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January 10, 2019

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Inmates protect prison officers during fracas

Source: Newsday Four prison officers were wounded during a confrontation with inmates at the remand facility at the Golden Grove Prison, Arouca, this morning. Newsday understands inmates… Link: Inmates protect prison officers during fracas

PM meets with Sunwing officials on Tobago

Source: Newsday PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley met with a high-level executive team from the Canadian-based Sunwing Travel Group which is interested in increasing its presence in… Link: PM meets with Sunwing officials on Tobago

Call to decriminalise and legalise marijuana

Source: Newsday Attorney and member of the All Mansions of Rastafari (AMOR) Jessse Daniel said it was not enough to decriminalise marijuana, but it should also be… Link: Call to decriminalise and legalise marijuana

Men in court for kidnapping and raping two women

Source: Newsday TWO men, one of them an expectant father today appeared before a magistrate charged with the December 29 kidnapping, rape and robbery of two young… Link: Men in court for kidnapping and raping two women

Jam and Lime

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ THE final edition of Jam and Lime for 2018 held at Kaiso Blues Cafe saw an international flavour added to the local mix.… Link: Jam and Lime

Nadia rides a Red Boyz riddim

Source: Newsday IT IS, especially at Carnival time, one of the most common phrases anyone can hear. “So long I ain’t see yuh…,” easily rolls off the… Link: Nadia rides a Red Boyz riddim

Leewards manager impressed with Hodge

Source: Newsday LEEWARD ISLANDS Hurricanes manager Wilden Cornwall has lauded the performance of opening batsman Montcin Hodge, during last weekend’s West Indies Four Day Championship Third Round… Link: Leewards manager impressed with Hodge

TTCB in search of answers

Source: Newsday THE TT Cricket Board (TTCB) said it will be looking for answers as to why the Red Force continue to perform poorly in the West… Link: TTCB in search of answers

ISquash Academy opens renovated squash court

Source: Newsday RECENTLY established squash coaching school, iSquash Academy TT, has opened a newly-renovated squash court at Bmobile Building, 53 Abercromby St, Port-of-Spain. The court was used… Link: ISquash Academy opens renovated squash court

Mitchell: New security arrangements for tourists

Source: Newsday Tourists visiting TT can look forward to new measures aimed at ensuring their safety as Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell, National Security Minister Stuart Young and… Link: Mitchell: New security arrangements for tourists

3 arrested after $90 taxi heist

Source: Newsday Three people, including a minor, are in police custody after they robbed a St James taxi driver of $90 and a gold chain last night.… Link: 3 arrested after taxi heist

Man gets 30 days jail for stealing panties, bras

Source: Newsday A PRINCES Town magistrate sentenced a 49-year-old man to 30 days in jail after he admitted to stealing five panties and other clothes from a… Link: Man gets 30 days jail for stealing panties, bras

Cops release men without charge

Source: Newsday STATE prosecutors from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions have ordered the release of four men held in connection with the murder of… Link: Cops release men without charge

State sued over PBR pass

Source: Newsday A maxi taxi operator and his son have permission from a High Court judge to challenge the Ministry of Works and Transport’s decision to seize… Link: State sued over PBR pass

Princes Town man killed 2 minutes from home

Source: Newsday Mark Stephen, 41, got into a van with his friend Ozzy at around 4.20 am this morning at his Valley Lane, New Grant home. Less… Link: Princes Town man killed 2 minutes from home

Hilarians fete with soca first ladies

Source: Newsday THERE are some fetes that have stamped their place on TT’s Carnival calendar. There is little denying that the annual “Bishop’s fete” is one of… Link: Hilarians fete with soca first ladies

Youth and veterans at Kaiso ShowKase

Source: Newsday KAISO SHOWKASE cast for 2019 will feature a mix of youth and some seasoned calypsonians in its 25-member cast when the tent opens at Palm’s… Link: Youth and veterans at Kaiso ShowKase

At the edge of domesticities, revolution

Source: Newsday JOHN ROBERT LEE AT the porous edges of ordinary life in Havana in 1957 were the tyranny of Fulgencio Batista (1901-1973) and the growing rebellion… Link: At the edge of domesticities, revolution

Fete Rat mas comes to town

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ AFTER eight years, the Fete Rat brand has blossomed from the annual Point Fortin Borough Day J’Ouvert celebrations into Carnival 2019. The band… Link: Fete Rat mas comes to town

Carolyn tells Rowley: Say sorry to Tobago

Source: Newsday THE Prime Minister must apologise to the people of Tobago for mockingly saying “Ferry, ferry, ferry!” in his national address on Sunday night as these… Link: Carolyn tells Rowley: Say sorry to Tobago

CIB lawsuit against Andre Monteil goes to trial

Source: Newsday A lawsuit against former Clico Investment Bank (CIB) chairman Andre Monteil, the bank’s former CEO Richard Trotman and two companies has gone to trial. Hearing… Link: CIB lawsuit against Andre Monteil goes to trial

Kamla: No MP de-selected

Source: Newsday THE United National Congress (UNC) is not arbitrarily choosing election candidates, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said in a statement yesterday. She stoutly denied media reports… Link: Kamla: No MP de-selected

Machel pays tribute to late actor Chris Smith

Source: Newsday SOCA star Machel Montano has paid tribute to late actor and his Bazodee co-star Chris Smith. Montano posted in an Instagram message: “Travel well and… Link: Machel pays tribute to late actor Chris Smith

Tourism Minister: Sandals still on

Source: Newsday TOURISM Minister Randall Mitchell yesterday put an end to speculation that the Government has chucked in the towel on its proposal to build a 700-room… Link: Tourism Minister: Sandals still on

Bring Ayyub and Mahmud home

Source: Newsday Every society has a duty of care to its next generation. As parents, grandparents, guardians and families our children mean more than anything. Our primary… Link: Bring Ayyub and Mahmud home

2018 parang season ends on a high note

Source: Newsday   THE 2018 parang season ended on a festive note with the National Parang Association’s final performance, Lewah, held at its headquarters in Arima on… Link: 2018 parang season ends on a high note

Kamla pays tribute to Sir Fenton

Source: Newsday OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar today paid tribute to legal luminary, the late Sir Fenton Ramsahoye, QC. In a statement, Persad-Bissessar said his unparalleled contribution to… Link: Kamla pays tribute to Sir Fenton

Cedros councillor upset with Sinanan

Source: Newsday   CEDROS councillor Shankar Teelucksingh has criticised Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan for not meeting with residents when he visited the area on Saturday.… Link: Cedros councillor upset with Sinanan

PanTrinbago: Be prepared to give up something

Source: Newsday   PANTRINBAGO’s financial troubles are far from over. Speaking at the official opening of the organisation’s office, at the corner of Duke and Melbourne Streets,… Link: PanTrinbago: Be prepared to give up something

A child’s health – Living with Type 1 diabetes

Source: Newsday Diabetes is known to many as a lifestyle disease, something that can be prevented and that mostly older people get. However, there have been increasing… Link: A child’s health – Living with Type 1 diabetes

Spirit of the rag

Source: Newsday “..the beauty of a rag and the spirit of a rag – yuh have to bring it back. I want it to be back in… Link: Spirit of the rag

Parkites crush Endeavour in UWI T20 opener

Source: Newsday QUEEN’S PARK made a winning start to the 2019 UWI-UNICOM T20 Tournament yesterday, with an emphatic 49-run result over Endeavour in the opening match of… Link: Parkites crush Endeavour in UWI T20 opener

Signal to Jeremiah

Source: Newsday In 2015, when he was six, Jeremiah Baird ran into a burning house and rescued his three-year-old twin cousins. The act of bravery has since… Link: Signal to Jeremiah

Decolonise African history

Source: Newsday IT is often said that history is written by the victors but in an attempt to right the wrongs of history, a museum depicting authentic… Link: Decolonise African history

$5m road boost for Point Fortin tourism

Source: Newsday Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan commissioned the $5 million Richardson Road Extension in Point Fortin today. The road, which took six months to complete,… Link: m road boost for Point Fortin tourism

Ramdeen: Cumuto residents told move for highway

Source: Newsday Residents occupying homes in the path of the proposed Cumuto/Manzanilla Highway have been issued notices by an engineering company to begin surveying land in the… Link: Ramdeen: Cumuto residents told move for highway

Nail technician found dead in salon

Source: Newsday Nail technician Priya Harricharan was not only recognised for her talent in nail artistry but for the care she showed to all her clients. Sadly,… Link: Nail technician found dead in salon

