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March 13, 2019

Trinidad and Tobago

Tobago businessman shot dead

Source: Newsday A Tobago businessman was shot dead last evening. The man, identified only as Donald Sonny Parks, was the owner of Endeavours Children Store, Summer Hill,… Link: Tobago businessman shot dead

Mark demands probe into CEPEP

Source: Newsday OPPOSITION Senator Wade Mark today demanded that the Auditor-General conduct an immediate forensic audit into the operations of the Community-Based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme… Link: Mark demands probe into CEPEP

10 yrs’ jail for jewel thief

Source: Newsday A MAN who chalked up a career as a jewel thief was jailed yesterday for ten years. Deonanan Rampersad, 46, of Poona Trace, Williamsville, was… Link: 10 yrs’ jail for jewel thief

Fishermen try to hide $160,000 drugs in cooler

Source: Newsday TWO fishermen from Cedros who tried to hide over $160,000 worth of marijuana under packages of ice in a cooler were caught and arrested. The… Link: Fishermen try to hide 0,000 drugs in cooler

Grande vendor chopped while liming

Source: Newsday A 23-year-old vendor is in serious but stable condition after he was chopped several times while liming last night. Police said the man was on… Link: Grande vendor chopped while liming

Sangre Grande enjoys upbeat Carnival

Source: Newsday SANGRE GRANDE enjoyed one of its safest and most successful Carnival this year with wide participation in the mas, pan and calypso competitions. Apart from… Link: Sangre Grande enjoys upbeat Carnival

La Cura lift Let’s Play Volleyball trophies

Source: Newsday LA CURA Sport Club won both the Men and Women hard court 6-a-side events of the inaugural Let’s Play Volleyball tournament hosted by the TT… Link: La Cura lift Let’s Play Volleyball trophies

Pres, Couva East battle for premiership spot

Source: Newsday PRESENTATION College, San Fernando and Couva East Secondary will battle for a place in the premiership division when the final round of the south championship… Link: Pres, Couva East battle for premiership spot

TT drop El Salvador 2-1 in WJT U-14 qualifiers

Source: Newsday TT Under-14 trio of Jamal Alexis, Luca Shamsi and Saqiv Williams enjoyed a near perfect start to their WJT Boys North/Central America and Caribbean Pre-Qualifying… Link: TT drop El Salvador 2-1 in WJT U-14 qualifiers

‘LEAVE THIS 4-KING MONARCH ALONE’

Source: Newsday CALYPSONIAN Weston “Cro Cro” Rawlins yesterday declared, “Leave this four-king monarch alone!” The four-time calypso monarch was reacting after Community-Based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme… Link: ‘LEAVE THIS 4-KING MONARCH ALONE’

CoP: Info being gathered on absent Carnival cops

Source: Newsday Police Commissioner Gary Griffith said this morning investigations are still continuing into the absence from work of 125 police officers on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.… Link: CoP: Info being gathered on absent Carnival cops

Slow pace at Forensic Science Centre with new pathologist

Source: Newsday The pace of autopsies was markedly slower at the Forensic Science Centre, St James, today as new forensic pathologist Dr Somu Sekhar Gajula settled in… Link: Slow pace at Forensic Science Centre with new pathologist

Deyalsingh: Victim-shaming to be deplored

Source: Newsday Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh today refused to comment on former health minister Dr Fuad Khan’s statement on social media last week on plus sized-women. Speaking… Link: Deyalsingh: Victim-shaming to be deplored

HDC warns of fake online profiles

Source: Newsday FRAUDSTERS are creating fake social media profiles of Housing Development Corporation (HDC) executives and using them to solicit money in exchange for help with housing.… Link: HDC warns of fake online profiles

Man arrested after trying to sell stolen goods on Facebook

Source: Newsday POLICE arrested a 36-year-old Valencia plant-shop owner while he was trying to sell stolen goods on Sunday. A release from the police said police and… Link: Man arrested after trying to sell stolen goods on Facebook

CAL CEO on 737 purchase: We will put safety first

Source: Newsday Caribbean Airlines Ltd CEO Garvin Medera said safety is the company’s priority in any decision to upgrade the airline’s fleet to the Boeing 737 Max… Link: CAL CEO on 737 purchase: We will put safety first

A Monarch on wall of fame

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ THE 2019 Calypso Monarch Ronaldo London appeared at Monarchs on the Avenue on Wednesday to a rousing welcome by all who were in… Link: A Monarch on wall of fame

Maracas upon Thames

Source: Newsday As told to BC PIRES My name is Ricardo Garcia and I sell handcrafted beers in Twickenham, England, near the rugby stadium. I’ve lived in… Link: Maracas upon Thames

Celebrating women advocates

Source: Newsday DR RADICA MAHASE AMANDA is a single mother of a ten-year-old boy with autism. Her husband died in a car accident four years ago. She… Link: Celebrating women advocates

Jagessar leads Central Zone to U-15 crown

Source: Newsday JUSTIN JAGESSAR earned “Man-of-the-Match” honours as he led Central Zone to victory on Thursday against South East in the final of the TT Cricket Board’s… Link: Jagessar leads Central Zone to U-15 crown

San Fernando municipal cops disgruntled

Source: Newsday SAN Fernando municipal police have accused a senior police officer of “jeopardising” their health and safety owing to a leadership style they referred to as… Link: San Fernando municipal cops disgruntled

Couple found nude, dead

Source: Newsday A 34-year-old woman and her 31-year-old common-law husband were found dead in Sangre Grande early this morning. Police reports indicate that they responded to a… Link: Couple found nude, dead

‘Soca drives me’

Source: Newsday Different things send people along different paths in life. For Imani “Imani Ray” Patterson, it took the loss of her father to turn her on… Link: ‘Soca drives me’

Rustic beauty at Horizons

Source: Newsday Art lovers with a taste for local scenery will be in for a treat as Horizons Art Gallery presents Karen Hale-Jackson and Karlene Francois in… Link: Rustic beauty at Horizons

Mas divinity

Source: Newsday SHEREEN ALI continues her exploration of spirituality in Carnival. Trinidad Carnival has seen spiritual and religious influences of many different kinds in its music and in… Link: Mas divinity

Claire Adam: On the write track

Source: Newsday Over 30 years ago Claire Adam was introduced to a “real” writer – one of the many people who was influential in her becoming a… Link: Claire Adam: On the write track

Pannists to vote on pan song switch

Source: Newsday Pan Trinbago president Beverly Ramsey-Moore says the issue of steelbands changing their tunes of choice ahead of Panorama will be put to vote by its… Link: Pannists to vote on pan song switch

Gypsy: Tobago will profit from own Carnival

Source: Newsday National Carnival Commission (NCC) chairman Winston “Gypsy” Peters holds firm to his belief that a Tobago Carnival must be established as a permanent feature of… Link: Gypsy: Tobago will profit from own Carnival

Tobago must stage own Carnival

Source: Newsday KINNESHA GEORGE-HARRY For many, the dust has settled on Carnival 2019. But, for at least one advocacy group in Tobago, strong consideration must be given… Link: Tobago must stage own Carnival

$3.2m Laventille Road opens

Source: Newsday The Laventille Road – which connects Saddle Road, San Juan to Lady Young Road, Morvant– was opened today by St Ann’s East MP Nyan Gadsby-Dolly… Link: .2m Laventille Road opens

The healthy, plant-based diet

Source: Newsday THE Lenten season has officially begun, if you fall into the category of those who abstain from meat for the season or part of it,… Link: The healthy, plant-based diet

Bodacious Gala for St Jude’s Girls

Source: Newsday A “carnival couture gala” for an entrepreneurial workshop for students at the St Jude’s Home for Girls, Belmont, is happening tomorrow at Castle Killarney, Maraval… Link: Bodacious Gala for St Jude’s Girls

Historic calamity in St Kitts

Source: Newsday BASSETERRE: England won the Twenty20 series after humbling the West Indies by a record 137 runs in the second cricket match yesterday. An unchanged England… Link: Historic calamity in St Kitts

Central Sports to face PowerGen in Premiership

Source: Newsday Central Sports will tackle PowerGen this weekend at Invaders Ground in Felicity, in the third round of the TTCB (TT Cricket Board) National League Premiership… Link: Central Sports to face PowerGen in Premiership

Red Force, Guyana Jaguars in the balance

Source: Newsday THE FINAL round match in the West Indies Four Day Championship, between the TT Red Force and hosts Guyana Jaguars was in the balance up… Link: Red Force, Guyana Jaguars in the balance

