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AG DUCKS 
Attorney Gene­ral Anand Ramlogan has refused to confirm or deny an allegation that six days before attorney David West was appointed director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA), he asked him to withdraw his witness statement in a defamation lawsuit rela­ting to the failed extradition involving Section 34 applicants Steve Ferguson and Ishwar Galbaransingh in exchange for him being selected for the job.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:48:13 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
TV host dies in fire at home
TELEVISION personality Marcia Henville was scheduled to file divorce papers tomorrow. Instead, an autopsy will be per­formed on her body tomorrow.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:37:25 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
PM shocked, saddened
MARCIA HENVILLE was known for her “fearless pursuit of the truth” Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said in a statement yes­terday, following the death of the TV host.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:35:57 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Warner: Her voice will be missed
MARCIA Henville’s voice will be missed from the air­waves, political leader of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP) Jack Warner has said.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:35:14 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Concerns over the ‘lone ranger’
Several high level security officials are expressing concern over what they seem to be National Security Minister Gary Griffith’s “lone ranger” approach in the fight against crime.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:27:23 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Moonilal clarifies dates of Howai’s matter with Warner
GOVERNMENT leader Roodal Moonilal yesterday sought to clarify the dates of the court matter filed by Finance Minister Larry Howai as he said it was “unfair” for Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley to say that Howai went to the High Court after the filing of the motion.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:26:38 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Manhunt still on for ‘Goat’
ALTHOUGH the information given to police that led to a massive manhunt for the man suspected of murdering two women did not bear fruit on Friday, the police yesterday still called on members of the public to assist in providing reports that could lead to the man’s location.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:24:59 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Children call hospital home
Aidan* toddles across the hospital floor, his arms outstretched as he bounds towards the shiny red basket that caught his eye. It was only a few weeks ago, the nurses coaxed him into taking his first steps.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:42:14 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Probe nears end, says ACP
Assistant Commis­­­sioner of Police (ACP) Glen Hackett said recently he had almost completed his investigation into ACP Peter Reyes.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:40:35 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
A eulogy for Raoul Pantin
The real tragedy of Raoul Pantin’s death could be the probability that his colleagues, the men and women in the media industry in Trinidad and Tobago, fail to understand that one of the blazing stars in the country’s journalism constellation has gone out and that the so-called Fourth Estate has been rendered poorer still. Because the truth is Raoul Pantin stood for a certain integrity in the realm of newspaper work and was never afraid to confront the lack of nobility in the work of colleagues with irony and contempt and with an intellect that was never slow to call a spade a spade.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:39:55 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
BPTT offers VSEP to employees
Oil and gas giant BP Trinidad and Tobago (bpTT) last night confirmed it is offering a Voluntary Separation of Employment Programme (VSEP) to its employees.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:34:14 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
...Frustration mounts over US$$ supply
Mounting frustration over the inaccessibility of foreign exchange led businessmen present at an economic forum hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), at the Radisson Hotel yesterday to call for answers from Trade Minister Vasant Bharath.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:33:34 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
First Citizens appoints another deputy CEO
State bank First Citizens now has two deputy chief executives.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:19:39 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
PM: Jobs stay despite low oil prices
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has told energy heads that the Government remains committed to keeping employment levels up despite global issues with low crude oil prices.
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:43:49 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
TCL denies link to credit union
TRINIDAD Cement Ltd (TCL) has distanced itself from the credit union that provides financial services to its employees.
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:43:10 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
THA to stop some projects
The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) has taken a decision to shelve some projects on the island in light of falling global oil prices.
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:08:51 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
UTC detected $50m fraud early
The Unit Trust Corporation says it detected an attempt to defraud a financial institution of $50 million as far back as 2013.
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:08:11 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Bhoe: No job cuts
No job cuts.
