News Headlines | Friday, April 25, 2014

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DPP RULES OUT LEAK
Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard yesterday expressed confidence that the leak of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) report and the Police Service report on the New Flying Squad Investigative Unit did not come from his office.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:36:13 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
PM: DPP should focus on contents
Prime Minister Kamla-Persad Bissessar said yesterday she hoped Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard will follow his own advice and “focus on the contents of the report”.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:36:14 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Al-Rawi to Ramadhar: I won’t step down from JSC
Opposition Senator Faris Al-Rawi has said he has no intention of stepping down as a member of the Parliament’s Joint Select Committee (JSC).
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:36:15 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Fire destroys India Expo
The Festival of India Expo in Chaguanas was burnt to the ground in a suspected arson attack yesterday, causing millions in losses.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:36:15 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Mom in Facebook beating: I didn’t abuse her
Helen Bartlett, the mother who beat her 12-year-old daughter on Facebook, told i.95.5 fm news yesterday she would be ready to face whatever action the Government or law wanted to take against her, if it came to that.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:36:16 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
...Kamla: No unilateral decision on laws
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday clarified her position regarding legislation to protect children from abuse at home, specifically whether or not corporal punishment should be banned in the home.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:36:17 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Citizens urged to canvass for CCJ
“GIVE us a chance”.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:36:17 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Fraud suspect WPC surrenders to cops
Woman police constable Elizabeth Hope is expected to appear before a Port of Spain magistrate on Monday after surrendering to police yesterday morning.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:36:18 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Govt to create proper DNA database
GOVERNMENT is moving towards creating a proper deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) database with law enforcement officers first in line and mandated under law to provide tissue samples as the State seeks to establish new ways and means to have a proper functioning judicial system.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:35:25 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Griffith discloses ‘top secret’ plan
A classification and handling of classified documents policy will be introduced in all units and divisions of the Ministry of National Security, to protect sensitive documents.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:34:49 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘She lived life to the fullest’
Former Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) president and businesswoman Karen de Montbrun was yesterday remembered not only as an astute and brilliant leader but as a loving, devoted mother, a take-charge big sister and a woman who loved God.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:59:35 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
La Brea MP: Planned protest to highlight disrespect to residents
THE “disrespect” meted out to residents of La Brea and environs in recent months will be highlighted at a protest planned for tomorrow.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:58:36 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘T&T lagging in technology’
This country continues to lag in the area of technology, according to the 2014 World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report. Parts of the report were presented at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business in Mt Hope yesterday by the school’s executive director and professor of strategy, Prof Miguel Carrillo. Carrillo pointed out that this country’s 2014 ranking of 71st was just one spot away from its 2013 ranking of 72nd.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:02:41 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Moody’s maintains T&T’s credit rating
Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed Trinidad and Tobago’s Baa1 sovereign credit rating based on relatively high income le­vels, driven by the country’s large and diversified energy sector, Finance Minister Larry Howai said in a release yesterday.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:46:00 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
US stocks log longest winning streak in six months
The stock market logged its lon­gest winning streak in six months yesterday, as another big week for company earnings began.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:45:21 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
A tale of two insurers
Today we at Bourse review the performance of the two insurance companies listed on the local stock exchange and which also fall under the non-banking finance sector: Guardian Holdings Limited (GHL) and Sagicor Financial Corporation (SFC).
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:20:42 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Republic to make bid for Ghana bank
Republic Bank intends to formally make mandatory offer to the shareholders of HFC Bank in Ghana, Ghana News has reported
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:57:19 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Tarrus ready for jazz festival
Reggae star Tarrus Riley is ready to hit the Speyside stage today to start the Tobago Jazz Experience.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:56:34 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Transparency T&T: She will be missed
The Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute said yesterday it was deeply saddened by the untimely death of Karen de Montbrun, who served as vice-chair from June 2010 to May 2012, and expressed condolences to her family.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:55:08 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
PM sends condolences on death of TTMA’s first woman presidentv
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday said she was saddened to hear of the recent passing of the first woman president of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA), Karen de Montbrun.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:53:48 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
IT WASN'T ME
IT WASN’T ME!
