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July 20, 2018

Trinidad and Tobago

Carib Queen Jennifer Cassar has died

Source: Newsday Carib Queen Jennifer Cassar died yesterday while recuperating at her Malabar home after surgery. She was revered by not only the Santa Rosa Carib community, but all Arimians. Cassar was inaugurated as Carib Queen in August 2011. She had succeeeded the late Carib Queen Valentina Medina who had died in… Link:

Camp out at Paria Bay

Source: Newsday ISLAND Hikers hosts their family camp out at Paria Bay from tomorrow till Sunday. It is the perfect place to unwind, forget busy schedules and enjoy nature to the fullest. The scenic coastline and the refreshing Caribbean breeze provide the perfect ambiance to relax and rejuvenate the mind, body, and… Link:

Tobago Today Friday 20th July, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian Tobago TodayPublished: Friday, July 20, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=160477#folio=64 Link: Tobago Today Friday 20th July, 2018

REC Friday 20th July, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian MetroPublished: Friday, July 20, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=160477#folio=32 Link: REC Friday 20th July, 2018

Three Sisters After Chekhov comes to Napa

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, July 20, 2018This weekend re-live T&T’s pre-Independence era with the hit production Three Sisters After Chekhov at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (Napa), Port-of-Spain today and tomorrow at 7.30 pm. Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters chronicles the decline of the upper class Prozorov family in Russia during the…

See We Music pleases at Kaiso Blues Cafe

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, July 20, 2018It was a family affair at Kaiso Blues Cafe in Newtown on July 8 as Easy Listening Promotions presented Ménagerie—Si, Oui Music, or, in local parlance See We Music, a play on French, Spanish and English influences in the musical arts. The band Ménagerie features the musical…

House of death for sale

Source: Newsday FOUR months after Sangre Grande school teacher Margaret Guevarra was found shot to death in the master bedroom of her home, the Home Mortgage Bank has advertised her four-bedroom house for sale. An ad was placed in the daily newspapers on June 18 and sources said the asking price is… Link:

DEAD SHALL NOT PASS

Source: Newsday IT IS a case of the dead being unable to pass freely. A land dispute between two neigbours which has now reached the High Courts, saw steel bars being placed by one neighbour along a trace meant to prevent the other neighbour and his relatives from accessing their respective houses.… Link:

K2K looks Through Stained Glass

Source: Newsday “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within – American psychologist, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. BAND launchings are happening all over the place. Soon, one of the… Link:

Sandals: No talks on concessions yet with Govt

Source: Newsday Government is hoping to sign commercial agreements with Sandals Resort International (SRI) for a hotel in Tobago before the end of 2018, Communications, Minister Stuart Young said on Tuesday. Adam Stewart, Deputy Chairman of Sandals group, asked about concessions being granted to SRI, said, “Concessions are a conversation that we’ve… Link:

123 Kids Expo

Source: Newsday 123 Kids Expo was founded by Kaisha Lee A Ping-Alfred, CEO of Trendy Trade Show Company, after she got tired of having to “hunt around” for affordable, quality products and services for her children. Described as a marketplace for all things children and teens, the first 123 Kids Expo was… Link:

Economics of ganja

Source: Newsday NAZMA MULLER makes a case for the economic benefits of decriminalising marijuana. On the streets of Kingston, Jamaica you can buy a half ounce of high-grade local ganja for J$1,000 (TT$60). That same half-ounce will cost you TT$300 here. Weed is so plentiful in Jamaica that you are never more… Link:

Trini leads cannabis expo

Source: Newsday NAZMA MULLER Douglas Gordon, son of media mogul Ken Gordon, has been leading the way in promoting the cannabis market and creating networking opportunities for investors. In September, Gordon will host the third installment of CanEx Jamaica, where the keynote speakers will be former Mexican president Vicente Fox and former… Link:

Tobago’s B Naturals debuts at TIC

Source: Newsday Mijanou Charles was among more than 260 exhibitors at this year’s Trade and Investment Convention held at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya earlier this month. She was chosen by the Tobago House of Assembly’s Division of Community Development, Enterprise and Labour to be part of this year’s Tobago delegation. Charles… Link:

BG Thursday 19th July, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Thursday, July 19, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=160459#folio=56 Link: BG Thursday 19th July, 2018