Man found dead in shack

Source: Newsday The decomposing body of a man was found in a shack in Diego Martin on Friday night. According to police, the man, who is yet… Link: Man found dead in shack

Actor Chris Smith dies at 44

Source: Newsday Days after the death, by drowning, of National Drama Association president Edwin Erminy on December 31, the theatre fraternity is again mourning the death of… Link: Actor Chris Smith dies at 44

PM to address the nation

Source: Newsday The Prime Minister will address the nation in a two-part broadcast. This was announced in a release from the Office of the Prime Minister. The… Link: PM to address the nation

Holder releases first CD

Source: Newsday EDISON HOLDER, who at one time was a frontline tenor pannist with Desperadoes Steel Orchestra, released his fist ever music CD, Eddie Holder – Mixed… Link: Holder releases first CD

Monarchs comes to the Avenue

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ “I have always wanted to own a business like this and when you work hard your dreams always come through,” says Duane O’Connor.… Link: Monarchs comes to the Avenue

Peas please

Source: Newsday A New Year also means pigeon peas, these wonderful legumes make their way to the market in December and usually last through to March. I… Link: Peas please

Powergen seek to retain UWI T20 crown

Source: Newsday DEFENDING UWI Twenty20 (T20) champions Powergen will be looking to retain their title when the 2019 UWI-UNICOM T20 Cricket Tournament bowls off today. Action commences… Link: Powergen seek to retain UWI T20 crown

HDC officials to visit firebombed mom

Source: Newsday Senior officials with the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) are expected to review the application of 27-year-old mother Akeila Schelborn and visit her makeshift home to… Link: HDC officials to visit firebombed mom

Not us and the UNC, says PEP

Source: Newsday WHILE an alleged bogus list of a purported United National Congress (UNC) dream-team to contest any snap election had included the name of activist Philip… Link: Not us and the UNC, says PEP

Kees: My father was a great man, our ‘lion’

Source: Newsday OLE mas veteran George Arthur “Bunny” Dieffenthaller, father of soca star Kees, was a true son of the soil who taught his children the importance… Link: Kees: My father was a great man, our ‘lion’

4.6 earthquake felt across parts of TT

Source: Newsday TT recorded its first earthquake for the year – or at least, the first one strong enough to be felt – today. The quake happened… Link: 4.6 earthquake felt across parts of TT

Energy investment easier with ttEngage

Source: Newsday The launch of an interactive investment initiative through the National Energy Corporation of TT, promises an easier way of investing in TT’s energy sector. It… Link: Energy investment easier with ttEngage

Outpouring for Edwin

Source: Newsday EDWIN ERMINY BAYLEY, head of the National Drama Association, was the very personification of love, said speaker after speaker at a memorial gathering for him… Link: Outpouring for Edwin

Sailing times changed

Source: Newsday SAILINGS of the Galleons Passage ferry have been adjusted to facilitate the berthing of three cruise ships in Tobago. In a statement today, the TT… Link: Sailing times changed

Solar power

Source: Newsday MPC Capital is ready to transform the renewable energy landscape in the Caribbean. The Hamburg, Germany-based investment management firm is already overseeing the construction of… Link: Solar power

Beetham man in court for bar robbery

Source: Newsday A 24-year-old Beetham man appeared before a Tunapuna Magistrate this morning charged with 10 offences from an attempted robbery of a bar at Centenary Street,… Link: Beetham man in court for bar robbery

Bikers’ show funeral service for Rondel Jagessar

Source: Newsday MOTORCYCLIST Rondel Jagessar, 20, was given a motor-bike salute at his funeral yesterday. Held at the Jesus Loves You Ministries in Claxton Bay, scores of… Link: Bikers’ show funeral service for Rondel Jagessar

Malabar man shot in head

Source: Newsday An unidentified man who police say appears to be in his early twenties, is fighting for his life at the Arima Hospital after he was… Link: Malabar man shot in head

Two juveniles in custody after stabbing

Source: Newsday Two minors are in police custody in relation to the murder of a 23-year-old man last night in Curepe. Police said the man, who is… Link: Two juveniles in custody after stabbing

So Hippie: Plants = Happiness

Source: Newsday Graphic designer Kirk Stoute and former account executive Sherry Maxwell are the brains behind So Hippie, a rapidly growing brand, So Hippie, which has graced… Link: So Hippie: Plants = Happiness

bmobile promises exciting new developments in 2019

Source: Newsday New and existing bmobile customers can confidently look ahead to 2019 knowing that there will be exciting new products and services, all designed to rapidly,… Link: bmobile promises exciting new developments in 2019

Arima man gunned down

Source: Newsday Police are investigating the murder of an Arima man after he was gunned down metres away from his home tonight. According to police, at around… Link: Arima man gunned down

Mitchell: Meeting to focus on cruise ships, Carnival security

Source: Newsday TOURISM Minister Randall Mitchell told Newsday he is due to meet Minister of National Security StuartYoung and tourism officials to discuss security for tourists after… Link: Mitchell: Meeting to focus on cruise ships, Carnival security

Second murder for the year in Couva

Source: Newsday THE second murder for the new year was recorded on Tuesday in Union Village, Couva, when a fish vendor was shot by a man wearing… Link: Second murder for the year in Couva

Police ban importation of crossbows

Source: Newsday AS the seemingly never-ending battle with crime continues, and police continue to snatch illegal weapons out of the hands of criminals, one weapon has gone… Link: Police ban importation of crossbows

Pan-American welcomes new TT head

Source: Newsday Pan-American Life Insurance Group (Palig) has named Kevin Davis company vice president for regional corporate business in TT. Palig announced the appointment in a release… Link: Pan-American welcomes new TT head

Decomposing body found inside house in San Fernando

Source: Newsday POLICE from Homicide Bureau Region III found the decomposing body of a man on Tuesday after residents of Seukeran Street, San Fernando, reported a stench… Link: Decomposing body found inside house in San Fernando

A musician about the business

Source: Newsday ASTEN ISAAC is a man about business. The “young musician” – he did not give his age – has worked over the last eight years… Link: A musician about the business

Chutney Brass is now Chutneyland

Source: Newsday CHUTNEY BRASS is now Chutneyland. One of Carnival’s mainstays has re-branded itself for the 2019 season. In a release issued to media, its organisers, Randy… Link: Chutney Brass is now Chutneyland

Warner: No substitute for Camps

Source: Newsday OLIVER Camps, who was the longest serving president of the TT Football Association (TTFA), is no more. Camps, an ex-chairman of Maritime General Insurance Company… Link: Warner: No substitute for Camps

Hyland wants strong Gold Cup campaign

Source: Newsday NATIONAL football team captain Khaleem Hyland is calling on his TT teammates to give their best at the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which will take… Link: Hyland wants strong Gold Cup campaign

Blood on demand, this year

Source: Newsday Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh has outlined four ambitious policy interventions for the country over the next two years including the “decentralisation” of mental health and… Link: Blood on demand, this year

Sea lots man, 55, first murder in 2019

Source: Newsday A 55-year-old Sea Lots man became the first murder victim for 2019 after he was beaten to death near a scrap yard. The body of… Link: Sea lots man, 55, first murder in 2019

K2K’s Monday wear

Source: Newsday MONDAY wear is now part and parcel of the whole Carnival experience. K2K Alliance and Partners has taken a unique approach to Monday wear. The… Link: K2K’s Monday wear

Firms take on recycling project

Source: Newsday ACE Recycling Ltd in partnership with international food packaging and processing company Tetra Pak and local sustainability consultant Green Alternatives in Action (GAIA), has started… Link: Firms take on recycling project

TUCO Starts De Carnival today

Source: Newsday THE Trinbago Unified Calypso Organisation (TUCO) kicks off Carnival 2019 with its annual Start D Carnival fete today at the Grand Stand Courtyard, Queen’s Park… Link: TUCO Starts De Carnival today

2018: The year in photos

Source: Newsday The last day of any year is usually one filled with reflection on things good and bad, on the highs, lows, accomplishments, and regrets. This… Link: 2018: The year in photos

Special needs resolution for TT

Source: Newsday DR RADICA MAHASE AS 2018 comes to an end and we reflect on the status of special needs in TT, we can build on the… Link: Special needs resolution for TT

Kaysher’s Korner: Library where dreams come through

Source: Newsday KORIELLA (KORI) ESPINOZA, 37, lives alone in Gasparillo, but her home is filled with joy. Within a five-year span, she lost her mother and sister… Link: Kaysher’s Korner: Library where dreams come through

