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New Year’s exodus

Laventille residents running scared as gang war escalates

Members of the Inter-Agency Task Force and police officers mill around before going into action during raids at homes in East Dry River, Laventille, yesterday. Ten people were detained, among them a 23-year-old woman.

Inset: An officer enters a house at Quarry Street, East Dry River, Laventille, through a window, during an early-morning joint-patrol exercise yesterday.

Photos: Wendy-Ann Duncan

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Laventille residents want more police presence

‘We not feeling safe no more’

Residents of East Dry River, Laventille, are now running scared in the wake of a recent breakout of gang warfare...

Vendor killed in South smash-up

Just a day before the start of the new year, another market vendor was killed when his van ran off the highway during heavy rains yesterday...

Killings hit record 260 as Belmont man gunned down

Police Commissioner Trevor Paul said yesterday the Police Service would do its best to address crime in 2005...

Mt Hope hospital set to deliver...Free service from today

All systems are expected to be ready today for patients seeking free medical treatment at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope...

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S&P downgrades Grenada again

Standard & Poor’s has lowered its ratings on Grenada from B- to D following the country’s failure to make its interest payments on a US$100 million bond due in 2012 and a US$41.5 million RBTT Merchant Bank bond due in 2014...

Carnival starts here

Well, it’s that time again. With the start of a new year today, the main focus for all involved in the arts and entertainment field is Carnival 2005...

Captain Lara joins team in London

West Indies captain Brian Lara, a conspicuous no-show at Wednesday’s press briefing in Barbados because of what a West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) release described as “unfinished personal business” in his homeland T&T, has joined his charges in London as scheduled...

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Trini gets US$1.2m to lobby US

Government has awarded an annual contract of $7.5 million (US$1.2 million) to a Washington-based firm to lobby the Bush administration on Trinidad and Tobago’s behalf...


Soca, magic for Chaguanas Children Spektakula

Top soca and calypso artistes, dancers, clowns, moko jumbies and magicians are expected to be among the attractions of the first Children Spektakula of the year, planned for January 9 at Centre Pointe Mall Car Park, Chaguanas...

Trini Revellers is the winner of the George Bailey Large Band award. Check out more photos from Carnival 2004...

Current Weather
10 day forecast for Port-of-Spain, Trinidad And Tobago
Extended forecast Hi/Lo (°C) Precip. %
Jan 1
Scattered Showers Tonights Low: 22° 30%
Jan 2
Scattered Showers High: 31° Low: 22° 30%
Jan 3
Scattered Showers High: 31° Low: 21° 30%
Jan 4
Scattered Showers High: 31° Low: 21° 30%
Jan 5
Scattered Showers High: 31° Low: 21° 30%
Jan 6
T-Showers High: 32° Low: 21° 30%
Jan 7
Showers High: 31° Low: 21° 30%
Jan 8
Showers High: 31° Low: 21° 60%
Jan 9
Showers High: 31° Low: 21° 60%
Jan 10
Showers High: 31° Low: 21° 60%
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