Calypsoes to the max

Source: Trinidad Guardian …leadership education supremeSandra BloodPublished: Thursday, July 19, 2018The question—what really is leadership Ms Blood—was posed by a group of 15-25-year-olds. My response: there is leadership and leadership of excellence…there’s a difference. Touching on what they believe caused them to make choices that didn’t serve well, they lay blame on “the nation’s…

Love, Sweat & Basmati Rice on stage

Source: Trinidad Guardian Paula LindoPublished: Thursday, July 19, 2018Love, Sweat & Basmati Rice is Caricomedy Entertainment Ltd’s newest comedy offering to the public. The event, which consists of a short play and a stand-up comedy show, takes place on Sunday, July 22 at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (Sapa), San Fernando. Co-founder…

A night of superb music Under the Trees

Source: Trinidad Guardian A Bukka RenniePublished: Thursday, July 19, 2018Patrons who attended Ramajay, the 2nd Edition, last Saturday evening are clamouring for a repeat, so good was the production. Held Under the Trees at The Normandie in St Ann’s, the show began with opening remarks by former National Calypso Monarch Willard “Relator” Harris. He…

Imbert to meet with private schools on new fee

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Wednesday, July 18, 2018Principals of the Private Secondary Schools who have been lobbying for an increase in the fee currently paid per student per term by the Government will get their chance today to make a case for the increase to Finance Minister Colm Imbert. Principals of the private…

Beetham teen killed in ‘shootout with cops’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Thursday, July 19, 2018Senior police officers in the Port-of-Spain Division have launched an investigation into a shooting incident involving police officers at Hell Yard, Beetham Gardens yesterday which left a teenager dead. A 19-year-old man who was shot was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he was pronounced…

Stuart knocks UNC’s launch boycott

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Thursday, July 19, 2018Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young yesterday lambasted the Opposition for not attending the launch of the National Crime Prevention Programme (NCPP), saying all they were interested in was politicising crime. Young made the statement as he delivered the feature address on behalf…

Dillon seeks full support for new crime plan

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Thursday, July 19, 2018National Security Minister Edmund Dillon has promised not to surrender to criminal elements who have been waging an all-out war against law-abiding citizens. Dillon gave the commitment at the launch of the National Crime Preventative Programme (NCPP) at the Hilton Trinidad, Port-of-Spain, yesterday. However, Prime Minister Dr…

Sixth man charged with Tamana killing

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018The next door neighbour of Guaico, Tamana mini-mart owner has been charged with conspiracy to murder John Samaroo. Devon Dillon appeared before Senior Magistrate Gillian Scotland in the Sangre Grande First Court yesterday. Dillon, 35, was charged by Cpl Seecharan of Arouca Homicide Bureau, Region 2. Five…

Health ministry investigating Vene Crab meat

Source: Newsday THE Chemistry/Food and Drugs Division (CFDD) of the health ministry is investigating claims that fresh crab meat from Venezuela was contaminated with a bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal illness. The ministry in a media release on Wednesday noted the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries previously issued a release advising… Link:

Hosein: National Crime Plan a 'PR stunt'

Source: Newsday OPPOSITION Senator Saddam Hosein said the Opposition did not attend Wednesday’s launch of the National Crime Prevention Plan (NCPP) because it was a public relations stunt which offered nothing new. He was speaking during a media conference held at the Office of the Opposition Leader, Port of Spain. “That PNM… Link:

Citizens fed-up with crime

Source: Newsday More than 1,200 people are expected to flood the streets of St James because they are fed-up with the upsurge crime situation in TT. Speaking to Newsday today, Gregory Sankar, uncle of the late Uber driver Christopher Mohammed, said his family are collaborating with Building TT to host a “Peace… Link:

American Airlines hires 100

Source: Newsday TT’s newest business process outsourcing (BPO) office has provided jobs for more than 100 people. Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon said the decision by American Airlines (AA) to expand its BPO presence locally “further expands and adds value to the country’s BPO agenda. “The 100-plus employees hired by AA… Link:

Grande Chairman: Gold- plated coffin may be looted

Source: Newsday Chairman of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation Terry Rondon says bandits who are aware that there is a gold-plated coffin at the Foster Road cemetery containing jewelery and other valuables may now seize the opportunity to remove the items and sell it for quick cash. Rondon said no one except… Link:

Teen killed in shootout

Source: Newsday A 19-year-old man was killed in a shootout in Beetham Gardens around 6.30 am today. The police said they were on patrol along Beetham Gardens when they saw a group of men standing at a street corner acting suspiciously. As officers were about to confront the men, one of them… Link:

Motivating Mayaro students to succeed

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018Primary and secondary school students from across Mayaro have been stimulated to succeed in life as part of an ongoing series of motivational and support lectures sponsored by bpTT Targeting all seven schools in the Mayaro district, the programme entitled Achieving Success in Life is facilitated by…

Celebrating success at Charford Court

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018In recognition of the achievement of 2018 SEA students, come Saturday, July 28, Charford Court Community Association is hosting an awards ceremony to assist eight successful children with back to school supplies. The function begins at 3 pm at Charford Court, Charlotte Street but it will not…

Suicide—one death every 40 seconds

Source: Trinidad Guardian Caroline C RavelloPublished: Wednesday, July 18, 2018MENTAL HEALTH MATTERSSuicide always grabs our attention. And when it is a celebrity who has suicided, the outpouring is unusually intimate as many people express condolences to and about these stars as though they grew up in the same village. Yet, when people closer to…

Women’s global rise to power

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018G ender-equal governments, which include the same number of men and women as ministry heads and in other cabinet posts, used to be the purview of woman-friendly Nordic countries and highly progressive societies like Canada and Costa Rica. No longer. Mexico’s president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who…

Rotary focus on youth

Source: Newsday JENNIFER ABRAHAM, the newly-appointed president of the Rotary Club of Maraval and her new executive will take on a youth HIV/Aids project during its 2018-2019 term of office. Speaking at the club’s handover ceremony held at the Residence of Jamaican High Commissioner David Prendergrast last month, Abraham focused on Rotary… Link:

Doctors need care

Source: Newsday PART II WHILE there are many causes for physician burnout – among them the conditioning of medical education, work-related stress, and a lack of work-life balance – former health minister Dr Fuad Khan believes burnout occurs later on in a doctor’s career. Khan spoke to Newsday after a young female… Link:

Student barbers give back

Source: Newsday MOTIVATED by the desire to change the negative portrayals of their school on social media, 20 students of the Barataria North Secondary School used their newly-acquired barbering skills to give back to the community. The beneficiaries were the residents of the Memisa Centre in Arima. The students were trained in… Link:

TT U-17s miss regional title by .1 point

Source: Newsday TT finished agonisingly short of winning the Cricket West Indies Regional Under-17 50-over title, as Barbados captured the crown by .1 of a point when the last round was played yesterday at various venues in Trinidad. Barbados ended the tournament with 20.6 points, TT finished second with 20.5 points and… Link:

TT II win twice in ITF U-12 tennis

Source: Newsday THE TT II team won twice yesterday in Pool B action, as the ITF COTECC (Central American and Caribbean Tennis Confederation) 12-and-under team competition sub region 4 continued at the National Racquet Centre, Tacarigua. TT II came from one match down to defeat St Lucia 2-1 in the girls category.… Link:

Stern: We must believe in First Citizens Cup final

Source: Newsday CENTRAL FC coach Stern John is anticipating a difficult final against Defence Force on Friday in the TT Pro League’s First Citizens Cup but has urged his players to believe in themselves. The final will be staged at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, starting at 7 pm. In the semi-final… Link:

Hodge to strengthen TT U-20s at CAC

Source: Newsday THE national under-20 men’s team was scheduled to arrive in Barranquilla yesterday ahead of their opening match on Friday at the Romelio Martínez Stadium, Barranquilla, Colombia. TT head coach Russell Latapy finalised his team on the weekend for what is expected to be three critical matches in preparation for the… Link:

Kirby: We have to bring our A-game

Source: Newsday CAPTAIN of defending champions Udecott North Starblazers Lee-Ann Kirby believes the second edition of the Courts T20 Grand Slam is up for grabs as all teams have quality players. The Starblazers will play against Trident Sports Phoenix at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva, from 7 pm tonight when… Link:

St Louis snubs late offer to go CAC

Source: Newsday DEXTER ST LOUIS, the veteran France-based TT table-tennis player, has snubbed an offer from the TT Table Tennis Association (TTTTA) to participate at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, which will begin tomorrow in Barranquilla, Colombia. The 50-year-old St Louis challenged the TTTTA’s original decision to name a quartet… Link:

Drug suspects held following chase & shootout with police

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Tuesday, July 17, 2018Two men opened fire on police in a desperate bid to flee with drugs and guns at Aripero Village, Rousillac on Tuesday afternoon.  Shortly after 3 pm, the police received a tip-off that the men were transporting guns and drugs in a green Tuscon.  Officers from…

Murder suspect discharged from hospital

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Tuesday, July 17, 2018The key suspect in the fatal stabbing of Dillon Lucas outside the Cloud 9 nightclub in Debe last Sunday has been discharged from the San Fernando General Hospital. Homicide investigators went to the man’s home yesterday where they recorded a statement from him.  He denied killing…

Crab catchers begin feeling the pinch

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Tuesday, July 17, 2018Local crab catchers are feeling the pinch of poor sales after the government issued a ban on the importation of processed crab meat and live crabs from Venezuela. Since the ban, the crab catchers from Woodland, Oropouche, Moruga, and Embaccadere complained that their sales had dried…

JA companies earn $200,000

Source: Newsday SHIVALA RAMPERSAD, a form four student of Naparima Girls’ High School, walked away with double honours at the 48th Annual Future Unlimited Banquet and Awards Ceremony of Junior Achievement TT. She took the award of president of the year and leading her company, Colibri, to the company of the year… Link:

Doctors are human too

Source: Newsday TT’s medical professionals have been the subject of many news headlines recently. On May 18, the Medical Association (TTMA) issued a press release, days after a psychiatrist died by suicide. The release said, “There is a growing epidemic among doctors that the Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association (TTMA) would like… Link:

Guardian Group reaffirms support for TTOC

Source: Newsday TTOC president Brian Lewis yesterday described Guardian Group’s sponsorship to its athlete welfare and preparation fund as “tremendous” and “in keeping with the company’s long-standing commitment to the interest of national athletes through the TTOC.” Guardian Group presented a cheque for $200,000 to the TTOC last Friday at its head… Link:

Aguilleira to miss Courts T20 Grand Slam

Source: Newsday MERISSA Aguilleira is anticipating her new role as manager/motivator of the TECU Southern Titans in the second edition of the Courts T20 Grand Slam Tournament, as injury has forced the wicketkeeper to miss the tournament. Aguilleira was expected to captain the Titans in their opening match against LCB Contractors Central… Link:

United All Stars whip D’ A-Team in Bamboo Cricket

Source: Newsday UNITED All Stars whipped D’A-Team by seven wickets, on July 6, in the Bamboo #1 Recreation Ground, as the Bamboo Cricket League 2018 continued. D’A-Team registered a score of 81 runs for five wickets in their allotted 12 overs, with Shan Ramkissoon top-scoring with 22. Adrian Rampersad contributed 19 and… Link:

Health 17th July, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian At HomePublished: Tuesday, July 17, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=160419#folio=28 Link: Health 17th July, 2018

Cops destroy weed fields in Biche

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018Five marijuana fields containing 2750 fully grown marijuana trees and 20,000 seedlings were destroyed by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit during a marijuana eradication exercise in the Biche district. A statemeny from the Police Service said the exercise also included officers attached to the…

Judge convenes court at Temple

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Tuesday, July 17, 2018A High Court judge yesterday convened court at a parcel of land next door to a Temple in Princes Town which is the subject of a legal battle over ownership. Justice Ronnie Boodoosingh went to the location yesterday on the final day of the trial in which…

Mason killed, friend wounded in Mount Hope attack

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Tuesday, July 17, 2018One man was killed and another wounded after being ambushed by gunmen while sitting in a car in Mount Hope. The dead man, identified as 24-year-old Jaleel “LimeLite” Stevenson, was shot 14 times. According to a police report, at about 6 pm Stevenson and his friend,…

Voting up to last minute in Belmont East

Source: Newsday There was steady voting in the Belmont East district right up to the last minute of the by-election today. First time voter Zidane Crawford, 19, was casting his vote at St Francis Boys’ College and he found the process was easy. “I thought it would have been a lot of… Link:

Blown well continues to spew oil into Gulf of Paria

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Monday, July 16, 2018Senior well-control engineers from the United States and the Energy Ministry experts will make a decision by the end of the week, on how to safely stop high pressures of oil and gas from spewing out of a ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Paria.…

Candidates in ‘final push’

Source: Newsday KIMBERLY Small, People’s National Movement (PNM) candidate in today’s by-election in Barataria, was making a final push when contacted 90 minutes before the close of polls. “Everything’s good. We working! We working!” she effused. “People are coming out.” She remarked on the good weather that had largely prevailed today, in… Link:

CoP on Anti-Gang Act: Unfair to expect instant results

Source: Newsday Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams said it would be unfair to expect instant results from the police with the Anti-Gang legislation. He was speaking with Newsday last week at the Parliament building in Port of Spain before appearing before the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee. He said the Anti-Gang… Link:

President on vacation

Source: Newsday PRESIDENT Paula- MaeWeekes has taken her first official vacation. A statement issued by the Office of the President said Weekes will be in the United States on holiday, from Thursday until next Monday. Senate President Christine Kangaloo will act as President in Weekes’ absence. Weekes was elected President on March… Link:

Galleons Passage delayed

Source: Newsday The long awaited MV Galleons Passage was again delayed in making its Port of Spain arrival. The National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (Nidco) announced that the boat was scheduled to arrive at 2 pm. However, in a subsequent news release, Nidco said the vessel was experiencing strong currents and therefore… Link:

Hard-working dog

Source: Newsday DEEP inside Camp Cumuto lives Dani, a muddy-brown Belgian Malinois with a black airbrushed face and ears. Dani appears to be an ordinary dog, but he performs a job in the police Canine Unit that no other dog can do: Dani is a cadaver dog who searches for bodies. He’s… Link:

The shame and blame game

Source: Newsday DR RADICA MAHASE SHARLENE is 44-years-old and she is the mother of a six-year-old boy who was diagnosed with autism a couple years ago. She lives in a small village in a rural area and she works as a cashier in the local supermarket. Her husband is a tradesman and… Link:

Former TT U-21 hockey captain Kwasi dies

Source: Newsday VALDEEN SHEARS THE hockey fraternity in TT and UK lost one of its brightest talents on Saturday night following the death of national goalkeeper Kwasi Emmanuel. The 21 year old, who aspired to become a lawyer and police officer, was best known for playing alongside his brothers Keiron and Kristien… Link:

Holder delighted to move past Bangladesh

Source: Newsday JASON Holder said moving ahead of Bangladesh in the Test rankings was one of their main goals, and the Windies captain wants his team to continue that progress for the rest of the year. The Windies were dominant in their 2-0 Test win over Bangladesh, clinching the first Test in… Link:

Zonal chairman says TTCB betrayed trust

Source: Newsday CHAIRMAN of the South West Zonal Council of the TT Cricket Board (TTCB) Ramesh Dharamdeo, said the executive of the TTCB has betrayed the trust of former sponsor National Gas Company (NGC) and hurt the board’s chances of attracting future sponsorship. A financial audit by the NGC, has shown that… Link:

Holder wants better pitches to suit Windies’ fast bowlers

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, July 16, 2018KINGSTON, Jamaica—Despite trouncing Bangladesh 2-0 in their just completed Test series, West Indies captain Jason Holder is calling for better pitches to be prepared in the Caribbean. He raised the concern during a press conference following the regional side’s 166-run victory over the visitors in the final…

New generation of sport managers

Source: Trinidad Guardian Anand RampersadPublished: Monday, July 16, 2018The need to be professional was the common theme echoed by panellists at the conference on Sport and Future at the Azimut Hotel in Moscow, Russia, on June 29. The panellists included Javier Zanetti, VP, Inter Milan; Leonardo Araujo, former player and FIFA World Cup Winner;…

QPCC whips Giants to open lead

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Monday, July 16, 2018Four different players were on target as Queen’s Park Cricket Club whipped San Fernando Giants 4-2 to open a two points lead at the top of the T&T Super League standings on Saturday. Starting the day as joint leaders with Matura ReUnited, the Parkites took the…

T&T faces Windwards today

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, July 16, 2018With just two rounds of matches remaining in the Cricket West Indies Under-17 Championships, the Leeward Islands sit atop the standings following the completion of the third round of matches on Saturday. In the fourth round of matches slated to be played today, the Leeward Islands will…