Pedalling with a mission

Source: Newsday SHERDON PIERRE “No dream or goal is too high to achieve, it’s only hard to do until it’s done.” Teniel Campbell is pedalling away on… Link: Pedalling with a mission

King, Carter reign at national trials

Source: Newsday TEENAGERS Anya King and Aidan Carter earned their deserved spots in the national team for the upcoming Fed Cup and Davis Cup yesterday after they… Link: King, Carter reign at national trials

Citizens wish for safer TT in 2019

Source: Newsday AS we head into 2019, many are hoping that the year will be a better one where they can foster new dreams and live in… Link: Citizens wish for safer TT in 2019

Evacuation of Piarco control centre due to maintenance

Source: Newsday THE TT Civil Aviation Authority says the evacuation of Piarco area control centre yesterday was due to routine maintenance of the fire-suppression system, and not… Link: Evacuation of Piarco control centre due to maintenance

2018 – A year of blood

Source: Newsday WHEN reigning Soca Monarch Aaron “Voice” St Louis dominated the airwaves this year with his hit song Year for Love, little did he know that… Link: 2018 – A year of blood

P’Town councillor warns of health hazard

Source: Newsday THE continuing garbage pile up in certain areas in Princes Town are posing a serious health risk to residents. Reform / Manahambre councillor Chris Hosein… Link: P’Town councillor warns of health hazard

Mahabir-Wyatt: Shindlar possibly with cult in TT

Source: Newsday CAROL MATROO MISSING teenager Shindlar Cuffy is quite possibly with a religious cult somewhere in Trinidad, according to head of the Coalition Against Domestic Violence,… Link: Mahabir-Wyatt: Shindlar possibly with cult in TT

Stacey Ann Beckles: From prison to purpose

Source: Newsday She speaks her mind. She is frank, bold and assertive. Yet her smile is tender. It’s a trait, she said, she learnt from behind prison… Link: Stacey Ann Beckles: From prison to purpose

Set the right example

Source: Newsday “If I come there and find that toothpaste, I will…,” I heard my niece saying to my son, who insisted there was no toothpaste in… Link: Set the right example

Akisha Simon: Flawless

Source: Newsday VALDEEN SHEARS She had her first client by age ten, while at primary school, when her elder sister, Nikeisha, decided to allow her to experiment… Link: Akisha Simon: Flawless

Godfrey’s legacy

Source: Newsday When some people receive an HIV-positive status, they think of it as a death sentence. But when Godfrey Sealy learned the news in 1988, he… Link: Godfrey’s legacy

You have no power here

Source: Newsday THE TT Committe (TTOC) has received correspondence from the Rodriguez family, who are appealing a decision made by the Tennis Association of TT to snub… Link: You have no power here

I AM WITH GOD

Source: Newsday SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Shindlar “Sherene” Cuffy, whom relatives believe has been lured into a cult, may have been renamed Rainbow. That was the view of her mother… Link: I AM WITH GOD

Racing team mourns ‘humble Rondel’

Source: Newsday Motorcyclist Rondel Jagessar, 20, would have spent today with friends down the islands off the north west peninsula. Instead, his friends gathered at his family’s… Link: Racing team mourns ‘humble Rondel’

Heritage reports fourth act of sabotage

Source: Newsday Heritage Petroleum Co Ltd has launched an investigation into another act of sabotage which occurred at a Palo Seco oil well on Friday. In a… Link: Heritage reports fourth act of sabotage

Met Office: Beware rough seas

Source: Newsday The TT Meteorological Service (TTMS) today issued hazardous seas alert but assured the population that there was no tropical storm threat, watch or warning. The… Link: Met Office: Beware rough seas

TUCO to ‘wait and see’ on North Park

Source: Newsday President of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO) Lutalo Masimba (Brother Resistance) says the organisation is maintaining a wait-and-see approach to the National Carnival Commission’s… Link: TUCO to ‘wait and see’ on North Park

Eating local in 2019

Source: Newsday CONFUCIUS said: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. We all know, at the start of each year, many resolutions are… Link: Eating local in 2019

Soca Dre gives them Pressure

Source: Newsday ANDRE JEREMIAH SANDIFORD, 20, touched his family and friends when he rapped at his father’s funeral. His passion for music pushed him to pursue a… Link: Soca Dre gives them Pressure

A year-end reading

Source: Newsday “What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to… Link: A year-end reading

Lara to be at Cricket Academy graduation today

Source: Newsday LEGENDARY CRICKETER Brian Lara is expected to attend the graduation ceremony of the 2018 Bmobile-sponsored TT Cricket Board (TTCB) Cricket Academy today. The ceremony will… Link: Lara to be at Cricket Academy graduation today

PICK OUR SON

Source: Newsday THE parents of 16-year-old tennis player, David Rodriguez, have filed an appeal with the TT Olympic Committee (TTOC) to reconsider the decision to disqualify him… Link: PICK OUR SON

Scratch bombs banned

Source: Newsday SCRATCH bombs are now banned in TT. National Security Minister Stuart Young signed the Explosives(Prohibition of Scratch Bombs) Order 2018 today. A statement issued by… Link: Scratch bombs banned

Arima man held with $17,000 in marijuana

Source: Newsday ONE MAN was arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by police from the Pinto Police Post. Police said the man was held during an… Link: Arima man held with ,000 in marijuana

CoP vex over hard drive missing from Fraud Squad

Source: Newsday Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has ordered the head of the Professional Standards Bureau, acting assistant commissioner of police Totaram Dookhie, to investigate the disappearance of… Link: CoP vex over hard drive missing from Fraud Squad

Three in court for policeman’s murder

Source: Newsday Two men and a 17-year-old boy were remanded into custody after they appeared before an Arima magistrate this afternoon for the murder of PC Kryston… Link: Three in court for policeman’s murder

Cops tell family: Don’t negotiate with kidnappers

Source: Newsday Police investigating the kidnapping of Chaguanas businessman Sheldon Sukhdeo have advised his relatives to stop secretly negotiating with the kidnappers for his release. Sukhdeo’s relatives… Link: Cops tell family: Don’t negotiate with kidnappers

Sangre Grande man killed after argument

Source: Newsday A Sangre Grande man was killed after an argument with another man this afternoon. Police said Keith Clement was standing at the side of the… Link: Sangre Grande man killed after argument

Stolen car found in Beetham

Source: Newsday Members of the Transit Police and Port of Spain Task Force found a car less than an hour after it was reported stolen. Police said… Link: Stolen car found in Beetham

Young: Fireworks consultations in 2019

Source: Newsday NATIONAL SECURITY Minister Stuart Young today disclosed he will hold consultations in 2019 about fireworks. Young made this disclosure after indicating that plans to ban… Link: Young: Fireworks consultations in 2019

Ramnarine predicts revenue challenges

Source: Newsday Former energy minister Kevin Ramnarine is predicting a “major challenge” to Government’s 2019 forecast $47 billion revenue target because of falling commodity prices. “(We have)… Link: Ramnarine predicts revenue challenges

Radio deejay will be laid to rest on Saturday

Source: Newsday The funeral service for Christopher “DJ Chris” Seon will be held on Saturday at St Margaret Anglican Church, Belmont. Seon, 45, died on Sunday after… Link: Radio deejay will be laid to rest on Saturday

Ignoring vital lessons

Source: Newsday RYAN DARMANIE The end of 2018, for me, marks six years of learning, advocacy for a paradigm shift – and utter frustration with the state… Link: Ignoring vital lessons

Police seize gun, ganja during Boxing Day party

Source: Newsday Police seized a pistol and some marijuana during a patrol in Laventille on Wednesday. They said at around 10.30 am, members of the Inter Agency… Link: Police seize gun, ganja during Boxing Day party

ECLAC predicts challenging 2019

Source: Newsday THE United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) sees 2019 as a period of global uncertainties which could impact on the… Link: ECLAC predicts challenging 2019

Challenging year for labour

Source: Newsday THE year 2018 was a challenging one on the labour front. Workers were retrenched from two major state enterprises, Petrotrin and TSTT. There were also… Link: Challenging year for labour

Trust to Growth

Source: Newsday Kiran Mathur Mohammed kmmpub@gmail.com On Christmas Day 1914, at the height of World War I, British and German soldiers heard the guns fall silent, and… Link: Trust to Growth

