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June 23, 2017

Trinidad and Tobago

W Connection goes after third win

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Thursday, June 22, 2017Led by inform striker and off-season signing Marcus Joseph, former T&T Pro League champions, W Connection, goes after its third straight win in the new 2017 season when it faces Club Sando in the second match of a double-header at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, tonight…

Army looks Invincible

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, June 22, 2017Frankel on the board with Atty Caravaggio is officially the better of two Aidan O’Brien declarations for a fascinating £400000 Commonwealth Cup over six furlongs of good to firm Royal Ascot today, based on BHA ratings, and my time-handicap! Intelligence Cross is 12lbs inferior and I’m disappointed…

Fifth defeat leaves wobbly Windies on shaky ground

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, June 22, 2017OAKHAM, England Opting to bat first at Lime Kilns Ground yesterday, West Indies stunningly collapsed to 63 all out off 23.5 overs, with opener Hayley Matthews top-scoring with 19 to be one of just three batsmen in double figures. The Caribbean side were 60 for three in…

Mexico dominates JITIC quarters

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, June 22, 2017Mexican players dominated play at the JITIC Under-18 Regional Tennis Championship at the National Racquet Centre in Tacarigua yesterday, as three out of the six players that contested the Boy’s Under-18 quarterfinal play-offs booked places in today’s semifinal. With host T&T having no survivors in the quarterfinal,…

Windies go after unhappy Indians

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Thursday, June 22, 2017The West Indies did not qualify for the Champions Trophy and India was beaten in the final by Pakistan. However, the Indian camp is not the happiest at the moment and the West Indies with nothing to lose will be going hard to create an upset…

Rowley nets nine goals

Source: Trinidad Guardian T&T U-18 waterpolo boys swamp Bajans Nigel SimonPublished: Thursday, June 22, 2017Chad Rowley helped himself to nine goals as T&T Under-18 boys waterpolo team swamped neighbours Barbados in their opening match of their four-team competition when the highly anticipated 2017 Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) Swimming Championships splashed…

Nothing guaranteed in qualifier, says former ODI skipper

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, June 22, 2017LONDON The Caribbean side currently look likely to miss out on automatic qualification for the 2019 tournament in England, with only the hosts and the remaining top seven nations in the ICC rankings by September 30 earning direct berths. West Indies are ranked ninth on 77 points,…

Important Things To Save For

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, June 22, 2017ANDRE WORRELL At any given time, the demands on our income will vary. As stated before, having clearly defined goals makes developing the habit of saving easier. The ab­sence of goals when it comes to saving usually leads to poor personal financial management. In a nutshell, goals…

Lifehacks for Saving

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, June 22, 2017Beyond PaydayANDRE WORRELL It’s an unfortunate reality that not many people are taught to be financially literate from an early age. Schools teach French, English and Spanish, but never the language of money. Most times, man­aging money and saving is something that many of us have to…

Massy Rainbow Cup

Source: Trinidad Guardian Thursday, June 22, 2017A look back at the 13th Edition of the Massy Rainbow Cup International Triathlon put on by Rainbow Warriors, that took part on Saturday June 10th at Turtle Beach Heritage Park, Tobago.  With an Olympic and Sprint distance triathlon as the headline activities, the event was contested by…

Massey Rainbow Cup

Source: Trinidad Guardian Thursday, June 22, 2017A look back at the 13th Edition of the Massy Rainbow Cup International Triathlon put on by Rainbow Warriors, that took part on Saturday June 10th at Turtle Beach Heritage Park, Tobago.  With an Olympic and Sprint distance triathlon as the headline activities, the event was contested by…

European camp for Paul ahead of World tournament

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, June 22, 2017A camp is being planned in Europe for T&T’s Super Heavyweight boxing champion Nigel Paul, who earned a berth at the AIBA World Boxing Championship in Hamburg Germany from August 25-September 3. Floyd Trumpet, Paul’s coach said yesterday that England will be their preferred choice for the…

It Dont Come Easy and never will

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jeffrey RossPublished: Thursday, June 22, 2017It Dont Come Easy at Royal Ascot but the third stage of this fabulous five-day(s) fixture could well yield reward when Richard Fahey’s charge contests the eighteen-runner, group two Norfolk Stakes over five furlongs of a fabulous good to firm surface; on our time-handicap this Kyllachy…

How chess has ‘conquered’ the world

Source: Trinidad Guardian Carl JacobsPublished: Thursday, June 22, 2017LEGEND has it that the game of chess was born in India. In his extensively researched book, Chess Metaphors, noted Spanish reseacher Diego Raskin-Gutman confirms the legend with what seems to be irrefutable historical evidence. Essentially, he traces the history of chess to the ancient game…

ARCHIE MAKES MISTAKE

Source: Newsday CHIEF Justice Ivor Archie is admitting to having made an error when the Judiciary last month announced a consensus had been arrived at, to restart all 53 cases left in abeyance by former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar. Link: ARCHIE MAKES MISTAKE

Account for everything given

Source: Newsday WHILE assuring its warehouse is fully stocked with disaster relief supplies which are ready to be distributed to those in need, following Tropical Storm Bret’s destructive passage, acting Director of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) Capt Neville Wint yesterday warned that these items must be properly accounted… Link:

I was in Tobago

Source: Newsday PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday said his absence from viewing flood-hit areas in Trinidad immediately after the passage of Tropical Storm Bret on Tuesday, was because at that time, he was over in Tobago. Link: I was in Tobago

Lalla calls on CJ, JLSC to resign

Source: Newsday SENIOR Counsel Kenneth Lalla has joined the chorus calling for Chief Justice Ivor Archie and the other members of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission to resign. Lalla says Trinidad and Tobago was now not only confronted with an economic crisis but also a crisis in the judiciary. Link: Lalla calls

Distress

Source: Newsday THOUSANDS of residents, in communities within Sangre Grande and St Helena, spent all of yesterday waiting for waisthigh flood waters to recede so they could begin cleaning up their homes and other properties, 24 hours after Tropical Storm Bret’s passage. Link: Distress

DNA testing for all prisoners before 2018

Source: Newsday Additionally, all officers and members of the protective services including: the Prisons Service, Immigration as well as Customs and Excise will be required to also submit themselves to DNA testing. Link: DNA testing for all prisoners before 2018

Discrimination inherent in education system

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2017Trinidad and Tobago’s education system is designed to create an elite and a majority failing underclass. Albert Einstein said: “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” This…

DPP must probe misbehaviour claims

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2017I hereby call upon the Director of Public prosecutions, Mr Roger Gaspard SC to invoke his powers under Section 90 of the Constitution to request the Commissioner of Police detail a senior officer to conduct a thorough investigation to ascertain whether the former Chief Magistrate, Marcia Ayers-Caesar…

The Duke of trade union destruction

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2017If indeed 20,000 public servants remained at home on June 20 because Watson Duke, outgoing president of the Public Services Association (PSA) advised them so to do, we have a serious problem. Arguably, we now have 20,000 workers, paid by taxpayers, who allegedly appear in serious need…

Judicial and Ministerial Accountability

Source: Trinidad Guardian Satnarayan MaharajPublished: Wednesday, June 21, 2017A little more than a week ago, the Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlan announced that she will be retiring December 15, 2017. According to top Canadian jurists, her unexpected retirement will be a dramatic loss for the Canadian Supreme Court. Since joining the Supreme Court…

After the Storm

Source: Trinidad Guardian Wesley GibbingsPublished: Wednesday, June 21, 2017Undoubtedly, and quite justifiably, there will be review upon critical review of the country’s performance in the face of Tropical Storm Bret. Some of it will be helpful; the rest, the usual blaming and shaming and point-scoring. But, all in all, essential to getting things right…

Is T&T ready for a natural disaster?

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2017The biggest question for most Trinidadians yesterday was whether this country is really ready for a major natural disaster. The question arose after several blunders during relief operations across the country following the passage of Tropical Storm Bret. The most glaring was in St Helena where Karma…

St Lucia to construct solar farm

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2017CASTRIES In a statement, the company said that when connected to the grid, the solar farm’s 14,900 photovoltaic (PV) panels are expected to generate the equivalent electricity used by nearly 3,500 homes while offsetting over 3,800 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually. “The solar farm is…

Massy declines $0.43

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2017Overall market activity resulted from trading in ten securities of which two advanced, five declined and three traded firm. Trading activity on the first tier market registered a volume of 194,514 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $9,030,271.99. Republic Financial Holdings was the volume…

Opposition queries PM, Sandals meeting

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2017The Opposition is calliing on Prime Minister Keith Rowley to disclose the details of a recent meeting he allegedly held with officials of the Sandals group. Opposition Senator Wade Mark, who claimed such a meeting was held, posed the query to Government in the Senate on Tuesday.…

Refugees share their stories

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2017From religious persecution in Pakistan to violence from guerrillas in Colombia, people flee to T&T for many reasonsThere is a hidden wave of people coming to T&T, not by choice but through desperation, forced to flee extreme situations in their own countries. Many come by plane; some…

Reach out for help, when you need to

Source: Trinidad Guardian Caroline C RavelloPublished: Wednesday, June 21, 2017Mental Health MattersMany queries come to the inbox of the Facebook page Mental Health Matters. In most instances though, people respond to this column using the email address on the signature. Whichever way, I have found new purpose in counselling. The obscurity of social media,…

Angostura reboots the Queen’s Park Swizzle

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2017The Queen’s Park Swizzle is a cocktail known all over the world, but many locals may not have realised that the drink was born right here at the Queen’s Park Hotel. Built in 1893, the hotel, which was was built on the southern side of the Queen’s…

Remembrance at the Holy Trinity Cathedral

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2017The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, in keeping with the mission of building resilient culturally rich communities, presents the concert—An Introduction to Remembrance—featuring the National Philharmonic Orchestra. Remembrance is an opus which comprises seven movements and is based upon Biblical texts associated with the…

BASE dazzles despite rain

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Wednesday, June 21, 2017Badree’s Academy of Sport Education, BASE, was able to pull off a successful event despite the inclement weather that curtailed the main event, a North versus South windball cricket match on Saturday. The normally quiet town of Barrackpore was buzzing with activity when international stars Dwayne…

Windies women’s worries grow after Pakistan defeat

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2017Sent in, the Caribbean side fought their way to a respectable 246 for seven off their 50 overs with Walters top-scoring with 59, Merissa Aguilleira getting 43 and teenaged opener Hayley Matthews chipping in with 32. Off-spinner and captain Sana Mir was the best bowler with two…

Caribbean talent not $$ respected in MLS

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2017Caribbean nationals’ fight for equal footing in the North American workplace has extended to the sporting arena, where most players from the region find themselves among the lowest paid in Major League Soccer, although MLS clubs rely on them for important contributions. Meanwhile, homegrown players and those…

Local breeding industry on CPR

Source: Trinidad Guardian Andre BaptisePublished: Wednesday, June 21, 2017Dancing BraveLocal horse racing stands on the cusp of an uncertain future. Over the last 18 months, a number of decisions have been taken which have ramifications for the industry that are not as yet fully understood. Due to financial constraints, it is understood that the…