Get students excited about spelling

Source: Newsday MINISTER of State in the Education Ministry Dr Lovell Francis is challenging teachers to be more innovative in their teaching methods in the classroom. He… Link: Get students excited about spelling

Nailah: ‘It was lit’

Source: Newsday “It was lit.” That was how singer Nailah Blackman summed up her 2019 Carnival season. Speaking with Newsday Tobago on Thursday after her performance at… Link: Nailah: ‘It was lit’

Judges rule on expired Bail Act

Source: Newsday THREE appellate court judges have ruled that the now expired Bail (Amendment) Act of 2015, which led to people detained under the amendment being denied… Link: Judges rule on expired Bail Act

‘Everything sounds the same’

Source: Newsday THE PAN and steelbands have evolved greatly since its invention some time in the 1930s, and today its music is one of the sounds most… Link: ‘Everything sounds the same’

Tour operators complain: No US$ for Hajj

Source: Newsday MUSLIM pilgrims to Saudi Arabia are finding it difficult to get US currency to pay for their trip. Imtiaz Mohammed, who manages Hajj Umrah &… Link: Tour operators complain: No US$ for Hajj

Woodland residents protest for water

Source: Newsday Residents of Pluck Road, Woodland in South Trinidad staged an early morning protest today calling on the authorities to provide better roads and improve the… Link: Woodland residents protest for water

Diego man dies hours after being shot

Source: Newsday A 23-year-old Diego Martin man died five hours after he was shot in the head at Harding Place, Cocorite. Dareem Baker, of Cizan Trace, Diego… Link: Diego man dies hours after being shot

Stolen car found in Pleasantville

Source: Newsday POLICE recovered a car at about midday yesterday which was reportedly stolen in Mon Repos, San Fernando, on Carnival Tuesday. A police report said Anil… Link: Stolen car found in Pleasantville

Kamla encourages young women to join politics

Source: Newsday The world is witnessing a greater push to challenge gender stereotypes, Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has said, with more women taking up “non-traditional” roles, and… Link: Kamla encourages young women to join politics

Castle shows its Carnival spirit

Source: Newsday THERE are dragons and imps tied to the veranda of the newly-restored Stollmeyer’s Castle, now rechristened Castle Killarney. The traditional Carnival figures overlook the Queen’s… Link: Castle shows its Carnival spirit

Mas boycott irks Sando mayor

Source: Newsday SAN FERNANDO mayor Junia Regrello said he is disappointed that Ivan Kalicharan boycotted the judging point, making his band ineligible for competition and also denying… Link: Mas boycott irks Sando mayor

Woman, 47, man, 77, missing

Source: Newsday ON the morning of Fantastic Friday, 47-year-old Elisha Rooplal entered a taxi to go to work and has not been seen since. Her worried husband… Link: Woman, 47, man, 77, missing

More medical tests for PM

Source: Newsday ACTING Prime Minister Colm Imbert says the Prime Minister will have a second round of medical tests this weekend. On Carnival Tuesday morning Dr Rowley… Link: More medical tests for PM

TT’s Paul is world’s fourth best sprint cyclist

Source: Newsday NICHOLAS Paul achieved yet another proud feat for TT when he became the first national cyclist to close their season ranked as high as fourth… Link: TT’s Paul is world’s fourth best sprint cyclist

Common colds on the rise

Source: Newsday It is that time of the year again when the number of cases of people with the common cold will be on the rise. Chief… Link: Common colds on the rise

CAL aircraft damaged while taxiing

Source: Newsday   A Caribbean Airlines aircraft hit a wall at Piarco Airport last night while the aircraft was being sent to the maintenance area, Newsday Tobago… Link: CAL aircraft damaged while taxiing

BPTT’S TOP 4

Source: Newsday Balance is aspirational. And these four working women – BPTT regional president Claire Fitzpatrick, vice president for corporate operations Giselle Thompson, regional director for procurement… Link: BPTT’S TOP 4

As corporate culture evolves, it’s a woman’s world.

Source: Newsday As four of the most powerful executives in TT, BPTT’s regional president Claire Fitzpatrick, vice president for corporate operations Giselle Thompson, regional director for procurement… Link: As corporate culture evolves, it’s a woman’s world.

Carnival, beyond Monday and Tuesday

Source: Newsday NYSSA PIERRE You did it! You played yourself on the Savannah Grass with your Famalay and trampled the Judgement Stage. Carnival 2019 is over and… Link: Carnival, beyond Monday and Tuesday

China Railway’s road in TT

Source: Newsday For decades, Chinese construction companies have thrived far away from their home. In TT alone, Chinese firms have helped build landmark monuments like the National… Link: China Railway’s road in TT

Man shot at mas camp

Source: Newsday Police are investigating the shooting of a 23-year-old man at a moko jumbie mas camp in Cocorite this afternoon. Police said Dareem Baker, of Cizan… Link: Man shot at mas camp

Loud music makes babies jump at SFGH

Source: Newsday NEWBORN babies at the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH) could not stop jumping on Carnival Monday and Tuesday – not voluntarily, but because their sleepwas… Link: Loud music makes babies jump at SFGH

Woman sues barbecue shop for slipping on ketchup

Source: Newsday A WOMAN is suing a barbecue chicken outlet for compensation after she slipped and fell on tomato ketchup. She is Subhadra Satnarine-Singh, 54, of Boiscanoe… Link: Woman sues barbecue shop for slipping on ketchup

TTUTA: Parents must send children to school on Ash Wed

Source: Newsday TTUTA president Lynsley Doodhai has once again called on parents to exercise greater responsibility and ensure their children attend school on Ash Wednesday. The Education… Link: TTUTA: Parents must send children to school on Ash Wed

PM, AG respond to call for inquiry into TTCB

Source: Newsday A petition by an ex-national cricketer for the TT Cricket Board of Control (Incorporation) Act to be revisited has been sent to the Sport Minister… Link: PM, AG respond to call for inquiry into TTCB

Sex committee probes four ministries

Source: Newsday A parliamentary committee discussing a proposal for public access to the sex offenders registry will examine officials from four government ministries, said a parliamentary statement… Link: Sex committee probes four ministries

Guard shoots guard in crotch

Source: Newsday Police are at the scene of a shooting at the National Energy Skills Centre, Laventille, where a security guard was shot in the crotch in… Link: Guard shoots guard in crotch

Icon Merit Award for Chalkdust

Source: Newsday CALYPSONIAN Chalkdust, Dr Hollis Liverpool, will be honoured with the first-ever Republic Bank Icon Merit Award for his contribution to TT’s cultural and educational landscapes… Link: Icon Merit Award for Chalkdust

On a soca journey

Source: Newsday SHEREEN ANN ALI DRIVING between hectic performing gigs on Carnival Saturday night (March 2), soca singer and music businessman Machel Montano spoke to Newsday about… Link: On a soca journey

Late mas start in Sando

Source: Newsday “THE culture in San Fernando is different if not peculiar” wrote San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello as he took to social media to comment on… Link: Late mas start in Sando

Rowley flies out for heart check-up

Source: Newsday THE Prime Minister this morning left Trinidad for Los Angeles, California to undergo a series of medical tests related to a coronary issue, said a… Link: Rowley flies out for heart check-up

Cops nab man who tried to steal woman’s car

Source: Newsday A 27-year-old Cunupia man is in a holding cell at St Joseph Police Station after he was arrested for trying to steal a woman’s car… Link: Cops nab man who tried to steal woman’s car

TT Regiment wins Brass Bacchanal

Source: Newsday The TT Regiment Band now holds the title as the top brass band as it won the first National Carnival Commission (NCC) Brass Bacchanal competition.… Link: TT Regiment wins Brass Bacchanal

Show up to work or else

Source: Newsday Police officers who did not show up to work as expected early yesterday were given until 10 am to report for duty or face the… Link: Show up to work or else

All about The Business of Carnival

Source: Newsday IN the middle of all the wining, catchy songs and beautiful costumes of Carnival one aspect that is at times forgotten is the business side… Link: All about The Business of Carnival

‘Panorama is a mission’

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ DEFENDING champion Panorama arranger Duvone Stewart says, “Panorama is a mission, not a competition.” Stewart was addressing an audience at Kaiso Blues Cafe… Link: ‘Panorama is a mission’

Shurwayne wows his audience

Source: Newsday Former Soca Monarch, Groovy Soca Monarch and Road March winner Shurwayne Winchester, dressed in a three-piece black and white patterned suit showed why he will… Link: Shurwayne wows his audience

The making of a Carnival mural

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ LAST Sunday International artist and creative director of cosmetic brand Make Up Forever, Dany Sanz was at the Oneness fete at the Queen’s… Link: The making of a Carnival mural