Granny, 63, dies in house fire

Source: Newsday After celebrating Christmas Day together, residents of Korea Village in Carapichaima are mourning the death of 63-year-old Tarra Seeram who was killed in a fire… Link: Granny, 63, dies in house fire

Hope for paediatric cancer patients

Source: Newsday An attempt has been made to fast-track how cancers are detected and treated in this country. Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said through a collaboration with… Link: Hope for paediatric cancer patients

Fishermen plan protest in new year

Source: Newsday Fishermen from Cedros and environs spent the Christmas holidays planning how to survive in the new year given the impact on the industry of higher… Link: Fishermen plan protest in new year

Police: Look out for wounded gunmen

Source: Newsday Police are asking for the public to whatsapp or text 482-GARY to assist in finding three men who may have been wounded during a shooting… Link: Police: Look out for wounded gunmen

Griffith’s 80-year-old neighbour robbed

Source: Newsday Police Commissioner Gary Griffith took time off from celebrating Christmas with loved ones on Tuesday to visit the scene of a home invasion at his… Link: Griffith’s 80-year-old neighbour robbed

Year for love and youth

Source: Newsday CULTURE and entertainment had many highs and lows in 2018. Among the highs were the emergence of young calypsonians who made their presence felt in… Link: Year for love and youth

Red Force coach welcomes WI players

Source: Newsday DENESH RAMDIN and Darren Bravo are set to join the TT Red Force for their West Indies Championship second round meeting against the Leeward Islands… Link: Red Force coach welcomes WI players

Rostan humbled by inaugural Ross Cup

Source: Newsday ROSTAN MAHABIR, who was shot in May on his way to work in San Fernando, has described it as a humbling experience for the inaugural… Link: Rostan humbled by inaugural Ross Cup

Siparia couple arrested, drugs found in BMW

Source: Newsday A SIPARIA couple was arrested after over $15,000 worth of marijuana was found hidden in the trunk of their BMW car on Christmas eve. The… Link: Siparia couple arrested, drugs found in BMW

Health Minister: No malaria outbreak

Source: Newsday “THERE is no outbreak of malaria.” So said Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh after the confirmation of a case of a ten-year-old boy from Rousillac, who… Link: Health Minister: No malaria outbreak

Deyalsingh: More capacity for PoS hospital

Source: Newsday   HEALTH Minister Terrence Deyalsingh hopes Cabinet will soon approve a proposal to additional capacity in Port of Spain and St James, to relieve pressure… Link: Deyalsingh: More capacity for PoS hospital

Living Water Community feeds thousands

Source: Newsday   THE Living Water Community brought smiles to the faces of thousands of homeless and less fortunate, as 2,500 lunches were distributed on Christmas Day.… Link: Living Water Community feeds thousands

3 killed in accident – FAKE NEWS

Source: Newsday   SOCIAL media was abuzz on Christmas day after a message was posted to Facebook and rapidly shared across other sites including WhatsApp, indicating that… Link: 3 killed in accident – FAKE NEWS

Minister: My son nearly died

Source: Newsday   HEALTH Minister Terrence Deyalsingh disclosed that his son Brandon could have died because a doctor in a private medical institution could not diagnose that… Link: Minister: My son nearly died

Rev Teelucksingh: Nature is warning TT

Source: Newsday   PRESBYTERIAN Minister Rev Daniel Teelucksingh says Nature is attempting to get TT to set its moral and spiritual life in order. This as he… Link: Rev Teelucksingh: Nature is warning TT

Cops save woman blacked out behind the steering

Source: Newsday A WOMAN is full of praise for two policemen who she believes saved her life by promptly responding to her predicament on the Uriah Butler… Link: Cops save woman blacked out behind the steering

CANNOT HAPPEN HERE

Source: Newsday THE collapse of the David Granger-led government in Guyana after a no-confidence motion could not happen in TT, because of the differences in the two… Link: CANNOT HAPPEN HERE

‘Tis the season

Source: Newsday THE annual parang lime hosted by businessman Teddy Mohammed and his wife Deane at their Valsayn home was indeed another great evening of fun, food… Link: ‘Tis the season

Carter at National Short Course trials

Source: Newsday TOP national swimmer Dylan Carter is expected to participate at the Amateur Swimming Association of TT Short Course time trials on Friday, at the National… Link: Carter at National Short Course trials

Lara brings cheer to elderly, children

Source: Newsday WEST INDIES legend Brian Lara signed autographs and shared stories and laughs with senior citizens and children of Fifth Company, Moruga, at a Christmas lunch… Link: Lara brings cheer to elderly, children

Police suspect ‘inside link’ in ammo and camouflage find

Source: Newsday Senior officers in the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) believe that there may be someone buying military fatigues, including camouflage clothing from the same manufacturer… Link: Police suspect ‘inside link’ in ammo and camouflage find

Sinanan: ‘I want PTSC to be first choice’

Source: Newsday MINISTER of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan said the 1,000-megawatts generator is the start of a more efficient Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) for 2019,… Link: Sinanan: ‘I want PTSC to be first choice’

UNC MP: PNM must learn from Guyana

Source: Newsday THE defection of a Guyanese MP whose conscience vote led to the collapse of the Guyana government should now be emulated by supporters of the… Link: UNC MP: PNM must learn from Guyana

FFOS wants independent oil spill inquiry

Source: Newsday Corporate secretary of the environmental lobby group Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) Gary Aboud is calling for independent verification of the quantity of… Link: FFOS wants independent oil spill inquiry

Carolyn: Modern ‘King Herods’ ruin TT

Source: Newsday CAROLYN SEEPERSAD-BACHAN, leader of the Congress of the People (COP), warned in her Christmas message against modern versions of the biblical villain King Herod, who… Link: Carolyn: Modern ‘King Herods’ ruin TT

Knowing the other side of the story

Source: Newsday FROM as early as 1990, there are writings by Prof Selwyn Cudjoe about William Hardin Burnley. In the book Caribbean Women Writers: Essays From the… Link: Knowing the other side of the story

Santa’s special visit

Source: Newsday DR RADICA MAHASE “MY family loves Christmas! I have three kids and every year they cannot wait to put up the Christmas tree and to… Link: Santa’s special visit

Oropune gets some Christmas cheer

Source: Newsday VALDEEN SHEARS THE quiet community of Oropune Gardens, Piarco, resonated with both gospel and Christmas songs, as residents were treated to a community concert hosted… Link: Oropune gets some Christmas cheer

More questions for TTFA boss

Source: Newsday PRESIDENT of the TT Football Association (TTFA) David John-Williams is being asked by TTFA board members to explain if he played a role in someone… Link: More questions for TTFA boss

Granger wins Massy Foundation scholarship

Source: Newsday MATTHAEUS Zidane Granger is this year’s successful applicant for the Massy Foundation Wilfred Sidney Knox Scholarship. The scholarship is named for an iconic Caribbean business… Link: Granger wins Massy Foundation scholarship

Man shot dead in Valencia

Source: Newsday A murder in Valencia on Saturday has pushed the murder toll to 516. Police report at about 5 pm on Saturday they received a call… Link: Man shot dead in Valencia

‘I am lucky to be alive’

Source: Newsday   KERDELL Joseph says he is lucky to be alive. The 20-year-old was stabbed in the hand by a group of men who also killed… Link: ‘I am lucky to be alive’

Baby Terron to be buried on Christmas Eve

Source: Newsday   SIX-month-old baby Terron Baird who died five days ago at his home will be buried today. Baird was found stuck between the bed and… Link: Baby Terron to be buried on Christmas Eve

Cedros fishermen count their losses

Source: Newsday CHAIRMAN of the Cedros Fishing Corporative Society (CFCS) Lewis Padharat says the future looks grim for fisherfolk in his area. He said with the recent… Link: Cedros fishermen count their losses

PoS shoppers: Prices too high

Source: Newsday Shoppers in Port of Spain today lamented the high price of produce. The capital city was a bee-hive of activity as shoppers hoped to find… Link: PoS shoppers: Prices too high

Live your life

Source: Newsday Centenarian Trunilia Paulina Santana has no intention of leaving this world any time soon. “I am glad (to have reached 100 years),” the silver-haired Santana… Link: Live your life

What’s your position?

Source: Newsday It’s nearly a month since the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day was commemorated on December 1. But has much changed in how TT deals… Link: What’s your position?