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:36:18 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Muted 2015 market outlook
Today, we at Bourse present our 2015 outlook for the Trinidad and Tobago Composite Index (TTCI), amidst an uncertain investing and economic environment.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 05:15:58 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘No job cuts at Petrotrin’
THE effect of falling oil prices is costing workers in the industry their jobs, with thousands being laid off by international energy and energy service companies.
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 00:26:24 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
WAS MARCIA MURDERED
Two weeks after the passing of veteran journalist, Raoul Pantin, the local media fraternity has again lost one of its own — this time tragically.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Unloved boy grows up to kill
Just off the north bound lane of the Solomon Hochoy Highway, Claxton Bay, sits the tiny village of Macaulay, waiting to exhale. Somewhere in there or its environs police believe a killer lurks.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Two boys in children's home
Two young brothers, one of whom appeared in a social media video showing him dressed in a pair of garden boots, hoe in hand clearing a piece of land, have been placed in a children’s home.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Fighting for Sugar Belt
A trade union becomes a political party, and a bright young man makes another bid in his second general election. This is the focus of today’s Face-Off 2015 series, examining the emergence of the National Solidarity Assembly and the New National Vision.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Verna: Politicians don't care
Former Child Development Minister Verna St Rose-Greaves yesterday accused parliamentarians of not caring for the country’s children enough to find ways to work together in the children’s best interest. She noted that children’s legislation had been on the table for approximately 15 years, and still there seemed to be a disconnect by parliamentarians.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
JACK STUMPED
A MOTION brought by Chaguanas West MP Jack Warner against Finance Minister Larry Howai over his performance as a minister collapsed in the House of Representatives yesterday after the Speaker disclosed he had been informed that the matter was before the High Court.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Trini doctor saves Brit child’s life
Whereas T&T regularly comes into the glare of the international spotlight for violent crimes, murders, guns and drugs, it has recently made news for a positive “feel good” story of a Trinidadian d... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:07:44 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
PM leads in Nacta poll
A poll conducted by the North American Caribbean Teachers Association (Nacta) has shown that Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar still enjoys an approval rating of 51 per cent among party members an... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:59:46 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Cassava muffin project launched Production of local fruits, vegetables increased—Maharaj
The production of local fruits and vegetables has doubled, giving impetus to the campaign to have schoolchildren eat more local foods, the Minister of Food Production has said.  Speaking at the launch... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:58:49 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Gopeesingh: School violence, suspensions on the decline
Just one per cent of the school population is involved in anti-social behaviour, says Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh. Putting the blame on the parents of dysfunctional students, Gopeesingh said... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:52:06 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
$100m IDB loan to develop land for squatters, the landless
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) last month approved a TT$100 million loan to develop 14 sites under the Land Settlement Agency Squatter Regularisation and Land for the Landless programmes. In th... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:37:04 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Govt set to build 7,000 more houses
With 5,300 housing units given out since 2010, Housing and Urban Development Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal says the Government is working to increase construction by 42 per cent over the next two years.... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:25:39 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Chaguanas burgesses worried about crime
Crime continues to be a major source of concern for the burgesses of Chaguanas, a consultation on borough to city status for Chaguanas heard on Saturday, at Presentation College in Chaguanas. Zamanath... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:16:17 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Henville respected in Sea Lots, Beetham
Host of the television programme Point Blank, Marcia Henville, will be missed by the youths in some of the impoverished and crime-ridden areas of T&T where she worked to restore peace between riva... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:13:39 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Journalist found dead in her bedroom
Outspoken media personality Marcia Henville, 51, died in her home at Fidelis Heights, St Augustine, early yesterday morning. Police and fire services were called on the scene, alerted by a fire at the... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:09:13 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Irma’s husband drowns his sorrows with alcohol
While Peter Sylvester, husband of murder victim Irma Rampersad, says he has turned to alcohol to drown his sorrows, other Brasso Seco, Paria, villagers have chosen to keep indoors and to themselves. ... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:13:29 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Trini doctor saves Brit child’s life
Whereas T&T regularly comes into the glare of the international spotlight for violent crimes, murders, guns and drugs, it has recently made news for a positive “feel good” story of a Trinidadian d... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:07:44 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
PM leads in Nacta poll