T&T topples Chile 3-zip

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2017T&T got its first win in the XVI Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup by Movistar at Eduardo Dibos Coliseum in Lima, Peru, yesterday evening, toppling Chile, 3-0 (26-24, 25-22, 25-15). The local side bounced back from its third straight loss after falling to Peru on Monday night.…

BAD BRET

Source: Newsday TROPICAL Storm Bret dumped not only rain on Trinidad between Monday night and yesterday, but also lots of misery as hundreds of families were left cleaning up the mess left by the storm. Many remained stranded in their homes up to press time yesterday in the hardest hit areas of… Link:

ATTIC warns of flood danger

Source: Newsday THE Assocaition of Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Companies (ATTIC) is warning the country to still exercise extreme caution as post-Tropical Storm Bret flooding remains a clean hazard. Link: ATTIC warns of flood danger

Most schools reopen today

Source: Newsday MOST schools are set to reopen today after being ordered closed by the Education Ministry yesterday because of the passage of Tropical Storm Bret. A media release from the ministry stated that eight schools will remain closed today as clean up work and repairs are ongoing. Link: Most schools reopen today

No water, electricity in Mayaro

Source: Newsday TROPICAL Storm Bret not only ripped the roof off several houses in the Mayaro/ Rio Claro region but also disrupted water and electricity supplies to a large section of that sprawling south-eastern community. Link: No water, electricity in Mayaro

Latinos in triple murder

Source: Newsday TWO Latinos were among three men murdered in John John, Laventille on Monday afternoon. Link: Latinos in triple murder

Man dies as Bret pounds

Source: Newsday A 43-YEAR-OLD man slipped off a sheet of galvanize and fell to his death outside his Las Lomas No. 2 house during the early morning hours yesterday while Tropical Storm Bret was pounding Trinidad. Link: Man dies as Bret pounds

BRET STORMS IN

Source: Newsday AS THE country hunkered down last night as Tropical Storm Bret made its presence felt, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) hours earlier called on citizens to be calm as it declared its readiness for whatever eventualities there would be by the storm’s passage. Link: BRET STORMS IN

Mayor: Port of Spain is prepared

Source: Newsday PORT of Spain Mayor Joel Martinez yesterday urged citizens in the capital to remain calm as tropical storm Brett approached. In a press conference at the Mayor’s office yesterday at City Hall, Martinez said while it is rare that a tropical storm or hurricane would hit the nation, it seems… Link:

Roget: Labour Day II coming on August 4

Source: Newsday SAYING defective parts must be replaced to ensure the proper functioning of government, Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) leader Ancel Roget has not only called for the firing of several key ministers but also signalled the labour movement’s intention to engage in a mass street demonstration in Port of Spain… Link:

Emergency numbers established

Source: Newsday THE Water and Sewerage Authority, in a press release, stated it has implemented specific measures in its Disaster Preparedness Plan in anticipation of the passage of the oncoming tropical storm. In this regard, customers and members of the public are advised of the following numbers by region, to be used… Link:

Tobago battens down

Source: Newsday TOBAGONIANS braced last night for the expected tropical storm with the announcement that all schools and Tobago House of Assembly (THA) public offices around the island will be closed today. Link: Tobago battens down

CAL cancels flights

Source: Newsday REGIONAL carrier Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) yesterday cancelled several flights due the tropical storm watch placed on the country from 6 pm on Sunday evening. Link: CAL cancels flights

Storm conditions expected to last six more hours

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, June 20, 2017T&T is expected to continue experiencing Tropical Storm conditions for the next six hours. According to a Tropical Storm Advisory issued by the T&T Met Office at midnight Tropical Storm Bret is expected to move away from Trinidad and toward the north coast of Venezuela early on…

FIRE SAFETY IN T&T

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, June 20, 2017The fire at Grenfell Tower in London raises several safety concerns right here in T&T. Firstly, I am grateful my brother St John is safely back in Trinidad. Let us examine the facts: •30 people have died in the fire, this figure is expected to rise. •17…

AFRO-CENTRIC COMMUNITY VOICELESS

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, June 20, 2017Mayday, Mayday, Mayday! SOS, SOS, SOS to our leaders. Where are they? The afro-centric communities are leaderless and without voice. Who is going to fill the void left by leaders of yesteryear? We need you now. Every day mothers bawling, fathers crying, brothers and sisters in grief…

The Cybercrime Bill for journalists

Source: Trinidad Guardian Mark LyndersayPublished: Monday, June 19, 2017Bit DepthXXThe deadline for formal comments on the bill closed on Friday and along with participating in the TTCS perspective (http://ow.ly/PIom30cFTqC), I’ve also republished the submission of technologist Taran Rampersad (http://ow.ly/Y8HW30cFHzQ). In its summary of its comments on the legislation, the TTCS rather potently and quite…

TURNING AROUND PETROTRIN

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, June 20, 2017The current predicament facing Petrotrin and whispers about how Government will undertake to restructure the company is one that affects us more deeply than most would want to admit. Petrotrin is the single largest indigenous producer of oil and the company has found itself in a position…

Pogson, Campbell shine at Wallerfield

Source: Trinidad Guardian Keith ClementPublished: Monday, June 19, 2017Marc Pogson of Heatwave and Teniel Campbell representing PSL, captured the Elite Men’s and Elite Women’s emerged winners of the respective categories when the 2017 National Criterium Championships took place at Frankie Boodram International Raceway, Wallerfield on Sunday afternoon. Even though the skies threatened for most…

In praise of a progressive labour movement

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, June 20, 2017Yesterday the nation marked Labour Day—a symbolically important date in our calendar, especially this year, as it also marked the 80th anniversary of the oil workers’ strike and subsequent 1937 riots. What Uriah Butler started may have contributed to a chain of events leading to our nation’s…

NGC, Scotia team up to provide CNG fuel card

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, June 20, 2017NGC CNG Company Limited and Scotiabank have signed an agreement to provide fuel cards to vehicle owners who switch to CNG, an initiative that Scotiabank’s T&T CEO Anya Schnoor says is the bank’s way of helping customers to live in a better world, “one that is less…

ELDER ABUSE

Source: Trinidad Guardian David E Bratt, MDPublished: Tuesday, June 20, 2017June 15 was Corpus Christi, another pointless, superfluous holiday. It was almost exactly one week since an elderly gentleman, Mr. Christopher Phillip, was found dead on the grass in front of the Port-of-Spain General Hospital’s Accident & Emergency department. It also happened to be…

Met Office warns about rough seas

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, June 19, 2017The Met Office is warning of adverse sea conditions with waves as high three metres. It is warning persons with marine interests to exercise caution in all sea-related activities. The following is a statement by the Met Office. “The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) is informing the…

Bascombe cruises to heptathlon title

Source: Trinidad Guardian …as James, Charles claim 11-12 heptathlon 1-2Published: Monday, June 19, 2017T&T’s Shaniqua Bascombe claimed the title in the 13-14 Girls Heptathlon event at yesterday’s North, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Athlete Age Group Championship at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo. After leading in six events for most of the day the…

Tropical storm conditions expected around midnight

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, June 19, 2017The Met Office has issued another bulletin saying the country should begin to experience Tropical Storm conditiopns within the next 18 to 24 hours. The bulletin was issued at 6 am, which means the conditions should start anywhere between midnight and 6 am Tuesday. It notes that…

TROPICAL STORM WARNING

Source: Newsday GOVERNMENT has placed this country under a tropical storm warning as of 6 pm yesterday. Link: TROPICAL STORM WARNING

Carmona: Give fair day's work for a fair day's pay

Source: Newsday JUST as employers must provide good working conditions, employees must give a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay, said President Anthony Carmona in his Labour Day message yesterday. Link: Carmona: Give fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay

Fyzabad in the spotlight today as labour unions march

Source: Newsday A united labour movement comprising the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM), the National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) and the Federation of Independent Trade Unions and NGOs (FITUN) are expected to converge at Charlie King Junction, Fyzabad as the movement celebrates its 80th anniversary today. The Public Services Association’s president Watson… Link:

Falling tree partially destroys houses

Source: Newsday TWO houses were partially destroyed and electricity, cable and telephone services were disrupted when a huge tree fell across the Indian Walk Main Road, Moruga taking down a transformer and four electricity poles yesterday morning. Link: Falling tree partially destroys houses

Dr Teelucksingh: Fathers nurture your sons

Source: Newsday DR JEROME Teelucksingh, founder of International Men’s Day, yesterday made a passionate appeal to fathers to nurture their sons. He was speaking at a mass held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port of Spain. Teelucksingh spoke about the number of social problems plaguing the nation. Link: Dr Teelucksingh: Fathers nurture

Cousins shot dead in Matura

Source: Newsday TWO cousins were yesterday killed after liming with friends along the Toco Main Road, Matura early yesterday morning. Link: Cousins shot dead in Matura

Traffic offence taxation, new crime plan

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, June 18, 2017Did T&T invent a drug test kit? Where’s the Forex to come from to purchase drug test kits to use on citizens? How much Forex will harassment of blue-collar drivers earn the nation? PNM got back into office on the grounds that they can mitigate crime. Is…

Where are the positive things about our society?

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, June 18, 2017I am all ears and I am willing to hear any news or reports about something really and truly positive that relates to this nation. In my opinion, this a hopeless nation overloaded with negativity and nothing else. Have a look at all the reports so far…

Why COP, why now

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, June 18, 2017I had no choice but to return to the Congress of the People and seek the mantle of leadership of the party. I had no choice because my love for this twin island and the precarious position we find ourselves in leaves me no choice. I simply…

Black lives matter

Source: Trinidad Guardian Colin RobinsonPublished: Sunday, June 18, 2017Attillah Springer had the quote of the week. It broke through what seemed a national competition for the most offensive or inane public comment on missionary Roman Catholic priest Father Clyde Harvey being robbed in a church, threatened with kidnapping, and left hog-tied. We as Trinis…

AG Can Change Cybercrime Dynamic

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, June 18, 2017In the last few weeks this newspaper has observed a few almost hysterical responses to some of the amendments being proposed to The Cybercrime Bill 2017. Let us be clear, the particularly offensive and frankly unacceptable clause (8:2) simply cannot work where journalism is concerned. High-impact reportage…

Parliament examining gas master plan

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Friday, June 16, 2017 The Natural Gas Master Plan for T&T, which will map out the natural gas sector for the next ten years, has been sent to a parliamentary committee for deliberations. Energy Minister Franklin Khan laid the long-waited report in the House of Representatives on Wednesday . In…

Everyone should temper their expectations

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, June 16, 2017When labour leaders gather at Charlie King Junction in Fyzabad on Monday, it will be the first time in more than a decade that they will join hands in a united show of force. Umbrella organisations—the Federation of Independent Trade Unions (FITUN), the National Trade Union Centre…

TOO EARLY MARRIAGE HAS CONSEQUENCES

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gabrielle HoseinPublished: Friday, June 16, 2017DIARY OF A MOTHERING WORKERAn historic victory was won last week when child marriage was pro­hibited by amendments to the marriage laws of T&T. This was a victory for the women’s movement, support­ed by male allies and working across race, class and religion, despite how fraught…

Where is the justice for juveniles?