Make your own parenting manual

Source: Newsday Tomorrow my son hits double digits, a major milestone for him and a really big deal for me. Ten years ago today, I was preparing… Link: Make your own parenting manual

Sit and chat with Onika Mars

Source: Newsday VALDEEN SHEARS The evidence that violence begets violence is all too present within families in Trinidad and Tobago. Boys that are witnesses to and victims… Link: Sit and chat with Onika Mars

Santa’s magic

Source: Newsday When Ricardo Allen first dressed as Santa Claus it was just to make some extra money. But he loved the joy and wonder he saw… Link: Santa’s magic

Mayaro stalwart dies in motorcycle accident

Source: Newsday MAYARO villagers are mourning the loss of Mayaro Community Council president Jimmy Edwards who died in a motorcycle accident on Friday. An avid motorcyclist, Edwards,… Link: Mayaro stalwart dies in motorcycle accident

Fishermen hang up nets after oil spill

Source: Newsday ICACOS Fishing Association president Esook Ali said most of the fishermen from his district, as well as neighbouring Chatham, have been forced to hang up… Link: Fishermen hang up nets after oil spill

Pannists to get Panorama pay

Source: Newsday Cheques totalling just over $12 million will today be distributed to the finalists in this year’s National Panorama competition. Pan Trinbago president Beverly Ramsey-Moore will… Link: Pannists to get Panorama pay

WASA main leaks in Beetham

Source: Newsday A leak on a water main near the Beetham Highway should be fixed today. The leak was noticed this morning spouting gallons of water several… Link: WASA main leaks in Beetham

A Rose forever young; 3 local shows in 2019

Source: Newsday McCartha “Calypso Rose” Linda Sandy-Lewis has constantly proven why she heads the calypso queendom. The 78-year-old musician added to her illustrious list of achievements last… Link: A Rose forever young; 3 local shows in 2019

Turkey talk

Source: Newsday CHRISTMAS Day is on Tuesday. When it comes to Christmas meals, many cooks avoid turkey and prepare instead chicken, beef or even curry duck. Turkey… Link: Turkey talk

Cunupia ready for Pro League plunge

Source: Newsday CUNUPIA FC are seeking to take the plunge and enter the Pro League as early as next year, according to its coach Michael De Four.… Link: Cunupia ready for Pro League plunge

Gremio thankful for Fishing Pond League

Source: Newsday GREMIO manager Ashky Charles has heaped praise on Caribbean Welders Fishing Pond League organiser Prakash Ramkissoon who has been hosting the annual football tournament for… Link: Gremio thankful for Fishing Pond League

HEALING HERB

Source: Newsday IF PRIME Minister Dr Rowley has his way, the decriminalisation of marijuana for medicinal purposes will be in effect come the middle of next year.… Link: HEALING HERB

Marshall claims Super League MVP

Source: Newsday JOEL BAILEY FORMER national central defenders Yohance Marshall and Derek King were named Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Coach of the Year respectively, as the… Link: Marshall claims Super League MVP

Moonilal hits secrecy at Udecott

Source: Newsday HAS the Prime Minister resurrected the very state of affairs at Udecott that had seen him fired as a conscientious dissenter in the former Patrick… Link: Moonilal hits secrecy at Udecott

Bail revoked for mom charged with abandoning children

Source: Newsday A San Fernando magistrate asked a mother to explain yesterday why her child scores 83 marks in mathematics, but a mere 19 in reading. Candace… Link: Bail revoked for mom charged with abandoning children

Baby Terron dies days before his first Xmas

Source: Newsday WITH his gift already wrapped under a tree, six-month-old Terron Baird would have experienced his first Christmas in the next few days at his Waterloo,… Link: Baby Terron dies days before his first Xmas

Sunwing lands in Tobago

Source: Newsday Sunwing Airlines landed at the ANR Robinson International Airport in Tobago ten minutes after schedule on Thursday as it made its Inaugural flight to the… Link: Sunwing lands in Tobago

$2000-tickets for Buju's I am Legend concert

Source: Newsday TICKETS for Buju Banton’s concert I am Legend could cost patrons up to $2,000, and for that price the perks are limited drinks and food… Link: 00-tickets for Buju's I am Legend concert

Republic: Govt not seeking control

Source: Newsday Government has assured Republic Financial Holdings Ltd (RFHL) it is not seeking to control the group through the appointment of two directors to its board.… Link: Republic: Govt not seeking control

Ramdeen: What role for AG’s Anti-Terrorism Unit?

Source: Newsday OPPOSITION Senator Gerald Ramdeen asked the purpose of an Anti-Terrorism Unit to be set up in the AG’s Office, saying its powers and roles must… Link: Ramdeen: What role for AG’s Anti-Terrorism Unit?

Former port worker charged with marijuana trafficking

Source: Newsday A Cocorite man has been granted $250,000 bail by Scarborough magistrate Indrani Cedeno after he pleaded not guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana… Link: Former port worker charged with marijuana trafficking

Stuart: Phone calls to me in wee hours

Source: Newsday MINISTER of National Security Stuart Young has been inundated with phone calls, even in the wee hours, since his cellphone number was exposed by Opposition… Link: Stuart: Phone calls to me in wee hours

Lawyers to appear in court for unlawful adoption of baby

Source: Newsday TWO central based lawyers and the 32-year-old wife of a Spanish translator assigned to the Ministry of National Security, will appear before a Tunapuna magistrate… Link: Lawyers to appear in court for unlawful adoption of baby

Le Hunte: Mark trying to create fear over WASA

Source: Newsday PUBLIC Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte says Opposition Senator Wade Mark was spreading “mischief” and attempting to create “fear” with his comments that WASA was… Link: Le Hunte: Mark trying to create fear over WASA

Faris to Senators: Stop ignoring me

Source: Newsday ATTORNEY GENERAL Faris Al-Rawi implored Senators to pay attention to him today as he piloted a bill to amend the Proceeds of Crime, Anti-Terrorism and… Link: Faris to Senators: Stop ignoring me

Devant releases UNC numbers now

Source: Newsday UNITED National Congress (UNC) member Devant Maharaj today released the personal cell phone numbers of current and former party members, including that of the Opposition… Link: Devant releases UNC numbers now

Justice in small spaces

Source: Newsday Human Rights Day on Monday was hard. It started brilliantly. At the rear of a UWI conference room witnessing one person after another take the… Link: Justice in small spaces

ACP Jacob on police shootings: We are not daunted

Source: Newsday Northern Division ACP McDonald Jacob this afternoon said neither he nor his officers were discouraged by a recent spate of shootings involving police and said… Link: ACP Jacob on police shootings: We are not daunted

TT among region’s highest electricity consumers

Source: Newsday PUBLIC Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte says TT is one of the highest per-capita consumers of electricity in Latin America and the Caribbean. But, he… Link: TT among region’s highest electricity consumers

Khan: Petrotrin workers to get back pay ‘shortly’

Source: Newsday ENERGY Minister Franklin Khan says retrenched Petrotrin workers will receive theiroutstanding back pay “shortly.” He was responding to an urgent question yesterday from Opposition Senator… Link: Khan: Petrotrin workers to get back pay ‘shortly’

Man objects: ‘This street should be named after me’

Source: Newsday A ceremony to mark the renaming of Quenca Street in San Fernando after Dr Rupert Indar was unexpectedly interrupted yesterday when a man began shouting,… Link: Man objects: ‘This street should be named after me’

Mark: WASA next on the ‘chopping block’

Source: Newsday OPPOSITION Senator Wade Mark says after the retrenchment of workers at Petrotrin and TSTT the next entity on the “chopping block” is WASA. He was… Link: Mark: WASA next on the ‘chopping block’

PoS cops spread Xmas cheer to children

Source: Newsday In an unusual change of pace, the police post at the Port of Spain Central Market came alive with activity last Sunday as the City… Link: PoS cops spread Xmas cheer to children

Prison escapee suspected in Arima chopping

Source: Newsday Arima CID police are on the hunt for several men, including a prison escapee, who they believe were involved in a chopping incident last night.… Link: Prison escapee suspected in Arima chopping

Clothes thief to cops: ‘Boss, I under pressure’

Source: Newsday A 44-year-old Laventille man was arrested early yesterday for stealing men’s clothing from a boutique in downtown Port of Spain. Police said at around 3… Link: Clothes thief to cops: ‘Boss, I under pressure’

Webster-Roy: No word from police on Gosein messages

Source: Newsday TOBAGO East MP Ayanna Webster-Roy yesterday said the police have not contacted her about a complaint made against her by singer Nirmal “Massive” Gosein. On… Link: Webster-Roy: No word from police on Gosein messages

