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Sat Maharaj




Chaos as highway floods Motorists stranded as river breaks its banks

Flood waters rose on the Solomon Hochoy Highway yesterday, covering cars and trapping motorists as mounds of debris, propelled by swirling floods, swept across both carriageways, creating a massive traffic gridlock.


Manning seeks Panday’s support for Caribbean Court

Prime Minister Patrick Manning says he intends to meet again with Opposition Leader Basdeo Panday to get his support for the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Appeal as this country’s highest court.

Harry: I am prepared to go to jail

Harry Harnarine, president of the Hindu Credit Union (HCU), said yesterday he is prepared to go to jail for contempt of court.

Ramesh makes plea to PM: Send army to help residents

Tabaquite MP Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj appealed to Prime Minister Patrick Manning to deploy military officers in his constituency to assist flood-stricken residents.

New housing, old drains

Couva and surrounding areas were also hit by flash flooding.


Carib wary of global mergers

Beer companies the size of Carib Brewery must keep apace with huge global mergers, such as the US$52 million deal between Belgian beer giant InBev NV and American beermaker Anheuser-Busch, to ensure they stay competitive.

D’Krewe offers Paradise

Woodbrook-based mas band D’Krewe has delivered the only complete Carnival 2009 band launch so far.


‘Eastern Lions’ devour New England

T&T Pro League club, bmobile Joe Public moved a step closer to qualifying for the group stages of the inaugural Concacaf Champions League by securing a 2-1 upset win over US Major League Soccer (MLS) Eastern Conference leaders, New England Revolution.

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Rethinking the EPA

Who will sign?

What seemed last December to be the beginning of a new era of trade between the Caribbean and its historic trading partner, Europe, now threatens to dissolve into stalemate.

Despite minor arrests Notting hill enjoys peaceful carnival

Some 850,000 revellers packed the streets of west London over the weekend as masquerade floats entertained party-goers at the Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s biggest street festival.

New stars born in Beijing

Caribbean dream Olympics

BEIJING – A dream of an Olympic Games for the Caribbean in Beijing ended with a glittering closing ceremony at the Bird’s Nest Stadium watched by 91,000 fans on Sunday.


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