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BABY LOSES ARM
A premature baby boy has lost his left arm due to alleged negligence at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital. The two-month old baby, who is battling a fungal infection at the hospital, underwent emergency surgery yesterday to remove the arm from the shoulder.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:07:23 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
200,000 bail for child-rape accused
Tobago rape accused, Jelani Arthur, 19, was yesterday granted $200,000 bail with surety.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:05:31 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
13-year-old mom claims she was sexually assaulted
THE family of a 13-year-old mother of one is awaiting action from police officers after she reported being sexually assaulted.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:04:40 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Defence Force sets up Mayaro camp
Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force have set up camp in Mayaro to assist flood-stricken areas along the south-east coast.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:03:43 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Pupils face chaos with free buses
WHAT was a 45-minute drive to school has turned into a two-hour long journey for children living in flood-stricken Mayaro and atten­ding classes in Manzanilla and Sangre Grande.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:00:07 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Diego Martin man gunned down by cops
THE relatives of a Diego Martin man who was shot dead by the police on Thursday night said the man never fired any weapon at the officers and claimed that police and soldiers on patrol that night targeted him for no reason.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:57:49 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Police search for killer of 88-year-old
HOMICIDE detectives are searching for suspects in the murder of great grandmother Edna Reid, whose decomposing body was found near her Tyson Trace, South Oropouche home on Monday.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:56:03 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Man charged with sexual assault of daughters
A 27-year-old Chaguanas man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting two daughters.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:55:31 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Project 40 ends fast on day 40
PROJECT 40, the group started in support of hunger striker Dr Wayne Kublalsingh, yesterday marked the end of its 40-day solidarity fast. The group has called it a “challenging yet utterly rewarding experience”. Yesterday’s conclusion to the exercise was marked by a musical celebration and speakers’ event at The Big Black Box in Woodbrook and featured as a keynote speaker, journalist and Express columnist Sunity Maharaj.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:54:47 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Tim Kee: Only one man can save Greyfriars Church
THE fate of the historic Greyfriars Church of Scotland “unfortunately” rests with one man, Port of Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee said yesterday.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:54:14 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
Airlines announce strategic partnership
Surinam Airways and Eastern Air Lines Group yesterday announced a strategic partnership between the two airlines, encompassing cooperation in the areas of operational support, maintenance, and training. The partnership will eventually include mutual support in sales and marketing.
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:32:15 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Falling oil price hurts Govt revenue
Government revenues have declined following the sudden decline in global oil prices.
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:31:27 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Trinis ready to 'come out the shadows'
Undocumented Caribbean-born nationals in the United States (US), many of them from Trinidad and Tobago, have welcomed President Barrack Obama’s latest executive action on immigration that would allow illegal immigrants to apply to stay in the US temporarily without fear of deportation until their status could be regularised.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Zainool: No conflict
THE NEW chairman of the Integrity Commission Justice Zainool Hosein yesterday said he will retain his role as president of the Retired Judges Association – which has been actively lobbying the Government to raise retired judges pensions – saying there was no conflict involved.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
'Mayaro open for business'
Mayaro is open for business.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
'System fails child'
THE judicial system and Police Service have been accused of failing a 13-year-old schoolgirl, who nine months ago - at age 12 was raped and later gave birth to a baby girl. To date, the rapist remains on the lose, free from the law.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Free transport to hospital for flood-hit patients
Residents from Mayaro and environs who have been cut off from Sangre Grande with the collapse of the Manzanilla/Mayaro Road would be provided with transport to the Sangre Grande County Hospital if the need arises.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Private, not Govt, stake in AeroPark
The Piarco AeroPark project of the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) is not something which will see taxpayers’ committed to paying money out, nor will whoever wins the 2015 General Election be beholden to complete the plans for commercial development.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Manhunt for Biche killer
CrimeWatch host Ian Alleyne visited the family and friends of 40-year-old murder victim  Alicia Sydney. Sydney, of Basse Terre Village, Moruga, was chopped to death by the man she was living with. So... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:36:59 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Government funding for student eye care
Government will bear the cost of spectacles for primary school students with refracted lens problems up to a maximum of $1,500 in a Vision Screening initiative, Health Minister Fuad Khan said on Thurs... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:31:05 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Late funding puts parang in jeopardy