PM: No minister’s relative in Udecott loan

Source: Newsday PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley says he is not aware of any relative of a Cabinet minister being involved in negotiation of a loan agreement… Link: PM: No minister’s relative in Udecott loan

PM: Priority housing, agriculture incentives for ex-Petrotrin workers

Source: Newsday JULIEN NEAVES THE PRIME Minister on Monday outlined measures to assist former Petrotrin employees, including priority housing, agriculture incentives and possible regularisation for those on… Link: PM: Priority housing, agriculture incentives for ex-Petrotrin workers

Sankar released from prison

Source: Newsday KRYSTIANA Sankar, the former step-daughter of National Security Minister Stuart Young, has been released from prison after her parents were able to secure her $6… Link: Sankar released from prison

No more regular gas on sale

Source: Newsday Chairman of the San Fernando Fishing Co-operative Society Salim Gool is calling on the Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Clarence Rambharat to hold talks… Link: No more regular gas on sale

Cunupia edge Parkites to Cup title

Source: Newsday GOALS by Michael Darko and Gerald Meloney were enough to ensure Cunupia FC emerged victorious 2-1 over Queen’s Park, in Sunday’s final of the League… Link: Cunupia edge Parkites to Cup title

THA Chief Sec: Due process for Sandals

Source: Newsday Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles is seeking to assure citizens that the Sandals project will go through due process. He made the statement in response to… Link: THA Chief Sec: Due process for Sandals

Schoolboy, 16, held for cop’s murder

Source: Newsday   A 16-YEAR-OLD secondary school student has been arrested in connection with the murder of policeman Constable Kryston Ramirez. Police sources told Newsday that the… Link: Schoolboy, 16, held for cop’s murder

Young mourns policeman’s murder

Source: Newsday NATIONAL Security Minister Stuart Young is mourning the murder of a policeman. In a press statement issued Sunday night, several hours after PC Kryston Ramirez… Link: Young mourns policeman’s murder

AG gives out his cell number

Source: Newsday RICHARDSON DHALAI FEELING somewhat left out by not having his mobile phone number made public by former PP minister Devant Maharaj, San Fernando West MP… Link: AG gives out his cell number

I’LL DEFEND MYSELF

Source: Newsday MELISSA DOUGHTY TOBAGO East MP Ayanna Webster-Roy is not taking too kindly to having her personal cellphone number leaked to the public by Opposition activist… Link: I’LL DEFEND MYSELF

Confirmed, drugs were from Jamaica

Source: Newsday POLICE have determined that the $6 million in marijuana found in 12 duffel bags and a crocus bag at the back of a container at… Link: Confirmed, drugs were from Jamaica

The royal gardens

Source: Newsday The original purpose of the Royal Botanic Gardens was not for taking wedding pictures and having family outings. Although the space was open to the… Link: The royal gardens

Simone Kissoon charts her own path

Source: Newsday KIERAN ANDREW KHAN Simone Kissoon walked away from the corporate world several years ago, first becoming an independent management consultant and later on, a RYT-500… Link: Simone Kissoon charts her own path

Seanique’s dancing dreams

Source: Newsday After winning three gold medals in the recently concluded National San Fernando Arts Festival, including Best Dancer (Female) Seanique Alexander’s career path has been sealed.… Link: Seanique’s dancing dreams

The Poisoned Carrot?

Source: Newsday The school term has ended and the grades are in. So I’m guessing some children will be waking up to whatever they want come Christmas… Link: The Poisoned Carrot?

Advocating against abuse

Source: Newsday VALDEEN SHEARS The self-assured, poised woman who adeptly measured her client, all the while maintaining a neutral conversation with her, is a far cry from… Link: Advocating against abuse

Sea Lots gets longest walkover

Source: Newsday A FESTIVE mood of Christmas lights, free snacks and children’s toys prevailed Friday night at the launch of the Sea Lots Walkover at the spot… Link: Sea Lots gets longest walkover

AG: TT leader in terrorism fight

Source: Newsday TT has emerged as a regional leader in the fight against terrorism with its laws being used a model for other Caribbean countries. Attorney General… Link: AG: TT leader in terrorism fight

Garcia: Christmas pay for school cleaners

Source: Newsday EDUCATION MINISTER Anthony Garcia is sorry that funds were not released to denominational schools to pay cleaners for the last quarter but assures money would… Link: Garcia: Christmas pay for school cleaners

Carter wins bronze in 50m butterfly

Source: Newsday National Olympic swimmer Dylan Carter snatched the bronze medal at the Men’s 50m butterfly in the FINA World Swimming Championship earlier today. The Commonwealth Games… Link: Carter wins bronze in 50m butterfly

Devant happy to get under Govt’s ‘skin’

Source: Newsday FORMER UNC minister Devant Maharaj, who has been making headlines for sharing the cellphone numbers of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and other Cabinet ministers,… Link: Devant happy to get under Govt’s ‘skin’

Crowne: PM must be fair in CJ impeachment claims

Source: Newsday Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s deliberation on whether he should initiate impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Ivor Archie over allegations of wrongdoing in public office… Link: Crowne: PM must be fair in CJ impeachment claims

Fitness club caters for special needs

Source: Newsday NEWLY-REFURBISHED facilities and equipment have been made available to accommodate the training of people with special needs at D’ Dial Fitness Club, Long Circular Mall,… Link: Fitness club caters for special needs

Angostura honours champions

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ EVER wondered what an international surfer, an animal lover/caregiver, a football coach, a barber and a cancer caregiver and educator have in common?… Link: Angostura honours champions

Christmas cakes

Source: Newsday A Trini Christmas is the best. And in large, contributing to this are our festive Christmas foods. We have perfected the grand art of fusion… Link: Christmas cakes

‘The road is ours, too’

Source: Newsday MEMBERS of the TT Cycling Federation (TTCF), the Route 2 Maxi Taxi Association and the TT Tourist Transport Service Association joined friends and family of… Link: ‘The road is ours, too’

‘Is TSTT union-busting?’

Source: Newsday Is the Telecommunications Services of TT (TSTT) engaged in union-busting? Couva South MP Rudranath Indarsingh, in a media release, asked that question after the forcible… Link: ‘Is TSTT union-busting?’

No bail yet for Westmoorings drug-bust accused

Source: Newsday THE TWO women who were granted $12 million bail this week, on charges arising from last week’s multi-million-dollar drug bust at an apartment at Regents… Link: No bail yet for Westmoorings drug-bust accused

Cyclist at funeral: ‘The road is ours, too’

Source: Newsday Members of the TT Cycling Federation, the Route 2 Maxi Taxi Association and the TT Tourist Transport Service Association joined friends and family of 40-year-old… Link: Cyclist at funeral: ‘The road is ours, too’

State agrees not to deport Jamaican students

Source: Newsday THREE Jamaican students who were denied renewal of their student permits to stay in Trinidad to study Hinduism at the Chinmaya Vidalaya High School, in… Link: State agrees not to deport Jamaican students

PM gets Law Assoc report on CJ

Source: Newsday THE OFFICE of the Prime Minister (OPM) has confirmed that the Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has received a report from the Law Association calling… Link: PM gets Law Assoc report on CJ

Young upset by 500 murders; ignoring resignation call

Source: Newsday NATIONAL Security Minister Stuart Young said the country recording 500 murders for the year is upsetting but he sees no reason for his resignation over… Link: Young upset by 500 murders; ignoring resignation call

Prakash: Rowley wrong on Venezuela deal

Source: Newsday ST Augustine MP Prakash Ramadhar said the Prime Minister was wrong to criticise the Opposition for querying the Dragon Field deal with Venezuela, even as… Link: Prakash: Rowley wrong on Venezuela deal

LATT sends CJ report to PM

Source: Newsday THE Law Association (LATT) has approached the Prime Minister with its report for him to determine whether the impeachment clause of the Constitution should be… Link: LATT sends CJ report to PM

Woman back in court charged with shooting at police

Source: Newsday SAMANTHA KALOO, the woman accused of robbery and shooting at police last week Tuesday, appeared yesterday in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court for gun and… Link: Woman back in court charged with shooting at police

Trinis living in Canada donate flood relief items

Source: Newsday A charitable organisation in Canada, under the management of a group of Trinidadians, sent a container of flood-relief items for people affected by the late… Link: Trinis living in Canada donate flood relief items

