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Politics

Manning makes history in Senate

Prime Minister Patrick Manning was able to address the Senate on Tuesday, the first time a PM has ever done so, under a constitutional provision (Section 62-3) which allows members of the House of Representatives or a Minister to attend or participate in Upper House proceedings...

AG denies meddling in probe

Attorney General Glenda Morean has denied claims made by UNC Chief Whip Ganga Singh that she is interfering with ongoing investigations into alleged acts of corruption at the Water and Sewage Authority...

Senators hit Government over constitution reform

Several Opposition and Independent senators on Tuesday chastised Government for failing to “comprehensively state its position on constitution reform”...

Panday: 200 murders by year’s end

United National Congress leader Basdeo Panday has predicted that murders rate would rise to a record 200 killings by the end of the year...

Ministry to hold talks on gender equality

The Ministry of Community Development and Gender Affairs will meet with major stakeholders to develop a National Gender Policy and Action Plan...

Now Government jobs with CXC Grade III

The Ministry of Education has decided with immediate effect, all Government recruiting and training institutions must now accept Grade III in the new six-point CXC grading scheme...

Crime and Court

Heroic mom resting at hospital

Onika Stoute is now resting comfortably at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital, after she and her baby were attacked by gunmen during the early hours of Tuesday morning...

Bandits take guard’s gun, $36,000

A security guard was robbed of his firearm, while a delivery truck driver was relieved of close to $36,000, after they were ambushed by four gunmen yesterday...

Cops probe shooting deaths

A file is expected to be submitted to Assistant Commissioner of Police, Crime, Oswyn Allard, within the next four days, following the shooting deaths of two men in Arima on Tuesday...

Caribbean Court opens in November

The inauguration of the Caribbean Court of Justice, based at Richmond Street, Port-of-Spain, is expected to take place in November, Prime Minister Patrick Manning said on Tuesday...

Freed kidnap victim in court today

Outhar Maharaj has been released by his kidnappers, just in time to reappear in the Couva Magistrate’s Court this morning...

South magistrates hold security talks

Magistrates, court staff and senior police officers at the San Fernando Magistrate’s Court, yesterday held high-level talks on new security measures....

Taxi driver murder trial

Accused: Cops tricked us

Two men accused of murdering a Rio Claro taxi driver in 1999, yesterday both testified that the police tricked them into signing confession statements...

Murder accused misses court date

A woman who has been held in connection with the murder of a 14-year-old student, failed to appear in court yesterday...

Motor manslaughter trial

Neighbour: Boy went up in air

The State’s main witness testified yesterday, when the motor manslaughter trial into the death of a 12-year-old boy who was stuck by a car on May 1, 2000, continued before Justice Malcolm Holdip in the Port-of-Spain Third Criminal Court...

Mark Prescott kidnapping Day 22

Child psychologist: Woman involved

Child psychologist Dr Stanley Bishop believes there may be a woman involved in the kidnapping of Mark Prescott...

NPTA puts in plea for Mark

National Parent Teachers Association president, Zena Ramatali, yesterday begged six-year-old Mark Prescott’s kidnappers to release him...

Other News

RBTT distinction for St Joseph’s Convent

St Joseph’s Convent, Port-of-Spain, yesterday copped the Regional Award of Distinction at RBTT’s annual Young Leaders award ceremony...

WASA rations supply

The Water and Sewerage Authority has begun to ration water supplies to several areas as the country endures one of its driest seasons on record...

Probe into fish-dumping in Oropouche River

The Institute of Marine Affairs and the Environmental Management Authority have teamed up to investigate the indiscriminate dumping of dead fish into the Oropouche River...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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