Good, clean fun at Savannah

Source: Newsday THE battle for this year’s Road March title appears to be a two horse race between Kees Dieffenthaller’s “Savannah Grass” and Machel Montano’s “Famalay”. This… Link: Good, clean fun at Savannah

J’ouvert in San Fernando

Source: Newsday Photos by Ansel Jebodh   The post J’ouvert in San Fernando appeared first on Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. Link: J’ouvert in San Fernando

Dimanche Gras highlights

Source: Newsday TRADITIONALLY the Dimanche Gras determined who would be crowned monarch, but this year there was a change in the format with the National Carnival Commission… Link: Dimanche Gras highlights

Woman, 57, arrested for cocaine at PoS market

Source: Newsday A 57-year-old Carenage woman was arrested for having cocaine at the Port of Spain market on Friday. Police said Cpls John, McShine and PC St… Link: Woman, 57, arrested for cocaine at PoS market

Curepe couple charged with fraud

Source: Newsday A Curepe couple appeared in court on Friday charged with obtaining services by false pretenses. Police said Shiva Hanuman, 46, of Mc Donald Street, Curepe,… Link: Curepe couple charged with fraud

Six arrested while trying to enter PoS for J’Ouvert

Source: Newsday Six people were arrested as they tried to enter the city of Port of Spain early yesterday morning for J’Ouvert celebrations, police said. The people… Link: Six arrested while trying to enter PoS for J’Ouvert

Carnival safety for those with autism

Source: Newsday DR RADICA MAHASE CARNIVAL can be a tough time for those with autism and other special needs. One parent noted, “Long weekends are the most… Link: Carnival safety for those with autism

Patrice shows the true strength of a woman

Source: Newsday WOMEN and men from all walks of life came out to show their support to Patrice Roberts, who was crowned the “Queen of Soca” at… Link: Patrice shows the true strength of a woman

Maikoo cops North East Zone’s top award

Source: Newsday RICARDO Maikoo of All Stars was adjudged the senior division player of the year when the North East Zonal Council of the TT Cricket Board… Link: Maikoo cops North East Zone’s top award

Franklyn’s ‘El Dorado’ honours First People

Source: Newsday ANTONIO Franklyn and Anetta Winchester are the 2019 King and Queen of the Band respectively, after winning the spectators and judges approvals on Wednesday. THE… Link: Franklyn’s ‘El Dorado’ honours First People

Toni Braxton joins Tobago Jazz cast

Source: Newsday AMERICAN R&B singer, songwriter, record producer and actress Toni Braxton will be performing live at the Tobago Jazz Experience for World Music Night at Pigeon… Link: Toni Braxton joins Tobago Jazz cast

Carnival is here

Source: Newsday IT is Carnival Monday in Tobago and the villages of Roxborough, Crown Point and Scarborough will come alive today as Tobagonians gather to dance, prance… Link: Carnival is here

Chief Secretary, Imbert discuss aircraft lease

Source: Newsday KINNESHA GEORGE-HARRY DISCUSSIONS are underway for the possible wet lease of an aircraft to assist on the domestic route, according to Secretary of Tourism, Culture… Link: Chief Secretary, Imbert discuss aircraft lease

ISOS campaign gets more support

Source: Newsday PROMOTER Erlan Clarke, of Opulence Promotions and Events Management is the latest to show his support for the police by donating ten tickets for his… Link: ISOS campaign gets more support

Duvone wins Panorama triple crown

Source: Newsday Ace pan arranger Duvone Stewart has won the Panorama triple crown—leading bp Renegades and Pan Elders to winner’s row in the large and medium steelband… Link: Duvone wins Panorama triple crown

Danielle Dieffenthaller: The storyteller we need

Source: Newsday KIERAN ANDREW KHAN Say the name Danielle Dieffenthaller and we all immediately think of Westwood Park. Of course, the successful local soap opera that went… Link: Danielle Dieffenthaller: The storyteller we need

Pay attention to online activities

Source: Newsday My son loves a good dare or challenge. He would climb a tall tree, roll from one end of the school’s playground to the next,… Link: Pay attention to online activities

When Carnival was ‘king’

Source: Newsday ONIKA HENRY Every year Carnival is known, and sometimes expected, to generate a controversy or highly contentious issues. There are heated debates about the meaning,… Link: When Carnival was ‘king’

Businessman fatally shoots himself in gun demonstration

Source: Newsday BUSINESSMAN and retired coast guard officer Richard Edwards is believed to have accidentally shot himself while showing employees how to use a firearm on Friday… Link: Businessman fatally shoots himself in gun demonstration

CoP launches Carnival drones

Source: Newsday The TTPS is using as much technology as possible to keep people safe for the Carnival weekend and beyond. Launching the TTPS’ new drones earlier… Link: CoP launches Carnival drones

‘Is daddy dead?’

Source: Newsday “My daddy got shot, mummy. Is daddy dead?” Sadly, two-year-old Ronasio Bruzual asked his mother this question as he watched his father, Henson Roni Fortuni… Link: ‘Is daddy dead?’

Archie flies out for Carnival

Source: Newsday Chief Justice Ivor Archie is out of the country and is expected to return next week Sunday. A statement from the judiciary said Archie left… Link: Archie flies out for Carnival

Tobago bands shine in Panorama

Source: Newsday Pan Trinbago president Beverly Ramsey-Moore intends to honour Tobago’s young arrangers after Carnival. She said so after the island’s strong showing in the Panorama small… Link: Tobago bands shine in Panorama

Dimanche Gras pageantry

Source: Newsday FOR Davlin Thomas, if there was one word you had to use to describe this year’s Dimanche Gras it should be pageantry. Traditionally, the annual… Link: Dimanche Gras pageantry

Sweet sweet Trinidad

Source: Newsday CARNIVAL 2019 is here already folks! Many will leave our shores to enjoy this long weekend in another country and many more will be coming… Link: Sweet sweet Trinidad

Atlantic announces YES awards nominees

Source: Newsday ATLANTIC has announced the ten primary school athletes nominated by their respective national sporting leagues to be this year’s champions for the Youth Excellence in… Link: Atlantic announces YES awards nominees

Students promote healthy living at En ToTo Fitness Fair

Source: Newsday STUDENTS from 20 Secondary schools enjoyed physical activity at the third edition of the En ToTo Fitness Fair held at Nelson Mandela Park in St… Link: Students promote healthy living at En ToTo Fitness Fair

Pierre, Khan giveRed Force big lead

Source: Newsday KHARY Pierre, more known for his left-arm spin, slammed his maiden first class century to put the TT Red Force in a commanding position against… Link: Pierre, Khan giveRed Force big lead

Girl, 11, has no brain damage from crash

Source: Newsday ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD Devie Samaroo has a fractured skull but doctors said she did not suffer any brain damage in a car crash on Wednesday. The child,… Link: Girl, 11, has no brain damage from crash

Body found in burnt car

Source: Newsday Police are trying to identify the burnt body of a man found in a car in Valencia yesterday. They said at about 9 am police… Link: Body found in burnt car

Quick police action at Quick-E in P/Town

Source: Newsday QUICK action by police prevented a robbery yesterday at Quick-E supermarket in Princes Town, but the owner and a customer were shot and wounded. The… Link: Quick police action at Quick-E in P/Town

Doodnath wants agro park for Siparia

Source: Newsday In an effort to provide opportunities for agricultural production, newly re-elected president of the Siparia Chamber of Commerce Leo Doodnath is proposing the establishment of… Link: Doodnath wants agro park for Siparia

Ole mas holds court outside Hall of Justice

Source: Newsday A handful of ole-mas characters held court on the steps of the Hall of Justice in Port of Spain with placards bearing messages which highlighted… Link: Ole mas holds court outside Hall of Justice

Cheaper to renovate city hospital block

Source: Newsday THE cost of renovating the Port of Spain General Hospital’s Central Block is cheaper than constructing healthcare facilities with fewer bed spaces in Point Fortin,… Link: Cheaper to renovate city hospital block

Kamla writes Prez on appointment

Source: Newsday OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar wants to know if other judges were considered for appointment to the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) as well as… Link: Kamla writes Prez on appointment

TT marks World Music Therapy Day for 1st time today

Source: Newsday Today is World Music Therapy Day, established by the World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT) which is dedicated to developing and promoting music therapy throughout… Link: TT marks World Music Therapy Day for 1st time today

Londons sweep Kaisorama

Source: Newsday THE London family added two more Carnival titles to their trophy case this year when Ronaldo London and his uncle Brian London won the Calypso… Link: Londons sweep Kaisorama

