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March 22, 2018

Trinidad and Tobago

AG close to taking sabbatical case to court

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Thursday, March 22, 2018 Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, who was instructed by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to get an interpretation on whether judges are entitled to sabbatical leaves, said yesterday that the matter may soon go before the court. Last Thursday, Al-Rawi was instructed to take relevant steps…

POA wants action on 2015 jailbreak

Source: Trinidad Guardian Camille ClarkePublished: Thursday, March 22, 2018 The Prison Officers’ Association is calling on newly-appointed President Paula-Mae Weekes to bring some form of resolution to the ongoing saga of the 2015 jailbreak at the Port-of-Spain Prison. The association is also calling for the reinstatement of the three prison officers who were suspended…

Arima businesses forced to pay $300 coward tax

Source: Trinidad Guardian Camille ClarkePublished: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 The Police Service is now investigating a claim that some 27 Arima business owners and some residents were threatened by a Muslim organisation, forced to sign a document and extorted for protection or security money. The complaints were made to officers during a police walkabout…

Man stabbed by ‘intruder’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018A 33-year-old man was stabbed several times minutes after he had an altercation with a close female relative at his home in Las Lomas yesterday. Dexter Hospedales died while undergoing treatment at the Las Lomas Health Facility. According to a police report, at about 10.30 am Hospedales…

Man charged for showing porn to school girls

Source: Newsday   A SELF-proclaimed artist appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court today charged with showing pornographic photos to school girls in San Fernando on Tuesday. Christopher Nandlal, 52, was remanded into custody having been denied bail because he refused to be fingerprinted by the police. He was arrested on Tuesday… Link:

Suspect in Sobo quadruple murder not yet charged

Source: Newsday THE SUSPECT in the quadruple murder in Sobo Village, La Brea has not yet been charged, reported police Public Information Officer ASP Michael Jackman. He provided the update during the police weekly media briefing held on Wednesday at the Police Administration Building, Port of Spain. He said the suspect had… Link:

Woman stabbed to death in San Juan attack

Source: Newsday Blood washed over the San Juan Croisee earlier today, as a woman who up to press time had not been identified was fatally stabbed by a male assailant. Police officers are, at this point, still not sure whether the stabbing was a result of a domestic dispute, or an attempted… Link:

Cybercrime Unit: ID theft, catfishing in TT

Source: Newsday There have been reports of identity theft and “catfishing” (luring someone into a relationship with a fake online persona) to the local Cybercrime Unit said unit representative Sgt Daniel Hernandez. He was speaking on Wednesday at a media briefing held at Police Administration Building, Port of Spain. He said the… Link:

West Indies qualify for World Cup

Source: Newsday IT WAS not convincing, but West Indies booked a place in the 2019 ICC World Cup with a victory over Scotland in the World Cup Qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe, today. Batting first, West Indies could only manage 198 all out in 48.4 overs. Evin Lewis and Marlon Samuels both scored… Link:

Cunupia farmer missing

Source: Newsday A Cunupia farmer is missing. Relatives of Pooran Ramsaran, 37, say he was last seen around noon yesterday in Felicity. Ramsaran was driving his Silver Grey Navara pick-up, registration TCR 7009, at the time. The vehicle is also missing. The last thing he told relatives was that he was going… Link:

Neyo, Tanya Stephens, Tarrus Riley in line-up

Source: Newsday KINNESHA GEORGE-HARRY THE artistes have been named for the 2018 edition of the Tobago Jazz Experience, which is scheduled for April 28 and 29. Executive chairman of the Tobago Festivals Commission George Leacock made the announcement before a room filled with stakeholders and included members of the media at the… Link:

Primary school students treated to aircraft tour

Source: Newsday Light aircraft from North America, Europe and Trinidad landed at the ANR Robinson Airport last Friday on a pilots’ two-day training stop-over for Governor General’s Cup Caribbean Air Rally 2018. Primary school students were treated to a tour of the planes, as the pilots and crew were welcomed by Tourism… Link:

Fisherfolk report decline in exports with ferry woes

Source: Newsday Fishermen and fish processors are reporting a decline in exports of fish and fish products to Trinidad with the removal of the T&T Express from the seabridge on March 13. They say the breakdown in the inter-island transport system, with only the cargo ferry, the Cabo Star operating, has severely… Link:

Health 20th March, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian At HomePublished: Tuesday, March 20, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158376#folio=24 Link: Health 20th March, 2018

North Coast gets Edible Park

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018“We want to encourage the public to visit Las Cuevas and take in our lovely view, this edible park is the first of its kind and it’s just the beginning of the vision we have for this space,” says Nikeisha Lewis, President of the North Coast Sports…

Women celebrate women at International Women’s Day

Source: Trinidad Guardian Andre AlexanderPublished: Wednesday, March 21, 2018Radhica Saith and friends—Patricia Julien, Debra Coryat-Patton, Diane Seukeran and Suzanne Imbert—once again organised a successful luncheon at Jaffa’s in celebration of International Women’s Day. The luncheon was attended by Sharon Rowley, Attorney at Law and spouse of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley who always gives…

WI women concede series

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018NEW PLYMOUTH, New Zealand—West Indies Women lost a last-over thriller to New Zealand Women, as they slumped to another series defeat on their wretched tour yesterday. Chasing 134 at Pukekura Park, the Caribbean found themselves requiring five runs from the final over but lost three wickets and…

51 athletes for Commonwealth Games

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018T&T will be represented at the upcoming Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia by a number of athletes who medalled at the previous edition of the event back in 2014. Field athletes Cleopatra Borel and Ayanna Alexander, boxer Michael Alexander, as well as members of the 4×100…

Deadly brick attack

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018Mayaro mom slain by deranged neighbourPolice were last night awaiting instructions on how to treat with a mentally challenged suspect who brutally killed eight-month pregnant Mayaro resident Stacy-Ann Campbell with a clay brick on Monday night. Campbell, 29, of Radix Village, was attacked by the man, who…

‘Michaela warned trouble was brewing’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Wednesday, March 21, 20181st La Brea murder victim buriedDespite being warned that something eerie was afoot, it was 14-year-old’s fondness for the Chapman family that led her to their La Brea home on the night they were all brutally murdered. Speaking at Mason’s funeral yesterday, Everton Charles, the father…

Shabazz: Women to make a statement

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018National Women’s Senior Team coach Jamaal Shabazz says the coming period for the country’s women footballers is a critical one. Skipper Tasha St Louis and her troops are beginning to understand the importance of their roles as ambassadors and leaders in society as women. Shabazz, speaking before…

Police capture suspect wanted for soldier’s murder

Source: Newsday The suspect wanted for the murder of TT Defence Force (TTDF) staff Sgt Ken Palmer was captured by police in Erin today. Palmer’s common-law wife Radica Pooran, who is related to the suspect, said she is relieved he is in police custody. Palmer was killed in full view of Pooran and… Link:

Law Association Finally Responds to AG on Anti-Gang Legislation

Source: Newsday CARLA BRIDGLAL The Law Association has finally responded to the Attorney General’s request for feedback on the Anti-Gang Bill. In a letter delievered yesterday, the Association, took aim at Sections 15 and 16 of the proposed legislation, in particular: i- Offences (related to the definition of “gang” and “gang-related activities”);… Link:

SRP constable charged with stealing $500

Source: Newsday   A Special Reserve Police Constable with five years’ service, was granted $20,000 bail, earlier today after appearing before a Port of Spain Magistrate, charged with misbehaviour in public office and larceny of $500. According to the court record, PC Hebron Ryan committed the acts on October 12, last year.… Link:

Bishop women wear their pride

Source: Newsday Past Bishop Anstey High School students, both locally and abroad, showed their support for former student and newly inaugurated President Paula-Mae Weekes by wearing their school tie in various fashions. The former students posted photos of themselves with their ties on social media and also wore them to attend the… Link:

“Cat burglar” behind lawyer’s office break-in

Source: Newsday CONTRARY to earlier reports, a suspected burglary at the office of attorney Nyree Alfonso several days ago was not political mischief, but in fact nothing more than the work of a confused cat, according to sources close to the office. Speaking with Newsday on condition of anonymity, the source disclosed… Link:

Police question neighbour on Mayaro woman’s death

Source: Newsday A Mayaro woman was struck in the head and killed in what police say was an attack by a mentally ill man. According to reports, Stacy Campbell, 29 was chatting with a neighbor at Radix Village, Mayaro around 8 pm when the incident happened. Police said the neighbor’s son ran… Link:

Exploring mountains and valleys through photos

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018The Exotic Waterfalls Of Trinidad and Tobago is a photographic publication by Island Hikers which encapsulates the prime waterfalls of our country from a hiker’s perspective showcasing the hidden beauty of our islands. It is a journey that took 25 years exploring the intricate mountains and valleys…

UK steelband plays at Carnival in San Fernando

Source: Trinidad Guardian Andre AlexanderRay FunkPublished: Tuesday, March 20, 2018Reconnecting with Roots:This past Carnival, history was made when 13 members of UK-based Nostalgia travelled to Trinidad in order to team up with 12 members of Southern All Stars to play on the road for Carnival in San Fernando. The collaboration was a resounding success…

Brutal Samuels stuns Zimbabwe

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018HARARE, Zimbabwe—Marlon Samuels countered Brendan Taylor’s spectacular tenth One-Day International hundred with an audacious half-century as West Indies completed their fifth highest run chase in One-Day Internationals, to beat Zimbabwe by four wickets and haul themselves back into contention for a spot in next year’s World Cup…

Windies return to India

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018Possible Day/night Test in the mixMUMBAI, India – West Indies will visit India for a bilateral series for the first time since the controversial abandoned tour four years ago, when they play two Tests, five One-Day Internationals and a one-off Twenty20 International later this year. News reports…

The intricacies of domestic violence

Source: Newsday ADRIANA SANDRINE RATTAN WITH WOMEN IN MIND ADDRESSING the issue of domestic violence always seem to happen instantaneously and reactively. The content of the conversations and suggestions have always focused on failure of protection orders, failure by the police to properly act on reports of domestic abuse lodged at the… Link:

Domestic violence at crisis level in TT, region

Source: Newsday STATING that domestic violence and violence is now at crisis and epidemic levels both in TT and the Caribbean, the Coalition Against Domestic Violence on March 16 called for several changes to be made to address the issue. Both Professor Rhoda Reddock and Gregory Sloane-Seale, speaking in a personal capacity,… Link:

A prize of many firsts

Source: Newsday SIX books by writers from five Caribbean countries have been announced on the longlist for the 2018 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, sponsored by One Caribbean Media.. Considered the leading literary award for Caribbean writers, the prize recognises books in three genre categories — poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction… Link:

Ross wants to share the happiness

Source: Newsday CARLA BRIDGLAL A FEW years ago, Ernie Ross was sitting in his office on Gray Street, St Clair, mulling over his legacy. “I was talking to one of my friends and I said, I wonder if I’m leaving behind enough for Lael-Ann,” he told Newsday, referring to his 17-year-old daughter.… Link:


Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Sports Link: IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Dulalchan vows to sue

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018After Agriculture Ministry reclaims landDeputy Commissioner of Police Deodath Dulalchan is threatening to take legal action against Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Minister Clarence Rambharat over a decision to terminate a land lease contract it had awarded to him and reclaim land at Felicity. In a pre-action protocol…

Kamla moved to tears by

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018Shaliza Hassanali Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says she was yesterday moved to tears after hearing the impressive and powerful speech delivered to the nation by President Paula-Mae Weekes at her swearing-in ceremony at the Queen’s Park Savannah. Persad-Bissessar said Weekes’ address has given this country a sense…

Vincent 102, John 62 condemn Lovers

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rachael Thompson-KingPublished: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 An unbeaten century from Rachel Vincent saw Hibiscus Ladies crush Cricket Lovers by a huge 167 runs in the T&T Women’s Cricket Association (TTWCA) 50-Over League on Sunday. Vincent scored a brazen 102 not out for Hibiscus, which batted first and put up 213-1 in…

Dulalchan takes legal action against Agricultural Minister over land

Source: Newsday LAWYERS representing acting DCP Deodat Dulalchan have initiated legal action against Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat over a decision to terminate his licence to occupy agricultural lands in Felicity. In a pre-action protocol letter, Dulalchan strenuously denied any involvement in land grabbing and says he has a legal and bona fide… Link:

Young women motivated by President Weekes’ speech

Source: Newsday Students of schools invited to attend yesterday’s inauguration of President Paula-Mae Weekes, left the historic ceremony feeling motivated and more driven to pursue their goals and their passions, according to several students as they emerged from the Queen’s Park Savannah’s Grand Stand this morning. Newsday spoke to students who said… Link:

Full Text of President Paula-Mae Weekes’ maiden speech.

Source: Newsday INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF HER EXCELLENCY THE SIXTH PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO DELIVERED ON MARCH 19, 2018 AT THE QUEEN’S PARK SAVANNAH, PORT OF SPAIN Fellow citizens from the least among you to the greatest and other distinguished guests. Well before the date of assumption of any… Link:

Former Housing Minister hits back at PM: "Leave me out of your drama"

Source: Newsday Former housing minister Emily Gaynor Dick-Forde slammed the People’s National Movement’s (PNM) Women’s League for what she described as “political slander” and called on government to reassess its priorities before attacking former leaders and office holders. Her comments came from a scathing post on her Facebook account today. Responding to… Link:

TT needs gift of fatherhood

Source: Newsday ARCHBISHOP of Port of Spain Jason Gordon, Chief Celebrant at the mass commemorating the Feast of St Joseph that took place at First Capital Park following a procession from the St Joseph RC Church yesterday, told the congregation that TT desperately need the gift of fatherhood, which he likened to… Link:

Connections to the past

Source: Newsday DEBBIE JACOB I HAD NO idea on the day I walked up George Street to visit Growling Tiger that the first national calypso monarch would provide a fascinating insight into the work of the late, great Guyanese writer Wilson Harris’s work. Tiger, already quite feeble in 1986, had a brilliant… Link:

Taking fighting to the classroom

Source: Newsday RUDY CHATO PAUL, SR SINCE RETURNING from my three-month sabbatical, life on this rock we call home has been a real struggle. I have tried my utmost best to refrain from commenting on the numerous, outrageous, silly behaviours and criminal acts making the news; be it on social media or… Link:

My message for Muslims

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: This letter is addressed to my Muslim brothers and sisters. As Muslims you are aware that Islam means peace. One of our brothers who ruled northern India, now the Pakistan area, in the 16th century, Akbar the Great, said, “Let every man practise his own religion.” We are… Link:


Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, March 19, 2018Unbeaten Zimbabwe pushes for ICC qualification todayHARARE—Favourites West Indies were bracing for a spin assault from hosts Zimbabwe, in today’s all important Super Sixes clash of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers. Much will be riding on the contest at Harare Sports Club as the winners will take…

Man and his emotions

Source: Trinidad Guardian Have we socialised them wrong?Bobie-Lee DixonPublished: Monday, March 19, 2018“Men may convert stereotypically feminine feelings, such as sadness or vulnerability, into feelings like anger or pride—feelings more socially acceptable for them to experience.” —Psychologist Barbra Markway The socially inculcated untruth forced upon our boys and men by society that they must…

Minister to open community centre

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, March 19, 2018Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly will deliver the feature address and formally commission the refurbished New Village Community Centre at Pilgrim Street, New Village, Point Fortin on Tuesday, March 20, at 2 pm. The completion of this facility is part of…

‘Let him pay for the crime he do’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Monday, March 19, 2018Victim’s mother wants swift justice Christine Jones is demanding the death penalty for the man who allegedly murdered her daughter, granddaughter and two other people on Tuesday. After getting word that a suspect had been captured, she said her prayers had been answered. “Prayers is a…

Mixed views on re-negotiating gas contracts

Source: Trinidad Guardian Raphael John-LallPublished: Monday, March 19, 2018 Former Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine has no problem with Government seeking a better deal for gas contracts. He told the T&T Guardian: “The Train 1 agreement expires in September 2018. I would assume that the Train 1 owners (mainly BP and Shell) would want the…

Eight times champions T&T opens against Bajans

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Sunday, March 18, 2018 T&T, the most successful team in the history of the West Indies Under-15 cricket series, will open its campaign against defending champions Barbados on March 28 in Jamaica. T&T has won the title on eight occasions more than any other team and will be looking…

Quadruple murder suspect held in Valencia

Source: Trinidad Guardian RALPH BANWARIEPublished: Monday, March 19, 2018 The manhunt for the suspect in La Brea quadruple murders ended early yesterday morning at St Albans Road, Valencia, when police took a 38-year-old handyman/mason, of Lawrence Village, Guapo, Pt Fortin, into custody. The man was seen by people who knew him walking along the…

Manning’s widow hits back at Rowley

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Monday, March 19, 2018Hazel Manning, widow of former Prime Minister Patrick Manning, and former Housing Minister Emily Gaynor Dick-Forde have criticised Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for the comments he made on Saturday about the Vieux Fort Housing project in St James. Dr Rowley claimed the project had fallen…

La Brea murder suspect held in Valencia

Source: Newsday The suspect in Tuesday’s gruesome quadruple murder in La Brea has been caught, the TT Police has said. The suspect, unnamed in the police statement, was apprehended just after 9 am today walking along a roadway leading out of St Alban’s Quarry, about 200 metres off the Valencia stretch, far… Link:

Mr Big, Mr Little must pay

Source: Newsday THE House of Representatives on Friday passed a law to simplify the registration of land titles and so help prevent land being the subject of fraud, white-collar crime and bureaucratic chaos, according to Attorney General (AG) Faris Al-Rawi. The Registration of Titles to Land (Amendment)(No 2) Bill 2017, whose parent… Link:

Prisoners choose sport over war

Source: Newsday Futsal, is not just a sport, for inmates at the Maximum Security Prison at Golden Grove, Arouca, it is a lifeline that they received and one they are willing to extend. Sunday Newsday visited the Maximum Security Prison last Wednesday when the “new” sport was introduced to remanded inmates. The… Link:

SB Sunday 18th March, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Sunday, March 18, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158346#folio=54 Link: SB Sunday 18th March, 2018

XX Sunday 18th March, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian WOWPublished: Sunday, March 18, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158346#folio=22 Link: XX Sunday 18th March, 2018

Dexter Simon: At the top of his game

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018Here is Dexter’s journey in his own words: My journey started just over 25 months ago in the world of bodybuilding. I was a marathon runner previously but because of an injury, I decided to take some time off after the Boston marathon to attend to the…

Kevin’s digital healing

Source: Newsday SHARLENE RAMPERSAD Before October 2, 2013, Kevin Soyer was a regular, healthy man who was simultaneously working and pursuing a degree in Communication Studies. His dream then had been to sing, and it was while recording his first song in studio that he began feeling weak and in pain. Within… Link:

Smart about money

Source: Newsday TENISHA SYLVESTER Jessie-Leigh Roberts-Riley is smart about money. The eight-year-old, from Aranguez, has learned there is no such thing as “free money,” and since age four has found creative ways to earn cash. Her latest project is creating jewellery out of recycled Carnival costumes. How did the idea to create… Link:

You never know who’s listening

Source: Newsday Paul Keens-Douglas, Poet Laureate AHEAD of World Poetry Day on Wednesday, I would like to send greetings and best wishes to all the poets, writers, authors and word masters throughout the length and breath of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. I exhort and challenge you to keep on being… Link:

Cops shoot Marabella man

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018A man was last night in critical condition after he was shot by the police in Marabella. According to reports, around 5.30 pm yesterday the police attempted to search the man, who was walking along the road, when he began struggling with them. He pulled away and…

Rowley: Housing projects casualties of PNM spat

Source: Trinidad Guardian Joel JulienPublished: Sunday, March 18, 2018 It is not only your political opponents that can do bad things, your political friends can do bad things too, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley warned yesterday as he recalled a public spat with former prime minister Patrick Manning which he said left citizens deprived…

Carnival detainees start legal action against State

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Sunday, March 18, 2018Legal action has been filed against the State and more is coming from attorneys for several people detained by police during the Carnival threat alert. By tomorrow, at least three of some 13 people detained and released in the Carnival searches would have issued legal letters…

Hyland, Jones headline TT team for friendlies

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018WALTER ALIBEY Midfielder Khaleem Hyland of Al Faisaly in Saudi Arabia, Levi Garcia, the Excelsior Rotterdam midfielder and speedy over-lapping wing-back Joevin Jones will headline T&T’s football team ahead of two international friendly matches against Guadeloupe and Martinique later this week. The players are part of a…