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, June 16, 2017I waited in vain for the outrage that should come from a civilised society, with the revelation that in our justice system, there are young men, who at 11 and 13 years of age, were charged with a crime, and after ELEVEN years, their cases have not…

YEARWOOD, LUCILLE

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, June 15, 2017YEARWOOD, LUCILLE died on Saturday 10th June, 2017.Daughter of the late Peter and Ada Donatien. Wife of the late Bertie Yearwood. Sister of Irene Gray. Mother of Angela,Claudia, Pamela, Lennox, Edris, Glenis, Kathy Ann, Allison, Lynette, Clinton and Joel. Mother-in-law of Wingrove, Ian, Keith, Victor, John and…

ARNOLD: NOEL

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, June 15, 2017ARNOLD: NOEL Retired Principal of Aranguez Junior Secondary age 82 of 105 Rose Drive Elizabeth Gardens St.Joseph Tunapuna died on 11June, 2017. Son of the late Esther and Leopold Arnold.Husband of Cora Arnold. Father of Neil and Hazel (deceased) Arnold. Grandfather of Daniella. Brother in Law of…

12 'BAD BOYS' ESCAPE

Source: Newsday Police are now on the hunt for 12 boys who have escaped custody from the St Michael’s Home for Boys in Diego Martin on Tuesday. Link: 12 ‘BAD BOYS’ ESCAPE

Fr Sirju: Treat mentally ill with respect

Source: Newsday Disturbed by the recent deaths of mentally ill people at the hands of the police, Roman Catholic priest Fr Martin Sirju called upon the people of Trinidad and Tobago to develop a culture of respect for those who are mentally ill. Link: Fr Sirju: Treat mentally ill with respect

Cubans claim refugees status in TT

Source: Newsday MOST of the more than 300 refugees in this country are from Cuba and then Venezuela, reported United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) protection officer Rubén Barbado. Link: Cubans claim refugees status in TT

Point Mayor 'concerned' over Atlantic VSEP offer

Source: Newsday Point Fortin Mayor Abdon Mason yesterday expressed concern over Atlantic’s decision to offer Voluntary Separation Packages (VSE P) to less than 50 workers as the company announced earlier this week and asked that the workers be treated fairly. Link: Point Mayor ‘concerned’ over Atlantic VSEP offer

Mom forgives killers who shot son 33 times

Source: Newsday I forgive them,” these were the words of grieving mother, Anjela Moses whose son was shot dead on her 57th birthday Tuesday night. Link: Mom forgives killers who shot son 33 times

'Krysis' in crisis

Source: Newsday Abdul Wakeel, aka “Krysis” the reputed gang member from the Unruly Isis gang who clashed with National Security Minister Ret Brigadier Edmund Dillon following several gang-related killings in Enterprise in March was in mourning yesterday after his 24-year-old wife died suddenly after complaining of chest pains . Link: ‘Krysis’ in crisis

Reconsider bail for sex offences

Source: Trinidad Guardian Richard LordPublished: Thursday, June 15, 2017Criminologist Renee Cummings: Criminal psychologist, Rene Cummings says while the incidence of sexual offences is high in T&T, the criminal justice system here is not training magistrates and judges to prevent accused people from being granted bail. Cummings said that during a presentation at the National Library, Abercromby…

89-year-old trade unionist shares labour stories:

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, June 15, 2017Soogrim Coolman, the Butlerite who embraced labour leader Tubal Uriah Buzz Butler as he took his last breath on 20 February 1977, is taking credit for starting the first Labour Day celebration in 1973. Speaking at a tribute function held at Unity Court in Fyzabad on Wednesday…

Business Guardian 2017-06-15

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Thursday, June 15, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=153680#folio=63 Link: Business Guardian 2017-06-15

Pay back $147,000

Source: Newsday The National Insurance Board (NIB) is demanding that an amputee repay $147,836.75 of an invalidity benefit given to him for six years. Link: Pay back 7,000

Scary trip, water taxi stalls in Gulf

Source: Newsday PASSENGERS headed to San Fernando on the HSC Trini Flash had a very scary journey yesterday, as the water taxi stalled in the Gulf of Paria at 5.15 pm and they could smell something burning. Link: Scary trip, water taxi stalls in Gulf

Maha Sabha writes AG

Source: Newsday AN attorney representing the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha has initiated legal proceedings against the State challenging the recently passed Miscellaneous Provisions (Marriage Bill), 2016 that confirms the legal age of marriage as 18 years. Link: Maha Sabha writes AG

Mickela: Protect youths from cyber-bullying

Source: Newsday Attorney Mickela Panday has lamented that there are no laws to protect vulnerable children and teenagers from cyber-bullying. Link: Mickela: Protect youths from cyber-bullying

Man murdered on mom's birthday

Source: Newsday A MOTHER’S worst nightmare materialised when her son was shot dead as she celebrated her 57th birthday on Tuesday night. Link: Man murdered on mom’s birthday

Empty buildings cost Govt $65.3M

Source: Newsday Auditor General Majeed Ali yesterday expressed concern over the rental of unoccupied buildings by ministries and departments. Link: Empty buildings cost Govt .3M

Author launches first book, Rag to Rose

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, June 15, 2017Author Raymond Ockille hosted the launch of his first book, Rag to Rose, on June 10 at the Auditorium of the Government Campus Plaza, Richmond Street, Port-of-Spain. The Rag to Rose (RtR) book is an intervention-based tool designed to change the “rag mentality” of inadequacy and hopelessness…

NGOs benefit from JB Fernandes workshop

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, June 15, 2017Did you know that there are approximately 3,000 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in T&T? The work that is done by the NGO sector is important due to the host of social issues which plague the country. From sexual violence and poor literacy to treatment of the differently abled…

Finding beauty in worm poop

Source: Trinidad Guardian Two men—a Trinidadian farmer and a Dominican vermiculture researcher— are making a thriving small business from farming earthworms and their nutritious wastesShahad AliPublished: Thursday, June 15, 2017It’s dark brown and looks like coffee grounds, or a rich, earthy compost. And it comes from worms: more specifically, their rear ends. Vermicompost is…

A Moon Gardening calendar for T&T

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shereen AliPublished: Thursday, June 15, 2017We are already in June—the half-year point—and some may think that’s too late for buying a new calendar. But if you are a keen gardener and home-maker, not to mention a full or part-time farmer who believes in the lunar cycle’s magnetic influence in your plant…

‘Play’ is the foundation

Source: Trinidad Guardian …pre-school v-ballers being mouldedGyasi MerriquePublished: Thursday, June 15, 2017Teaching them the alphabet, colours or counting on their fingers can be a tedious task, but what if you can find a way to teach a preschooler all those things as well as a foreign language, social studies, an Olympic sport and self-affirmation…

NBA Bradley host T&T weekend camp

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, June 15, 2017Boston Celtics Avery Bradley will use this long weekend to help develop young local basketballers. The Avery Bradley Basketball Camp in conjunction with SporTT and the National Basketball Federation of T&T, will take place at the National Cycling Velodrome in Balmain, Couva starting on Saturday, continuing Sunday…

Singh pacers Maloney to Abott 3-on-3 title

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rachael Thomspon-KingPublished: Thursday, June 15, 2017Tyrik Singh produced impressive performances for Maloney Pacers youth teams and helped them cop two titles in the inaugural Association of Basketball Officials of T&T (ABOTT) 3×3 Basketball Tournament held at Nelson Mandela Park on MAy 30. Singh ended the day with a total of 52…

Stuart: NLCB chairman took threats seriously

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Wednesday, June 14, 2017Acting Finance Minister Stuart Young yesterday detailed circumstances surrounding the provision of security for the chairman of the National Lotteries Control Board, Marvin Johncilla, by the NLCB. He did so in Parliament yesterday in response to queries by the Opposition. Young said in June 2016 the…

State to pay $150,000 for cop’s ‘oppressive’ conduct

Source: Trinidad Guardian Derek AchongPublished: Wednesday, June 14, 2017The State has been ordered to pay almost $150,000 in compensation to an electrical engineer who was wrongfully detained by police for six hours over allegedly stealing a circuit board from a client who failed to pay for his services. Delivering a 24-page judgement in the…

JTUM: Atlantic retrenchment harsh

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Wednesday, June 14, 2017Harsh and unjust. That’s the Joint Trade Union Movement’s (JTUM) response to Atlantic LNG’s decision to retrench seven per cent of its permanent staff workforce as the company faces its toughest period in its 20-year history. Criticising the move, however, JTUM’s secretary and Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union’s chief education and…

Dottin tells Harvey after robbery attack: Display courage

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, June 14, 2017Pastor Clive Dottin is urging those working in high risk communities to “display a strong degree of courage” and not allow individuals and their owners to intimidate them. Speaking to the T&T Guardian in the wake of the attack of Roman Catholic Priest Father Clive Harvey, Dottin…

AG: Govt eyeing UK’s Drugalyser

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, June 14, 2017Government is eyeing the UK’s move towards a “Drugalyser” which tests for excessive drug use by motorists. Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi confirmed this yesterday in Parliament, hinting at consideration of the UK system. He alluded to the “Drugalyser” while speaking on proposed amendments to the Motor Vehicle…

Man slain on mom’s birthday

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sharlene RampersadPublished: Wednesday, June 14, 2017While Angela Moses was sitting at home waiting for her son Everton to return to celebrate her 57th birthday on Tuesday, gunmen were pumping dozens of bullets into his body, killing him on the spot. Speaking at her Riverside Drive, Marabella home yesterday, Moses said she…

Gang members arrested during Enterprise raids

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, June 14, 2017An anti-crime exercise specifically targeting gang members in the crime hotspot of Enterprise, Chaguanas, netted 16 people, a release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service said yesterday. Around 12.15 pm on Tuesday, officers of the Central Division’s Special Crime Unit executed a search warrant at the…

Marabella man shot dead

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, June 14, 2017A Marabella man is the country’s latest murder victim.  Everton Moses, 35, was gunned down outside his Riverside Drive, Marabella home around 8.30 pm on Tuesday. According to reports, officers responding to reports of gunshots in the area found Moses face-down with multiple injuries to the head…

BABY LEFT FOR KFC

Source: Newsday POLICE officers gave a stern warning to a young mother who abandoned her one-year-old daughter and left her with a complete stranger along the Brian Lara Promenade in Port of Spain, so she could collect money and purchase a box of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) at a nearby fast food… Link:

Fr Harvey: Money the new God

Source: Newsday A DAY after being robbed and threatened with kidnap, Fr Clyde Harvey was back on the job officiating at the Feast of St Anthony at the L’Hospice on Observatory Street, Port of Spain. Harvey was robbed at gunpoint on Monday morning at the St Martin de Porres RC church, Gonzales,… Link:

More marks for penmanship

Source: Newsday STUDENTS who will sit the 2018 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exams will get more marks in the essay portion of the exam if they write the essay in cursive handwriting rather than in print. Link: More marks for penmanship

Central Bank governor: Things can get better this year

Source: Newsday CENTRAL Bank governor Dr Alvin Hilaire has acknowledged the local foreign exchange market is in disequilibrium but was still optimistic, given recent major investments and exploration activity in the energy sector, “this year things can get better.” Hilaire said the country was still in “early transition mode” as it comes… Link:

Sleeping rapists arrested

Source: Newsday TWO MEN who fell asleep stark naked, after sexually assaulting two sisters for several hours in a San Juan house, were awakened by police after the victims sneaked out of the house and alerted the officers. The men, both in their early 20s, claim they were ‘set up’ by the… Link:

Seecharan: All students will be placed

Source: Newsday THERE is no shortfall of spaces at secondary schools for incoming students after the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination, Chief Education Officer Harrilal Seecharan said yesterday. Link: Seecharan: All students will be placed

EDGHILL, MAX

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, June 12, 2017EDGHILL, MAX passed awayon Sunday 11th June, 2017. Husband of Linda. Father of Marcus (deceased), Ryan and Dallison. Brother of Bernard, Allison Decle, Mary (Baba) Humphrey and Gerald (Jiggs).Brother-in-law of nine. Funeral mass for the late Max Edghill takes place at 9:30am on Wednesday 14th June ,2017…

WILLIAMS, CARMEN

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, June 12, 2017WILLIAMS, CARMEN aka Mary age 97 years old, of the corner of King and Longden Street, passed away on Monday 5th June, 2017, at her residence. Will be lovingly remembered as the wife of Alston Williams (Dec) Mother of Victoria, Tyrone, Alan, Patricia, Grace and Ruth Mother…

SURUJDEEN: Paul Madho

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, June 12, 2017SURUJDEEN: Paul Madho-mechanic Supervisor (CDSTransport) of Mohess Road, Penal peacefully passed away on Thursday 8th June, 2017 at the age of 53. He will be lovingly remembered as the: Father of: Andy and Kaliste (Mukee). Companion of: Marissa. Brother of: Mark, Deo, Don, Josh, Sarah and Oma.…

​STODDARD, Erma

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, June 12, 2017STODDARD, Erma ”Irma”Claudette died on 26th May,2017. Wife of Augustus Dennis Stoddard. Sister of UtilDavis, Lucille Clarke, Lyris Martin, Daphne Erondu, Linda Sterling (dec.), Lorris, Philipsand Stanley Caruth. Sister-in-law of Winston Stoddard, Uzooma Erondu, Benjamin Williams, Theresa Williams, Ursula Mosley, Karen Caruthand Janet Jordan. Aunt-in-law of Adella…

Tuesday 13th June, 2017 Job Hunter

Source: Trinidad Guardian 95.1Published: Tuesday, June 13, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=153619#folio=38 Link: Tuesday 13th June, 2017 Job Hunter

TIED UP LIKE A PIG

Source: Newsday WELL-KNOWN Roman Catholic priest Fr Clyde Harvey yesterday came face to face with three bandits outside a church, who threatened to kill him if he did not hand over cash and other valuables. Link: TIED UP LIKE A PIG

Mendes mum on CJ, Ayers-Caesar issue

Source: Newsday LAW Association president Douglas Mendes, SC, yesterday launched the association’s Committee on Judicial Appointments but refused to take any media queries about the current imbroglio over Chief Justice (CJ) Ivor Archie and former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar. Link: Mendes mum on CJ, Ayers-Caesar issue

Not enough buses for TT

Source: Newsday CHAIRMAN of the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) Edwin Gooding told the Joint Select Committee on Land and Physical Infrastructure, at its 15th hearing yesterday, that the State bus company is woefully short of buses and unable to satisfy the needs of commuters. Link: Not enough buses for TT

Health Ministry probes Conrad Murray

Source: Newsday THE Ministry of Health is investigating a report that Conrad Murray is attending to patients at a local private medical facility without the requisite medical license. The Ministry, according to a press release issued yesterday, said it is liaising with the Council of the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago… Link:

Former cop found guilty of rape at police station

Source: Newsday A former police prosecutor was yesterday found guilty of raping a then 17-year-old girl inside the San Fernando Police Station where she and her mother went to report a domestic dispute in 2001. Link: Former cop found guilty of rape at police station

PM: Hang your heads in shame

Source: Newsday PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley, who is also head of the National Security Council yesterday condemned three armed bandits who robbed Roman Catholic priest Father Clyde Harvey at the St Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church in Gonzales, Belmont hours earlier. Link: PM: Hang your heads in shame

Concerted actions required to tackle climate change

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, June 13, 2017Climate change is a clear and present threat facing all of us today. So we must ask ourselves what kind of world we will leave for our children if we do not take decisive actions now. In order to squarely answer this question, the global community jointly…

Illegals in Trinidad & Tobago

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, June 13, 2017I write in response to our Minister of Foreign Affairs Dennis Moses’ statements in Parliament. First he says that there are 15,042 illegals in the country. He then tells us where 2,265 came from. What about the other 12,777 Mr Moses? He then goes on to state…

Raising environmental, national consciousness

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, June 13, 2017I wish to commend the effort of M Jeffers of Computer and Security Enterprises, for initiating a series of national beach clean-up campaigns. On June 10, the first successful clean-up activity was held at King’s Wharf, San Fernando. The intention was to raise environmental and national consciousness…

GIVE US TASERS

Source: Newsday POLICE officers are calling on the Commissioner of Police to provide them with non-lethal means to subdue unarmed suspects, and called for better training in handling mentally ill patients. Link: GIVE US TASERS

Medical Centre to respond this week

Source: Newsday RAMPERSAD’S Medical Centre and Private Hospital in Freeport is drafting a response to Sunday Newsday’s lead story which reported that Dr Conrad Murray- the cardiologist convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the death of pop legend Michael Jackson in a California court – was attending to patients at their facility up… Link:

Pick-up driver released

Source: Newsday A pick up driver who was involved in an accident which led to the death of a 33-year-old Freeport man on Friday night, has been released, pending investigation. Link: Pick-up driver released

Three more dead in separate shootings

Source: Newsday THREE murders which occurred over the weekend is now engaging the interest of homicide detectives. The three killings have raised the murder toll to 231 for the year, according to a Newsday count. Link: Three more dead in separate shootings

Rowley discusses OAS and security with US

Source: Newsday Prime Minister Keith Rowley on Friday met with US State Department official Francisco Palmieri at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s, to discuss this country’s stance on the position taken by the Organisation of American States (OAS) in relation to Venezuela. Link: Rowley discusses OAS and security with US

Law Association prez mum on Marcia

Source: Newsday There is a chance that former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar’s letter to President Anthony Carmona saying that her removal from office was unlawful and unconstitutional “might end up in court” says Law Association President Douglas Mendes. Link: Law Association prez mum on Marcia

New steelband body formed

Source: Trinidad Guardian Peter Ray BloodPublished: Sunday, June 11, 2017On Wednesday, five of the nation’s top steel orchestras officially launched the International Steelband Foundation (ISF) at the Hyatt Regency, Port-of-Spain. The Company’s five founding steelbands are Massy Trinidad All Stars, Desperadoes, bpTT Renegades, Phase II Pan Groove in partnership with Hadco and Republic Bank…

A TIME FOR DIALOGUE?

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, June 12, 2017At the opening of the Law Term 2015-16, the Hon Chief Justice Mr Archie indicated that the Judiciary would be ushering in the full roll out of Alternative Dispute Resolution and mediation in particular to relieve the administrative burden on the judiciary. This would legitimately have also…

SOMEBODY’S 17-YEAR-OLD SON

Source: Trinidad Guardian Colin RobinsonPublished: Monday, June 12, 2017Somebody’s 17-year-old son hailed me up some time ago. On one of the popular gay hookup/dating sites. They restrict membership to people over 18. He seemed a really normal young man, so far as I can tell. He had ambition, self-awareness, two parents. Oh, no, I…

Lordy, we hope there are tapes

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, June 12, 2017Now that former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar has responded to many of the issues surrounding her “resignation”, through a letter to President Anthony Carmona reported in detail in yesterday’s Sunday Guardian, we can only conclude that the case against the Chief Justice and the members of the…

Trump mulls over Cuba policy change

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, June 12, 2017BRANCHBURG, NJ— The Trump administration has been discussing policy changes that include prohibiting business with the Cuban military while maintaining the full diplomatic relations restored by Obama. The White House has also been debating new restrictions on American leisure travel to Cuba, which has more than tripled…

Homeless anxiously await soup kitchen

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Monday, June 12, 2017News has spread rapidly among homeless people in San Fernando that a much anticipated soup kitchen promised by former mayor Kazim Hosein will open soon. Some of them went to the Red Cross Society to ask for decent clothes so they could visit City Hall to…

CWU: TDC closure on hold until month end

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, June 12, 2017The shutdown of the Tourism Development Company (TDC), originally scheduled for June 9, has been put on hold until month end, according to Joseph Remy, secretary general of the Communications Workers’ Union (CWU). At a press briefing outside the TDC’s head office at Maritime Plaza, Barataria, Remy…

If we do not start preparing for climate change impacts on TT, attorney warns: We will be sitting ducks – unprepared for actual disaster

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shereen AliPublished: Sunday, June 11, 2017“I am horrified, but in no way am I surprised,” said attorney Caroline Mair about the recent US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. Mair is an attorney at Mair and Company in Port-of-Spain. She has previously worked in international environmental law think tanks in London,…

Drakes: Difficult conditions will create better players

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, June 11, 2017SOUTHAMPTON, England– The reigning Twenty20 champions are currently undergoing a training camp at the Ageas Bowl here in preparation for the ICC Women’s World Cup starting June 24, and have so far encountered a mix of sunshine, rain and chilly weather symptomatic of the early England summer.…

He died like a dog

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Monday, June 12, 2017Neighbours of man found dead outside hospitalNeighbours of Christopher Phillip, the man who died on the grounds of the Port-of-Spain General Hospital last Wednesday, said he was taken to hospital in an ambulance from his home at Blundell Alley, Laventille, and was in no condition to stand…

Understanding sport tourism

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, June 11, 2017Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (2011) stated that sport tourism has the potential to being powerful tool for development and progress. However, for this to be accomplished to reap the benefits of sports tourism proper planning and management of events have to be undertaken. Sport tourism…

It’s south to ‘Alaska’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jeffrey RossPublished: Sunday, June 11, 2017The Jeffrey Ross Racing Special Alaska to freeze out eight rivals in the Novice Auction Stakes over six furlongs of ‘good’ ground Brighton today which features five meetings; Mondays aren’t ‘quiet’anymore! We’re approaching mid-summer officially and so we can expect a plethora of fixtures but last…

T&T overseas quintet boost vball hopes

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Sunday, June 11, 2017The overseas quintet of Sinead Jack, Channon Thompson, Darlene Ramdin, Krystle Esdelle and newcomer Delicia Pierre were all included when senior national women’s volleyball coach Francisco “Panchee” Cruz named his 12-member team for the 16th Movistar Women’s Pan American Volleyball Cup in Peru from June 17…

Costelloe, Ross secure T&T titles

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gyasi MerriquePublished: Sunday, June 11, 2017Coming into this year’s Massy Rainbow Cup with the acclaim of being the first Caribbean man to qualify for the Olympic Games in the sport of Triathlon, Jason Wilson of Barbados brought added prestige to an event now into its 13th year. The 26-year-old did not…