The sound of cuatros, maracas and box bass may be missing this holiday season as the National Parang Association yesterday announced that all parang shows had been suspended. This is because of a dela... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:28:35 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Lee Sing: Woodbrook residents cheated of residential real estate
Former Port-of-Spain mayor Louis Lee Sing says Woodbrook residents will never see residential real estate in the area again, and their neighbours who had sold to bars had done them a disservice, as ha... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:27:08 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Nipdec chairman: Car parks for Arima, Sando
The National Insurance Property Development Co Ltd (Nipdec) is seeking to construct carparks in Arima, San Fernando and Chaguanas. Its income at the end of the fiscal year in June was $59.9 million, N... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:22:11 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Nipdec chairman: Car parks for Arima, Sando
The National Insurance Property Development Co Ltd (Nipdec) is seeking to construct carparks in Arima, San Fernando and Chaguanas. Its income at the end of the fiscal year in June was $59.9 million, N... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:21:56 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
1 on $1m bail, five remanded
One man was granted $1 million bail yesterday after he was charged with marijuana possession while the five other men jointly charged were remanded in custody and will reappear in court next week. Alt... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:18:41 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Fire victim takes to streets for help
After losing all her possessions in a fire six months ago, mother of one Michelle Francis has been depending on the kindness of strangers, begging for money on the streets of San Fernando. While she s... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:14:31 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Relatives of shot Diego man: Ambushed by cops
Relatives of 19-year-old Ray Phillips of Richplain, Diego Martin, claim he was ambushed and killed by police. However, police say Phillips and other members of a gang opened fire on them so they had t... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:09:33 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
eagerly awaiting outcome of NP, Industrial Court case
I recall that when the Industrial Court was being conceived there was a specific objective to minimise, and in some cases, prohibit appeals from its judgments in order to prevent money being spent by... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:58:58 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Manhunt for Biche killer
CrimeWatch host Ian Alleyne visited the family and friends of 40-year-old murder victim  Alicia Sydney. Sydney, of Basse Terre Village, Moruga, was chopped to death by the man she was living with. So... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:36:59 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Government funding for student eye care
Government will bear the cost of spectacles for primary school students with refracted lens problems up to a maximum of $1,500 in a Vision Screening initiative, Health Minister Fuad Khan said on Thurs... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:31:05 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Late funding puts parang in jeopardy
The sound of cuatros, maracas and box bass may be missing this holiday season as the National Parang Association yesterday announced that all parang shows had been suspended. This is because of a dela... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:28:35 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Lee Sing: Woodbrook residents cheated of residential real estate
Former Port-of-Spain mayor Louis Lee Sing says Woodbrook residents will never see residential real estate in the area again, and their neighbours who had sold to bars had done them a disservice, as ha... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:27:08 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Nipdec chairman: Car parks for Arima, Sando
The National Insurance Property Development Co Ltd (Nipdec) is seeking to construct carparks in Arima, San Fernando and Chaguanas. Its income at the end of the fiscal year in June was $59.9 million, N... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:22:11 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Nipdec chairman: Car parks for Arima, Sando
The National Insurance Property Development Co Ltd (Nipdec) is seeking to construct carparks in Arima, San Fernando and Chaguanas. Its income at the end of the fiscal year in June was $59.9 million, N... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:21:56 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
1 on $1m bail, five remanded
One man was granted $1 million bail yesterday after he was charged with marijuana possession while the five other men jointly charged were remanded in custody and will reappear in court next week. Alt... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:18:41 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Fire victim takes to streets for help
After losing all her possessions in a fire six months ago, mother of one Michelle Francis has been depending on the kindness of strangers, begging for money on the streets of San Fernando. While she s... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:14:31 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Relatives of shot Diego man: Ambushed by cops
Relatives of 19-year-old Ray Phillips of Richplain, Diego Martin, claim he was ambushed and killed by police. However, police say Phillips and other members of a gang opened fire on them so they had t... Read more...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:09:33 +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
High praise for law enforcement
That the team, working in tandem with the National Operations Centre, returned to the remote forested area on Friday after several unsuccessful searches speaks to a high degree of fortitude and dilige... Read more...
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:00:40 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
No concern whatsoever for heritage
But just to ensure that no one thinks that the Greyfriars Church and hall are exceptions, don’t forget the old Public Library, which has been rotting just across the road from Greyfriars for years. Th... Read more...
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:05:02 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian

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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
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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