YTC Inmate escapes at Best Village show

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Monday, July 16, 2018Training Centre, at Golden Grove, who escaped custody on Saturday had been once described as an inspiration to many of the youths at the facility and had earned a role as part of the prison’s mentoring team. Mason Ramjassingh, 21, who is awaiting trial for murder,…

Man killed after defending wife

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajRishi RagoonathPublished: Monday, July 16, 2018Dillon Lucas was stabbed multiple times as he tried to protect his common-law wife from unwanted sexual advances from an older man outside a Debe casino yesterday. Eyewitnesses said he bled to death while the police looked on. The attacker who remains warded under police…

‘An experience I will not forget’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Imran AliPublished: Monday, July 16, 2018Trini recounts seeing final game liveIf anyone had told me I could be going to Russia, I would have asked them to get their head checked. But destiny, as they say, has a funny way and there I was to witness the epic battle between France…

Woman tells police: "I was raped by man posing as cop"

Source: Newsday A 23-year-old woman went to the Chaguanas Police Station on last night, and reported that she was raped by a man claiming to be a police officer. According to reports, the 23-year-old victim told police at around 9.00 last night, she was standing by the Charlieville taxi stand awaiting transportation,… Link:

Galleons Passage arrives at noon

Source: Newsday THE MV Galleons Passage is scheduled to make its long expected arrival in TT tomorrow around noon. This was disclosed today by Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan. He told Newsday his latest information is that the vessel is on schedule to arrive in TT tomorrow. However former minister Devant… Link:

YTC youth escapes

Source: Newsday On July 14, at about 9pm, officers escorting a contingent of lads from the Youth Training Centre to a Best Village engagement at the National Academy of the Performing Arts, discovered MASON RAMJASSINGH was missing. After making several checks, they immediately contacted the West End Police Station. Ramjassingh is 21… Link:

Man killed outside Debe nightclub

Source: Newsday A is dead while another is in critical condition at hospital this morning after a fight outside a Debe nightclub this morning. The victims have not been identified but initial reports state they were among a group of friends who began arguing outside Cloud 9 Casino along the SS Erin… Link:

SB Sunday 14th July, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Sunday, July 15, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=160390#folio=62 Link: SB Sunday 14th July, 2018

BIG $ FOR PARTS

Source: Newsday CAR THIEVES are moving away from breaking into your car and going away with it, and are now increasingly confronting car owners and taking it, sometimes with violence. The disturbing data for drivers was disclosed two weeks ago by head of the Stolen Vehicles Unit, Sgt Christopher Swamber during the… Link:

XX Sunday 14th July, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian WOWPublished: Sunday, July 15, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=160390#folio=26 Link: XX Sunday 14th July, 2018

Lisa McKenzie: A widow’s fight for justice

Source: Newsday VALDEEN SHEARS On June 28, it was bittersweet for Lisa McKenzie to hear the final ruling of Justice Mira Dean-Armorer at the Port of Spain High Court. Finally, her husband, Ricardo “Smokey” McKenzie, could rest in peace. She had the closure for which she had fought long and hard, alongside… Link:

The ‘Vene’ chatter

Source: Newsday I have been overhearing countless conversations about the presence of Venezuelans in Trinidad. What I struggle to remember are the times I’ve heard people speaking with the kind of empathy I would expect when discussing human beings who leave all they‘ve ever known just to stay alive. I decided to… Link:

Empowering new writers with prizes

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, July 15, 2018Literary prizes are proven investments with guaranteed returns, says a release from the Bocas Lit Fest. And a geographically small yet complex place like the Caribbean requires continuous investment to help draw out emerging literary talent. One such venture, according to the Bocas release, was the Hollick…

Friend or foe?