NEW king & queen

Source: Newsday ALL hail our new monarchs of Carnival! A new Carnival King and Queen will reign following Wednesday night’s competition at the Queen’s Park Savannah. New… Link: NEW king & queen

Mitchell: Policy coming to regulate Airbnb in TT

Source: Newsday TOURISM Minister Randall Mitchell says a policy for the regulations of Airbnb rental accommodation in TT is scheduled to be implemented this year. Speaking with… Link: Mitchell: Policy coming to regulate Airbnb in TT

Eye in the sky: Police drones out for Carnival

Source: Newsday The Police Air Support Unit will be keeping a close watch on Carnival celebrations from above, using drones, a press release announced this afternoon. The… Link: Eye in the sky: Police drones out for Carnival

Two plead guilty to murder, 1 freed

Source: Newsday AFTER 15 years in jail, two men charged with murder pleaded guilty and while one was sentenced to a year and four months, the other… Link: Two plead guilty to murder, 1 freed

More security at beaches

Source: Newsday MUNICIPAL police will supplement regular police officers to ensure the safety of people at all major beaches and rivers from Carnival Friday to Ash Wednesday,… Link: More security at beaches

Judge reserves ruling on cops’ detention

Source: Newsday The High Court judge who ordered the detention of two policemen under the Anti-Gang Act on Monday has reserved her ruling on an application for… Link: Judge reserves ruling on cops’ detention

Mokos take over old-time mas

Source: Newsday WHILE the moko jumbie never dominated yesteryear’s old-time mas, he certainly stole the show at Tuesday night’s parade of traditional Carnival characters held by the… Link: Mokos take over old-time mas

Steelpan for the digital age

Source: Newsday At the age of 29, Johann Chuckaree, runs different businesses and juggles that with a demanding performance schedule. His advice? Surround yourself with the right… Link: Steelpan for the digital age

NCC renews vision for Carnival

Source: Newsday Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is facing competition of its own making. The pretty mas street parade emblematic of a frenetic Carnival Tuesday jump up has… Link: NCC renews vision for Carnival

‘Trinis don’t have to live in cages’

Source: Newsday Trinidadians don’t need to live in houses that resemble burglar-proofed cages, Terrance Ortt, chief executive of Domus Windows & Doors Ltd, said at the company’s… Link: ‘Trinis don’t have to live in cages’

Bandit arrested minutes after robbery

Source: Newsday Members of the Port of Spain City Police arrested a 19-year-old Nelson Street man, minutes after he robbed a market vendor this afternoon. Police said… Link: Bandit arrested minutes after robbery

Cro Cro still suspended from job

Source: Newsday FORMER calypso monarch Weston “Cro Cro” Rawlins remains suspended from his job at the Community-Based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme (CEPEP). The company’s chairman Ashton… Link: Cro Cro still suspended from job

500 SRPs to join TTPS after Carnival

Source: Newsday President of the Police Welfare Association Michael Seales said approximately 500 Special Reserve police officers will be absorbed into the regular police service at the… Link: 500 SRPs to join TTPS after Carnival

PoS mayor: Two extra hours of mas

Source: Newsday THE Port of Spain (PoS) mayor has said the Carnival Monday Down Town Parade of Bands will start at 11 am to cater for more… Link: PoS mayor: Two extra hours of mas

Prisoners show off singing talent

Source: Newsday Today 34-year-old Rodney Samaroo, shared his talent in front of hundreds of spectators at Woodford Square, Port of Spain, during the Prison Service’s calypso competition.… Link: Prisoners show off singing talent

Cops seek to have detention orders lifted

Source: Newsday ATTORNEYS for the policemen who are being detained under the Anti-Gang Act are seeking to have the court’s detention orders lifted. Newsday understands that attorneys… Link: Cops seek to have detention orders lifted

CHILD SEX CRIMINALS

Source: Newsday DEPUTY Commissioner of Police (DCP) Harold Phillip says the number of children committing sexual offences is on the rise. He was speaking yesterday at the… Link: CHILD SEX CRIMINALS

Griffith: No one told me about court order

Source: Newsday COMMISSIONER of Police Gary Griffith says his office could not act on the court’s order to reclassify the leave of former Cpl Ashram Pariagsingh, as… Link: Griffith: No one told me about court order

No mandatory reporting, so child abuse continues

Source: Newsday CHILDREN’S Authority chairman Hanif Benjamin has expressed concern that a lack of mandatory reporting provisions has resulted in children remaining in abusive situations. He was… Link: No mandatory reporting, so child abuse continues

Phillip takes junior extempo crown

Source: Newsday Visually impaired 18-year-old Kishon Phillip is the new National Junior Extempo Monarch for 2019. In his first year at the University of the Southern Caribbean… Link: Phillip takes junior extempo crown

Swimmers miss Carifta ‘A’ mark

Source: Newsday THE curtains closed on the Amateur Swimming Association’s (ASATT) National Age Group Long Course Swim Championship in Couva on Sunday night, with Zarek Wilson leaving… Link: Swimmers miss Carifta ‘A’ mark

Inter Zone U-15 cricket semis today

Source: Newsday EAST Zone cricketers, runners-up last year, are brimming with confidence as they eye a place in the final of the 2019 TT Cricket Board’s Under-15… Link: Inter Zone U-15 cricket semis today

President’s Associates shine in South East cricket

Source: Newsday KIMCHAN Mohammed slammed an unbeaten 131 for President’s Associates against Christian Conquerors in a Sunday League match in the TT Cricket Board’s South East Zone… Link: President’s Associates shine in South East cricket

Holy Cross U-20 boys defeat Arima Central 47-40

Source: Newsday HOLY Cross College rebounded from their opening day defeat with a confidence-boosting 47-40 victory over Arima Central Secondary in the latter’s East Zone Secondary Schools’… Link: Holy Cross U-20 boys defeat Arima Central 47-40

Hillview beat Shiva Boys to win third straight title

Source: Newsday HILLVIEW College made it a hat-trick of titles in the PowerGen Secondary Schools Cricket League 50-over premiership division, with a massive victory in the penultimate… Link: Hillview beat Shiva Boys to win third straight title

Woman held for cocaine possession

Source: Newsday A 32-year-old Valencia woman is expected to appear before a Port of Spain magistrate charged with the possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.… Link: Woman held for cocaine possession

Call to TT writers to produce play for BBC radio

Source: Newsday TO commemorate TT’s staging of Carifesta this year, local company TriniGoodMedia is collaborating with UK production House Sparklab Productions to find three 30-minute plays that… Link: Call to TT writers to produce play for BBC radio

TT ‘water warrior’ up for Commonwealth award

Source: Newsday “Sustainability is not about right now; it’s creating the next steps so that what you do now does not have an impact on future generation.… Link: TT ‘water warrior’ up for Commonwealth award

Shiva Boys try to spoil Hillview SSCL title quest

Source: Newsday HILLVIEW College can clinch the 2019 PowerGen Secondary Schools Cricket League (SSCL) 50-over premiership division title today with a victory in the penultimate round, but… Link: Shiva Boys try to spoil Hillview SSCL title quest

Richards replaces Simmons in Red Force squad

Source: Newsday FAST bowler Marlon Richards will replace Lendl Simmons on the TT Red Force squad for the team’s ninth round match against Windward Islands Volcanoes in… Link: Richards replaces Simmons in Red Force squad

Murder accused to appear before Chaguanas magistrate

Source: Newsday A 20-year-old Chaguanas man was expected to appear in the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court today to answer to a charge of murder after he was arrested… Link: Murder accused to appear before Chaguanas magistrate

'He did not get to say goodbye'

Source: Newsday IT has been 11 days since three-year-old Prince Francette died after being trapped in a burning car at his father’s home in Tabaquite. His father… Link: 'He did not get to say goodbye'

Kamla: War in Venezuela will affect entire region

Source: Newsday Fresh, free and fair elections should be held in Venezuela to avert the possibility of war and end the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the strife-stricken… Link: Kamla: War in Venezuela will affect entire region

Best friends share Bliss

Source: Newsday Mark Ward had no idea what was in store for him when he accompanied friends to the costume collection of Bliss Carnival in Hilton, Port… Link: Best friends share Bliss

Arielle loses leg

Source: Newsday CANCER patient Arielle Fahey-Cadiz, who left Trinidad for the United States in August last year for surgery on a cancerous tumour, has had her left… Link: Arielle loses leg

Woman shot nine times waiting for boyfriend

Source: Newsday A Champs Fleurs woman is in stable condition after she was shot nine times while waiting for her boyfriend in Malabar last night. Police said… Link: Woman shot nine times waiting for boyfriend