Soca Warriors brace for tough Costa Rica

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, June 11, 2017T&T’s senior men will take to the Estadio Nacional this evening for its lone practice on the match surface ahead of tomorrow’s 2018 World Cup Qualifier against Costa Rica in San Jose. The T&T team underwent one final training session at Prentup Field in Denver on Sunday…

Investigate CJ for impeachment

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, June 12, 2017Lawyers react to Ayers-Caesar’s claimsAttorney Israel Khan said he plans to write to Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard to determine whether Chief Justice Ivor Archie acted improperly and whether there are grounds for him to be impeached. This follows claims by former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar…

Rowley to review his MPs

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, June 12, 2017Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday reiterated that Government intends to restructure struggling state-owned energy company Petrotrin, especially in the face of tough economic times. He also warned People’s National Movement (PNM) MPs that after Labour Day on June 19 he will be examining their “score cards”…

CONRAD PLAYING DOCTOR

Source: Newsday Dr Conrad Murray, the cardiologist who was convicted for the death of pop legend Michael Jackson in 2011, is attending to patients at a private medical facility in central Trinidad. Link: CONRAD PLAYING DOCTOR

Expert: Take down mentally ill aggressor with needles not bullets

Source: Newsday Dr Varma Deyalsingh, secretary of the Association of Psychiatrists of TT, believes there will be many more engagements between mentally ill people and the police and members of the protective services. Link: Expert: Take down mentally ill aggressor with needles not bullets

Times too tough to pay property tax

Source: Newsday St Augustine MP Prakash Ramadhar yesterday maintained that citizens should not have to pay property tax in an economic downturn . Link: Times too tough to pay property tax

Teach children coping skills

Source: Newsday TRINIDAD-BORN psychologist Dr Duane Isava is not surprised with the report of 400 students on suicide watch due to increased stress and is advocating that the children be taught coping skills . Link: Teach children coping skills

TTAP: Erroneous coverage on suicide and SEA

Source: Newsday The Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists has described as “incorrect” media reports stating that its president Dr Katija Khan suggested that the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SE A) exam was a contributing factor to suicide among students. Link: TTAP: Erroneous coverage on suicide and SEA

What happens when girl gets pregnant?

Source: Newsday When Government and the Opposition unanimously agreed to end child marriages on Friday night, there was a mixed response from religious leaders. Link: What happens when girl gets pregnant?

50 prisoners give their lives to God

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Saturday, June 10, 2017At least 50 prisoners—some charged with offences ranging from murder to drug trafficking and others who have already been convicted—have given their lives to God after being baptised into the Christian faith within the past two months. Prison chaplain Wilma Kelly told the Sunday Guardian that…

‘Yellow Dragon Disease’ enters T&T

Source: Trinidad Guardian …threatens to wipe out citrus cropsCharles Kong SooPublished: Saturday, June 10, 2017A citrus disease that has killed and destroyed more than 100 million trees worldwide and cost grow­ers billions of dollars has been detected in T&T. The bacterial disease—which attacks orange, grapefruit, portugal, lime, lemon, mandarin, tangerine, tangelo, ortanique, and other…

The Police Headquarters

Source: Trinidad Guardian Angelo BissessarsinghPublished: Saturday, June 10, 2017Back in TimesIn many First World nations, institutions, in order to foster closer ties with the wider community and especially schools, set aside spaces within their structures that contain the history of the institution and uniforms, firearms, swords, methods of transport and very often juicy tidbits…

T&TVF awaiting Grand Prix $$

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Saturday, June 10, 2017With less than a month to go before this country’s senior women’s volleyball team is expected to make its debut at the FIVB World Grand Prix in Mexico, the T&T Volleyball Federation is yet to get confirmation on funding from both the Minister of Sports Darryl…

Central held by Jabloteh

Source: Trinidad Guardian …Morvant/Caledonia win opener Published: Saturday, June 10, 2017Three-time defending T&T Pro League champions Central FC kicked of its bid for a fourth straight crown with a goalless draw against four-time winners San Juan Jabloteh in the feature match of a double-header at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, on Friday night. However,…

Heatwave’s Whiteman, De Comarmond top Time Trials

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Saturday, June 10, 2017Jabari Whiteman and Enrique De Comarmond, both of Heatwave, were in winners’ row in their respective classes when the T&T Cycling Federation National Road Cycling Championships pedalled off with its Time Trial event for all categories except the Elite at the Waterloo Exchange Connector Road, yesterday.…

St Fort, Horsford cop gold at Junior Champs

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rachael Thomspon-KingPublished: Saturday, June 10, 2017Khalifa St Fort and Tyriq Horsford entered as favourites to win their respective events and they did not disappoint, copping gold at the National Gas Company (NGC)/National Association of Athletic Administrations of T&T (NAAATT) Junior Track and Field Championships, yesterday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in…

Warriors touch down in Costa Rica

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, June 10, 2017T&T’s senior men’s team will arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica this evening ahead of Tuesday’s 2018 World Cup qualifying encounter against the Central Americans at the Estadio Nacional. The T&T team remained in Denver, Colorado following Thursday’s 2-0 defeat to the United States to continue preparations…

Windies look to save face today

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Saturday, June 10, 2017Following on the heels of the damage done by Pakistan’s Shadab Khan, another 18-year-old from the East has shown up in the Caribbean to torment the West Indies players. Friday night he came in the form of Rashid Khan, the leg spinner from Nangarhar, which was…

I’m not let down

Source: Trinidad Guardian | I’m not let down ….It was a tough matchAlvin CornealPublished: Saturday, June 10, 2017Due to their pre-game preparations, the Soca Warriors appeared to have been more than ready for what the USA could produce, in terms of high altitude, increased ball speed and troublesome respiratory issues for the players. T&T went down 2-0

Justice system needs an intervention

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Justice system needs an intervention Published: Saturday, June 10, 2017There is an old lawyer joke which goes like this: you know when a lawyers is lying when his lips are moving. And two weeks later the judiciary and the whole legal system is still in a mess and the high courts seemingly

No accountability so no consequences

Source: Trinidad Guardian | No accountability so no consequences Published: Saturday, June 10, 2017With all due respect to Hollis Chalkdust Liverpool, his column entitled: “Who controls the Chief Justice?”, is purely a pedantic piece. Many would agree that Liverpool is ordinarily a pedantic type of person, who exhibits those traits in some of his lyrics over

I really do wonder, Mr Prime Minister

Source: Trinidad Guardian | I really do wonder, Mr Prime Minister Published: Saturday, June 10, 2017On Sunday, June 4, the Prime Minister made an historic trip on the ferry, T&T Express, to Tobago, from the port of Port-of-Spain, without the fanfare and press coverage that such an occurrence would have normally attracted. But, I wonder… I

UNC JUNE 24 REVIEW ‘RETREAT’, COP LEADERSHIP HOPEFULS

Source: Trinidad Guardian | UNC JUNE 24 REVIEW ‘RETREAT’, COP LEADERSHIP HOPEFULS Gail AlexanderPublished: Saturday, June 10, 2017After months of debate on the Marriage (Act) legislation, Opposition MP Ganga Singh, in yet another round in Parliament yesterday, voiced what some might have been thinking. “…This debate going on longer than some marriages have lasted,” Singh opined,

A CULTURE OF GLUTTONY

Source: Trinidad Guardian | A CULTURE OF GLUTTONY Paolo KernahanPublished: Saturday, June 10, 2017This past week there was a minor kerfuffle surrounding an online video about Trini roti. The central contention of the video hinged, not on the culinary merits of the roti, but the copious calorie count of the dish. Also surfacing this week, a

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE POWER OF THE VOTE

Source: Trinidad Guardian | NEVER UNDERESTIMATE POWER OF THE VOTE Published: Saturday, June 10, 2017Many people in T&T who followed the vote count for Thursday’s snap general election in the United Kingdom would have felt a strong sense of déjà vu. The surprising parallels in the outcome of that election with the two occasions in T&T’s

$6m Republic shares traded

Source: Trinidad Guardian | m Republic shares traded Published: Saturday, June 10, 2017Overall market activity resulted from trading in 13 securities of which two advanced, three declined and eight traded firm. Trading activity on the first tier market registered a volume of 312,519 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $13,109,346.53. TTNGL was the

PM talks OAS with US officials

Source: Trinidad Guardian | PM talks OAS with US officials Published: Saturday, June 10, 2017Prime Minister Keith Rowley met yesterday with US State Department official Francisco Palmieri at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s, to discuss T&T’s stance on the position taken by the Organisation of American States (OAS) in relation to Venezuela. Rowley, on his return

LEAVE FRANK ALONE

Source: Newsday | LEAVE FRANK ALONE IN A STRONGLY worded statement, the Law Association has condemned any suggestion of political bias on the part of High Court judge, Justice Frank Seepersad.

United House passes Marriage bill

Source: Newsday | United House passes Marriage bill THE Opposition last night ditched their previous qualms and hang-ups to join with Government in the House of Representatives to change the law and end child marriage in this country. By 35 votes “for”, none against and zero abstentions, the House unanimously approved the Miscellaneous Provisions (Marriage)

12-year-old boy missing after bath

Source: Newsday | 12-year-old boy missing after bath AFTER being sent to take a bath in preparation for school, a 12-year-old boy disappeared from his home at Cocoyea, on Thursday morning and has not been found since.

Retired judge dies

Source: Newsday | Retired judge dies RETIRED Appeal Court judge Justice Mustapha Ibrahim died yesterday in London at 82.

Citizens a no-show at police Manpower Audit Meeting

Source: Newsday | Citizens a no-show at police Manpower Audit Meeting THE TURNOUT for a police town hall meeting on Thursday evening at City Hall , Port of Spain was so low the event had to be postponed. Officials, including chairman of the police manpower audit committee, Prof Ramesh Deosaran, were all present and accounted

BP shareholders got 15% return from T&T

Source: Trinidad Guardian | BP shareholders got 15% return from T&T Published: Friday, June 9, 2017BpTT exec saysIn the 50 years that bpTT has been operating in T&T, it has made US$52 billion in operationing profits with 15 per cent or just over US$7.8 billion being paid out to its shareholders. This is according to the

Chamber launches online business platform

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Chamber launches online business platform Rapheal John-LallPublished: Friday, June 9, 2017T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce has launched an online platform called Business Insights that allows easier access to the business expertise of its members to the wider community. Business Insights is a collaboration between the T&T Chamber and the JMMB Group

Damage to child in us remains permanent

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Damage to child in us remains permanent Published: Friday, June 9, 2017The article in yesterday’s issue of the T&T Guardian “400 students on suicide watch” makes this piece relevant. The article highlights the statistics and speaks to the pressure of the CXC examinations.   Do not forget us—we are the children who

We can’t just sit, watch and hope

Source: Trinidad Guardian | We can’t just sit, watch and hope Gabrielle HoseinPublished: Friday, June 9, 2017Diary of a Mothering WorkerStormy ongoings in the teacup that is Trinidad and Tobago are both an indicator of and distraction from the major hitch facing us today. That hitch is lack of institutional accountability in state and corporate governance

No ‘mayhem’ in legal challenges

Source: Trinidad Guardian | No ‘mayhem’ in legal challenges Published: Friday, June 9, 2017In reflecting on recent decisions of the Court of Appeal in cases involving the appointment of judges and the submission of property tax forms, Prime Minister Keith Rowley on Wednesday accused members of Opposition of identifying the courts as a place to go

