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IT’S ALL LIES
Roselyn Alleyne, the woman who Vernella Alleyne-Toppin alleged was raped 46 years ago by Oppo­sition Leader Dr Keith Rowley, is “disgusted” and horrified by Alleyne-Toppin’s asser­­tion.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:50:00 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Rowley hurt claims used to slander dead parents
A tissue of horrendous lies!
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:02:40 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Vernella sorry for ‘parts’ of her speech
Tobago East MP Vernella Alleyne-Toppin said yesterday that while she apologises for the comments she made about Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley being a child of rape, he must answer her questions about a teacher who fathered a child with a student in Tobago.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:46:29 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
...Ministers support colleague, empathise with all rape victims
Government Ministers yesterday said they support their colleague Tobago East MP Vernella Alleyne-Toppin with the questions she put forward to Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley in Parliament.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:00:47 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘She has disgraced Tobago’
Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Orville London has labelled the statements made in Parliament by Tobago East MP Vernella Alleyne-Toppin as disgusting and disrespectful to Tobago women.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:00:01 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Soldier finds $100m in bank account
WHAT would you do if you woke up one morning and found $100 million in your account?
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:58:48 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Girl, 10, stabbed over TV show
An argument over television chan­nels triggered the stabbing of a ten-year-old girl yesterday.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:56:50 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Lack of police manpower in High Court
AT present, there are only 35 police officers assigned to the Hall of Justice in Port of Spain, which represents half of the required number of officers needed to ensure a smooth flow of operations at the court, said head of the Police Service Court and Process Branch, Supt Mervyn Cordner, yesterday.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:54:59 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Prisoners tell preacher: Forced to miss court dates
REMAND prisoners attending a Shouter Baptist Liberation celebration inside the Port of Spain Prison, on Frederick Street, yesterday complained to the event’s feature speaker that they are not being taken to court.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:54:09 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Probe men in image
PHOTOGRAPHS posted on Facebook showing the butchering of a turtle have outraged bloggers and triggered an investigation by the Ministry of the Environment, with the authorities searching for the three men seen in the images.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:45:06 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
C&W gets green light to sell TSTT shares
The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) has given Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) the greenlight to go ahead and sell its 49 per cent stake in majority State-owned TSTT.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:24:42 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
CWU: TATT has failed Trinidad and Tobago
Contacted last night, the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) general secretary John Julien said it was the first time he was hearing of TATT’s latest decision.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:23:50 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
CSO: Increase in labour force for third quarter
BETWEEN July and September last year, more people found work, according to the Central Statistical Office (CSO) which yesterday released its Labour Force Bulletin for the third quarter of 2014
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:23:20 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Don’t hold Govt to ransom
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday scolded some trade unions for holding the country to ransom when they do not get what they want. Referring to Monday’s “Day of Total Policing” by members of the T&T Police Service which caused nationwide traffic problems, Persad-Bissessar said she will raise the matter with the acting Commissioner of Police at today’s National Security Council meeting.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 02:43:28 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
PM: T&T must be jewels of the Americas
PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has announced that Cabinet will this week consider and finalise one of the largest proposed investments in South Trinidad—the San Fernando Waterfront Development Project.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:49:14 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Chamber: Millions lost
Early morning police roadblocks cost the country millions of dollars yesterday.
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:58:37 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
GHL, TCL gain ground
Today we at Bourse review the YE 2014 financial performance of Guardian Holdings Limited (GHL) and Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL), which collectively, comprise 3.7 per cent of the Trinidad and Tobago Composite Index (TTCI). Year-to date, both GHL (↑13.5 per cent) and TCL (↑4.4 per cent) have outperformed the broader TTCI. We take a closer look at each company and share some thoughts on the outlook for both firms.
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 02:45:49 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
$5.1b so far for Point highway
THE Government has paid out $5.1 billion on the construction of the Point Fortin Highway extension to date.
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 01:47:11 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Call for clear decision from TATT
Mobile provider Digicel has called upon the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) to insist upon the production of an actual binding share sale/purchase agreement showing the divestiture by Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) of its 49 per cent shareholding in TSTT before any approval is granted for the proposed merger between CWC and Columbus in Trinidad and Tobago.
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 01:46:10 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
89 million Scotia shares transferred
The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) in Canada will transfer its almost 90 million shares in Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago (SBTT) to a holding subsidiary in Barbados as part of a regional reorganisation exercise.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:37:48 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
ANSWER ME, KEITH
MINISTER in the Ministry of the People and Social Development Vernella Alleyne-Toppin yesterday issued an apology for remarks made in Parliament about rape and the lineage of Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Faris: PNM will answer, Vernella
PUBLIC Relations Officer (PRO) of the People’s National Movement (PNM) Faris Al-Rawi yesterday said the party stands ready to answer all the questions posed by Minister in the Ministry of the People and Social Development Vernella Alleyne-Toppin.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Al Rawi silent on West's involvement
PNM Senator Faris Al Rawi yesterday declined to state how Director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) David West became involved as a defence witness on behalf of Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley, citing legal responsibilities.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Tobago vex with MP
Rage continues to spread across Tobago over Tobago East MP and Minister in the Ministry of People and Social Development Vernella Alleyne-Toppin’s rape remarks during Government’s no-confidence motion against Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley on Wednesday.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Alleyne-Toppin's rape talk troubles Government ministers
THREE Government Ministers yesterday distanced themselves from the rape remarks made by Minister in the Ministry of Social Development, Tobago East MP Vernella Alleyne-Toppin.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Rape, not for political gain
THE ORGANISATION described as the Network of NGOs for the Advancement of Women yesterday expressed shock over the remarks of Tobago East MP Vernella Alleyne-Toppin in Parliament on Wednesday, saying rape was not an issue to be used for political gain.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday

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