T&T Spirit back before Easter weekend

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018The T&T Spirit is scheduled to return to the sea-bridge before the Easter weekend, the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (Patt) stated in a release yesterday. The T&T Spirit which was taken out of service on June 6 last year has completed all major works and…

REC Friday 16th March, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian MetroPublished: Saturday, March 17, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158332#folio=36 Link: REC Friday 16th March, 2018

Top artists Represent

Source: Newsday A group exhibition titled Represent, which features the work of top artists, is being presented by ThinkartworkTT studio in Woodbrook. On show are works from Leroy Clarke, Jackie Hinkson, Bunty O’Connor, Martin Superville, Embah, Che Lovelace, Peter Sheppard, Beverley Fitzwilliam- Harries, Sundiata Fitzroy Hoyte and Tessa Alexander, among others. The… Link:

Borde rolls out new pan pal

Source: Newsday FOREIGN-BASED TT pannist Emile Borde recently rolled out his newest pan innovation to lessen the burden of having to manually tote pans to and from performances. It is called the pan pal, and he previously shared it with the Freiburg ZMF music festival’s top sponsors last summer. He told Newsday:… Link:

Musical reunion with Charmaine Forde

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ WE Kinda Jazz was a reunion of three of most accomplished musicians, supported by two competent young players, as well as a reunion of folks from a different time who appreciate local music without reserve. The show featured renowned guitarist Michael Boothman and keyboardist Stephen Encinas with Clint… Link:

Hillview capture PowerGen Secondary Schools crown

Source: Newsday HILLVIEW College captured the 2018 edition of the PowerGen-sponsored Secondary Schools Cricket League 50-over crown courtesy of a 212-run annihilation of Barrackpore West Secondary in their rescheduled final round match at Honeymoon Park, El Dorado yesterday. Hillview needed to win to overtake Naparima College in the standings to retain their… Link:

Risdon leapfrogs Richards to lead TT Golf Open

Source: Newsday DUSTIN RISDON of Canada leapfrogged overnight leader Chris Richards yesterday to hold the lead, on the halfway stage, of the 111th Trinidad and Tobago Golf Open, at the St Andrew’s Golf Course, Moka, Maraval. Risdon registered a two-under-par 70 for a two-day tally of 146, while Richards carded 74 yesterday… Link:

Peruvian Food Festival at Krave

Source: Trinidad Guardian Hazel Ross-PerotPublished: Saturday, March 17, 2018Krave Restaurant, located in Tarouba, south Trinidadm has been introducing food lovers to international flavours and styles since it opened in 2014. Next week the restaurant is hosting a Peruvian Food Festival, headlined by guest Chef Artistoteles Brena Jamie, a Peruvian native. Chef Artistoteles is taking…

Live Music District launched

Source: Trinidad Guardian Paula LindoPublished: Saturday, March 17, 2018A lack of venues willing to host local artistes has traditionally been a problem facing new and upcoming musicians and vocalists in T&T’s music industry. This problem will now have been partially alleviated with the opening of T&T’s first Live Music District (LMD), which was officially…

Judiciary sinks

Source: Trinidad Guardian Part 2Satnarayan MaharajPublished: Saturday, March 17, 2018Just as the Galleons Passage set sail last week on its voyage from China to Port-of-Spain, it had to dock at a nearby port called Yokohama. Whilst berthed, the crew is ensuring that additional fuel is loaded along with provisions yam, cassava, blue metal dasheen,…

CAL adds plane to airbridge

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Saturday, March 17, 2018A Caribbean Airlines (CAL) aircraft that will be put as an addition to its airbridge fleet is expected to arrive this weekend. According to CAL’s head of corporate communications, Dionne Ligoure, the aircraft will operate daily and will provide 1,088 extra seats. Over 400 ferry passengers…

St Louis to captain T&T women in Panama friendlies

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018Midfielder Tasha St Louis will captain an 18-player T&T senior women’s team in international action next week in two friendlies against Panama’s senior women’s team. Tickets will cost $20 per match and will be available on sale at the venue on matchdays. The first match at the…

Hillview crowned Secondary Schools champ

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018Hillview College repeated as champion of the PowerGen Secondary Schools Cricket Council league when it inflicted a massive 211-run victory over Barrackpore West Secondary at Barrackpore yesterday. Trailing second place Naparima College by three points going into this final match, Hillview batted first and scored 272 for…

Bigman to light up Santa Rosa Park

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kelvin NPublished: Saturday, March 17, 2018The Baskaran Bassawh owned Bigman In Town is a confident selection to win the feature Starlight Stakes over 1,350 metres on the main track at Santa Rosa Park, Arima today. The three-time Jetsam “Horse of The Year” winner should win this event doing handsprings. Though he…

T&T beach v-ballers in Florida warm-up

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Saturday, March 17, 2018Reigning national T&T men and women beach volleyball champions, Daneil Williams and Daynte Stewart, and Rheeza Grant and Abby Blackman will continue their 2018 Gold Coast Australia Commonwealth Games preparations by competing in the Dig The Beach Volleyball Summer Tour, Pompano Beach, Florida from today until…

Tobago Today Friday 16th March, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian Tobago TodayPublished: Friday, March 16, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158332#folio=64 Link: Tobago Today Friday 16th March, 2018


Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, March 16, 2018JEAN FORD: Wife of Oliver Ford, Mother of: Wayne Headley, Peter(deceased), Vanessa Ford Edwards, Richard, Robert and Heather. Grandmother of: Six(6). Great Grandmother of: eight 8). Funeral will take place, Friday 16th March, 2018 at 1pm, Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall between Gokool and Cemetery Street Diego Mar-tin.…


Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, March 16, 2018COZIER, HIltOn Lionel at age 92, on March 10th 2018 in Mon-treal, Quebec, Canada. Survived by wife Grace Callender, and children Valerie, David, Deirdre and Nancy and grandchildren Rowenna and Nathaniel Cozier-Weismuller, and Vincent, Maya and Naomi Cozier-Lefebvre all of Quebec, Canada, his brother Basil (Carol) and…

Joyce Thompson

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, March 16, 2018Joyce Thompson 66 Christian Drive, Plaisance Park, Pointe- A- Pierre Departed this Life on 11TH MARCH 2018 At the age of: 85 years She will lovingly be remembered as the: HUS-BAND OF: Oswald MOTHER OF: Wendell DAUGHTER OF: Fitzroy & Alma Durity GRANDMOTHER OF: Amaiya, Aiden, Jhamari…

Turning point for JAOTG

Source: Newsday JAZZ Artists on the Greens (JAOTG) will celebrate Caribbean jazz’s future, the present and look back at the career of jazz pioneer Ralph MacDonald. The event produced by Production One Limited takes place tomorrow at WASA Grounds at Farm Road, St Joseph. It will debut two upcoming musicians – pianist… Link:

Dangers of lack of sleep

Source: Newsday THE 11th annual World Sleep Day, created and hosted by the World Sleep Society, is being celebrated today. It is an internationally recognised awareness event that brings researchers, health professionals and patients together to recognise sleep and its important impact on our health. The slogan for World Sleep Day 2018… Link:

Endless vibrations

Source: Newsday Gary Cardinez ENDLESS vibrations emanated from the audience at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s on Sunday evening as sweet music filled the air at The UWI Classic Concert, The Journey –from Lord Shorty to Ras Shorty I. The concert featured the family and friends of the man considered the father of… Link:

Holy Name fund-raising concert

Source: Newsday HOLY Name Convent and Friends will present A Lenten Renaissance fund-raising concert tomorrow at 7 pm at the school’s Marian Hall in Port of Spain. The diverse cast of performers include seasoned and student performers who will do ballads, parang, pan and gospel. Among them are pannist Johann Chuckaree, tenors… Link:

Hillview vie for cricket title today

Source: Newsday HILLVIEW College will try to clinch the 2018 PowerGen Secondary Schools Cricket League 50-over title in a rescheduled final round match at Honeymoon Park in El Dorado, from 10 am, today. Hillview were scheduled to face Barrackpore West Secondary in the final round on Tuesday. However, the Barrackpore players had… Link:

Montrose U-14s sound warning

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, March 16, 2018Montrose Soccer Development sounded a warning to its knockout rivals in the Under-14 Division of the 18th annual Carapichaima Youth Football Super League when it won both its matches at the Central Regional Indoor Sports Arena, Saith Park, Chaguanas on Saturday. First, MSD clipped Eagles United 1-0…

Pollard joins 8,000-run club

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, March 16, 2018SHARJAH—Kieron Pollard struck an electrifying 40th half-century and became only the third batsman to pass 8,000 runs in Twenty20s, but the knock was in vain as Multan Sultans went down to Islamabad United by 33 runs in their final preliminary match of the Pakistan Super League on…

Challenge to CJ vacation

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, March 16, 2018Gail Alexander Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley Rowley yesterday said the matter of Chief Justice Ivor Archie’s vacation application is purely in the realm of President Anthony Carmona to determine whether the law on terms/conditions of vacation is observed by those accessing and granting such leave. He…

Policy on sabbatical still unclear PM goes to court

Source: Trinidad Guardian Stories -Gail AlexanderPublished: Friday, March 16, 2018 Even though Chief Justice Ivor Archie has changed his sabbatical leave to vacation leave, Government is still seeking the courts’ interpretation on whether sabbatical is really an entitlement for judges. And Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley now has a new concern for President Anthony…

Clifton Towers tenants: Squatters holding back progress

Source: Newsday For the eighth time in seven months, officers of the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF), Port of Spain CID, soldiers of the TT Regiment and officials from the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) carried out an exercise at Clifton Towers, East Port of Spain to remove illegal tenants. Newsday understands that… Link:

Two killed in shootout with cops

Source: Newsday   Two men identified as gang members were killed in an exchange of gunfire with police shortly after 7.15 am yesterday. The dead men were only identified as “Obika” and “Moby.” Police investigators said the two were wanted in connection with several shootings along the East-West Corridor. According to reports,… Link:

Nationwide manhunt for main suspect in La Brea murder

Source: Newsday Police are conducting a nationwide manhunt for the main suspect in the murder of four people in La Brea on Tuesday. During the TT Police Service (TTPS) Weekly Press Briefing, Public Affairs Officer Michael Jackman told media while police had been searching for the suspect prior to the murder, that… Link:

Murder of Chaguanas man pushes murder toll to 112

Source: Newsday NALINEE SEELAL A 32-year-old woman looked on in horror on Wednesday night as her 35-year-old male companion was riddled with bullets as she and the man walked along Bino Trace, Enterprise, Chaguanas. According to reports at around 11.40 pm, the woman was walking along Bino Trace, in the company of… Link:

BG Thursday 15th March, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Thursday, March 15, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158323#folio=70 Link: BG Thursday 15th March, 2018

LeAndra is heading to the top

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, March 15, 2018LeAndra Head is a talented soprano whose powerful vocals evoke the inspired passion of soul diva Etta James and the melodic phrasings of the first lady of jazz Ella Fitzgerald, both of whom have been very influential to her musical identity. “People say I am an old…

Helping victims of abuse

Source: Trinidad Guardian Paula LindoPublished: Thursday, March 15, 2018Traditionally, organisations which seek to provide aid to victims of domestic violence find it difficult to access needed funds, and often host multiple fund-raisers throughout the year. It is for this reason that The Shelter for Battered Women and Children (The Shelter) will launch its annual…

Designers to gain through FashionTT’s VCIP Open Call

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, March 15, 2018The T&T Fashion Company Limited (FashionTT) is inviting applications for the second cohort of the Value Chain Investment Programme (VCIP). This programme is aimed at providing designers strategic assistance to improve their business performance at varied stages of development. Since its start in 2016, the VCIP has…

A new era at Petrotrin

Source: Newsday By Carla Bridglal Petrotrin is not competitive. The State oil company’s fundamental inability to match its competition on cost of production in a commodity market where price is largely fixed has hindered its profitability. “We as a Board are dealing with how we make Petrotrin competitive,” company chairman Wilfred Espinet… Link:

Curry excursion

Source: Newsday Part 2 NEWSDAY took a few trips around the island in search of some other special roti flavours that keep customers going back for more, over and over again. Roti shops were selected following a poll done by Foodie Nation, an online website that focuses on local food and recipes,… Link:

Nailah’s music reviewed by NPR

Source: Newsday MELISSA DOUGHTY IN the lead up to her performing at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW), Nailah Blackman was reviewed by American media organisation NPR. The National Public Radio (NPR) music website wrote an article on March 12, entitled The All Songs Considered preview 2018. The article was jointly written… Link:

TT Golf Open tees off today

Source: Newsday THE TRINIDAD and Tobago Golf Open will take place from today, until Sunday, at the St Andrew’s Golf Course, Moka, Maraval. The big news is that there are 147 golfers entered in the TT Open, including 45 foreigners. The professional division, playing for three spots in the Jamaica Classic (which… Link:

‘Men must seek help for emotional stress’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Thursday, March 15, 2018 La Brea MP Nicole Olivierre yesterday suggested that men who face rejection from females when a relationship or marriage goes sour ought to seek help to combat their emotional stress. She made the comment as she responded to news of the murders of four of…

Sobo horror

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Thursday, March 15, 2018Abuser kills ex-lover, daughter, 2 friendskevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt Although T&T joined the world in celebrating the immense value of women last week, the issue of domestic violence rose to the forefront once again as La Brea mother Abigail Jones-Chapman, her daughter Olivia Chapman and friend Micheala Mason were…

Energy Ministryincorporate firmto find more gas

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nadaleen SinghPublished: Thursday, March 15, 2018nadaleen.singh@guardian.co.tt Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs and the Office of the Prime Minister, Stuart Young, says the Government has taken a policy decision to create a company that will partner with members of the upstream sector because there is still…

All eyes still on Rowley today

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Thursday, March 15, 2018 Government sources yesterday said Chief Justice Ivor Archie’s decision to take vacation instead of his planned sabbatical to study in the United States had “somewhat” changed the situation for Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. They said the sabbatical was under heavy discussion by Cabinet officials…

Archie taking vacation to study insteadControversy stirs again

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Thursday, March 15, 2018 A new controversy began brewing last night after Chief Justice Ivor Archie suddenly shelved his six-month sabbatical leave, in the face of public query by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley over its legality, and announced he intended to proceed on over eight months accumulated vacation…

MOE slams TTUTA on SBAs: Thousands of students will fail

Source: Newsday The Education Ministry has slammed the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) position that teachers will not mark Schools Based Assessments (SBA) in two subjects as “highly irresponsible” as the non-submission of SBA marks will result in failure for thousands of students. “These actions have the potential to negatively… Link:

Police search for man in Sobo Village Massacre

Source: Newsday Relatives of Abigail Chapman, 41, Olivia Chapman, 15, Michaela Mason, 14, and Michael Scott, 69, the four people who were found dead in a house on Kanhai Settlement, Sobo Village, La Brea, believe they may have all been killed by one man. Police are also on the hunt for the… Link:

Top Cop laments inhuman La Brea killings

Source: Newsday Ag Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams denounced yesterday’s quadruple-murder, in which two teenaged girls were among the victims and said the killer or killers could not be called human after committing such a crime. Speaking with reporters before a viewing of the film Black Panther at Digicel Imax on Damian… Link:

Four murdered in La Brea

Source: Newsday Two teenaged girls were among four people murdered in a house in Sobo Village, La Brea sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning. The victims have been identified as Michael Scott, 69, Abigail Chapman, 41, her daughter Olivia Chapman,16 and Olivia’s friend, Michelle Mason,14. Their bodies were discovered in a… Link:

Charmaine Forde sparkles

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2018Like fine wine…Last Sunday there was standing room only at Kaiso Blues Cafe, located on Woodford Street, Newtown, when Toronto-based songstress Charmaine Forde did a sparkling performance. The Belmont singer, having last performed on a local stage six years ago, attracted many of her loyal fans including…

Doing things differently can unlock happiness

Source: Trinidad Guardian Caroline C RavelloPublished: Wednesday, March 14, 2018MENTAL HEALTH MATTERSIn this life, happiness is not a given but it is an idea so well propagated that everyone I know is either holding out for or working towards that fountain of never-ending joy. People are as busy trying to define happiness as they…

Trini 2 The World still coming soon

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2018Despite robbery…Last October, Phil Taylor, an American rock performer and music producer from Tennessee was enthusiastic about his project Trini 2 The World. The show, scheduled to be aired on HBO in September, puts the spotlight on Trinidad artists as they prepare themselves for a possible recording…

Living high on Disability Grant

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2018The population of Tobago is around 60,000, approximately 1/25th the population of Trinidad and Tobago. It is given by law, four per cent or $2.4 billion of the annual budget in direct cash in quarterly instalments. What many people are not aware of is the additional sum…

Topi tambo and balata here again

Source: Newsday SEETA PERSAD ONE of my fondest childhood memories is going hunting for fruits with my siblings in the bushes. I grew up in the rural district of Mandingo Road, close to Moruga. In this area there is an abundance of indigenous fruits and root vegetables which were a source of… Link:

Lavroff launches Goût de France

Source: Newsday SERGE LAVROFF, Ambassador of the Republic of France launched the 2018 edition of Goût de France/Good France on Monday at his St Clair residence. Goût de France is a dinner which celebrates gastronomy worldwide and pays tribute to a vibrant, open and innovative cuisine, while remaining true to its values… Link:

Roti, Roti, Roti….special country flavours

Source: Newsday OUTSIDE of the more known roti shops around the country such as Hosein’s, Hott Shoppe, Mona’s, Don’s, Patraj, Highway Roti Shop, Wings, Shiann’s and Parbatie’s, Newsday took a few trips around the island in search of some other special roti flavours that keep customers going back for more, over and… Link:

Naps take lead in SSCL premier division

Source: Newsday NAPARIMA College will now wait and hope that Barrackpore West Secondary can pull off a massive win on Friday, so they can be crowned champions of the premier division in the 2018 PowerGen Secondary Schools Cricket League (SSCL). In the final round yesterday, Naparima defeated Presentation College, Chaguanas by 106… Link:

T&T NGL records$233.7m profit

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2018The T&T NGL Limited reported $233.7 million in profit after tax for the period ended December 31, 2017, a 30 per cent increase compared to 2016, when $179.6 million was reported. Looking at other aspects of its financial performance, TTNGL closed the period with $311 million in…

Ex soldier to head PATT

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Wednesday, March 14, 2018Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan has confirmed that retired Defence Force Commander Lyle Alexander is the Government’s pick to replace Allison Lewis, who resigned as chairman of the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) board last Friday. But there is no word on when…

Khan: Board working to complete task

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 There should be clarity in six months on what the options are for state-owned, struggling Petrotrin. This was confirmed by Energy Minister Franklin Khan in the Senate yesterday in response to questions from United National Congress Senator Wade Mark. Khan said given the company’s serious…

Gopee-Scoon hopeful Tobagoshutdown willbe averted

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 The planned two-day shutdown of Tobago businesses is unlikely to occur following talks yesterday between the Tobago House of Assembly and the Chamber of Commerce’s Tobago Division, Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon admitted yesterday in the Senate. Responding to queries on the collapse of sea bridge…

Frustrated ferry passengers at Piarco

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Wednesday, March 14, 2018Hiccups for PATT, CAL Scores of ferry passengers, believed to be the last batch shuttled to the Piarco International Airport from the Port of Port-of-Spain, were up to late last evening waiting on standby for a flight to Tobago after a frustrating day. Yesterday was day…

Additional flights, PTSC shuttles for ferry passengers

Source: Newsday Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan said additional flights and a free shuttle service via the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) are among the measures to assist passengers following the temporary closure of the seabridge. He was responding to an urgent question on Tuesday in Senate from Opposition Senator Wade… Link:

Bishop Anstey, All Saints choirs for presidential inauguration

Source: Newsday The choirs of Bishop Anstey High School and All Saints Anglican Church will be performing at the inauguration of President-Elect Justice Paula Mae-Weekes to be held on March 19 at the Queen’s Park Savannah. This was reported during a media briefing held yesterday at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah… Link:

Music District comes alive

Source: Newsday MELISSA DOUGHTY “WE’RE a music country,” Port of Spain Mayor Joel Martinez said as he spoke to the packed audience at the launch of the Live Music District (LMD). The LMD’s launch was held on Thursday at The Residence, One Woodbrook Place, Woodbrook. Line minister Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade… Link:

TT youth ambassador to observe Russian elections

Source: Newsday INTERNATIONAL Youth Committee Ambassador to TT and former President of the Guild of Students at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Makesi Peters, has become the first TT national to represent the country as an observer to the upcoming election in Russia. According to a release, Peters, also… Link:

Health 13th March, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian At HomePublished: Tuesday, March 13, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158267#folio=26 Link: Health 13th March, 2018

Canadian High Commission celebrates solidarity

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2018Celebrating Solidarity was the theme when Canadian High Commissioner Carla Hogan Rufelds hosted a Coffee and Conversation event on the occasion of International Women’s Day at the official residence of the Canadian High Commissioner, Club Room, Renaissance at Shorelands on May 8. Among speakers at the event…

Melissa Mc Allister

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shastri BoodanPublished: Tuesday, March 13, 2018New York-based swimwear designer Elizabeth Arthur will be showcasing her latest line at Tobago Fashion Coda 2018 at the Magdelena Grand Resort on April 26. Arthur who hails from Scarborough, Tobago would be showing off 12 pieces. She gave the Guardian a taste of her swimwear…

Women.Everywhere …party hearty

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2018There were “women everywhere” at Euphoric Lounge, Dundonald Street, Portof- Spain, last Friday evening for the celebration of the second edition of the W.E. Party, in observance of International Women’s Week. This was one of seven events hosted by the Women.Everywhere organisation (W.E), and was part of week…

This Is Me

Source: Newsday TWENTY-five-year-old pianist and composer Jeanine S Ruiz is set to take music lovers on a cross-genre journey in her debut album, This is Me. Her work, a media release described, is filled with “varied textures of a lush and musically diverse Caribbean experience” and can be seen as multi-genre. It… Link:

The power of words

Source: Newsday ADRIANA SANDRINE RATTAN WITH WOMEN IN MIND No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world. – Lawrence G Lovasik INSTINCTIVE as they may be, words, whether negative or positive are extremely powerful. Communications and utterances are by far, much more than just what is heard.… Link:

Changing leadership

Source: Newsday NATASHA OFUSU THE challenge for managers of motivating their teams to be creative, productive work units comes into focus on Thursday when author and management consultant Maxine Attong hosts her second annual leadership conference. Titled Lead Your Team To Win: The Power of Collaborative Leadership, the event is a continuation… Link:

Siparia Police Youth Club excels in pan

Source: Newsday SEETA PERSAD SO moved was Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams by the performance of the Siparia Police Youth Club panside that he has decided to learn to play the instrument himself. Delivering the feature address at the Masquerade Ball of the youth club at Market Square, Siparia, on March 3,… Link:

Cycling legend slams TTCF mismanagement

Source: Newsday JOEL BAILEY THE EASTER Grand Prix will not be a part of the 2018 local cycling calendar, according to Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation (TTCF) president Robert Farrier. Yesterday, the TTCF boss alluded to a previous report in which he stressed the 2018 edition was in doubt as the local… Link:

Ex-MP suffersheart attack

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2018Former Congress of the People leader Prakash Ramadhar said former Lopinot/Bon Air West MP Dr Lincoln Douglas was in good spirits last evening, having been hospitalised at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope after suffering a heart attack over the weekend. Ramadhar said a…

Forwards want

Source: Trinidad Guardian Casandra Thompson-ForbesPublished: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Tobago Forwards deputy chairman Kevon McKenna is calling on Secretary for Tourism and Culture in the Tobago House of Assembly Nadine Stewart-Phillips to cancel the Tobago Jazz Experience this year following the latest collapse of the sea bridge and a lack of promotion in the…

Parents angry as baby dies at SFGHDid bacteria inunit kill our son?

Source: Trinidad Guardian RADHICA DE SILVAradhica.sookraj@guardian.co.ttPublished: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 A couple from Gasparillo now believe the unsanitary conditions at the San Fernando General Hospital’s neonatal unit contributed to the death of their premature baby on Saturday. Two-month old baby Issiah had been at the hospital since he was born on December 27 last…

Expert after falling wall kills boy, 5Building codes not enforced

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Tuesday, March 13, 2018kevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt Former president of the Association of Professional Engineers of T&T (APETT) Mark Francois says there are terrible construction practices throughout the country, some of which place citizens in jeopardy everyday. Francois made the comment as he responded to the tragic case in which a wall…

A&V boss on obstructing justice charge$150,000 bail for Baksh

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Tuesday, March 13, 2018kevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt Embattled A&V Oil and Gas Ltd CEO Hanif Nazim Baksh appeared in the San Fernando Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with attempting to obstruct the course of justice. The matter is related to the alleged assault case involving Guardian Media Ltd’s senior photographer Kristian De Silva…

Former Lopinot/Bon Air MP suffers heart attack

Source: Newsday Former Lopinot/Bon Air Member of Parliament, Dr Lincoln Douglas, suffered a heart attack yesterday while at home, his wife, Dr Diane Douglas, confirmed to Newsday. Douglas, 57, was taken to the Mt Hope Medical Sciences Complex, where he is resting comfortably, his wife said. The attack was serious she said,… Link:

Police seek help to find missing Arima teenager

Source: Newsday Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a 14-year-old Arima boy, who goes by the name of Emmanuel King. King was last seen at his Hill Trace, Arima home around 1.15pm on Saturday February 17, and was reported missing the next day, by his mother, Keisha Charles. Emmanuel is… Link:

Merle Albino-de Coteau: First woman to arrange for Panorama

Source: Newsday MELISSA DOUGHTY MERLE Albino-de Coteau’s wall is filled with pictures and memorabilia. She smiles while standing with the Mighty Sparrow. She received her Humming Bird medal in 1993, the same year he received his Chaconia Medal Gold for calypso. A chart detailing the world’s great composers from the Renaissance to… Link:

42 years— From then to now…

Source: Trinidad Guardian Todd’s Road Community Centre re-opensPublished: Monday, March 12, 2018The history of the Todd’s Road Community Centre goes way back to 1958 when the Village Council was first formed and, back then, meetings were held at the Todd’s Road RC School. After the abolition of the Trinidad Government Railway, the Village Council…

Beware of hijacking by class

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gabrielle HoseinPublished: Monday, March 12, 2018Class has always been an issue in the women’s movement. Crossing class divisions among women and empowering working class women to have the pick-up-the-phone power of wealthy businessmen, remain the challenge today. This, despite organisations such as Women Working for Social Progress (Working Women) with an…

Steady not an option

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, March 12, 2018In our Sunday edition we published the views, from experts and members of the public, of the current government’s mid-term performance. It’s not positive. It’s true that Dr Keith Rowley’s government came to power just as energy prices collapsed, making their task considerably harder and further exposing…

T&T signs deal with European travel group

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, March 12, 2018BERLIN—Trinidad and Tobago has signed an agreement with DER Touristik Group, the third largest European travel group following initial discussions in November last year. Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe, who is attending the ITB Berlin, billed as the world’s leading travel trade show, said the German- based group…

Getting help: finding the right fit

Source: Newsday Crystal Abraham is 33, unmarried, and childless. She is an educator and writer, and in her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, and singing. Crystal is a practising Catholic, teaches confirmation in her parish church, and is also involved in the parish’s outreach programme for displaced people. Crystal is currently… Link:

TTCS to host prostate cancer lectures

Source: Newsday THE Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society (TTCS) will provide free public lectures on prostate cancer and screening sessions for Tobago residents over a three-day period from March 14. The events are in keeping with the TTCS prostate cancer programme to raise awareness and provide cancer care across the country. The… Link:

La Fillette villagers celebrate at centre

Source: Newsday LA FILLETTE villagers celebrated the rededication of the La Fillette Community Centre with several cultural performances. Students of the Blanchisseuse Secondary School Issica Matthews and Makiya Garcia played Kees Dieffenthaller’s Hello on pan as they welcomed guests to the rededication. Tasha Jack on of the finalists in the 2018 National… Link:

TT coach Lawrence awaits Panama test

Source: Newsday TRINIDAD AND Tobago men’s football team coach Dennis Lawrence is welcoming the third international friendly to be played in a three-week period after the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) secured a match with World Cup-bound Panama on April 17. The game will be played here at the TTFA Home… Link:

Amede: Discussions on Tobago shutdown ongoing

Source: Newsday ELIZABETH GONZALEZ DISCUSSIONS are ongoing for the proposed tw-day shutdown by businesses to protest Government’s inaction on issues affecting Tobago, notably the inefficient inter-island transport system, says Horace Amede, president of the Truckers and Traders Association. Amede, who proposed the shutdown at a “Think Tank” on March 4 at Rovanel’s… Link:

Senior officers optimisticof anti-gang bill’s passing

Source: Newsday SENIOR members of the Police Service expressed satisfaction and optimism that if made into law, the proposed anti-gang legislation will be a major advantage for law enforcement as they continue their fight against crime. However, while they were pleased with the bill’s unanimous passing in the Lower House last Friday,… Link:

Seven women arrested for loitering in Woodbrook

Source: Newsday NALINEE SEELAL SEVEN women were arrested between Saturday night and early yesterday morning in Woodbrook and charged with loitering. Police said members of the Port of Spain CID led by Ag Snr Supt Ajith Persad, along with ASP Anderson Parriman, Sgt Anthony Williams and others, conducted an exercise between 10… Link:

No new charges for A&V official

Source: Newsday NALINEE SEELAL A senior official of A&V Oil and Gas was released shortly after 9 pm on Saturday after spending more than 48 hours in police custody. He was charged on Thursday night by ASP Chandool of the Professional Standards Bureau with obstruction of justice and was scheduled to appear… Link:

Lawrence wants $$ for WBO fight

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, March 12, 2018T&T boxer Sheldon Lawrence is hoping to avoid joining the list of disgruntled athletes clamouring for funding to execute in the sport of choice. He is set to wing-out at the end of this month for either Puerto Rico or England to compete for the World Boxing…


Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, March 12, 2018CHRISTCHURCH—West Indies Women saved their worst performance for the final One-Day International, as they went under by 205 runs to suffer the ignominy of another whitewash on New Zealand soil yesterday. Asked to chase an improbable target of 311 at Hagley Oval, the Caribbean side were rolled…

Nidco blames rain for delay of highway extension

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, March 11, 2018Project manager of National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (Nidco) Earl Wilson says the inclement weather is to blame for the delay in the completion of Package 2A of the Solomon Hochoy Highway Extension to Point Fortin. During a site visit on Saturday, Wilson said that once rain…

Moonilal suggests ministerial interference

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Monday, March 12, 2018Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal is questioning whether former chairman of the Board of Commissioners at the Port Authority (PATT) Allison Lewis resigned because of ministerial interference. Although he did not say which minister would have led to Lewis’ resignation, he called on Works and…