He disappeared twice—Minister

Source: Trinidad Guardian | He disappeared twice—Minister Gail AlexanderPublished: Friday, June 9, 2017Christopher Philip, whose body was found on the grounds of the Port-of-Spain General Hospital on Wednesday, was treated at the institution twice and asked to remain – but he disappeared twice, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh has said. Deyalsingh delivered a preliminary report on the

Burying this will not help, eyewitness

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Burying this will not help, eyewitness Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Friday, June 9, 2017Lystra Alexis says her conscience bothered her when she saw Christopher Phillip, 80, being dumped on the lawn of the Port-of-Spain General Hospital’s car park by two MTS security officers on Wednesday morning. Alexis, 52, of Valencia, who was on her way

Ex-cop on rape charge gets 17 years

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Ex-cop on rape charge gets 17 years Published: Friday, June 9, 2017A 63-year-old former police officer was yesterday sentenced to 17 years in prison for raping a woman in 2010. Justice Hayden St Clair-Douglas, presiding in the Port-of-Spain High Court, had initially considered a 15-year sentence for Andy Allan, of Chaguanas, but

No bail for labourer accused of rape

Source: Trinidad Guardian | No bail for labourer accused of rape Kevon FelminePublished: Friday, June 9, 2017A Guapo labourer who imprisoned a 26-year-old woman in her own home before raping her was denied bail when he appeared before a Point Fortin magistrate yesterday. Terry Edwards, 31, of Salick Trace, was not called upon to plead when

JUSTICE STALLED

Source: Newsday | JUSTICE STALLED SEVERAL cases, especially relating to murders, are being held up because of this country’s reliance on foreign laboratories for related DNA testing.

Waterman- Latchoo replaces Marcia Ayers-Caesar

Source: Newsday | Waterman- Latchoo replaces Marcia Ayers-Caesar NEW judge Kathy Ann Waterman- Latchoo was welcomed in the San Fernando High Court yesterday by attorneys when she took her seat on the bench in the Third Criminal Assize court. She replaces Marcia Ayers-Caesar who was welcomed on May 24, in the same court, by a

Retired army chief gears for court battle

Source: Newsday | Retired army chief gears for court battle FORMER Chief of Defense (CDS) Staff Major General Kenrick Maharaj has applied under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for a copy of a, “Report of Proceedings of the Board of Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the matter involving children handling weapons belonging to Trinidad

Health Ministry not to blame

Source: Newsday | Health Ministry not to blame WHILE INVESTIGATIONS continue into the death of Christopher Phillip, a 62-year-old man who collapsed and died at the entrance of the Port of Spain General Hospital (PoSGH), the Ministry of Health has accepted no blame in his death, saying that all protocols were followed in treating him

Ex-cop jailed 17 years for rape

Source: Newsday | Ex-cop jailed 17 years for rape A RETIRED police officer who was convicted of raping a 27-year-old netball player in 2010, has been sentenced to 17 years’ imprisonment with hard labour by a High Court judge .

NPTA: More needed to help students

Source: Newsday | NPTA: More needed to help students ALL SCHOOLS must have trained professionals within the education system to detect warning signs from children who may have mental health issues, President of the National Parent Teacher Association (NPTA) Zena Ramatali insists.

Roodal: Was Young at Camp Cumuto too?

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Roodal: Was Young at Camp Cumuto too? Rosemarie SantPublished: Wednesday, June 7, 2017Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal, who first raised the matter of teenagers photographed with high-powered weapons at the Camp Cumuto shooting range, is now asking whether another minister was present on the day Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi and his

JSC on mental health told: 400 students on suicide watch

Source: Trinidad Guardian | JSC on mental health told: 400 students on suicide watch Published: Wednesday, June 7, 2017GEISHA ALONZO  Some 400 primary and secondary students are on suicide watch because they are experiencing some degree of mental illness, with primary schools pupils as young as seven facing such illnesses. Dr Katija Khan, co-ordinator of the

Appeal Court overturns property tax injunction

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Appeal Court overturns property tax injunction Voluntary process okPublished: Wednesday, June 7, 2017In an oral decision at the Hall of Justice, Port-of-Spain, yesterday, Appellate Judges Peter Jamadar, Gregory Smith and Judith Jones dismissed two injunctions granted by Justice Frank Seepersad to former agriculture minister Devant Maharaj last month. Jamadar, who delivered the

PM happy as Govt beats court actions

Source: Trinidad Guardian | PM happy as Govt beats court actions UNC out to create mayhem Gail AlexanderPublished: Wednesday, June 7, 2017“It ain’t gonna happen!” That was Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s declaration yesterday, as he warned the Opposition that Government will strenuously fight any further moves to stymie his Government. “Anybody could go to court,

PM staying far from upheaval

Source: Trinidad Guardian | PM staying far from upheaval Gail AlexanderPublished: Wednesday, June 7, 2017It wouldn’t take long before those currently inviting Government to attack the Chief Justice move on to accusing Government of “hounding” the CJ out of office, says Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. “I have more important things to do. If there are

PS transferred from Ministry of Sport

Source: Trinidad Guardian | PS transferred from Ministry of Sport Rosemarie SantPublished: Wednesday, June 7, 2017Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports Natasha Barrow has been transferred back to the Ministry of Social Development. The transfer from the Sports Ministry came after a luxury weekend in Tobago at the Magdalena Grand Hotel in mid-May, where

Outrage over man dying outside hospital

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Outrage over man dying outside hospital Patient saw body being dumped Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Wednesday, June 7, 2017An eyewitness yesterday said he saw when an “almost lifeless man” was being taken out of an ambulance by security officers at the Port-of-General Hospital and left in the hospital’s carpark. Kevin Ramoutar, a registered patient of

Judiciary chaos overshadows new judges’ moment

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Judiciary chaos overshadows new judges’ moment CJ promises to talk soonRhondor DowlatPublished: Wednesday, June 7, 2017On the heels of the Appeal Court overturning the ruling of Justice Frank Seepersad on Tuesday, President Anthony Carmona yesterday swore in former journalist and deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Kathy Ann Waterman-Latchoo and former Cayman

Projects stuck in limbo

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Projects stuck in limbo Shortages, red tape, inefficiency blighting South plans, says MayorPublished: Wednesday, June 7, 2017San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello has big plans to develop the south city, but he says shortages, bureaucrat­ic red tape and improper coordination among State entities are frustrating his efforts. During an interview with the T&T

Windies victory

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Windies victory Published: Wednesday, June 7, 2017BASSETERRE, St Kitts–Veteran Marlon Samuels dominated with a classy career-best half-century as West Indies brushed aside minnows Afghanistan by seven wickets in the final Twenty20 International to sweep the three-match series on Monday night. Chasing an uncomplicated 147 for victory at Warner Park, the hosts reached

Khaleesi’s mom is queen of my heart

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Khaleesi’s mom is queen of my heart Caroline C RavelloPublished: Wednesday, June 7, 2017Mental Health Matters “When a child with a disability reaches adulthood, feelings about acceptance by others may linger. If young people learn to accept themselves during their formative years, explore interests, form friendships, accomplish, interact, and socialise at age-appropriate

Joseph, Fox stand out at Juvenile Champs

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Joseph, Fox stand out at Juvenile Champs Published: Wednesday, June 7, 2017Darius Joseph (Eastonians) and Natasha Fox (Pt Fortin New Jets) were the stand-out performers at the 2017 NGC/NAAATT National Juvenile Track and Field Championships at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, on the weekend. Both won three gold and one silver medal

Tennis Tobagofaces sanctions

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Tennis Tobagofaces sanctions …as $100,000 ITF/COTECC tourney to be cancelledPublished: Wednesday, June 7, 2017Tobago tennis was plunged into sadness when it was told the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) could not fund the Junior ITF Championships scheduled for August 21-26 at Shaw Park this year due to financial constraints. Dr Warren Steele,

SSFL champs get Brazilian/Italian test

Source: Trinidad Guardian | SSFL champs get Brazilian/Italian test Published: Wednesday, June 7, 2017A partnership that will ensure the top football schools in T&T come up against the best football clubs in Brazil and Italy is set to be signed soon. Talks between the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) and the Caribbean Football Trust Limited (CFTL),

Walcott, Ahye ready for Rome Diamond League meet

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Walcott, Ahye ready for Rome Diamond League meet Rachael Thomspon-KingPublished: Wednesday, June 7, 2017T&T’s Keshorn Walcott returns to action tomorrow resuming his rivalry with some of the world’s leading javelin throwers at the fourth meeting in the IAAF Diamond League at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea in Rome, Italy. Featuring in the

Nathalie and Daniel worth the wait

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Nathalie and Daniel worth the wait Jeffrey RossPublished: Wednesday, June 7, 2017The Jeffery Ross Racing SpecialMakanah and Khitaany represent veteran Arab owner, Hamdan Al Maktoum, today and an across-the-card double is anticipated for respective trainers, Simon Crisford and Ed Dunlop. Both achieved half-decent time-handicap marks on debut last month and will be

Warriors fine tune for W/Cup qualifier

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Warriors fine tune for W/Cup qualifier Published: Wednesday, June 7, 2017T&T footballers have been going through final preparations for their key World Cup qualifying clash with the United States tomorrow amidst the challenges of being at a high-altitude at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver, Colorado. The state-of-the art facility lies

GO AHEAD AND SWEAR

Source: Newsday | GO AHEAD AND SWEAR NOTHING stands in the way of President Anthony Carmona swearing in two new judges to the High Court.

Port estate police under attack by management

Source: Newsday | Port estate police under attack by management ESTATE POLICE that secure the Port of Port of Spain yesterday broke their silence after their salary negotiations were stalled for more than 70 months. The Estate Police Association Port Authority Branch is now saying they are under attack by management whom they believe are

D-day today for Property Tax case

Source: Newsday | D-day today for Property Tax case QUESTIONS have been raised on the role of the Minister of Finance to give directives to the population on the filing of Valuation Return Forms (VRFs), commonly called the Property Tax Forms. The concern was raised by the three appellate court judges who are presiding over

Bullets for stones

Source: Newsday | Bullets for stones POLICE shot and killed a mentally-ill man on Monday night, less than a month after Government MP Glenda Jennings-Smith publicly said police are not properly trained to deal with mental patients.

OPM: Petrotrin report mulls restructuring

Source: Newsday | OPM: Petrotrin report mulls restructuring THE committee set up to review operations at Petrotrin yesterday gave its report to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley including “recommendations for the restructuring of the wholly State-owned company”, said a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).

AG appeals UNC injunction blocking judges

Source: Trinidad Guardian | AG appeals UNC injunction blocking judges Derek AchongPublished: Tuesday, June 6, 2017The State has appealed a last minute injunction granted to Opposition attorneys stopping the proposed appointment of two new High Court judges originally carded for this morning. Within hours of High Court Judge Frank Seepersad delivering his decision around 2 am

WHO CONTROLS THE CHIEF JUSTICE?

Source: Trinidad Guardian | WHO CONTROLS THE CHIEF JUSTICE? Published: Tuesday, June 6, 2017Over the past two weeks as the controversy surrounding the Chief Justice became more intense, several people—Martin Daly, Gerald Ramdeen, Israel Khan, (to name a few)—called for the Chief Justice to resign. Several organisations too, mainly the Express (June 3) and the Law

Time to move away from oil, gas

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Time to move away from oil, gas Published: Tuesday, June 6, 2017The world is changing and T&T also has to make sacrifices. The poor and jobless do not benefit from subsidised gasoline and ferry rides to Tobago, as they cannot even feed themselves. Instead, use that money in another way to start

Tell us of EFCL under UNC

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Tell us of EFCL under UNC Published: Tuesday, June 6, 2017There is a saying that people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. It is laughable that former Minister of Education Dr Tim Gopeesingh is now complaining about alleged corruption at the Education Facilities Company Limited (EFCL). In a letter

Procrastinating on diversification to our peril

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Procrastinating on diversification to our peril Published: Tuesday, June 6, 2017As I look at the current economic situation, I am amazed that the Minister of Finance and his advisers appear to be only concerned with improving revenue and do not seem to be looking as much at ways to reduce expenditure. One

CHARLATANS!

Source: Trinidad Guardian | CHARLATANS! David E Bratt, MDPublished: Tuesday, June 6, 2017During the 1980s oil boom, I got a call from the mother of a child with cerebral palsy whom I had not seen for years. She said she had good news, she had discovered a new treatment for CP, her child had improved dramatically…

Solve this now, Dr Rowley

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Solve this now, Dr Rowley Published: Tuesday, June 6, 2017According to the story, King Canute placed himself on a beach to show his courtiers that his secular powers were irrelevant when compared to God’s divine powers. He did so by, without success, ordering the incoming tide to stop and not wet his

PERSAD, HEEREELAL WINSTON

Source: Trinidad Guardian | PERSAD, HEEREELAL WINSTON Published: Monday, June 5, 2017PERSAD, HEEREELAL WINSTON retired Immigration Officer, past President of the Pointe -a- Pierre Rotary Cluband Past Assistant Governor-Rotary Club formally of Cocoyea, San Fernando peacefully passed away on Friday2nd June, 2017 at the age of 63. He will be lovingly remembered as the: Husband of:

Sagicor slips by $0.09

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Sagicor slips by {$permalink}.09 Published: Tuesday, June 6, 2017Overall market activity resulted from trading in 13 securities of which one advanced, five declined and seventraded firm. Trading activity on the first tier market registered a volume of 301,833 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $2,774,408.39. Sagicor Financial Corporation was

YoU CAN RUN, BUT CAN'T HIDE

Source: Newsday | YoU CAN RUN, BUT CAN’T HIDE “YOU CAN run, but you can’t hide!” This was the stern warning yesterday from chairman of the Joint Select Committee (JSC) into State Enterprises, David Small, as he chastised the non-appearance of several key officials of the Education Facilities Company Limited (EFCL) during yesterday’s sitting of

It was value for money

Source: Newsday | It was value for money ACTING Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sport Natasha Barrow told a Parliamentary Committee yesterday that the controversial $92,000 trip to Tobago by Minister of Sport Darryl Smith, represented value for the taxpayer and that persons included in the 12-member delegation were all necessary.

Chamber President fearful as assailant on the run

Source: Newsday | Chamber President fearful as assailant on the run AS HIS attacker remains on the run, president of the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce, Liaquat Ali, who was stabbed five days ago by an employee, is fearful that his life, his family and other employees may be in danger. After stabbing Ali once

Vasquez acts as EFCL chairman

Source: Newsday | Vasquez acts as EFCL chairman RICARDO VASQUEZ has been appointed acting chairman of the Education Facilities Company Limited (EFCL) after former government minister Arnold Piggott resigned as chairman last Friday. Vasquez was the vice chairman under the Piggott- led board.

Moves to halt judges' swearing in

Source: Newsday | Moves to halt judges’ swearing in LESS than 24 hours before he was expected to swear in two new judges, President Anthony Carmona was being called on to hold his hand on administering of the Oath of Office to the newest additions to the High Court.

Prove wealth or forfeit it

Source: Newsday | Prove wealth or forfeit it GOVERNMENT is bringing anti-fraud legislation where people with multiple gold chains, multiple vehicles and living in a mansion but cannot explain their wealth, will have their assets forfeited to the State, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi says .

More photography, more mistakes

Source: Trinidad Guardian | More photography, more mistakes Published: Monday, June 5, 2017The recent fuss about this year’s World Press Photo award for long-term projects to Hossein Fatemi (http://ow.ly/wutv30chHx7) should come as no surprise to anyone monitoring the challenges of modern photojournalism. Ramin Talaie called out the issues with clarity and depth. A subsequent investigation by

Army cat fight rages

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Army cat fight rages Rosemarie SantPublished: Tuesday, June 6, 2017Maharaj waits for apology from CDF boss asFormer Chief of Defence Staff Kenrick Maharaj says he has received no response from incumbent CDF, Brigadier General Rodney Smart, on his calls for a retraction to the claim he (Maharaj) acted on “his own volition”

UNC moves to block 2 new judges

Source: Trinidad Guardian | UNC moves to block 2 new judges Derek AchongPublished: Tuesday, June 6, 2017The ongoing controversy over the Judicial and Legal Service Commission’s (JLSC) handling of judicial appointments took another turn yesterday, as attorneys representing a former government minister Devant Maharaj sought a last-minute injunction to stop the swearing-in of two new judges

Mom living on 7th floor with bedridden son

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Mom living on 7th floor with bedridden son Rhondor DowlatPublished: Tuesday, June 6, 2017Mom living on 7th floor with bedridden sonWith tears flowing from her eyes, Jasmin Reyes appealed to the Housing Development Corporation and the Minister of Health for help for her paralysed son Randy. Reyes has been begging for a

Jones bags Pan Am Judo gold

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Jones bags Pan Am Judo gold Published: Monday, June 5, 2017WALTER ALIBEY   Xavier Jones became T&T’s second international gold medallist in Judo after he won the 90kg and under Boys Cadets category at the Pan American Judo Confederation Cadets and Juniors World Circuit in Panama City, Panama, at the weekend. The

Chatoor, Stollmeyer impress judge Geikie

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Chatoor, Stollmeyer impress judge Geikie Published: Monday, June 5, 2017Following visits to the Cayman Island and Bermuda, T&T was the third stop for internationally renowned equestrian judge Sarah Geikie of the USA in this year’s Caribbean Equestrian Association Dressage Challenge held on Saturday. Developed to promote a high standard of competition between

Winning ‘War’ against bookmakers?

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Winning ‘War’ against bookmakers? Jeffrey RossPublished: Monday, June 5, 2017The Jeffrey Ross Racing Special War Of Succession attempts to recoup last-time-out losses in an ‘aged’ Maiden Stakes over a mile of ‘good to firm’ Wetherby today when, running in tandem, will be turf-flat fixtures at Yarmouth and Chepstow where ground conditions are

Deonanan conquers CariFin series with Cross Country title

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Deonanan conquers CariFin series with Cross Country title Published: Monday, June 5, 2017Guardian Group’s Kris Deonanan and ANSA Financial Services employee Christine Regis trumped the rest of the pack at the 26th Caribbean Financial Institutions’ (CariFin) Games —cross-country run on May 28, at the Sevilla Golf Course in Couva. With previous third

The Queen’s Baton impact

Source: Trinidad Guardian | The Queen’s Baton impact Published: Monday, June 5, 2017Sport in T&T is crying out for help, but who isn’t? Rough economic times and the consequences hit and hit hard and the negative impact is unavoidable in most cases. There are no more hiding places as everyone has to face the grind of

FilmTT’s Production Directory to aid job creation

Source: Trinidad Guardian | FilmTT’s Production Directory to aid job creation Published: Monday, June 5, 2017The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Limited (FilmTT) has launched its new Production Directory, an online database that will be the primary resource for film production and audio-visual services available in T&T. This directory is intended to be a one-stop shop

June 7 debut for Dumas screenplay

Source: Trinidad Guardian | June 7 debut for Dumas screenplay Published: Monday, June 5, 2017This June, the Playwrights Workshop Trinbago (PWT) Readers Theatre Series 2017 will feature the full-length screenplay–Angels Live in Tunapuna–written by choreographer and filmmaker Sonja Dumas. The story revolves around Frank and Boxo, who have been enemies for decades due to an old

US leaders ignoring climate science?

Source: Trinidad Guardian | US leaders ignoring climate science? Published: Monday, June 5, 2017In reactions to last Thursday’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement by the US government, observers reflect on what it might mean. SHEREEN ALI “Science was ignored today,” said the American advocacy group March for Science, reacting to last Thursday’s decision by the Trump

Might Rodriguez play for West Indies?

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Might Rodriguez play for West Indies? Published: Monday, June 5, 2017Jade Rodriguez felt her anxiety rise with every step. Her heart pounded, and her stomach constricted. The masses of people around her didn’t help ease the claustrophobia she suddenly felt. She was having an anxiety attack and she had to get away.

Windies clinch series with easy win in rain-hit affair

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Windies clinch series with easy win in rain-hit affair Published: Monday, June 5, 2017In a contest reduced to 15 overs per side at Warner Park, West Indies rallied to 112 for three with Chadwick Walton top-scoring with 29, his opening partner Lewis getting 25 and Marlon Samuels, 22. Set a revised target

Barbados maintain winning run over T&T

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Barbados maintain winning run over T&T Published: Monday, June 5, 2017Barbados withstood a strong third quarter surge from T&T to pull off another convincing 49-37 victory and wrap up their three-Test series with a game to spare in Balmain, Couva, Saturday night. Playing at the National Cycling Centre, Barbados once again dominated

Lawrence names 24-man roster to face USA

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Lawrence names 24-man roster to face USA Published: Monday, June 5, 2017Head Coach Dennis Lawrence today announced a 24-man roster ahead of Thursday’s 2018 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier against the United States at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver. Lawrence and his coaching staff used the past days dating back to May

Let’s have a Party

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Let’s have a Party Jeffrey RossPublished: Monday, June 5, 2017The Jeffery Ross Racing SpecialPorchy Party looks a solid each-way bet in the eighteen-runner Maiden Auction Stakes over six furlongs of good to soft Leicester today, when five meetings make for another mind-boggling task. This is Monday, not a bank holiday, and the

Cain strikes 100m gold in World qualifier

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Cain strikes 100m gold in World qualifier Published: Monday, June 5, 2017Nyoshia Cain on Saturday night added another medal to her tally, striking gold in the women’s 100 metres T43/44 event at the United States Paralympics Track and Field National Championships in California, USA. The Paralympic Games T44 100m bronze medallist clocked

RAPED IN CHURCH

Source: Newsday | RAPED IN CHURCH A ten-year-old primary school pupil of Port of Spain, accompanied by her 26-yearold mother, reported to officers of the St James Police Station on Saturday that the child was raped during an Easter church service in April.

Anglican priest: Be careful about calls for resignation

Source: Newsday | Anglican priest: Be careful about calls for resignation REVEREND Carl Williams, Anglican priest at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, is warning citizens to not make rash judgements against those who are perceived to be wrong.