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kristel-Marie RamnathPublished: Sunday, July 15, 2018This series of articles will cover inter-dog aggression. Readers must understand that these articles are for guidance only. Aggression between dogs is a complex psychological condition requiring a professional dog behaviourist to evaluate and treat each case individually. In this second (and then third) articles of…

Cutlass men attack Freeport family

Source: Newsday A PREGNANT Freeport woman had to snatch her two young sons and run from six cutlass-wielding men who stormed her family’s home on Friday night. According to the woman, who will not be identified as she fears for her safety, around 8.30pm a car pulled up in front of their… Link:

‘I am feeling very well’

Source: Newsday MP for Port of Spain South and Public Administration Minister Marlene McDonald yesterday vehemently denied a report in another daily newspaper that she had kidney failure. Speaking with Sunday Newsday this evening, McDonald, who was hospitalised twice within a month, said she was given a week’s sick leave by her… Link:

Princess Elizabeth upgrade delayed

Source: Newsday AN UPGRADE on the Princess Elizabeth Centre for the physically handicapped was delayed due to a delay in the release of funding, says Health Ministry permanent secretary Asif Ali. He was speaking on Friday as officials of the ministry met with the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) on the… Link:

Decriminalising marijuana impacts crime

Source: Newsday DECRIMINALISING marijuana can reduce crime. Dean of UWI’s Faculty of Law, St Augustine Campus, Prof Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, made this comment to reporters after a special sitting of the Caribbean Court of Justice in Port of Spain on Friday. Antoine was the chairman of the regional commission on marijuana which… Link:

Late councillors remembered as ‘giants’

Source: Newsday Late People’s National Movement (PNM) councillors for Barataria and Belmont East, Pernell Bruno and Darryl Rajpaul respectively, were remembered as “giants” and “shining lights” at a PNM public meeting on Thursday night. The two were praised at the meeting held at St Francois Girls’ College in Belmont as part of… Link:

STEP DOWN

Source: Newsday TWO of the ten men charged with the murder of well-known attorney Dana Seetahal are asking for the magistrate presiding over proceedings to step down from the case. The application for Senior Magistrate Indrani Cedeno to recuse herself on the ground of apparent bias was made by attorney Criston J… Link:

Sesame Street Live coming to TT

Source: Newsday SESAME Street Live’s 38th touring season will stop off in Trinidad next month with the Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend show. By its very name the show’s emphasis is on friendship and the producers aim to make new linkages as they explore universal friendship. “No matter where you’re… Link:

Crème de la crème ice crème

Source: Newsday IN lieu of all the fancy desserts at restaurants and dessert shops, including those Instagram worthy desserts that claim numerous likes and followers, ice cream still remains at the top echelon of favourite desserts. Growing up, coconut ice cream was not available commercially and if it were, the taste was… Link:

Music magic in Maraval

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ STUDENTS of the Holistic Music School produced musical magic at the Trinidad Country Club on Saturday evening in a concert called Rhythms of Love. There was so much music that the show ran for over three hours and the performances just got better and better. The performance by… Link:

Woodley hat-trick sends Cunupia FC top

Source: Newsday CUNUPIA FC’S Kevon Woodley took his league tally to seven goals this season with a hat-trick against RSSR FC in the TT Super League Standings, when match day six kicked off on Thursday night. Woodley fired in goals in the 22nd and 26th minutes and sealed the win with his… Link:

T&T golfers finish 4th in Jamaica

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, July 14, 2018A good effort by T&T, led by Chris Richards Junior, saw this country place fourth in the recently concluded Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships (CAJGC) in Jamaica. The tournament was played on the spectacular Caymanas Golf & Country Club where the national team finished behind winner Puerto…

Douglas, O’Young advance to last-32

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Saturday, July 14, 2018The local duo of Derron Douglas and Luc O’Young emerged from their round-robin groups to qualify to today’s Junior Boys Singles last-32 at the 2018 Pan American Junior Table Tennis Championship yesterday. Playing in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Douglas went under to Canada’s Terrence Yeung 4-11,…

Calypso Spikers finish 11th

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Saturday, July 14, 2018Turkey-based Krystle Esdelle scored a tournament-high 25 points which helped T&T record a 26-24, 25-18 and 25-16 win over Costa Rica in the Play-off for 11th and 12th spots at the Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup Tournament, Ricardo Arias Pavilion in the Dominican Republic yesterday. The…

Last medal chance rests with relay team

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rachael Thomspon-KingPublished: Saturday, July 14, 2018Any chance of T&T winning a medal at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships lies on the performance of the Men’s 4×100 metres relay team today. Yesterday at the Ratina Stadium in Tampere, Finland, the local quartet of Keon Benjamin, Carlon Hosten, David Pierce and Tyrell Edwards,…