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
$40M fire at Nagar
ARSON is suspected in a fire which destroyed the Indian Festival Expo tent at the Divali Nagar site off the Uriah Butler Highway in Chaguanas, leaving behind losses conservatively put at $40 million. Remnants of a molotov cocktail (a crude homemade incendiary device) were retrieved from the smouldering ruins of the site by investigators.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Jnr nurse in hot seat
A FEMALE junior paediatrician was the first to be placed under scrutiny as the inquiry into the death of baby Simeon began yesterday. According to sources, the doctor, who was part of the team when baby Simeon was delivered in March, gave evidence.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Why no DNA database yet?
DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard yesterday asked why is it taking so long for a DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) database to be established in this country.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Wanted woman police officer arrested at Piarco airport
A WOMAN police constable, who fled to the United Kingdom after being tipped off that she was being investigated for defrauding the Police Service of $400,000, was arrested yesterday morning by police shortly after she departed a flight at Piarco International Airport.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Council meets Tuesday on 'Stop Work' order
LOCAL Government Minister Marlene Coudray yesterday noted the council of the San Fernando City Corporation (SFCC) can take action to have someone perform the duties of the chief city engineer and sign the “Stop Work” notice to a company involved in excavation works in the southern city.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Evacuation plan for city by next week
Yvonne Baboolal Bynoe made the disclosure while giving a report fr... Read more...
Sat, 27 Nov 2010 04:36:23 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Fire razes Indian Expo at Divali Nagar
SHASTRI BOODANFriday, April 25, 2014Indian national Amit Alag, who operated the Festivals of India Expo at the Divali Nagar Site in Chaguanas, says the fire which ravaged the operation has left him pe... Read more...
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:26:40 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Farmer blames tardy cops for friend’s death
Reshma RagoonathFriday, April 25, 2014Cattle farmer Terry Singh says if Barrackpore police had responded to his pleas on Sunday when his friend Ramraj Ramnarine was shot by a trapgun the father of two... Read more...
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:22:07 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Ex-TTMA head hailed as being respected
Raphael John-LallFriday, April 25, 2014Favourable comments from the Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to leading business chambers showed the late Karen de Montbrun was loved and respected by all... Read more...
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:16:36 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Bail for girl, 14, on gun charges
Friday, April 25, 2014A 14-year-old Laventille girl was among five people appearing before a Princes Town Justice of the Peace yesterday on arms and ammunition charges. Yesterday the teen was granted... Read more...
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:23:29 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
PTSC driver shot dead in Diego Martin
Friday, April 25, 2014Relatives of murdered Public Service Transportation Corporation (PTSC) driver Willdon Shepherd yesterday were contemplating how to break the news to his eldest son t... Read more...
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:22:42 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Police cyclists plan to park up over $$ row
Friday, April 25, 2014Police motorcyclists plan to park up their machines today in a sign of protest over improper safety equipment and the failure of the acting Commissioner of Police to... Read more...
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:17:26 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Activist on outlawing ‘licks’ in homes: That’s not the way to go
Kalifa ClyneFriday, April 25, 2014Legislation to outlaw corporal punishment against children in homes may not be the appropriate measure to deal with acts of violence against children, says activist... Read more...
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:10:22 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Girl’s dad plans libel suit against mother
Kevon FelmineFriday, April 25, 2014Helen BartlettThe father of the 12-year-old girl whose Facebook flogging post has created a firestorm of comments over discipline has disputed her mother’s claim tha... Read more...
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:59:43 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Cops arrest female relative
Saturday, December 4, 2010Blind mother Yvonne Hoyte weeps after her son Mitchell Arnold was killed by a close female relative. PHOTO TONY HOWELLVisually impaired mother Yvonne Hoyte sobbed yesterday a... Read more...
Sat, 04 Dec 2010 06:32:43 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Evacuation plan for city by next week
Yvonne Baboolal Bynoe made the disclosure while giving a report fr... Read more...
Sat, 27 Nov 2010 04:36:23 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Fire razes Indian Expo at Divali Nagar
SHASTRI BOODANFriday, April 25, 2014Indian national Amit Alag, who operated the Festivals of India Expo at the Divali Nagar Site in Chaguanas, says the fire which ravaged the operation has left him pe... Read more...