Whither for leather

Source: Newsday As told to BC Pires My name is Kelvin Roberts and I am the man at the counter of a leather repair shop. I was… Link: Whither for leather

Bookman and imps – strange and frightening

Source: Newsday THE bookman or Beelzebub, also known as the Prince of Darkness, is one of traditional Carnival’s most frightening and strange characters. He comes under the… Link: Bookman and imps – strange and frightening

Autism at Carnival time

Source: Newsday DR RADICA MAHASE ETHAN loves Carnival. He loves bright colours and he loves looking at the costumes. Every year he begs his dad to take… Link: Autism at Carnival time

Victoria escapes with draw in National League

Source: Newsday VICTORIA escaped with a draw against El Socorro Youth Movement (EYM) when round two matches were completed in the TT Cricket Board National League Two-Day… Link: Victoria escapes with draw in National League

Three arrested, cocaine seized in St Helena

Source: Newsday THREE people were arrested, and approximately $8 million worth of cocaine seized when Northern Division police intercepted two cars during an anti-crime exercise in St… Link: Three arrested, cocaine seized in St Helena

Licks with bamboo leaves man hospitalised

Source: Newsday A SIPARIA labourer, who during a fight on Tuesday beat a 56-year-old man with a piece of bamboo, will appear before a magistrate tomorrow morning.… Link: Licks with bamboo leaves man hospitalised

Guyanese charged with killing doubles vendor ‘Pie’

Source: Newsday THE 20-year-old Guyanese man who police arrested at the airport last week when he tried boarding a flight, has been charged with murdering Chaguanas doubles… Link: Guyanese charged with killing doubles vendor ‘Pie’

Venezuelan kills Venezuelan in Cunupia

Source: Newsday CENTRAL Division Police are on the lookout for a Venezuelan national who reportedly stabbed his roommate to death early yesterday morning. Police said at around… Link: Venezuelan kills Venezuelan in Cunupia

Carenage fisherman gunned down

Source: Newsday POLICE are investigating the murder of a Carenage fisherman after he was shot to death while standing on a jetty at Alcan Bay on Saturday… Link: Carenage fisherman gunned down

Our children are being lost

Source: Newsday I have been told by my ten-year-old, and others, that I’m really “farse”. I, however, prefer to call it observant. After all, it’s what I… Link: Our children are being lost

Terri Lyons: On her own beat

Source: Newsday She took the Soca Monarch semifinal stage by storm on February 15 at the Arima Velodrome, commanding the crowd with her performance of her 2019… Link: Terri Lyons: On her own beat

Christy Maingot: An eye (and heart) for design

Source: Newsday KIERAN ANDREW KHAN Interior designer, Christy Maingot reflects the exact balance of hustle, heart, hard work and humility required to thrive in the industry locally.… Link: Christy Maingot: An eye (and heart) for design

The other arachnids

Source: Newsday Jo-Anne Nina Sewlal Mention the word arachnid and many people would instantly think of spiders. Some might even be aware that scorpions fall into this… Link: The other arachnids

‘My soca’s more than Carnival’

Source: Newsday Nailah Blackman is hyped for 2019. Not only because of her soca contributions to Carnival – Iron Love, Games, Bang Bang, and Brave with Sekon… Link: ‘My soca’s more than Carnival’

Iwer: Machel, Laundry must apologise for banning me

Source: Newsday Neil “Iwer” George has given an ultimatum to Machel Montano, if Montano wants him to perform at his concert tomorrow. George, on his Instagram account,… Link: Iwer: Machel, Laundry must apologise for banning me

Justice Pemberton must go

Source: Newsday   ATTORNEY Gerald Ramdeen has asked President Paula-Mae Weekes to reconsider the appointment of Appeal court judge Charmaine Pemberton to the Judicial and Legal Service… Link: Justice Pemberton must go

Pan Trinbago stands by judge’s rule on Exodus song change

Source: Newsday Pan Trinbago president Beverly Ramsey-Moore today said the organisation will abide by a High Court ruling to allow Republic Bank Exodus steelband to do away… Link: Pan Trinbago stands by judge’s rule on Exodus song change

18 treated for food poisoning

Source: Newsday Most of the people who were treated for food poisoning at San Fernando General Hospital after eating food from a San Fernando secondary school have… Link: 18 treated for food poisoning

Garcia 'schools' Ramdial over Montrose Vedic Primary

Source: Newsday Two locations to house students of the Montrose Vedic Primary School are to be reviewed in the coming week. Parents of students recently staged a… Link: Garcia 'schools' Ramdial over Montrose Vedic Primary

A-maizing corn

Source: Newsday CORN season is here, no Carnival fete or function will be without corn soup vendors. Corn soup is a good, reliable cup of goodness which… Link: A-maizing corn

Machel, Mr Killa wow fans at Soca Spree

Source: Newsday KINNEISHA GEORGE-HARRY HUNDREDS of partygoers flocked to the Canoe Bay Beach Resort to enjoy performances by their favourite soca artistes, including headline act Machel Montano,… Link: Machel, Mr Killa wow fans at Soca Spree

CWI boss not fazed by Skerritt’s challenge

Source: Newsday WHYCLIFFE “Dave” Cameron has brushed off the challenge of former West Indies cricket team manager Richard “Ricky” Skerritt, a day after the ex-St Kitts/Nevis Cabinet… Link: CWI boss not fazed by Skerritt’s challenge

El Dorado East takes Under-15 opener

Source: Newsday LAST season’s Under-15 MVP Jelani Blackett scored a match-high 20 points, leading El Dorado East to a comfortable 43-19 victory over Holy Cross College in… Link: El Dorado East takes Under-15 opener

Look Loy v TTFA ruling expected March 20

Source: Newsday JUSTICE Ronnie Boodoosingh is prepared to rule on TT Super League president Keith Look Loy’s lawsuit against the TT Football Association (TTFA) over transparency in… Link: Look Loy v TTFA ruling expected March 20

Judge: Exodus can play Savannah Grass

Source: Newsday THE way is clear for Exodus steelband to drop SuperBlue’s Rag Storm and roll into the 2019 Panorama finals with Kees Dieffenthaller’s Savannah Grass. The… Link: Judge: Exodus can play Savannah Grass

A home for Mecky

Source: Newsday UNABLE to house her pet dog Mecky, a woman is now searching for a family to adopt the animal. Mecky was a malnourished puppy when… Link: A home for Mecky

EMA investigating Mausica ‘toxic smoke’ site

Source: Newsday THE Environmental Management Authority (EMA) says it is investigating a development site in Mausica after complaints from residents. Residents of Andrews Lane, Mausica had told… Link: EMA investigating Mausica ‘toxic smoke’ site

Pan Champs compete tonight

Source: Newsday TOBAGO’S steelbands will take centre stage tonight as the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) hosts its Pan Champs competition at the Dwight Yorke Stadium Car… Link: Pan Champs compete tonight

Dance chose us –say Monk Dancers

Source: Newsday WHEN asked, “Why dance?” Shaquille “Turbo” Griffith responded: “Why breathe?” and that sentiment sums up the mentality of the collective now known as the Monk… Link: Dance chose us –say Monk Dancers

Tobago’s youngest pan arranger

Source: Newsday JOSHUA JERRY is a gifted, disciplined and ambitious young man. At just 21, he is the youngest arranger in this year’s Tobago Panorama, an accomplishment… Link: Tobago’s youngest pan arranger

Sing De Chorus at the Normandie

Source: Newsday RAY FUNK AS part of the Carnival Under the Trees series at the Hotel Normandie, Rawle Gibbons’ great musical Sing De Chorus will return for… Link: Sing De Chorus at the Normandie

Bidaisee wants to make Hillview proud

Source: Newsday THE 2019 Powergen Secondary Schools Cricket League (SSCL) is heading into its penultimate round and Newsday continues to shine a spotlight on the top performers… Link: Bidaisee wants to make Hillview proud

Mayaro, Cumuto, Valencia health centres close for works

Source: Newsday One health centre and two outreach centres in east Trinidad will be closed this weekend, according to the Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA). In a… Link: Mayaro, Cumuto, Valencia health centres close for works

Skerritt battles Cameron for CWI president

Source: Newsday CRICKET West Indies (CWI) president Dave Cameron is expected to face his sternest challenge in four years for the region’s top cricket post when elections… Link: Skerritt battles Cameron for CWI president

Mausica residents facing toxic smoke from ‘La Basse’

Source: Newsday RESIDENTS of Andrews Lane, Mausica are seeking help with a development site which has become a dumping ground and continues to smoulder after a fire… Link: Mausica residents facing toxic smoke from ‘La Basse’