Doubles vendor robbed at Barataria home

Source: Newsday Police are looking for four men who robbed and assaulted a Barataria family yesterday afternoon. Newsday understands at about 12.20 pm, four men wearing hoods,… Link: Doubles vendor robbed at Barataria home

Two critical after Carenage drive-by

Source: Newsday Two men are in critical condition after they were shot several times by a gunman at Neckles Drive, Carenage last night. Police said the men,… Link: Two critical after Carenage drive-by

The importance of CSR to small businesses, start-ups

Source: Newsday Question: Dear AFETT, My business is starting to make some profits this year and in light of all that has been happening economically, I am… Link: The importance of CSR to small businesses, start-ups

Sun Tixx Caribbean Ltd

Source: Newsday In 2018, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, in collaboration with bmobile, introduced a new category to its annual Champions of Business Awards – Business… Link: Sun Tixx Caribbean Ltd

Island arithmetic

Source: Newsday Kiran Mathur Mohammed kmmpub@gmail.com Our imports are expensive. And because we import more than we export, it is hard to obtain foreign exchange. Outside of… Link: Island arithmetic

Enrichment Centre finally opened

Source: Newsday After lengthy delays in obtaining statutory approvals, the National Enrichment Centre (NEC) at Carlsen Field, Chaguanas was formally declared open by Social Development and Family… Link: Enrichment Centre finally opened

Chag mayor: Florida team here to reduce crime

Source: Newsday As part of the Global Strong Cities Network International Exchange Programme, a delegation from Orlando, Florida is in Trinidad, reaching out to communities in Central.… Link: Chag mayor: Florida team here to reduce crime

Police blame Beetham attack on ‘domestic dispute’

Source: Newsday The four people wounded in an attack at Beetham Gardens on Tuesday have refused to cooperate with investigators. Police said they are not making much… Link: Police blame Beetham attack on ‘domestic dispute’

McComie remembered as caring, supportive father

Source: Newsday FORMER national football team goalkeeper and youth team coach Michael “Mike” McComie was remembered as a caring and supportive father by his daughters, Myca-Lee and… Link: McComie remembered as caring, supportive father

Law Assn votes to tell PM: Investigate Archie

Source: Newsday THE Law Association voted today to send a report from its committee, established to investigate allegations of misconduct against Chief Justice Ivor Archie, to the… Link: Law Assn votes to tell PM: Investigate Archie

Senator: New law terrifies magistrates

Source: Newsday MAGISTRATES now face personal liability for their decisions, the Appeal Court ruled in July, and this ruling could have a terrifying effect on them, said… Link: Senator: New law terrifies magistrates

More power problems at desal plant

Source: Newsday PUBLIC Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte says electrical problems have caused a further delay in getting the Point Lisas desalination plant back up to full… Link: More power problems at desal plant

CDA Manager: Sex Island not welcome in Chaguaramas

Source: Newsday Acting general manager of the Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) Deowattee Dilraj-Batoosingh said while she was not aware of the details behind a purported plan to… Link: CDA Manager: Sex Island not welcome in Chaguaramas

MSJ continues motorcade tomorrow

Source: Newsday THE Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) will tomorrow (Thursday) stage the second lap of its motorcade from San Fernando to Nelson Mandela Park, Port of… Link: MSJ continues motorcade tomorrow

Man charged for neglecting boy, 2

Source: Newsday A TWO -YEAR-OLD boy who was allegedly left in the care of a close male relative and later found alone in the yard of his… Link: Man charged for neglecting boy, 2

Erphaan Alves spreads Christmas cheer with "Grateful" school tour

Source: Newsday While most soca artistes spend December rehearsing and recording songs for the following year’s Carnival, performer and songwriter Erphaan Alves breaks the mould by launching… Link: Erphaan Alves spreads Christmas cheer with "Grateful" school tour

Late British cyclist had passion for adventure

Source: Newsday From climbing the peaks of the Andes to cave-diving in Mexico British expat and cyclist Joanna Banks, who was killed in an accident with chef… Link: Late British cyclist had passion for adventure

UWI honours 70+ women grads

Source: Newsday LISA ALLEN-AGOSTINI THE University of the West Indies (UWI) honoured over 70 of its graduates with the opening of 70+ Outstanding Women, an exhibition at… Link: UWI honours 70+ women grads

Hundreds at Socaparang

Source: Newsday HUNDREDS of patrons turned up at Estate 101 in Maraval last Saturday night for Yorke’s Socaparang Food Fest. Immediately on arrival, patrons headed for the… Link: Hundreds at Socaparang

Sex Island names TT as secret location for x-rated party

Source: Newsday The organisers of a four-day, three-night “sex-travaganza”, called Sex Island, has named an island off the coast of TT as the location for its next… Link: Sex Island names TT as secret location for x-rated party

Prosecutor in tears at Penal kidnap hearing

Source: Newsday A prosecutor broke down in tears and had to be excused from court while she detailed the reasons for her objection to bail in the… Link: Prosecutor in tears at Penal kidnap hearing

Naps footballer recovering from gunshot wounds

Source: Newsday A MEMBER of the 2018 Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) triple-crown champions Naparima team is recovering after being shot in Claxton Bay on Saturday. The… Link: Naps footballer recovering from gunshot wounds

Extended hours for Xmas barrel collection

Source: Newsday PORT Authority chairman Lyle Alexander today gave the assurance that people who are expecting to receive Christmas supplies through the Port of Spain port will… Link: Extended hours for Xmas barrel collection

$100,000 stolen from airport counter

Source: Newsday Piarco police are investigating the theft of close to $100,000 from a Caribbean Airlines counter this afternoon. Sources said a report was made to police… Link: 0,000 stolen from airport counter

29 fail to file integrity documents

Source: Newsday THE Integrity Commission has applied to the Hight Court for an order directing 29 people who have failed to file their annual declarations to do… Link: 29 fail to file integrity documents

David Abdulah: People are suffering for basics

Source: Newsday   Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) leader David Abdulah led a motorcade which started at the Dunlop Roundabout, Point Fortin this morning. He told MSJ… Link: David Abdulah: People are suffering for basics

Devant targets Young

Source: Newsday   UNREPENTANT over his decision to publicise the Prime Minister’s personal contact information on social media, former minister Devant Maharaj today repeated that act with… Link: Devant targets Young

Moonilal, Singh back Devant

Source: Newsday   OROPOUCHE East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal and Chaguanas West MP Ganga Singh today defended their former cabinet colleague Devant Maharaj for releasing of the… Link: Moonilal, Singh back Devant

Man, 25 charged with kidnapping of Penal family

Source: Newsday   A 25-year-old Penal man is expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate tomorrow charged with the December 1 kidnapping of a Penal family. The… Link: Man, 25 charged with kidnapping of Penal family

Giant African snail invasion

Source: Newsday They slide across the ground at night leaving trails of diseased slime, eating your plants and crops, and multiplying at an exponential rate. Just two… Link: Giant African snail invasion

Café Mariposa: Worth all the cocoa in Lopinot

Source: Newsday IN 1800, it might have taken days for the French aristocrat Charles Joseph Comte Loppinot de la Fresillier, to make his way deep into the… Link: Café Mariposa: Worth all the cocoa in Lopinot

Proman sponsors comics on Prof Julien

Source: Newsday The Proman Group is sponsoring a new comic book series on the life of energy guru Professor Kenneth Julien highlighting his life and achievements. Dr… Link: Proman sponsors comics on Prof Julien

Jayden’s artistic gift

Source: Newsday Nickolai Madray Jayden Ali secured the top spot in the recent art contest at the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket awards ceremony for the San Francique Presbyterian… Link: Jayden’s artistic gift

PM gets threats after number goes viral

Source: Newsday Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is reporting he has been subjected to threatening behaviour after his personal number was posted and circulated on social media.… Link: PM gets threats after number goes viral

Local casting call for 1983 World Cup film

Source: Newsday SPORTS Promotions of the United Kingdom is producing a feature film based on the 1983 Cricket World Cup. India beat the West Indies to win… Link: Local casting call for 1983 World Cup film

Le Hunte denies OWTU claim of plan to sell Tobago power plant

Source: Newsday   OWTU president general Ancel Roget claims there are plans to privatise the TT Electricity Commission (TTEC) Cove Power Plant in Lowlands, Tobago. Speaking with… Link: Le Hunte denies OWTU claim of plan to sell Tobago power plant

Pan Trinbago plans J’Ouvert for Panorama semis

Source: Newsday Four months after being elected Pan Trinbago president, Beverly Ramsey-Moore is predicting that Panorama 2019, under her watch, will be the best ever. “We will… Link: Pan Trinbago plans J’Ouvert for Panorama semis