Double murder in Tarodale

Source: Newsday | Double murder in Tarodale TWO gunmen walked up to a group of men enjoying a game of whappie in Phase Two, Tarodale, St Clements early yesterday morning.

Al-Rawi: Maharaj arranged everything

Source: Newsday | Al-Rawi: Maharaj arranged everything ATTORNEY GENERAL Faris Al-Rawi says the issue of the security of his family and children is not a negotiable item for him.

I did not authorise visit of AG's children to shooting range

Source: Newsday | I did not authorise visit of AG’s children to shooting range FORMER chief of defence staff Kenrick Maharaj is strongly condemning the contents of a statement from the Defence Force (TTDF) accusing him of acting on his own volition in authorising practice on a shooting range at Cumuto Barracks for the children

Valencia squatters to await court ruling before rebuilding

Source: Newsday | Valencia squatters to await court ruling before rebuilding RESIDENTS on Pine Avenue, Valencia, whose homes were demolished in keeping with an order of the Commissioner of State Lands last month, would have to wait on an order of the court to know whether they can rebuild on the lands belonging to the

PM in surprise ride on Express experiences Slow crawl to Tobago

Source: Trinidad Guardian | PM in surprise ride on Express experiences Slow crawl to Tobago Joel JulienPublished: Sunday, June 4, 2017He got what he asked for. Delayed sailing: check. Engine troubles: check. Slower than expected journey: check. Frustrated truckers in Tobago: check In recent times, passengers hoping to travel between the two islands using the ferries

Locals not buying reports of ISIS Ramadan threat

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Locals not buying reports of ISIS Ramadan threat Published: Sunday, June 4, 2017So said leaders of independent and traditional arms of the local Muslim community, Islamic Front’s Umar Abdullah and Muslim Roundtable’s Hafeez Khan respectively. Both commented on the issue yesterday following Saturday’s third terrorist attack in London. The UK Telegraph reported

MSJ joins call for CJ to go

Source: Trinidad Guardian | MSJ joins call for CJ to go Yvonne WebbPublished: Sunday, June 4, 2017The Movement for Social Justice, (MSJ) is lending support to the Law Association’s call for Chief Justice Ivor Archie and members of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) to step down. Yesterday, MSJ leader David Abdulah said the CJ

AG moves to freeze assets

Source: Trinidad Guardian | AG moves to freeze assets Gail AlexanderPublished: Sunday, June 4, 2017Government has applied to have the court declare yet another national, Milton John Algernon, as a “listed entity” — terrorist—and have his funds frozen under anti-terrorism laws. Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi confirmed this after the state filed documents concerning Algernon in court

2 slain during card game

Source: Trinidad Guardian | 2 slain during card game Yvonne WebbPublished: Sunday, June 4, 2017One of the nieces of Wendell Kevon Pierre held on to her head and screamed “No, no, no,” in disbelief as she viewed his body on the ground at 107 Tarodale Gardens, San Fernando, shortly after 2.30 am yesterday. As a male

Businessman freed of extortion charges

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Businessman freed of extortion charges Published: Sunday, June 4, 2017Well known businessman Rabindranath Maharaj has been freed on four charges of extortion and demanding money by menace. Two years after the charges were laid against Maharaj, San Fernando Senior Magistrate Cherril-Ann Antoine discharged him after hearing submissions from the defence and state

AG not off the hook—Padarath

Source: Trinidad Guardian | AG not off the hook—Padarath Gail AlexanderPublished: Sunday, June 4, 2017While the “buck was passed” to former Defence Force chief Kenrick Maharaj in the matter of pictures of the Attorney General’s children holding weapons, the AG isn’t “off the hook” says United National Congress MP Barry Padarath. “In view of Mr Maharaj’s

They’re lying

Source: Trinidad Guardian | They’re lying Joel JulienPublished: Sunday, June 4, 2017The head of this country’s Defence Force and his immediate predecessor are now in a war of words over Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi’s children use of the shooting range at Camp Cumuto, where they were eventually photographed holding what appeared to be high-powered weapons. Former

I’ll continue to help needy

Source: Trinidad Guardian | I’ll continue to help needy Published: Sunday, June 4, 2017President of the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber Liaquat Ali says he took in the man who stabbed him when he was down and out and invested heavily in him because he saw the man’s potential. However, Ali says his near death experience will not

Paul Keens-Douglas and friends talk 'dis and dat'

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Paul Keens-Douglas and friends talk ‘dis and dat’ Janine Charles-FarrayPublished: Sunday, June 4, 2017On June 9, Keens-Douglas leads a small cast of orators in Talk Bout Dis, Talk Bout Dat. The show is described as a “close-up” with Keens-Douglas featuring Avion Crooks as Tanti Merle and special guest Farida Chapman at the

Lanthe overcomes

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Lanthe overcomes Published: Sunday, June 4, 2017Ianthe Mellors always wanted to be a dancer. Becoming a dancer became Mellors’ lifelong dream after she was bitten by the dancing bug from an early age. Born in England, Mellors was still connected to her Trinidadian and Caribbean heritage because of her father. This connection

The Indian belle

Source: Trinidad Guardian | The Indian belle Angelo BissessarsinghPublished: Sunday, June 4, 2017Back in TimesPublished May 27, 2012   This Wednesday, the nation celebrates the 167th anniversary of Indian Arrival. While it is a time for much grandiose exhibition and soliloquy, it would be well to look back on the largely neglected role of the Indian

Cedeno records 45.65 SB

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Cedeno records 45.65 SB Published: Sunday, June 4, 2017T&T’s Machel Cedenio ran a season’s best to win the Men’s 400 metres at the second-annual adidas Boost Boston Games distance festival at Dilboy Memorial Stadium in Somerville, Boston, Massechusetts, in the United States on Friday evening. The local quartermiler, running in lane six,

Bajans outscore Calypso Girls 46-32

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Bajans outscore Calypso Girls 46-32 Rachael Thomspon-KingPublished: Sunday, June 4, 2017Starved for international competition, T&T senior netball team finally got its first test in two years but was unfortunately on the losing end in the opening match of a three-match Test series, falling 46-32 to Barbados (nicknamed the Gems). The action unfolded

Windies brush aside Afghans to win opener

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Windies brush aside Afghans to win opener Published: Sunday, June 4, 2017Marlon Samuels top-scored with 35 and opener Evin Lewis added 26 as the West Indies beat Afghanistan by six wickets Friday in the first of three Twenty20 matches at Warner Park. Sunil Narine took three wickets for 11 runs for the

Massy falls $0.25

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Massy falls {$permalink}.25 Published: Saturday, June 3, 2017Overall market activity resulted from trading in 13 securities of which two advanced, three declined and eight traded firm. Trading activity on the first tier market registered a volume of 29,611 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $1,168,568.96. Massy Holdings Ltd was

DOMA: Poor service partly to blame for closure of franchises

Source: Trinidad Guardian | DOMA: Poor service partly to blame for closure of franchises Published: Saturday, June 3, 2017The Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) says the foreign exchange shortage is not the only cause for some restaurant chains closing their local operations and leaving the country. In a statement yesterday, DOMA said there have been

INNOCENT BLOOD SHED

Source: Newsday | INNOCENT BLOOD SHED TWO SIBLINGS, one aged nine and the other 11, escaped death when both were shot on Friday night during a shooting incident linked to an ongoing gang war between criminal elements in Maloney. The children’s mother took them to Maloney to lime with friends when the bullet started flying.

Khan wants Hamel-Smith, Stollmeyer resignations

Source: Newsday | Khan wants Hamel-Smith, Stollmeyer resignations SENIOR Counsel Israel Khan is calling on former Appeal Court Judges Roger Hamel- Smith and Humphrey Stollmeyer to resign immediately as members of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC).

Sharma: I would go

Source: Newsday | Sharma: I would go “II I WERE HIM, I WOULD GO.” This was former Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma’s categorical response yesterday to Thursday’s overwhelming and historic no-confidence vote against his embattled successor Ivor Archie and the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC), over their handling of the Marcia Ayers-Caesar imbroglio.

'Have a little patience'

Source: Newsday | ‘Have a little patience’ AS THE seabridge continues to flounder and with reduced sailings by the San Fernando to Port-of-Spain water taxis, Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan yesterday pleaded with the country for “a little patience”, promising challenges facing both services would be rectified within the next two weeks.

Caiman swimming in sea, rescued

Source: Newsday | Caiman swimming in sea, rescued A SPECTACLED caiman, indigenous to this country, which was caught swimming in the sea in Chaguaramas last week, was rescued by officials of the Emperor Valley Zoo.

Mango, stars down in Sando

Source: Newsday | Mango, stars down in Sando HARRIS Promenade in San Fernando was transformed into a marketplace as scores of vendors opened stalls piled high with mangoes of every description.

St Theresa Girls’ gets into recycling

Source: Trinidad Guardian | St Theresa Girls’ gets into recycling Published: Saturday, June 3, 2017St Theresa Girls’ RC Primary School, assisted by Environmental and Social Consultative Association (ESCA), held a school beautification project from May 22. The aim of this initiative was to promote environmental awareness among the students. The girls were introduced to recycling and

‘The money there to spend’

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ‘The money there to spend’ Published: Saturday, June 3, 2017I have taken note of what appears to be a public outcry against what I describe as profligate spending by two ministers, more especially given this period of general austerity which the country is facing. However, let me make it quite clear that

JUDGE BUFFS JLSC

Source: Newsday | JUDGE BUFFS JLSC A HIGH COURT judge issued a strong reprimand to the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) at the hearing of a lawsuit over its failure to say whether it will release documents and information on the process used in the appointment of three new judges to the High Court.

School repairs still in limbo

Source: Trinidad Guardian | School repairs still in limbo Published: Saturday, June 3, 2017Too many of our schools nationwide are having issues which are preventing them from functioning efficiently. There are many that need serious repairs—toilets not working properly, electrical problems, pigeon infestation, and the list goes on. I see our children’s education as top priority

Imbert: US$2.5 billion forex lost

Source: Newsday | Imbert: US.5 billion forex lost FINANCE Minister Colm Imbert yesterday disclosed that TT has lost US$2.5 billion annually in foreign exchange (forex) earnings since 2014.

Piggott quits EFCL

Source: Newsday | Piggott quits EFCL CHAIRMAN of the Education Facilities Company Limited (EFCL) Arnold Piggot has resigned the position. He sent a resignation letter to Minister of Education Anthony Garcia yesterday citing family commitments as the reason for quitting with immediate effect. Piggott also indicated he wished to protect his reputation.

You must accept responsibilty for blunder

Source: Newsday | You must accept responsibilty for blunder MARTIN DALY SC has described Thursday’ vote of no confidence against Chief Justice Ivor Archie and the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) as an “absolute watershed moment in the pursuit of accountability by public officials.” Daly, speaking to members of the media after the Law

CJ Archie flies off to Barbados

Source: Newsday | CJ Archie flies off to Barbados ONE day after the Law Association passed a historic no confidence motion calling on his resignation, Chief Justice Ivor Archie has left the country for Barbados.

'Jesus told me to kill'

Source: Newsday | ‘Jesus told me to kill’ HE mental capacity of a man who was arrested for murdering a close relative is now being questioned after he told police upon being arrested that Jesus Christ had told him to commit murder.

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