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PROBE DOCTOR
The Attorney General is not backing any cover-up in the controversial cocaine surgery issue. Stressing that doctor/patient confidentiality cannot be used as a “shield for criminal wrongdoing”, Attorney General Anand Ramlogan yesterday called on acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams to probe deeper into the matter.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:41:36 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Bullets at his doorstep
A 27-year-old Princes Town man believes his life is in danger after an envelope containing eight bullets was found at his doorsteps on Thursday night.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:55:45 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Mom, daughters, baby missing
The Police Service on Thursday issued an alert, asking the public for helping in finding a woman, her two teenage daughters, and her one year old granddaughter, who have disappeared in the village of Brasso Seco, Paria. The following is the police report -
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:13:19 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
PM to fast-track Child Offender Registry
PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has questioned why legislation for the establishment of a Child Offender Registry has not been fast-tracked as yet.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:16:32 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
$50,000 taken in "Casino" robbery
A casino manager and two security guards were tied up and robbed by armed thieves on Wednesday. Police said two men dressed in black clothing and armed with a gun entered Hot Shot Casino at Rochard Road, Barrackpore at around 3.45 p.m.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:50:36 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Accused cop killers claim prison beatings, victimisation
TWO men accused of murdering a police sergeant claimed yesterday that they were being victimised by health care workers. Prisoner Anthony Clement told the court he was ill-treated after doctors at a public health institution were told the nature of the crime for which he was charged.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:35:23 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Boy, 17, on three armed robbery charges
A 17-year-old boy facing three robbery charges re-appeared before the court yesterday after being remand in State custody on Wednesday.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:16:51 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Anand: AG’s office not involved in Carmona, Price row
Attorney General Anand Ramlogan yesterday described the threatened legal action by President Anthony Carmona against comedienne Rachel Price as “a private matter”. He said the Office of the Attorney General was not involved in this matter, neither was it paying the legal bill. “The Office of the President can seek legal advice from the Solicitor General, who is in law, the legal adviser to the State, and that would include the Office of the President.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:40:18 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Kamla takes a break from HRM
PRIME MINISTER Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday said she has washed her hands off the Highway Re-Route Movement (HRM) issue for the time being as it is currently being handled by her subordinates.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:39:09 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Prayers for Kublalsingh
A Woodford Square, Port of Spain, gathering in support of activist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh will today begin with prayers for his life by leaders of the Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO). The show of solidarity was called Wednesday by Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) president, Gary Aboud, who on that day also pleaded with Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to step in to save Kublalsingh’s life.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:38:20 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Southpark finally opens
SOUTHPARK Cinemas 10 opened for business last evening, after finally getting the court’s approval to being operations.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:59:24 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Phoenic Park president steps down
President of Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd (PPGPL) Eugene Tiah is leaving the company after 23 years, during which he was president for the past 13 years.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:58:44 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Minister: Oil price fall won’t hurt revenue
Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine assured yesterday that the Government’s projected revenue stream has not been compromised by the dip in global oil prices. On Monday oil prices fell below US$80 a barrel. Trinidad and Tobago’s national budget is pegged at an oil price of US$80 and a gas price of US$2.75 per mmbtu.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:34:23 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Don’t worry
THERE is no need to worry yet about the decrease in oil prices, says economist Dr Roger Hosein.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:10:11 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Trinity PLC net production increases
Trinity Exploration & Production PLC yesterday said its net production increased slightly in the third quarter, with current production rates higher, following what it said was “successful workover activity”.
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:23:17 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Howai: No need to take any action
Finance Minister Larry Howai is standing by his position that there is no reason for Government to take any action despite the price of oil briefly dropping below US$80 per barrel yesterday.
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:23:30 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Timing and diversification
Today we at Bourse dissect the performance of three previously proposed portfolios, the Conservative, Moderate and Aggressive portfolios. In recent articles, we would have illustrated the 10-year performance of these portfolios and suggested that longer investment time periods are likely to improve investment performance.