Microsoft offers US$75m to do-gooders

Source: Newsday DEVELOPERS, non-government organisations (NGOs) and people who want to do good in the world can access Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Good grant programmes called… Link: Microsoft offers USm to do-gooders

High standard at Young Kings

Source: Newsday RONALDO LONDON looked quite shy and almost reticent coming on-stage in penultimate position, yet emerged winner of Tuesday’s Young Kings 2019 contest held by the… Link: High standard at Young Kings

Zoo, Army to relocate wild cows

Source: Newsday The Zoological Association suspects there may be more than just wild cows terrorising the crops and farmers in Orange Grove. A source from the zoo,… Link: Zoo, Army to relocate wild cows

Bodies found in Petit Valley, Cedros

Source: Newsday THE BODIES of two people, believed to be Venezuelan, were found within hours of each other in Petit Valley and Cedros. Police are now calling… Link: Bodies found in Petit Valley, Cedros

TUCO Tobago gets Carnival $$$

Source: Newsday THE Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) Tobago Zone has already received part of the money from the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) to carry on… Link: TUCO Tobago gets Carnival $$$

RBC retirees to challenge bank over $$$ entitlements

Source: Newsday A former RBC Royal Bank employee has received the court’s permission to represent 20 other former employees who are seeking outstanding entitlements owed to them… Link: RBC retirees to challenge bank over $$$ entitlements

Central Bank reaches out to families in new museum

Source: Newsday RHIANNA MCKENZIE From the moment you enter the capital city, the Twin Towers are the most notable part of the waterfront. They may not be… Link: Central Bank reaches out to families in new museum

Blue Ventures' Hutchinson funeral Thursday

Source: Newsday Former Blue Ventures musician Kenrick Hutchinson died last Saturday from renal failure. He had been ailing for some time. He was admitted to the Eric… Link: Blue Ventures' Hutchinson funeral Thursday

TT Children getting diabetes before parents

Source: Newsday PRESIDENT of the Diabetes Association of TT Andrew Dhanoo says younger people were developing diabetes, some before their parents. He was speaking on Wednesday as… Link: TT Children getting diabetes before parents

Three more Asians seek freedom

Source: Newsday A hearing of habeas corpus applications for three more Asian men who have been in police custody for 13 days without charge has been adjourned… Link: Three more Asians seek freedom

Samsung unveils S10, Galaxy Fold: View photos and specs

Source: Newsday Samsung Electronics unveiled its Galaxy Fold and S10 + during a celebration of 10 years of its Galaxy series in San Francisco today. The Galaxy Fold… Link: Samsung unveils S10, Galaxy Fold: View photos and specs

Payless strong in Caribbean, Latin America

Source: Newsday Mass-market shoe retailer Payless Shoe Stores has begun the process of liquidating and shuttering its North American operations after filing for bankruptcy last year, but… Link: Payless strong in Caribbean, Latin America

Two wounded in Laventille drive by

Source: Newsday Two men are being treated for gunshot wounds they received during a drive-by shooting at Mentor Alley, Laventille, on Tuesday night. Police said shortly before… Link: Two wounded in Laventille drive by

Young: Warehouse site for immigration detainees

Source: Newsday NATIONAL Security Minister Stuart Young says a warehouse acquired by the previous administration is being looked at to house immigration detainees as the Immigration Detention… Link: Young: Warehouse site for immigration detainees

Taxi driver killed in Morvant

Source: Newsday Police are investigating the murder of a man identified only as a taxi driver, at Chinapoo Hill, Morvant, last night. Newsday understands members of the… Link: Taxi driver killed in Morvant

Couple to stand trial for museum director’s murder

Source: Newsday A couple charged with the murder of museum director Dr Claire Broadbridge in September 2017, has been committed to stand trial. The two, John Smith,… Link: Couple to stand trial for museum director’s murder

TT films for SVG first film festival

Source: Newsday FIVE TT films will be featured next month at the Hairouna Film Festival (HFF), the first festival of its kind in St Vincent and the… Link: TT films for SVG first film festival

Exodus drops Rag Storm for Savannah Grass

Source: Newsday Republic Bank Exodus has changed its song of choice for the Panorama final to the hugely popular Savannah Grass by Kees Dieffenthaller. The band placed… Link: Exodus drops Rag Storm for Savannah Grass

Imbert: EU blacklisting ‘came out of the blue’

Source: Newsday FINANCE Minister Colm Imbert says TT does not agree with a blacklisting of this country by the European Commission. He was responding to an urgent… Link: Imbert: EU blacklisting ‘came out of the blue’

Judge orders immediate release of Asians

Source: Newsday A High Court judge has ordered the immediate release of three Asian men who have been in police custody 12 days without charge. The three… Link: Judge orders immediate release of Asians

Bison and cows picking peas in Barrackpore

Source: Newsday BISON and cows are “picking and eating peas” and destroying crops in Barrackpore, said a farmer who wants the authority to intervene and remove the… Link: Bison and cows picking peas in Barrackpore

Man to be charged with killing Mariana Moonisar

Source: Newsday DEPUTY Director of Public Prosecutions Joan Honore-Paul has given police instructions to charge a 24-year-old labourer from California with the murder of Mariana Moonisar. The… Link: Man to be charged with killing Mariana Moonisar

Arouca prisoners complain of water shortage

Source: Newsday While the Prison Service is trying to rectify a water shortage at the remand facility at the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca, several prisoners are… Link: Arouca prisoners complain of water shortage

Siparia man reported missing

Source: Newsday MANIRAM Ramsaroop left his home at Robert Hill, Siparia on Saturday, but never returned home. His son reported him missing on Sunday. The 46-year-old Ramsaroop… Link: Siparia man reported missing

Protest mas –jab molassie and dame Lorraine

Source: Newsday THE jab molassie and the dame Lorraine might seem like an unlikely pair, but they share the same function as Carnival protest characters. As one… Link: Protest mas –jab molassie and dame Lorraine

Shurwayne Xperience

Source: Newsday Shurwayne the Xperience, a concert within a Carnival fete comes off tomorrow night at Estate 101 in Maraval. Winchester said the show is an opportunity… Link: Shurwayne Xperience

Humour aplenty at Kaiso Showkase

Source: Newsday RIB-TICKLING humour, the double entendre, delivery and antics of some of the performers are elements that have sustained calypso tents over the years. These are… Link: Humour aplenty at Kaiso Showkase

CoP defends blasting media: It’s constructive criticism

Source: Newsday Police Commissioner Gary Griffith this afternoon stood by earlier remarks criticising media houses for “biased” coverage. He said it was intended as constructive criticism and… Link: CoP defends blasting media: It’s constructive criticism

Machel donates concert tickets for police ISOS campaign

Source: Newsday Drivers obeying the law and showing consideration to pedestrians and other drivers should look forward to getting tickets this Carnival season, as soca star Machel… Link: Machel donates concert tickets for police ISOS campaign

UNC PRO: AG deflecting from his incompetence

Source: Newsday UNC PRO Anita Haynes has responded to Attorney General Faris Al Rawi’s comments that the Opposition was not supporting certain bills by saying he is… Link: UNC PRO: AG deflecting from his incompetence

Man,70, on sex charges

Source: Newsday A 70-YEAR-OLD man was remanded into custody today when he appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court charged with two counts of sexual assault on… Link: Man,70, on sex charges

Man killed, early-morning Belmont shooting

Source: Newsday Police are investigating the murder of a man in Belmont this morning. They were called to the scene of a shooting at Durant Street, Belmont… Link: Man killed, early-morning Belmont shooting

The salt (nuts) of the Earth

Source: Newsday AS TOLD TO BC PIRES My name is the Honourable Prophet Andy and I am a Bobo Shanti nuts vendor on the road. I’m from… Link: The salt (nuts) of the Earth

Living with autism in TT

Source: Newsday DR RADICA MAHASE MEET Kai Vance. He is seven years old. He was diagnosed with autism when he was three years old. Vance lives in… Link: Living with autism in TT

Few bright spots in Yorke fete

Source: Newsday FOR the last four to five years Yorke’s annual Carnival fete has produced some of the best music with lots of vibes that brought out… Link: Few bright spots in Yorke fete

Hope’s double-century stuns Tableland

Source: Newsday ONE day after scoring an unbeaten century for FC Clarke Road United, Barbadian and Red Force batsman Kyle Hope scored a massive unbeaten double-century (237… Link: Hope’s double-century stuns Tableland

KINGS REIGN

Source: Newsday IN THE end, they just could not move the Kings from their throne! Musical duo Neval Chatelal and Nishard Mayhroo successfully defended their crown on… Link: KINGS REIGN

