bathroom facility for either male nor female … Continue reading
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
400,000 unfinished cases claims JP Ackbar Khan Also an estimated 150,000 outstanding warrants JUSTICE of the Peace Ackbar Khan estimates that there is an astounding backlog of over 400,000 cases in the country’s courts. Speaking exclusively with TnT Mirror he … Continue reading
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:01:15 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
Latecomer Warner praises women’s group
CHAGUANAS West MP Jack Warner commended the St. Augustine Women’s group for the sterling service they have been giving to the Tunapuna and St. Augustine Community. He added that other groups in the country should emulate what they have done … Continue reading
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:59:04 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror