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Probe ‘spending spree’ at mission in Canada — UNC

The Opposition has called on the Foreign Affairs Minister to investigate a “spending spree” at the T&T High Commission in Canada involving the purchase of a Can$80,000 SUV for the High Commissioner and a Can$800 cellphone...

‘Central Bank exemption a Pandora’s Box’

A Pandora’s box. This was how temporary UNC senator Capt Gary Griffith has described the Central Bank’s exemption from the Freedom of Information Order 2003...

Crime & Court

Escaped prisoner surrenders to the Guardian

A prisoner who escaped from an Amalgamated prison van on Monday surrendered last night to the Guardian...

Rival gangsters die in gunfight

Gang rivalry has left two Laventille men dead, and a Glencoe man is fighting for life at hospital after a robbery — the aftermath of two separate shootings late yesterday...

Lawyers condemn prison conditions: A national scandal

The remand Yard at the Port-of-Spain State Prison reeks of excrement, and crammed inmates cannot see each other’s faces or the hundreds of cockroaches that rule the roost, local lawyers have found...

Police rescue kidnapped gas station owner

Gas station owner Alvin Nunes was rescued yesterday at a house in Patna Village, Diego Martin...

Murder rate climbs to 109

Two more gunned down

The deaths of two Petit Valley men have pushed the homicide rate to 109. Michael Ali, 58, of Pioneer Avenue, Petit Valley and Ludic Charles, 23, of Simeon Road, both died of gunshot wounds at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital...

Other News

Cops hold talks with CPO

The executive of the Police Social and Welfare Association yesterday met with Chief Personnel Officer Narieman Ahamad in an attempt to settle issues which the association said were affecting its members...

Autistic Society hosts workshop this weekend

The Autistic Society will host a two-day workshop on working with adolescents and young adults with autism from June 11-12...

Man crushed by trucks on bpTT jetty

A driver was killed in a freak accident on Monday when he was pinned between two trucks at bpTT’s Point Galeota jetty...



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