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Flood on Broadway

Gushing waters lifted manhole covers along Broadway, Port-of-Spain, yesterday, after torrential rain brought the usual flood waters in the city. Rain throughout most of yesterday caused flash flooding in several areas in Port-of-Spain and throughout Trinidad.

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Hitman hired to eliminate Carenage gang

Cops call for back-up

Western police are bracing for more gang-related killings in the Carenage district, following two murders and a shooting yesterday...

Hamel-Smith backs PM in CJ lawsuit

Justice of Appeal Roger Hamel-Smith has gone on record in the lawsuit brought by Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma against Prime Minister Patrick Manning...

Family continues prayer vigils, but no call for ransom yet

The abductors of 21-year-old Narendra Maharaj of Country Road, Trincity, are yet to contact his family, his father Ramesh told the Guardian in a telephone interview yesterday...

Middle-class hardest hit by taxman—Richards

President George Maxwell Richards says T&T’s middle-income families may be justified in saying that they are carrying the nation’s heaviest financial burden, especially when it comes to the amount of taxes they pay...

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Telecom advisor: ‘Transform plantation economy’

The closure of the banana and the sugar industries, the mainstay of several Caribbean economies, should be seen as an opportunity to make the region more competitive at a time when governments are deregulating the telecommunications industry...

Living a dream

Jazz dancer and singer gives back to T&T

This southern vocalist and dancer has lived a life many can only dream of. In 2002 she hit a high point, playing the lead role of Velma in the hit musical Chicago. The show was staged in Oslo, Norway, the country jazz dancer and singer Arlene Wilkes called home for the past 23 years...

Rests from ODIs to return for Tests against Pakistan

World double record-holder Brian Lara is being rested from the West Indies team to oppose Pakistan in the three-match One-Day International series, which starts tomorrow at the Arnos Vale Recreation Ground in St Vincent...

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Ganteaume: Rory O’Brien is an excellent CEO-designate Irish exec best for GHL

On Tuesday, Guardian Holdings chief executive sat down with the Guardian’s business editor Anthony Wilson to discuss the appointment of an Irish national as CEO-designate at the financial services group, how he intends to spend his retirement and how he sees GHL in five years...

Rapso/soca fusion for songwriters workshop

“When the fusion of soca and rapso started,” notes Lutalo “Brother Resistance” Masimba in a press release, “it was categorised as ragga soca. But what is ragga soca? Ragga soca is the rhythm of rapso—the spoken word fusing with soca.”

With today marking the official end of the work week for many, the Guardian gives its readers a lagniappe from last weekend’s major fetes...

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