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 02:19:56 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
New-look $50 bill in December
On December 13, the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago will unveil a redesigned $50 bill made from polymer—the same material used to make Canadian currency. The new banknote will be gold in colour and its major security feature will be a transparent plastic area with a metallic holographic image.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:41:37 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
ECA unveils Ebola guidelines
If an employee is suspected of Ebola or has recently travelled to a country that has cases or suspected cases of Ebola, the employer should consult with the company doctor for a medical certificate confirming that the employee may return to work, the Employers Consultative Association has said.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:39:34 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘2008 $$ crisis still hurting millions’
The impact of the 2008 economic crisis on families and jobs around the globe has not abated much, Central Bank Governor Jwala Rambarran has said.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:10:17 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
LOST SOULS
THE lives of three persons, including a female Sangre Grande pensioner, a Caroni woman and a Cumuto man, were snuffed out by violent means in unrelated incidents, as the country’s murder toll jumped by three, between Wednesday evening and yesterday morning, to reach 338.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Family disappears
MYSTERY surrounds the disappearance of four members of a Paria family including two teenagers, their mother and one of the teen’s one-year-old child. Up to press time an intense search was underway for the missing members of the Gonzales family, who vanished without a trace from their home at Mount Bleu Road, Brasso Seco, Paria last Sunday evening.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Ramlogan disturbed by lack of charges
ATTORNEY General Anand Ramlogan yesterday said he was “gravely disturbed” by the lack of charges in relation to a report of a doctor failing to notify law enforcement authorities about cocaine said to have been surgically removed from the body of a patient. He did so as he called on Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams to continue a probe into the matter.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
PM backs doctors for Ebola mission
PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has welcomed the offer by local doctors to visit areas dealing with the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) but noted that they will have to be put in a 21-day quarantine when they return according to the protocol.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Keshorn gets $2M home
A HOME fit for a champion.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
HORROR FOR CHILDREN
SEVERAL of the nation’s children, between Tuesday and yesterday, came face to face with various horrors including an attack by a sexual predator, a schoolboy being shot, another being chopped by two men and a schoolboy being knocked down and run over by two vehicles.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Kublalsingh’s hunger strike: Dookeran backs call for PM to mediate
A government minister has thrown his support behind Gary Aboud’s plea to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to mediate with the Highway Re-route Movement (HRM). Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Doo... Read more...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:07:06 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Ato Boldon sex scandal: Peris: Plot to embarrass me
Former Australian Olympic sprinter Nova Peris, now a senator, said yesterday the story of her alleged affair with former T&T Olympic sprinter Ato Boldon in 2010 was part of a plot by someone seeki... Read more...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:05:55 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Ex-judge to head Las Alturas probe
A three-man commission of enquiry, headed by retired Justice Mustapha Ibrahim, into the PNM administration’s Las Alturas project will determine if there are grounds for criminal or civil action concer... Read more...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:03:30 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Two women and man murdered
One woman was shot dead and another found with her throat slit and a plastic bag over her head in separate incidents on Wednesday. The body of Florentine Arneaud, 62, from St Vincent and the Grenadine... Read more...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:00:33 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Cop killed in road accident
A 34-year-old police officer was killed instantly in a road accident in Chaguanas yesterday which left another man seriously injured. Special Reserve police constable Daniel Ramsaroop of Hendrickson S... Read more...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:57:30 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
PM on anti-Kublalsingh ads: Citizens free to express views
Citizens are free to express their views once they are not in breach of the law. So said Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar in response to questions from reporters on advertisements in the newspape... Read more...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:56:08 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
AG on cocaine surgery case: Cops must reopen it
Attorney General Anand Ramlogan will ask the acting Commissioner of Police to continue investigations into the case of a private nursing home patient who had 20 cocaine pellets removed from his stomac... Read more...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:19:30 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Fixin’ T&T calls for review of legal advice
The day after the acting Police Commissioner said no charges would be brought against the doctor or patient involved in the removal of cocaine pellets from a man’s stomach last year, the pressure grou... Read more...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:14:58 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Of mice and men
Peter Minshall  I give you Gandhi and I give you Selwyn, Ralph and Raoul, and I give you Wayne, all in the same breath. “Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the tr... Read more...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:08:19 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Mixed response to airbridge penalty
Rosemarie Gomes, manager of Unlimited Travel and Krystal Tours, does not agree that passengers should be penalised for cancelling their reservations on the Tobago airbrige. The penalty should be for p... Read more...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:13:54 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Kublalsingh’s hunger strike: Dookeran backs call for PM to mediate
A government minister has thrown his support behind Gary Aboud’s plea to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to mediate with the Highway Re-route Movement (HRM). Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Doo... Read more...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:07:06 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Ato Boldon sex scandal: Peris: Plot to embarrass me
