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Sat Maharaj



Gunmen ambush rescue workers...Trini woman among three killed in Kabul

AFGHANISTAN—A Trinidadian rescue worker was among three women ambushed by gunmen wielding assault rifles south of Kabul yesterday.

Trevor Paul hired to head security at Essar

Retired police commissioner Trevor Paul has landed himself a job at the controversial Essar Caribbean Limited.

Boy, 17, shot after threats

A 17-year-old was shot dead on Tuesday night at his home on Railway Road, Couva.

Cops witness suicide

A security guard shot and killed himself in the presence of police officers yesterday. He reportedly thought the officers were going to arrest him.


Canadian company makes big natural gas find

Canadian Superior Energy Inc yesterday announced a significant natural gas discovery with the drilling and production testing of its “Bounty” exploration well located in the “Intrepid” Block 5(c) approximately 60 miles off the east coast of Trinidad.

Island People presents Heaven on Earth

An unforgettable experience on the road—that’s what Carnival band Island People Mas (IPM) is offering masqueraders for C2K9.

YMCA campers get water safety training

Water safety is serious business at the YMCA.

Last chance for Bovells today

George Bovell III puts his body on the line again in the Men’s 50M Freestyle, he will be in heat 11 of 13, with one of the race favourites competing against him, the USA’s Garrett Weber-Gale. George will swim in the difficult number one lane, while Weber-Gale is in the favoured fourth lane at around 6.30 am today.

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Fishing’s bleak future

South and Central fishermen fear their way of life may soon be gone forever

At six am on Monday the Claxton Bay fishing depot was almost deserted.

Can we stave off a slowdown?

One of the interesting things about globalisation is the way in which countries are interlinked and the speed with which what begins as an economic cold in one country can be transmitted to another country as financial pneumonia.


Skiffle Bunch pan programme starts on high note

The summer pan programme hosted by top steel orchestra TCL Group Skiffle Bunch is off on a high note as more than 100 children and youngsters, between the ages of five to 19 have converged on its Coffee Street premises in San Fernando.

Oh what a night! Big turnout for Home Alone in House Party Style

Scores of party lovers turned out at the Twin Walls Compound, South Trunk Road, La Romaine, on August 7, to enjoy an amazing summer all-inclusive party to hit south Trinidad.

Drug use damaging true character of Olympics

Honestly, it was not my idea to think of the name change.

Cricketers mirror society today

Most fans of West Indies cricket are unaware that the quality of cricketer now representing the region is merely indicative of the societies in which we live, from which they develop and the standards which we accept.


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