Felicity farmers sue over failure to open new market

Source: Newsday THE Felicity Farmers Association filed a lawsuit against the National Agricultural Marketing Development Company (Namdevco), seeking to have the High Court compel it to open… Link: Felicity farmers sue over failure to open new market

Doctor, WASA chairman file defamation claim

Source: Newsday DIRECTOR of the Southern Medical Clinic Dr Rupert Indar and attorney Romney Thomas, who is also chairman of WASA, have filed a claim for defamation… Link: Doctor, WASA chairman file defamation claim

Greenvale, a worrisome timeline

Source: Newsday THE responses given by Energy Minister Franklin Khan to questions from Opposition Senator Wade Mark during Tuesday’s sitting of the Senate are deeply troubling. Speaking… Link: Greenvale, a worrisome timeline

‘Big fish’ reeled in

Source: Newsday RYAN HAMILTON-DAVIS A MAN considered as one of TT’s most wanted and classified as a “top priority offender” who was wanted for several multiple murders… Link: ‘Big fish’ reeled in

Tobago’s First Road Fatality

Source: Newsday A Mt St George man is Tobago’s first road fatality for 2019. Police said Wayne Slater died around 2 am yesterday after the car in… Link: Tobago’s First Road Fatality

Burkie, son and ‘Dole’ released

Source: Newsday THREE more men who police alleged are gang leaders were released shortly after 9 am from custody after a writ of habeas corpus was filed… Link: Burkie, son and ‘Dole’ released

Love the pour

Source: Newsday She is as bubbly and animated as the drinks she concocts. And while Sade Ayanna Pierre’s first love had been the musical arts, her imagination… Link: Love the pour

Sheryl Lee Ralph holds strong to roots

Source: Newsday AMERICAN actress and activist Sheryl Lee Ralph Hughes knows who she is, and it shows. The consummate mother, on and off screen, has deep Caribbean… Link: Sheryl Lee Ralph holds strong to roots

The grip of technology

Source: Newsday My Internet has been down since the morning of February 7 and, at the time of writing this on February 14, the problem was ongoing.… Link: The grip of technology

Why did the armadillo cross the road? 

Source: Newsday PHOTOGRAPHER Ronald Daniel recently had an encounter with an armadillo as he was exercising with his friends in Chaguaramas. Daniel said he was trailing his… Link: Why did the armadillo cross the road? 

Wallerfield man, 60, hit by car, dies

Source: Newsday A 60-year-old Wallerfield man has been added to the number of people killed in accidents for the year after he was knocked down on Friday… Link: Wallerfield man, 60, hit by car, dies

St James unit to be ‘mini oncology’ centre

Source: Newsday HEALTH Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says with the termination of the contract for the National Oncology Centre at Mt Hope, equipment was being relocated to other… Link: St James unit to be ‘mini oncology’ centre

Govt to meet fishermen on fuel

Source: Newsday ENERGY Minister Franklin Khan said ministry officials should be meeting with fishermen concerned about the recent cessation of the supply of regular fuel in a… Link: Govt to meet fishermen on fuel

Police ammo probe ongoing

Source: Newsday The investigation into the seizure of 23 rounds of police ammunition in Arouca is still ongoing, National Security Minister Stuart Young said on Friday. He… Link: Police ammo probe ongoing

3 die in accident in Longdenville

Source: Newsday THREE men are dead and two others listed in serious condition at hospital after an accident in Longdenville, near Chaguanas, at about 4.30 am today.… Link: 3 die in accident in Longdenville

Carnival delicacies

Source: Newsday NO visit to Trinidad for Carnival would be considered complete unless you’ve tasted the world famous Maracas “shark and bake” and even sampled one of… Link: Carnival delicacies

Fabulous décor at Fete with the Saints

Source: Newsday PARTYGOERS were aptly urged, “Be Submerged,” as they approached the entrance on Serpentine Road in St Clair on Saturday. To get to the annual Fete… Link: Fabulous décor at Fete with the Saints

Bateau: We must be ready for Wales test

Source: Newsday TT European-based defender Sheldon Bateau is challenging his team-mates to be in their best shape for the upcoming international friendly against Wales on March 20… Link: Bateau: We must be ready for Wales test

Jones: Team effort at NACAC Champs today

Source: Newsday RICHARD JONES, the national coach for the North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Cross Country Championship team, said TT’s athletes must switch… Link: Jones: Team effort at NACAC Champs today

Tabaquite boy, 3, dies in car fire

Source: Newsday   POLICE are investigating what they believe, so far, is the accidental death of a three-year-old boy who was burnt when the car he was… Link: Tabaquite boy, 3, dies in car fire

Three to stand trial for vehicle transfer fraud

Source: Newsday THREE men are to be tried either before a judge or jury for allegedly paying a $3,500 bribe to reclassify a vehicle at the licensing… Link: Three to stand trial for vehicle transfer fraud

Defence Force needs more women

Source: Newsday Clinical psychologist and consultant for the Military Community Support Service (MCSS) Dr Dianne Douglas said yesterday there is a need to increase the number of… Link: Defence Force needs more women

Young: ‘Arrests came from good info’

Source: Newsday National Security Minister Stuart Young this morning said he was confident that patrols throughout Laventille, the Beetham and Sea Lots were made on good information… Link: Young: ‘Arrests came from good info’

Victims find their voice

Source: Newsday ELIZABETH GONZALES Thirteen schools across Tobago gathered at the Lowlands Gulf City Mall for an anti-bullying rally on Tuesday morning. Newsday was told the secondary… Link: Victims find their voice

Health Ministry and Dretchi warn public: Protect your hearing

Source: Newsday AUDIOLOGIST Dr Deborah Pinder, consultant with the Health Ministry, and other government officials on Wednesday raised their voices once again to warn the public about… Link: Health Ministry and Dretchi warn public: Protect your hearing

Star of the Week: George keeps Naps in hunt

Source: Newsday NEWSDAY continues to closely follow the action in the 2019 PowerGen Secondary Schools Cricket League premiership 50-over competition. Each week a player will be selected… Link: Star of the Week: George keeps Naps in hunt

More suspects rounded up, early-morning raids

Source: Newsday Three men identified as gang leaders in Beetham and Sea Lots were detained this morning as part of wider efforts to quell gang-related activities in… Link: More suspects rounded up, early-morning raids

Extortion mas –baby dolls and devils

Source: Newsday BABY DOLLS and devil masqueraders might not seem to have much in common, but these two J’Ouvert characters once served poor people well as a… Link: Extortion mas –baby dolls and devils

PoS crime lord arrested

Source: Newsday Hours after Police Commissioner Gary Griffith warned criminals, saying he was prepared for anything they could dish out, a man described as a high-priority suspect… Link: PoS crime lord arrested

Granny dies two weeks after being shot by stray bullet

Source: Newsday GRANDMOTHER of 12 Charmayne Gray, 58, was sleeping on a couch in the living room of her Blitz Village, Pleasantville home when she was shot… Link: Granny dies two weeks after being shot by stray bullet

Free Napa concert to feature calypso from Windrush era

Source: Newsday JUST over 70 years ago, the Empire Windrush docked at the port of Tilbury near London. Originally planned to ship returning servicemen from the Caribbean,… Link: Free Napa concert to feature calypso from Windrush era

NGO appeals to govt, opposition to unite against crime

Source: Newsday REACTING to the police alert being raised to the red and highest level, an NGO is making a strong appeal for government and the opposition… Link: NGO appeals to govt, opposition to unite against crime

Paula: PNM will win general election

Source: Newsday Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon has predicted that PNM will win the next general election. Speaking after the launch of the fuel verification programme, at NP’s… Link: Paula: PNM will win general election

Gypsy: 'I would invest in Machel Monday'

Source: Newsday Chairman of the National Carnival Commission (NCC) Winston “Gypsy” Peters said he would be on board with the commission’s investing in Machel Monday. In an… Link: Gypsy: 'I would invest in Machel Monday'

NCC awaits extra $89m

Source: Newsday CEO of the National Carnival Commission (NCC) Colin Lucas said the commission has received subventions from the government and is awaiting additional payments. At yesterday’s… Link: NCC awaits extra m

Judges caught in pan jam

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ The preliminary round for large bands (North) for Panorama was nothing short of sensational. It resulted in Port of Spain being gridlocked on… Link: Judges caught in pan jam

Gabriel reveals his version of banning incident

Source: Newsday WINDIES fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has apologised profusely for his comments which got him suspended for four matches by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Gabriel,… Link: Gabriel reveals his version of banning incident