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:26:40 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Farmer blames tardy cops for friend’s death
Reshma RagoonathFriday, April 25, 2014Cattle farmer Terry Singh says if Barrackpore police had responded to his pleas on Sunday when his friend Ramraj Ramnarine was shot by a trapgun the father of two... Read more...
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:22:07 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Ex-TTMA head hailed as being respected
Raphael John-LallFriday, April 25, 2014Favourable comments from the Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to leading business chambers showed the late Karen de Montbrun was loved and respected by all... Read more...
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:16:36 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Bail for girl, 14, on gun charges
Friday, April 25, 2014A 14-year-old Laventille girl was among five people appearing before a Princes Town Justice of the Peace yesterday on arms and ammunition charges. Yesterday the teen was granted... Read more...
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:23:29 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
PTSC driver shot dead in Diego Martin
Friday, April 25, 2014Relatives of murdered Public Service Transportation Corporation (PTSC) driver Willdon Shepherd yesterday were contemplating how to break the news to his eldest son t... Read more...
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:22:42 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Police cyclists plan to park up over $$ row
Friday, April 25, 2014Police motorcyclists plan to park up their machines today in a sign of protest over improper safety equipment and the failure of the acting Commissioner of Police to... Read more...
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:17:26 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Activist on outlawing ‘licks’ in homes: That’s not the way to go
Kalifa ClyneFriday, April 25, 2014Legislation to outlaw corporal punishment against children in homes may not be the appropriate measure to deal with acts of violence against children, says activist... Read more...
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:10:22 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Girl’s dad plans libel suit against mother
Kevon FelmineFriday, April 25, 2014Helen BartlettThe father of the 12-year-old girl whose Facebook flogging post has created a firestorm of comments over discipline has disputed her mother’s claim tha... Read more...
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:59:43 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Support for families in crisis more urgent
Friday, April 25, 2014Unfortunately, there are many families facing serious challenges and too often, because there are no interventions, they are left to collapse into complete dysfunction with littl... Read more...
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:37:53 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
EMA must move quickly on violations
Thursday, April 24, 2014In plain sight, quarrying has been taking place at the base of the San Fernando Hill, a protected area and heritage site.... Read more...
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:02:47 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Don’t play with Ebola
Tuesday, April 22, 2014The Ebola virus, first discovered in 1976, is one of the most terrifying viruses known to modern medical science.... Read more...
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:58:57 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Rethink prisons contraband situation
Monday, April 21, 2014Last Tuesday, an inmate was held returning to Golden Grove Facility from court with a knapsack holding 32 cellphones, 29 packs of cigarettes, 22 cellphone chargers and headsets,... Read more...
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:33:29 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Politics makes strange bedfellows
Sunday, April 20, 2014At the meeting held by Barrington “Skippy” Thomas on Thursday night at the Himalaya Club, there was an interesting collection of former political foes who are now talki... Read more...
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:35:40 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Monitoring party electoral lists
Saturday, April 19, 2014As the People’s National Movement (PNM) comes face to face with the realities of operating a one-person, one-vote system for the election of its party executive, the major ques... Read more...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:47:52 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Seeking best way forward in crime fight
Friday, April 18, 2014Officials of the Police Social and Welfare Association, who said they had expressed concerns about the RRU to acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams, raised them again in th... Read more...
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:20:45 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
First Citizens jumps by $0.59
Friday, April 18, 2014Overall market activity resulted from trading in 11 securities of which three advanced, none declined and eight traded firm. One Caribbean Media Ltd was the volume leader with 22... Read more...
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:14:12 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Back to the same tired scapegoat routine
Thursday, April 17, 2014The actors and political institutions change, but the character of government and politicians, inclusive of all ruling parties and whichever government happens to be in office... Read more...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:41:31 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Choosing PSC members: Take care but not forever
Wednesday, April 16, 2014The latest body blow to the beleaguered Police Service Commission (PSC), coming directly on the heels of the expiration of the term of chairman Prof Ramesh Deosaran on April 1... Read more...
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:01:01 +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