A poll conducted by the North American Caribbean Teachers Association (Nacta) has shown that Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar still enjoys an approval rating of 51 per cent among party members an... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:59:46 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Cassava muffin project launched Production of local fruits, vegetables increased—Maharaj
The production of local fruits and vegetables has doubled, giving impetus to the campaign to have schoolchildren eat more local foods, the Minister of Food Production has said.  Speaking at the launch... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:58:49 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Gopeesingh: School violence, suspensions on the decline
Just one per cent of the school population is involved in anti-social behaviour, says Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh. Putting the blame on the parents of dysfunctional students, Gopeesingh said... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:52:06 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
$100m IDB loan to develop land for squatters, the landless
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) last month approved a TT$100 million loan to develop 14 sites under the Land Settlement Agency Squatter Regularisation and Land for the Landless programmes. In th... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:37:04 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Govt set to build 7,000 more houses
With 5,300 housing units given out since 2010, Housing and Urban Development Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal says the Government is working to increase construction by 42 per cent over the next two years.... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:25:39 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Chaguanas burgesses worried about crime
Crime continues to be a major source of concern for the burgesses of Chaguanas, a consultation on borough to city status for Chaguanas heard on Saturday, at Presentation College in Chaguanas. Zamanath... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:16:17 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Henville respected in Sea Lots, Beetham
Host of the television programme Point Blank, Marcia Henville, will be missed by the youths in some of the impoverished and crime-ridden areas of T&T where she worked to restore peace between riva... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:13:39 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Journalist found dead in her bedroom
Outspoken media personality Marcia Henville, 51, died in her home at Fidelis Heights, St Augustine, early yesterday morning. Police and fire services were called on the scene, alerted by a fire at the... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:09:13 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Jack’s low motion
In commenting on the collapse at Friday’s parliamentary sitting of a motion of no confidence in Minister of Finance Larry Howai, leader of the Government’s business in the Lower House, Roodal Moonilal... Read more...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:19:50 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Consensus building beyond elections
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s obvious attempt at rapprochement with key segments of the society is a clear signal to all that the time is near for preparation for the election. More than wha... Read more...
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:27:29 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Find forex solution quickly!
One week ago, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar directed three of her senior ministers to hold a meeting with the Governor of the Central Bank to discuss the burning issue of the availability of f... Read more...
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:30:42 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Raising the game at the Port
Newly appointed chairman of the Port Authority, Suresh Gangapersad was keen to be identified as the new broom that would be sweeping through the operations of the authority. Describing many of the is... Read more...
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:26:18 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Don’t use UWI students as bargaining tool
Lecturers at the St Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), like all categories of workers, are fully entitled to take industrial action to press their demands for better wages an... Read more...
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:21:36 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Government, prisons officers need to talk with purpose
On Wednesday, prison officers were talking about a formal walkout on their jobs, a result of their allegations of official diffidence to safety issues both on and off duty. Also at stake are matters o... Read more...
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 03:16:41 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
IMF mission must be meaningful
In announcing that a mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) would conduct its annual one-week staff visit to T&T starting tomorrow, Finance Minister Larry Howai said that he would focu... Read more...
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 07:44:29 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Issues over army retirement change
Minister of National Security, Gary Griffith, may seem intemperate in his utterances at times but his move to extend the retirement age of the men and women who serve in the T&T Defence Force by t... Read more...
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 03:58:27 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
No parking, plenty wrecking
An incident earlier this week involving Port-of-Spain businesswoman Julie Persad and the police has put the contentious issues of wrecking of cars and the chronic shortage of parking space back in the... Read more...
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:20:22 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Back in the game
Congratulations are definitely in order to the coach and players of the T&T senior national men’s football team for having risen high enough in the FIFA rankings to be once again seeded in the Con... Read more...
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 03:14:37 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian

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