Neisha, the Energybae

Source: Newsday NEISHA RAMDASS has made herself a regional name in the energy sector and will be speaking and moderating at a global energy forum to be… Link: Neisha, the Energybae

Diego man dies playing with gun

Source: Newsday A DIEGO Martin man is dead in what police suspect could be the end result of a game of Russian roulette. Sources said that shortly… Link: Diego man dies playing with gun

Serial thief sentenced to 5 years hard labour

Source: Newsday A SERIAL thief who went on a four-year crime spree in Barataria has been sentenced to five years’ hard labour for breaking into 20 homes… Link: Serial thief sentenced to 5 years hard labour

Jail for $1m jewellery store thief

Source: Newsday A 29-year-old El Socorro man who pleaded guilty after he was caught red-handed by police robbing a Charlotte Street jewellery store of almost $1 million… Link: Jail for m jewellery store thief

Cousins held in Venezuela released

Source: Newsday COUSINS Kenrick Morgan, 17, and 24-year-old Kendell Singh, who were allegedly kidnapped by Venezuelan pirates on January 14, have returned safely to their homes. The… Link: Cousins held in Venezuela released

Young: I’m not afraid of criminals

Source: Newsday No one is above the law. This was the stance taken by Minister of National Security Stuart Young took during a press conference at his… Link: Young: I’m not afraid of criminals

Eko –all in the family

Source: Newsday THE Greek myth of Narcissus inspired the name of local band, Eko. In the story, Narcissus falls in love with his own reflection after seeing… Link: Eko –all in the family

Junior Panorama is on

Source: Newsday THE National Junior Panorama 2019 registered an increase in the number of participants for the competitions, unlike the senior festival, which has seen a drop… Link: Junior Panorama is on

Calypso rising and evolving

Source: Newsday WHEN the Spanish King José de Gálvez issued the Cedula of Population in 1783, he could not have envisioned just how much he would change… Link: Calypso rising and evolving

Little Caesars likes it hot

Source: Newsday The local franchise of Little Caesars Pizza has a new brand ambassador and some might say they Like It Hot. Patrice Roberts, affectionately called Patsy,… Link: Little Caesars likes it hot

Police in control of netball retro division

Source: Newsday Police maintained their perfect run in the retro division of the Courts All Sectors Netball League on Monday, with a 37-23 victory over Les Enfants… Link: Police in control of netball retro division

Police blanked again over sex-ring money

Source: Newsday A Port of Spain magistrate has once again denied an application made by police investigators to confiscate $1.5 million that was seized when they arrested… Link: Police blanked again over sex-ring money

Pollonais kidnap accused tries for bail again

Source: Newsday SHAIN STEVEN will try tomorrow yet again to obtain bail before a High Court judge. He is one of four accused in the September kidnapping… Link: Pollonais kidnap accused tries for bail again

Judge on police: ‘Worst type of malice’

Source: Newsday A HIGH COURT judge who ordered compensation for a man arrested in December 2011 said if it had been within his powers, he would have… Link: Judge on police: ‘Worst type of malice’

PoS cops rewarded for drug and gun seizures

Source: Newsday In recognition of recent successes in finding and confiscating drugs and guns in the Port of Spain Division, police have been given monetary rewards for… Link: PoS cops rewarded for drug and gun seizures

How to enjoy better returns from tourism

Source: Newsday In Jamaica JAMAICA’S Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says there is a need to examine how the majority of people who operate within the tourism… Link: How to enjoy better returns from tourism

SRP among 4 detained in kidnapping of Venezuelan woman

Source: Newsday A SPECIAL Reserve Police officer is among four people in custody for kidnapping a 24-year-old Venezuelan woman last night. St Margarets police arrested the officer… Link: SRP among 4 detained in kidnapping of Venezuelan woman

Bus accident victim lucky to be alive

Source: Newsday CHAGUANAS bus accident victim Khemraj Ramgohan said he is lucky to be alive, and is convinced God saved him for another purpose. He said the… Link: Bus accident victim lucky to be alive

Three killed overnight

Source: Newsday Port of Spain Division police were busy up to late last night as they responded to two murders in Duncan Street, east Port of Spain… Link: Three killed overnight

Police-owned gas station robbed

Source: Newsday Police are investigating the robbery of a Laventille gas station last night. They said at about 9.30 pm, a man approached the cashier at the… Link: Police-owned gas station robbed

Developer ordered to pay contractor $8.5M

Source: Newsday PROPERTY developer DTL has been ordered to pay to Hanover Construction Company over $8.5 million for money owed to complete the construction of the La… Link: Developer ordered to pay contractor .5M

Paray: Combat sex-abuse in rural areas

Source: Newsday MAYARO MP Rushton Paray said rampant sexual abuse in TT should be treated as a “medical epidemic,” as he called for more help to combat… Link: Paray: Combat sex-abuse in rural areas

Griffith meets with tourism stakeholders

Source: Newsday COMMISSIONER of Police Gary Griffith met last Wednesday with officials from three national tourism stakeholder organisations to discuss the issue of security for visitors as… Link: Griffith meets with tourism stakeholders

‘Vehicle cemetery’ cleared from Police Academy

Source: Newsday DERELICT vehicles, “laid to rest” many years ago at the Police Academy in St James have been removed, a release from the TTPS indicated today.… Link: ‘Vehicle cemetery’ cleared from Police Academy

$1m bail for 2 on weed-trafficking charge

Source: Newsday TWO MEN have been granted $1 million bail on a charge of trafficking 20 kilos of marijuana. They appeared before magistrate Alicia Chankar in the… Link: m bail for 2 on weed-trafficking charge

Calder Hart’s Las Alturas trial starts in his absence

Source: Newsday FORMER Udecott chairman Calder Hart’s challenge of the Las Alturas Commission of Inquiry’s findings of its report on the controversial housing development has started in… Link: Calder Hart’s Las Alturas trial starts in his absence

Mind your own family business

Source: Newsday As told to BC Pires My name is Derrick Lewis and I manage a family-owned household appliance store. I’m from Diego. I’ve lived in Diego… Link: Mind your own family business

Sailor mas perfect for the road

Source: Newsday Mas is a reflection of Trinidad’s history, so it’s not surprising that sailor mas would make a big splash in Carnival. Sailor mas has thrived… Link: Sailor mas perfect for the road

Bharat shares message through music

Source: Newsday GENELLE BHARAT has a story to tell and she intends to spread it to anyone willing to listen. A fire officer by day, mother of… Link: Bharat shares message through music

Teaching children with autism

Source: Newsday DR RADICA MAHASE ELIJAH was diagnosed with autism when he was three-years-old. His parents enrolled him in a private pre-school and he had teachers who… Link: Teaching children with autism

De Boulet takes spotlight at Badminton awards

Source: Newsday HER splendid exploits at the club, national and international levels over the past 12 months, meant 18-year-old prodigy Chequeda De Boulet left the National Racquet… Link: De Boulet takes spotlight at Badminton awards

Anya thanks fans after Project Runway elimination

Source: Newsday DESIGNER, activist, entrepreneur and former TT beauty queen Anya Ayoung-Chee has thanked fans for their support after the episode of Project Runway All Stars aired… Link: Anya thanks fans after Project Runway elimination

War of words over garbage

Source: Newsday Princes Town Regional Corporation (PTRC) chairman Gowrie Roopnarine has challenged San Fernando East MP Randall Mitchell to produce any evidence to support his (Mitchell’s) claims… Link: War of words over garbage

Carnival baby

Source: Newsday Reigning Junior Carnival Queen Jermiah Walters, 12, is a true Carnival baby. She’s been playing mas with Hott Stuff Promotions since she was four-years-old. Her… Link: Carnival baby

Putting lyrics into context

Source: Newsday “What are you doing?” I asked as I heard what sounded like a plastic bag rustling in the kitchen behind me. “Packing all yuh clothes… Link: Putting lyrics into context

Dream team

Source: Newsday Rhianna Mc Kenzie Naomi Mohammed and Tianna Richardson have been playing lawn tennis since they were three-years-old. The dynamic duo come from tennis-playing families. Naomi’s… Link: Dream team

Get on your feet and dance!

Source: Newsday Sixteen-year-old Asia Pierre wants to be a Broadway dancer in Disney plays. Pierre performed at the 2018 Sanfest and now wants to attend the University… Link: Get on your feet and dance!

Michelle Low Chew Tung: Building the brand

Source: Newsday If the name Michelle Low Chew Tung sounds familiar, chances are you have encountered her and her personal brand in one of her many capacities… Link: Michelle Low Chew Tung: Building the brand

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