Former Australian Olympic sprinter Nova Peris, now a senator, said yesterday the story of her alleged affair with former T&T Olympic sprinter Ato Boldon in 2010 was part of a plot by someone seeki... Read more...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:05:55 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Ex-judge to head Las Alturas probe
A three-man commission of enquiry, headed by retired Justice Mustapha Ibrahim, into the PNM administration’s Las Alturas project will determine if there are grounds for criminal or civil action concer... Read more...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:03:30 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Two women and man murdered
One woman was shot dead and another found with her throat slit and a plastic bag over her head in separate incidents on Wednesday. The body of Florentine Arneaud, 62, from St Vincent and the Grenadine... Read more...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:00:33 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Cop killed in road accident
A 34-year-old police officer was killed instantly in a road accident in Chaguanas yesterday which left another man seriously injured. Special Reserve police constable Daniel Ramsaroop of Hendrickson S... Read more...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:57:30 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
PM on anti-Kublalsingh ads: Citizens free to express views
Citizens are free to express their views once they are not in breach of the law. So said Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar in response to questions from reporters on advertisements in the newspape... Read more...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:56:08 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
AG on cocaine surgery case: Cops must reopen it
Attorney General Anand Ramlogan will ask the acting Commissioner of Police to continue investigations into the case of a private nursing home patient who had 20 cocaine pellets removed from his stomac... Read more...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:19:30 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Fixin’ T&T calls for review of legal advice
The day after the acting Police Commissioner said no charges would be brought against the doctor or patient involved in the removal of cocaine pellets from a man’s stomach last year, the pressure grou... Read more...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:14:58 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Of mice and men
Peter Minshall  I give you Gandhi and I give you Selwyn, Ralph and Raoul, and I give you Wayne, all in the same breath. “Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the tr... Read more...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:08:19 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Vacancies reflect sorry state of national security
It is not only in filling vacant senior positions that there are unacceptable and unexplained delays. The slow pace of investigations into the murder of senior counsel Dana Seetahal is a cause for con... Read more...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:19:35 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
When ‘citizens’ take the wrong road
Someone or a group of people identified only as “Citizens 4D Highway” has recently taken out a series of newspaper advertisements, some more distasteful than others, and all deeply misguided. The firs... Read more...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:26:15 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Farewell, great teachers
The passing of any upstanding citizen who chose to give of himself in service to the country is a loss that touches everyone, but the loss of a great teacher touches some more intimately. On Sunday, B... Read more...
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 02:24:54 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
World Cup dream still alive
For T&T’s team, qualifying for Canada 2015 is not just an attainable goal but an achievement that is sure to energise and inspire women’s football across the region. This team deserves nothing les... Read more...
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:03:30 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Fix Maracas sustainably
Careful planning by people experienced with the challenges and consultations with those most likely to be affected by these changes offer the best chance to solve both problems effectively. Before con... Read more...
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:22:21 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Pres Carmona’s unprecedented move
If President Carmona hoped that by issuing a pre-action protocol letter to a comedienne and talk-show host, he would put an end to adverse comments about his wife’s dress sense, he must be bitterly re... Read more...
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 03:55:12 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Increase in HIV-infected cases worrying
The most recent figures emerging out of UNAids on the state of what is called the “general epidemic” of HIV and Aids in T&T indicate that the number of people being infected with HIV is on the inc... Read more...
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:06:02 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Useful lessons to learn from Canada attacks
Thankfully no one with T&T origins was killed or injured in these incidents, but the people of this country, especially in the light of this close connection, share in the shock and the concern fo... Read more...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:23:05 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Protocols for handling Ebola risks urgently needed
As well as the protocols for evaluating and handling possible Ebola risks, also needed urgently is an update on the internal preparations to backstop the efforts to prevent the virus making landfall.... Read more...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:20:59 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Better care options for mentally ill
The death of a man described as mentally ill at the Centre for Socially Displaced Persons in Port-of-Spain on Monday points to a need to review and improve the quality of care for mentally ill outpati... Read more...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:22:25 +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
Eddie Hart comes under fire FORMER Minister, Eddie Hart has come under fire from Dinsley residents and groups against the construction of the multi-purpose sporting facility at the Orange Grove Savannah. Recently, members of the newly-formed Future Generation Committee assembled … Continue reading
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
Curry duck and ham for Xmas “I LOVE a good curry duck but I not in this curry duck business at Christmas time. Give me meh bake ham and pastelles.” Boysie, the multi-ethnic barber, the kaleidoscopic homo sapien of three … Continue reading
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