2 charged for kidnapping UWI employee

Source: Newsday TWO men will appear in court on Monday charged with the kidnapping of UWI employee Maria Dass-Supersad. Dass-Supersad was kidnapped on November 28 and a… Link: 2 charged for kidnapping UWI employee

Madonna Wheelers cyclist killed in accident

Source: Newsday Today is another sad day for the cycling community with the death of another member. This morning, it was reported that members of the Madonna… Link: Madonna Wheelers cyclist killed in accident

QEDTT show to raise funds for cancer hospice

Source: Newsday CANCER patients who are terminally-ill will be the beneficiaries of the One Night In December concert being staged by the QEDTT Company Ltd. The concert,… Link: QEDTT show to raise funds for cancer hospice

Rudder song makes NY Times Best of 2018 list

Source: Newsday LISA ALLEN-AGOSTINI A 20-year-old David Rudder song, remade by a Guatemalan singer and a US musician, has been named one of the best of 2018… Link: Rudder song makes NY Times Best of 2018 list

Chinese style

Source: Newsday CHINESE food is something our senses enjoy long before our taste buds do. The nose-tickling aromas of ginger and garlic, sometimes peppered with spicy sauces,… Link: Chinese style

MIC-TT win dramatic tertiary football final

Source: Newsday SHERDON PIERRE MIC Institute of Technology (MIC-IT) came from a goal behind to dethrone defending champions UTT 2-1 to lift the Tertiary Sports Association of… Link: MIC-TT win dramatic tertiary football final

Woman charged with stealing Children’s Life Fund money

Source: Newsday A FORMER employee of the Children’s Life Fund has been charged with 13 counts of larceny of the property of the fund. The police in… Link: Woman charged with stealing Children’s Life Fund money

Grand release party planned for Buju in PoS

Source: Newsday The release of dancehall singer Mark Anthony Myrie, better known as Buju “Gargamel” Banton, will be marked today by the Reunification Massive Freedom Road Show.… Link: Grand release party planned for Buju in PoS

No bail for Westmoorings four

Source: Newsday BAIL was denied, at least until Monday, to the four people who were arrested earlier this week at an apartment at Regents Gardens, Westmoorings during… Link: No bail for Westmoorings four

Early Olympic gold for Christmas

Source: Newsday CHRISTMAS came early for this country’s 2008 men’s 4x100m relay team who were officially awarded gold medals by the International Olympic Committee today. Collecting gold… Link: Early Olympic gold for Christmas

Suruj: 75 per cent earning under $6000 a month

Source: Newsday TABAQUITE MP Suruj Rambachan says he was “devastated” when the Central Statistical Office informed him close to 75 per cent of citizens earn less than… Link: Suruj: 75 per cent earning under 00 a month

EOC launches disability guidelines for employers

Source: Newsday The Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) has launched a booklet to assist both employers and people with disabilities (PWD) navigate the world of work. The booklet,… Link: EOC launches disability guidelines for employers

Galleons Passage resumes sailing

Source: Newsday THE GALLEONS Passage had regular sailing to Tobago today after rough sea conditions caused the vessel to turn back to Port of Spain on Wednesday.… Link: Galleons Passage resumes sailing

Judge backs CoP

Source: Newsday PRAISE for Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has come from the judiciary. Justice Frank Seepersad described him as a ray of hope in a country… Link: Judge backs CoP

Bakr: ‘Pantin’s death is heartbreaking’

Source: Newsday IMAM Yasin Abu Bakr described the death of 13-year-old Joash Pantin as “heartbreaking” after the funeral service for the teenager, and said the respectable young… Link: Bakr: ‘Pantin’s death is heartbreaking’

Two sentenced for dentist’s murder

Source: Newsday TWO men have been sentenced for the murder of St James dentist Russell John in 2007. John was at his Madras Street, St James, practice… Link: Two sentenced for dentist’s murder

One policeman granted bail in Pollonais kidnapping

Source: Newsday ONE of the two policemen charged with the September 6 kidnapping of Natalie Pollonais, has been granted $300,000 bail. PC Ian Dwarika, 45, who worked… Link: One policeman granted bail in Pollonais kidnapping

SSFL: Journalist’s press box beating ‘unfortunate’

Source: Newsday PRESIDENT of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) William Wallace has apologised to Lasana Liburd, after the journalist was allegedly attacked by a former member… Link: SSFL: Journalist’s press box beating ‘unfortunate’

TT loses yet another kaisonian, Mighty Composer has died

Source: Newsday FRED MITCHELL, better known in the calypso world as Mighty Composer, died at around 4am today at his Barataria home after suffering with a heart… Link: TT loses yet another kaisonian, Mighty Composer has died

Mayaro mp pleads with WASA for water

Source: Newsday Mayaro MP Rushton Paray is calling on the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) to “ease the burden” of Mayaro residents, who have not had a… Link: Mayaro mp pleads with WASA for water

Belmont man killed in early morning shooting

Source: Newsday Western Division police are investigating the murder of 30-year-old Kevin Steffan after he was killed while driving a car early this morning. Police confirmed at… Link: Belmont man killed in early morning shooting

Bravo makes long-awaited return to WI ODI squad

Source: Newsday DARREN Bravo will represent the West Indies in an ODI for the first time in over two years after a rift with CWI president Dave… Link: Bravo makes long-awaited return to WI ODI squad

3.6 per cent drop in visitors to TT

Source: Newsday Chairman of Trinidad Tourism Ltd Janelle Penny Commissiong said the number of visitors to Trinidad fell 3.6 per cent in 2017 from the previous year.… Link: 3.6 per cent drop in visitors to TT

CoP Griffith: Whats app message fake

Source: Newsday INFORMATION circulating on social media that a suspect (name called) was key to the police success in this morning’s Westmoorings drug bust, is fake news,… Link: CoP Griffith: Whats app message fake

Young: Not my relative

Source: Newsday National Security Minister Stuart Young, in a statement to media today, denied that any relative of his was arrested during a major drug bust in… Link: Young: Not my relative

Junior Sammy, farmer lose claim to land

Source: Newsday JUNIOR Sammy Contractors Ltd, its executive director Shaun Sammy and a farmer have all lost their claim to three acres of land worth millions of… Link: Junior Sammy, farmer lose claim to land

Airport guard suspended for ‘discourtesy’ to ministers

Source: Newsday A security guard with the Airports Authority was suspended for two weeks without pay over an allegation that he was discourteous to two government ministers… Link: Airport guard suspended for ‘discourtesy’ to ministers

Forcibly retired PC wins appeal at Privy Council

Source: Newsday A POLICE CONSTABLE who was accused of taking part in a kidnapping in 2005, and made to retire after he was exonerated, has won his… Link: Forcibly retired PC wins appeal at Privy Council

Struggling mom gets job offer

Source: Newsday A JOB offer has brought a glimmer of hope for single mother Nicole Boyo, who is facing eviction while struggling to care for her three… Link: Struggling mom gets job offer

OWTU says not them and sabotage

Source: Newsday THE Oilfields Workers Trade Union (OWTU) has categorically denied its involvement or the involvement of its members in reported acts of sabotage on an oil… Link: OWTU says not them and sabotage

Vendors not giving up Charlotte Street

Source: Newsday CAROL MATROO ABIOLA has been a vendor for over 30 years and makes his living by selling his goods on Charlotte Street in Port of… Link: Vendors not giving up Charlotte Street

Hung jury in 2005 Moruga killing

Source: Newsday A JURY failed to agree on a verdict on Thursday last week in the trial of Lincoln Marshall, 49, of Preau Village, Moruga, in the… Link: Hung jury in 2005 Moruga killing

Rambachan says pnm undermining constitution to pass laws

Source: Newsday THE passage of the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill in the House of Representatives by a simple majority has been described by Tabaquite MP Dr Surujrattan… Link: Rambachan says pnm undermining constitution to pass laws

Sando honours pan legend Philmore

Source: Newsday THE City of San Fernando honoured the late pan legend Ken “Professor” Philmore by presenting an award to his widow Sophia at Thursday’s statutory council… Link: Sando honours pan legend Philmore

Penal family missing, feared kidnapped

Source: Newsday Fear has gripped a Penal community after an entire family of four, including a five-year-old boy and his three-year-old sister, went missing and police suspect… Link: Penal family missing, feared kidnapped

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