Moonilal: PM is harmless 70-year-old with some illness

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Monday, March 12, 2018The war of words between Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal and Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley transcended the walls of Parliament yesterday as he described Rowley as a harmless 70-year-old man with some illnesses. Moonilal said he was not afraid of Rowley and considered confronting…

SB Sunday 11th March,2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Sunday, March 11, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158240#folio=56 Link: SB Sunday 11th March,2018

XX Sunday 11th March, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian WOWPublished: Sunday, March 11, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158240#folio=24 Link: XX Sunday 11th March, 2018

Avoid the shock of returning to your homeland

Source: Trinidad Guardian Janice Learmond CriquiPublished: Sunday, March 11, 2018Remember when you left Trinidad to go to another country—whether for educational purposes, or you were just relocating due to a job offer or better living opportunities? But the day came when you decided to return home, and returning home can be extremely difficult. As…

Bringing out the best in Caribbean models

Source: Trinidad Guardian Joel JulienPublished: Sunday, March 11, 2018Wendy FitzwilliamDuring this season’s makeover episode of the Caribbean’s Next Top Model (CaribeNTM), the show’s host Miss Universe 1998 Wendy Fitzwilliam decided that in order to bring out the best in one of the contestants, they needed to give her a drastic hair cut. The contestant…

Health Minister slams local food industry

Source: Newsday Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh yesterday accused the food and beverage industry of contributing to the high rate of non-communicable disease cases in this country. “Let me pause here for a while and take a swipe at the food and beverage industry. This is serious business,” he told delegates while addressing… Link:

Right way to walk

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: Billions of people walk daily. It is important to know some of the good and bad things while walking. Prophet Muhammad said people must walk properly and not walk exultingly. The Quran says pursue the middle course in your walk (Q 31:18). This means that walking should neither… Link:

I’ll stand strong for Muslims

Source: Newsday COREY CONNELLY On International Women’s Day, Nafeesa Mohammed scrolled through the lyrics of the George Benson classic, The Greatest Love of All, on her cell phone, posted it online and pondered her future. She’s partial to the lyrics, ‘learning to love yourself;’ and ‘they can’t take away my dignity,’ saying… Link:

Port chairman quits

Source: Newsday Carla Bridglal Just shy of a year on the job, chairman of the Port Authority (PATT) Alison Lewis is calling it quits, but Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan is hoping she will reconsider. “I have heard that the letter has been submitted. I have not actually seen the… Link:

At last

Source: Newsday IT MAY have taken far too long, but the unanimous decision of the House of Representatives to approve the Anti-Gang Bill 2018 is something which must nonetheless be commended. Two amendments appeared to change the complexion of the legislation allowing all 37 members to finally support it. Firstly, a sunset… Link:

Fall in tourist arrivals in T&T

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, March 11, 2018 Kristy Ramnarine, CNC3 The number of international tourists visiting T&T hit a record low in 2017. That’s according to a Trinidad Hotel Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA) report entitled: Review of the industry–A data-driven perspective, which was prepared by THRTA CEO Brian Frontin. The report was…

Carmona returns today to deal with Archie sabbatical

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, March 11, 2018After a six-day trip to Miami, President Anthony Carmona returns to the country today having to deal with the current controversy over whether or not Chief Justice Ivor Archie can in fact go on a six-month sabbatical. On Tuesday, news of Archie’s sabbatical came to the fore…

Woman killed in taxi unidentified

Source: Trinidad Guardian Joel JulienA woman was fatally shot in her head for her chain and handbag while travelling in a (private hire) PH taxi on Friday night.Published: Sunday, March 11, 2018 Her killer pretended to be a passenger travelling in the same vehicle as her. Apart from taking her life, he also took…

Port chairman quits, remains tight-lipped

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, March 11, 2018KEVON FELMINE kevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt Former Port Authority (Patt) chairman Allison Lewis is tight-lipped about her resignation from the Board of Commissioners yesterday. When contacted, Lewis said she had no comment to make, even before being asked a question. During a tour of the Solomon Hochoy Highway Extension to…

Citizens speak out

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, March 10, 2018 The PNM has marked two-and-a-half years in office this week, are you satisfied with the performance of the Government to date? In South Leroy Narine, 39, California, mechanic “This Government is not performing at all. They are not using the resources properly. The economy is suffering…

‘Smeagol’ killed in Charlieville

Source: Newsday A 25-year-old man was shot while liming near his home along Assaraff Road, Charlieville shortly before 8 pm. According to sources, the man identified only as “Smeagol” was shot five times by a gunman. Residents said they remembered hearing loud explosions but thought it was fireworks, as violence is a… Link:

Former sports reporter Everard Gordon remembered

Source: Newsday JELANI BECKLES FORMER sports reporter and avid sportsman Everard Gordon was remembered at St Finbar’s RC Church in Diego Martin, yesterday. Gordon died at the Port of Spain General Hospital on March 1, at 85 after ailing with dementia. Gordon was a long-serving staff member of the TT Guardian newspaper,… Link:

Jabloteh defeat Las Lomas in Championship Division clash

Source: Newsday JABLOTEH defeated Las Lomas 38-30 in a Championship Division clash on Thursday evening, in the Courts All Sectors Netball League. This game was the second of back-to-back fixtures at the Dr Joao Havelange Centre of Excellence, Macoya. Jabloteh led 11-9 after the first quarter, 20-19 at the halftime interval and… Link:

Phillip steps down from chairman’s role

Source: Newsday JOEL BAILEY JOSEPH SAM Phillip, former manager of the Trinidad and Tobago 2006 FIFA World Cup football team, dubbed “the Soca Warriors”, has stepped from his role as chairman of the TT Pro League. This is the second major resignation from the administrative arm of the embattled League, since Dexter… Link:

Government committed to sporting industry

Source: Newsday SENATOR Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry, has said sport has a crucial part to play in the diversification of the TT economy. While acknowledging the value of sport to society in general, she said the untapped potential that sport offers and the concomitant business opportunities cannot be overemphasised.… Link:

Duke, Mohammed lift mixed doubles title

Source: Newsday AKIEL Duke and Carlista Mohammed lifted the mixed doubles title in the Shell/Tranquillity Open Tennis Tournament at the club’s courts on Victoria Avenue, Port of Spain, yesterday. Duke and Mohammed carved out a 6-2, 6-2 win over Keshan Moonasar and Yin Lee Assang. Kendall Cuffy and Richard McLetchie also copped… Link:

Smith’s broken promises hurting Pro League

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, March 10, 2018Pro League documents for Cabinet next weekChairman of the T&T Pro League Sam Phillip tendered his resignation on Thursday, citing an increase in the workload at his job. Yesterday Phillip, whose resignation followed that of the League’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dexter Skeene last week, paid special…

Pretty mas killing ancestral mas in Carnival

Source: Trinidad Guardian Paula LindoPublished: Saturday, March 10, 2018What traditions are we losing in our Carnival, how can we bring them back and what have we not yet explored? This was the main theme of mas band Vulgar Fraction’s Carnival post-mortem session, Independent Mas Speaks, held at Granderson Lab, Belmont. The panelists were political…

Rotary International celebrates 113th year

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, March 10, 2018The Trinidad East Cluster Rotary Clubs recently held a joint meeting to commemorate the 113th Anniversary of the founding of Rotary at Phillip’s Gourmet Restaurant located in Centre of Excellence, Macoya. In addition to the members of the five east cluster clubs which comprise: Rotary Clubs of…

Drawing is part of Wendy Nanan’s DNA

Source: Trinidad Guardian …and she returns to MedullaPublished: Saturday, March 10, 2018Artist Wendy Nanan is mounting an exhibition of recent work at Medulla Art Gallery, 37 Fitt Street, Woodbrook Thursday, March 22, at 7 pm. It is said that drawing, and knowing how to draw the human figure, is one of the basic tenets…

PM stands by decision to reappoint Marlene

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, March 10, 2018In the face of questions whether new Minister Marlene McDonald has been cleared by the Integrity Commission and police, Prime Minister Keith Rowley yesterday stood by his decision to reappoint her to Government. Rowley deflected a query on the issue in Parliament yesterday. He recently appointed McDonald…

Carter, Duke in final clash at Tranquil

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, March 10, 2018The pair of Kendal Cuffy and Richard Mc Letchie cruised to the final of the Veterans Men’s Doubles at the Shell Tranquillity Open Tennis Tournament at Victoria Avenue, Port-of-Spain yesterday when they defeated Peter Moore and Ricky Villaroel 6-2, 7-4, 10-6. But the game of the day…

Cutlass-wieldingman killed by copsin Grande mosque

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, March 10, 2018RALPH BANWARIE Police shot and killed a cutlass-wielding man who ran amok in a Sangre Grande mosque on Thursday. Ashrudeen Hamid, 46, of Coalmine, Sangre Grande, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Sangre Grande Hospital after being shot hours earlier. Police said around 7.15 pm, Hamid,…

Indarsingh, Garcia trade words in Parliament tearoom

Source: Trinidad Guardian Stories by Gail AlexanderPublished: Saturday, March 10, 2018UNC MP Rudy Indarsingh is reporting Education Minister Anthony Garcia to Parliament’s House Speaker after he alleged Garcia cursed him in the Parliament tearoom yesterday. Indarsingh said he’s reporting the incident to House Speaker Bridgid Annisette-George since it occurred within the precincts of the…

PM sticking to the book on CJ

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Saturday, March 10, 2018Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is abiding strictly by the Constitution and isn’t taking chain up” on issues concerning Chief Justice Ivor Archie. Rowley signalled this yesterday while replying to United National Congress MP Vidya Guyadeen-Gopeesingh in Parliament. She’d asked if Rowley intended to heed calls…

Update on delivery of the MV Galleons Passage

Source: Newsday SASHA HARRINANAN The MV Galleons Passage (Galleons Passage) arrived at the Port of Shanghai, China on March 5. While there, the vessel was scheduled to be fitted with additional fuel tanks to facilitate the journey across the pacific to reach TT. The latest update comes from a statement issued on… Link:

Archie delays leave

Source: Newsday Chief Justice Ivor Archie agreed to an invitation by Acting President Christine Kangaloo to delay his departure from TT (on intended sabbatical) until Sunday’s return of President Anthony Carmona to TT, said President’s House today. “This invitation was made in order to enable further communications to be had in relation… Link:

Law Association appeal on CJ deemed urgent

Source: Newsday THE TT Law Association of TT (LATT) has succeeded in obtaining an urgent appeal of a judge’s decision which has prevented it from continuing investigations into allegations of misconduct against Chief Justice Ivor Archie. Justice Prakash Moosai, in a ruling delivered yesterday, agreed to have the appeal of the association… Link:

Sexy slaves, bacchanal and lust

Source: Newsday SHEREEN ALI LOTS of potential was evident last week Thursday at the Big Black Box at the screening for three pilots for new Caribbean TV series. The pilot episodes for the TV shows BattleDream-Chronicle, Heat, and CaribbeanGrlNYC on March 1 proved that lively Caribbean TV offerings can dare to dip… Link:

Horsford, Roach named in CARIFTA track and field squad

Source: Newsday TYRIQ Horsford and Ianna Roach will be among the top athletes representing Trinidad and Tobago at the 47th edition of the Carifta Games from March 30 to April 2 at the Thomas Robinson Stadium, in the Bahamas. The Games will bring together some 500 athletes and 150 team officials from… Link:

Preysal Phoenix whip Cricket Lovers in T20

Source: Newsday PREYSAL PHOENIX whipped Cricket Lovers by eight wickets, on February 28, in a Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Cricket Association (TTWCA) T20 Premiership encounter. At the Crown Street Recreation Ground in Tacarigua, Cricket Lovers were dismissed for 71 in 19.1 overs, with Leandra Ramdeen taking two wickets for six runs, while… Link:

Duke, Carter advance to men’s singles final

Source: Newsday AKIEL Duke and Aidan Carter advanced to the final of the men’ singles category when action in the Shell/Tranquillity Open Tennis Tournament continued at the club’s courts on Victoria Avenue in Port of Spain, yesterday. Both Duke and Carter had to battle to advance to the finals. Duke got off… Link:

2018 Southern Games back on track

Source: Newsday THE 54th edition of the Southern Games is on again on March 18, at the famous Guaracara Park in Pointe-a-Pierre, thanks in part to an infusion of funds from the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs. On Wednesday, Darryl Smith, Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, presented a cheque valued… Link:

Tobago Today Friday 9th March, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian Tobago TodayPublished: Friday, March 9, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158228#folio=72 Link: Tobago Today Friday 9th March, 2018

REC Friday 9th March, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian MetroPublished: Friday, March 9, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158228#folio=40 Link: REC Friday 9th March, 2018


Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, March 9, 2018BEHARRYLAL: RAMNARINE a.k.a “Ramanan” of #21 Naparima Mayaro Road, Cocoyea Village, San Fernando passed away on 05th March, 2018 at the age of 73. He was the husband of Lallita Stella Beharrylal Son of the late Beharrylal and Rosie of (Tarouba Road, Marabella) Father of An-drew “Andy”,…


Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, March 9, 2018NICHOLAS REYNOLD GEORGE Passed away on March, 4th 2018Husband of: Laura (Cynthia)Son of: Shelia (dec) and GregoryFather of: Damian, Nichola, Jona-than, and JoshuaBrother of: Terrence, Charmaine, Christine, Cathy, and CecileFuneral service of the late Nicho-las George takes place Saturday, 10th March 2018,from 8 a.m. at St. Theresa’s…

Blackout at Pt Fortin Hospital

Source: Newsday YVONNE WEBB THE Point Fortin Area Hospital was plunged into darkness for almost an hour Wednesday night when a power outage was compounded by a malfunctioning generator which failed to kick in. Patients who spoke to Newsday, said there were anxious moments as some of them started to panic when… Link:

‘Mama Pimp’: I didn’t encourage my child

Source: Newsday NALINEE SEELAL THE Morvant woman accused by her 13-year-old daughter of forcing her into prostitution has admitted to Child Protection Unit police that she was a former call girl, but insists she did not encourage her daughter into that lifestyle. The woman also described her daughter as being troublesome from… Link:

Cadel Trading fires 25

Source: Newsday YVONNE WEBB PRESIDENT of the National Workers Union (NWU) Dave Smith is calling for the immediate reinstatement of 25 workers who were dismissed by their employer, Cadel Trading, on Wednesday after complaining about long hours of work. Hours after they were dismissed, the union said, advertisements went up for the… Link:

New sentencingfor 82 killers

Source: Newsday JADA LOUTOO EIGHTY-TWO death row inmates, who were sentenced to hang over two decades ago, but had their death sentences commuted to life imprisonment, are to be re-sentenced with clearly defined prison terms. Chief Justice Ivor Archie and appellate court judges Alice Yorke-Soo Hon and Mark Mohammed yesterday ruled that… Link:

34 Venezuelans to be repatriated

Source: Newsday CARLA BRIDGLAL THIRTY-FOUR Venezuelans held at the Immigration Detention Centre will soon be repatriated after that country’s ambassador, Coromoto Godoy Calderon, helped this country obtain requisite travel documents. National Security Ministry Edmund Dillon yesterday told reporters during a visit to the Immigration Detention Centre in Aripo, that Godoy had last… Link:

Sabbatical issue enough to trigger Section 137

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Friday, March 9, 2018Two senior counsels are hoping the six-month sabbatical applied for by Chief Justice Ivor Archie and approved by President Anthony Carmona will prompt the Prime Minister to trigger section 137 of the Constitution to set up a tribunal to investigate the CJ. Senior Counsels Martin Daly…

Law body appeal hearing today

Source: Trinidad Guardian Derek AchongPublished: Friday, March 9, 2018The Law Association will find out if it will be granted an urgent appeal of the judgement barring it from continuing its investigation into misconduct allegations levelled against Chief Justice Ivor Archie this morning. The association was yesterday granted a 9 am hearing of its urgency…

Judiciary torn down middle

Source: Trinidad Guardian Derek AchongPublished: Friday, March 9, 2018CJ sabbatical causes more furoreHigh Court Judge Frank Seepersad yesterday joined High Court Judge Carol Gobin in calling on Chief Justice Archie to resign, as the judicial and legal fraternities remained spilt on whether the embattled CJ is entitled to take a six-month sabbatical. In an…

T&T to repatriate 34 illegal Venezuelans

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Friday, March 9, 2018 National Security Minister Edmund Dillon says his ministry is set to repatriate about 34 Venezuelan nationals. Dillon made the comment during a tour of the refurbished Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) in Aripo. He said he met with the Venezuelan ambassador last week, where he was…

Young leaves door open for Section 137

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Friday, March 9, 2018Whoever’s President must respond. That’s the view from the Prime Minister’s Office as it presses for answers from the President on why Chief Justice Ivor Archie should be allowed six months sabbatical leave on a basis that doesn’t exist. And if any “hurdles”have to be crossed…

Scotiabank customers: Don’t forget human touch when going digital

Source: Newsday SASHA HARRINANAN There have been several changes in recent years to laws and banking regulations meant to enhance the anti-money laundering (AML)/counter financing of terrorism (CFT) regulatory environment. Recognising the importance of having this and other relevant information easily accessible to employees, particularly those who interact with customers, Scotiabank TT… Link:

BG Thursday 8th March, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Thursday, March 8, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158211#folio=56 Link: BG Thursday 8th March, 2018

Everybody Loves Raymond to go pay-per-view

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shastri BoodanPublished: Thursday, March 8, 2018Local singing sensation Raymond Ramnarine is considering the possibility of making his future Everybody Loves Raymond (ELR) concerts a pay-per-view event. Ramnarine spoke with T&T Guardian on Saturday during the interval of the 2018 ELR concert at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya. Ramnarine said this move…

Celebrating Alta 25

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, March 8, 2018In celebration of Alta’s 25th anniversary, the Association will host a series of events in the month of March. Since 1992, Alta has provided free reading and writing classes to adults around the country. This has resulted in an Association of over 250 tutors, thousands of students…

Tracking energy sector revenue in a recession

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, March 8, 2018As a country historically dependent on its energy sector for growth, T&T will definitely require revenue from the sector to finance any of our short-, medium- and long-term ambitions. A decision to develop road infrastructure projects or even finance our entry into new industries like maritime services…

CJ ducks media at opening of Children’s Court

Source: Newsday YVONNE WEBB AS questions surround the granting of a six-month sabbatical to embattled Chief Justice Ivor Archie, the CJ steered clear of the media yesterday, as he opened the Children’s Court (South) in Fyzabad. Project manager of the Juvenile Court Candice Davis-Blackman blocked reporters from speaking with the CJ or… Link:

Spiked Café

Source: Newsday Story and photos By Jeff K Mayers Starting and successfully growing a business in the existing economic climate is challenging, but the management of Spiked Cafe seems to be in control. The café opened its doors with a small countertop area in MovieTowne, Price Plaza, Chaguanas in October 2012. Today… Link:

Caribbean prepares for climate change

Source: Newsday By Carla Bridglal After the devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last September, Caribbean nations are starting to fully embrace the necessity of becoming climate resilient in the face of extreme weather phenomena. Together, Irma and Maria caused over US$155 billion in damages and over 170 confirmed fatalities. Recovery… Link:

30 shots for Enterprise fruit vendor

Source: Newsday A 44-YEAR-OLD Chaguanas fruit vendor was shot and killed while selling oranges at Kenny Cyrus Street in Enterprise on Tuesday. Clint Jeffers, aka Charlie, was at the street corner shortly before 6.30 pm when a silver Nissan Tiida drove up and someone in the back seat shot him 30 times.… Link:

4 nations assist with terrorist threat

Source: Newsday NALINEE SEELAL GOVERNMENT is working closely with the United States, Canada, Britain and the Netherlands government in the wake of recent information that there are over 200 ISIS fighters operating locally. The four countries are said to be providing state of the art information sharing technology with the local Strategic… Link:

Venezuelans chopped in home invasion

Source: Newsday NALINEE SEELAL TWO Venezuelan construction workers were in stable but critical condition at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) yesterday, after they were attacked by two cutlass-wielding intruders on Tuesday night. Central Division police believe the intruders attacked them because they thought the two men had large quantities of… Link:

McDermott gets bpTT contract

Source: Newsday McDermott International (McDermott) has been awarded a detailed engineering and long lead procurement services contract for BPTT’s Cassia C compression platform – located 65 kilometres (40 miles) off Trinidad’s southeast coast. “The Cassia C compression project includes a new unmanned compression platform for the existing Cassia complex. The facility will… Link:

Scotia pays $0.50 dividend

Source: Newsday SHAREHOLDERS in Scotiabank TT (Scotiabank) will receive a $0.50 dividend payment for the financial quarter ended January 31, 2018. The dividend announcement was part of the bank’s first quarter (Q1) results, released on Tuesday during the 48th annual meeting of shareholders at Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain. Scotiabank reported income… Link:

Daly wants appeal Appeal judges to declare neutrality

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, March 8, 2018Rosemarie Sant Martin Daly SC is calling for a public declaration by Court of Appeal judges that they are not part of an “anonymous” group who last year supported Chief Justice Ivor Archie via an anonymous media statement in the face of public allegations made against him,…

Justice Gobin slams CJ’s sabbaticalHe should step down

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Thursday, March 8, 2018 Outspoken High Court Judge Carol Gobin says Chief Justice Ivor Archie has brought the judiciary into such “disrepute” and to a place in its history that has left it and judges so “battered, ashamed and demoralised,” he should resign. She also says as far as…

Law Association appeals injunction

Source: Trinidad Guardian Derek AchongPublished: Thursday, March 8, 2018 The Law Association has filed its appeal over a judgment barring it from continuing its investigation into misconduct allegations levelled against Chief Justice Ivor Archie. The T&T Guardian understands the association’s legal team filed the appeal and corresponding application for an urgent hearing in the…

Abdullah deniedentry to meeting

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, March 8, 2018Rhondor Dowlat Islamic Front head Umar Abdullah is today wondering why he was denied entry to yesterday’s closed door meeting between Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Muslims leaders. But he is also questioning where the unity of his fellow Muslim brothers went, as he would have…

After meeting with PM RowleyHope for Muslim leaders

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, March 8, 2018Rhondor Dowlat Over 100 Muslim leaders felt a “measure of hope” after last evening’s four-hour meeting with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on issues directly affecting them, including the labelling them as terrorists. Jamaat-al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr was one of approximately 120 leaders and representatives of…

Dangerous bottleneck

Source: Newsday NOT ONLY did the Lady Young Road landslide place renewed emphasis on the need for constant maintenance of our infrastructure, but it also underlined the dangerous bottleneck that continues to strangle our capital and hinder urban development nationally. For sure, the near-death experience of motorists last week was a reminder… Link:

T&T’s 3rd Olympic Gold on the horizon

Source: Trinidad Guardian Andre BaptisePublished: Wednesday, March 7, 2018T&T will soon get its third Olympic Gold medal following Hasely Crawford ( 1976) and Kershorn Walcott (2012) triumphs. T&T’s men’s 4×100 metres team which finished second to Jamaica at the 2008 Beijing Olympics will receive the gold medal after Jamaica was disqualified after a doping…

Hetmyer 127, Gayle 123 blast UAE

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, March 7, 2018HARARE—Man-of-the-Match Shimron Hetmyer and veteran opener Chris Gayle both struck imperious hundreds as West Indies overwhelmed United Arab Emirates by 60 runs to make a winning start to their World Cup qualification campaign yesterday. Choosing to bat first in the Group A contest at Old Hararians, the…

Theatre professionals to speak at Design for Performance TT

Source: Trinidad Guardian Paula LindoPublished: Wednesday, March 7, 2018Noted costume designer Loyce Arthur will deliver the keynote speech at Design for Performance TT 2018 (DPTT). Arthur is an associate Professor of Design at the University of Iowa who has designed costumes for productions in the US, UK and Greece. She has studied design in…

Three new films premiere at The Big Black Box

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, March 7, 2018Flow TV and Caribbean Tales Incubator (CTI) premiered three films—Battledream Chronicle, Caribbean Girl NYC and Heat — at The Big Black Box, Woodbrook on Thursday evening. The CTI programme’s goal is to increase the pool of world class indigenous film and television content by providing a year-round…

Many events for International Women’s Day

Source: Newsday INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day is observed each year on March 8, but this year there seem to be more events than ever planned for TT. The theme for 2018 is #PressforProgress. In TT, organisations such as the InterClub of TT and Women Everywhere have a week of activities in observance of… Link:

Record labels scout Nailah

Source: Newsday JUST before young soca artiste Nailah Blackman heads to South by Southwest (SXSW) to perform on March 17, the young artiste is also being scouted by major record labels. Anson Soverall, Blackman’s manager told Newsday, “During the last week, we have been contacted by numerous record labels. Like numerous. It… Link:

McLetchie, Lingo progress at Tranquillity Tennis

Source: Newsday RICHARD McLetchie and Neil Lingo advanced to the semi-finals of the veterans singles category when the Shell/Tranquillity Open Tennis Tournament continued at the club’s courts on Victoria Avenue in Port of Spain, yesterday. McLetchie cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Mark Lee Lum, while Lingo had a tougher match… Link:

Hillview move one step closer to title

Source: Newsday HILLVIEW College moved closer to the PowerGen Secondary Schools Cricket League Premier Division 50-over title with another commanding performance in the penultimate round, yesterday. In a shortened 22-over match because of rain, leaders Hillview dismissed third placed Fatima College for 56 in 21 overs at Honeymoon Park in El Dorado.… Link:

The invisible teens with autism

Source: Newsday DR RADICA MAHASE MY NEPHEW Rahul is 13 years old. His entrance into teenage years wasn’t only marked by the physical changes; it was heralded by a serious of development and behavioural issues that he struggles to cope with every day. The meltdowns are more frequent, the need for more… Link:

Man jailed for squeezing woman’s breast

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 A construction worker, who casually walked up to a woman, exclaimed “Oh gosh, pressure family” and then squeezed her breast, has been jailed for three months. Fayad Ali, 31, pleaded “guilty by accident” to the charge of indecent assault when he appeared in the San…

Archie off on sabbatical to rest, reflect, study

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, March 7, 2018Questions are being raised over Chief Justice Ivor Archie’s decision to go on six months sabbatical leave starting on Sunday, in the midst of his current battle with the Law Association of T&T over public allegations of misconduct against him. The sabbatical was granted by President Anthony…

Disciplinary actionrecommended for1 CoP candidate

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, March 7, 2018Former Police Service Commission chairman Dr Maria Therese Gomes says there were Police Complaints Authority complaints on several candidates for the Police Commissioner post, including “one that stood out.” The PCA recommended disciplinary action on three areas regarding that 2011 matter, Gomes told the special Parliamentary committee…

Judge rules probe into CJ illegalLaw Association to appeal

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, March 7, 2018The Law Association of T&T is set to appeal a judgment barring it from continuing its investigation into allegations of misconduct levelled against Chief Justice Ivor Archie. In a message sent to its membership hours after High Court Judge Nadia Kangaloo ruled the investigation was illegal yesterday,…

Three suspended over Dulalchan land

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie Sant Published: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Angela Siew is among three people suspended by the Public Service Commission pending an investigation into a license for lands in Felicity which was granted in August last year to acting Commissioner of Police Deodath Dulalchan. Also…

Judge: Law Assoc acted unlawfully by ‘investigating’ CJ

Source: Newsday CHIEF JUSTICE Ivor Archie has successfully shot down the Law Association’s continued investigation into allegations against him. Justice Nadia Kangaloo on Tuesday ruled that the association’s continued investigation of Archie was unlawful and was a shadow of Section 137 of the Constitution, which provides strict guidelines for the removal of… Link:

Mitchell: No more illegal occupants at Clifton Towers

Source: Newsday HOUSING Minister Randall Mitchell said there are no more illegal occupants at the Clifton Towers Housing Development Corporation (HDC) apartments. He was responding to a question for oral answer during the Senate sitting on Tuesday. Opposition Senator Wade Mark had asked that with the HDC’s decision to evict illegal occupants… Link:

Police arrest one after coming under fire

Source: Newsday One person has been arrested in connection with a shooting incident in downtown Port of Spain yesterday in which police came under fire from gunmen hidden in houses in East Port of Spain while helping the driver of a stalled car. According to reports, at around 2.30 pm yesterday, officers… Link:

Public invited to Paula-Mae inauguration

Source: Newsday Members of the public have been invited to the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Paula-Mae Weekes, which will take place at the Queen’s Park Savannah on March 19. In a release sent to the media this morning, the Office of the President said members of the public must present an invitation… Link:

Health 6th March, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian At HomePublished: Tuesday, March 6, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158158#folio=26 Link: Health 6th March, 2018

Challenging narcissism

Source: Newsday ADRIANA SANDRINE RATTAN WITH WOMEN IN MIND I don’t care what you think unless it’s about me –Kurt Cobain ME, myself and I…that’s the psyche of narcissistic individuals whose focus can be best described as myopic. This is a reality that many women and men are faced with either partially… Link:

Leve targets romance travel

Source: Newsday ROMANCE travel is one of the industry’s fastest-growing and most profitable year-round niches. With is in mind, Leve –the fashion and lifestyle event– will target this multi-billion romance market with its annual event on May 6 at Villa Being in Arnos Vale, Tobago. With the theme, Love is in the… Link:

Childhood friends live out their dream

Source: Newsday CHILDHOOD friends Sebastien Gibert and Rashad Rodriguez made a pact when they were just kids in school that one day they would open a clothing store. Fifteen years after meeting, they opened The Hideout Clothing Store in 2012 and now have two locations, one at Long Circular Mall, St James,… Link:

Playwrights workshop on at TTW

Source: Newsday THE Playwrights Workshop Trinbago (PWT)’s Monthly Readers Theatre Series will feature readings of three plays at the Trinidad Theatre Workshop (TTW) tomorrow. Curtain Call by Hakeeb Nandalal, Father Figure by Randy Ablack and the rereading of Ronald John’s Pieces of a Dream will begin at 7 pm. Curtain Call, according… Link:

Caddle, Walcott, DeSouza cop squash titles

Source: Newsday NICHOLAS Caddle, Chloe Walcott and Tyler DeSouza all won titles when the 2018 Junior Open Graded Squash Tournament was held at the Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC) Squash Courts in St Clair, on the weekend. The tournament featured the A, B and C divisions with boys and girls playing alongside… Link:

Fashion links Tobago and the Netherlands

Source: Trinidad Guardian Bobie-Lee DixonPublished: Tuesday, March 6, 2018It is not far fetched though; after all, Tobago does boast a mine of creative treasure. With the spotlight currently on the sister isle still basking in the glory and honour brought to the getaway destination by its home-grown Winston Duke, actor and star in the…

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