PM: No racial, ethnic sacrifice to win election

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Saturday, July 14, 2018Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says his Government “ will never sacrifice the racial, ethnic and religious stability of T&T in attempting to win an election.” Addressing a political meeting in Belmont on Thursday night he accused the UNC of “starting a race war in El…

Judge asks to recuse self over ‘threat’ text

Source: Trinidad Guardian Derek AchongPublished: Saturday, July 14, 2018DANA SEETAHAL MURDER INQUIRYAlleged improper communication between prosecutors and a magistrate may derail the preliminary inquiry into the assassination of former Independent Senator Dana Seetahal, SC. Lawyers representing some of the 10 men charged with the crime yesterday made an application calling for Senior Magistrate Indrani…

Ex-WASA boss, Kall Co exec on bribe charges

Source: Trinidad Guardian Derek AchongPublished: Saturday, July 14, 2018A former Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) executive and a construction company director have been each released on $250,000 bail after appearing in court on corruption charges yesterday. Wendell Diaz, the former head of Procurement and Logistics at WASA and Michael Arjune, a director of Kall…

Chairman resigns after questions over $$

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, July 14, 2018Committee calls National Self Help Commission ‘rogue entity’Carl Celestine has been appointed interim chairman has been appointed at the National Commission for Self Help Limited This after the organisation’s chairman Edgar Zephyrine tendered his resignation. In April the commission appeared before the PAEC chaired by Wade Mark…

Forgenie blatantly lied to us

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Saturday, July 14, 2018PAEC chairman on probe into YTEPP:Member of the Public Accounts Enterprises Committee (PAEC) David Small says “a clear message has been sent out by the Board of the Youth Training and Employment Partnership Programme (YTEPP) following the Board’s dismissal this week of the programme’s chief executive…

TT professor warns of credit card fraud in Jamaica

Source: Newsday Two and a half months after almost US$900 was fraudulently charged to his credit card, Professor Ramesh Deosaran is still awaiting word from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and Republic Bank Ltd (RBL) on their investigations. Deosaran was staying at Iberostar Rosehall Suites, Montego Bay from April 30-May 3, attending… Link:

PM reads from UNC ‘bible of corruption’

Source: Newsday THE PRIME Minister has described a People’s National Movement (PNM) publication, The Patriot’s Guide to Why Never Again, as the “bible of corruption” for the previous administration. Dr Rowley was speaking on Thursday night at a PNM public meeting at St Francois Girls’ College in Belmont as part of the… Link:

Private School Association: we will sit and wait

Source: Newsday All we can do at this stage is sit and wait on the Education Minister Anthony Garcia. This was the remark made by vice president of the Private School’s Association Anthony Mc Collin. The association has been lobbying for an increased payment from the Ministry of Education of $5,700 instead… Link:

13,444 vote on Monday

Source: Newsday A total of 13,444 people will vote in Monday’s by-elections in Belmont East and Barataria. According to the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC), 3.237 people are registered to vote in Belmont East. In Barataria, a total of 10,2017 people are eligible to vote. The EBC also said there are five… Link:

Dana accused want magistrate to step down

Source: Newsday TWO of the ten men charged with the murder of Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal are asking for the magistrate presiding over the proceedings to step down from the case. The application for Senior Magistrate Indrani Cedeno to recuse herself from the case on the ground of apparent bias was made… Link:

Prisons face off for debates

Source: Newsday CAN the teenagers from the Youth Training Centre (YTC) defeat Carrera prison? Are the men from Golden Grove Remand Yard a match for the women of Women’s Prison? Who will emerge as the winner in a contest between Golden Grove Prison and Maximum Security Prison? Or for that matter, can… Link:

Students get advice from Walshy Fire

Source: Newsday STUDENTS of the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) benefited from a three-hour interactive discussion with Leighton “Walshy Fire” Walsh, a member of the popular award-winning group Major Lazer. Walsh was in Trinidad to stage the first instalment of his popular event Rum & Bass. The event, promoted by 432… Link:

Rudder 6.5 for the Bowl

Source: Newsday FROM Belmont to San Fernando calypso virtuoso David Rudder will be staging his first full-length concert at the Naparima Bowl on July 28 at 7.30 pm. Call it the second edition of his fabulous 6.5 concert held in May in Port of Spain, commemorating his 65th birthday. Whatever the reason,… Link:

Free shows from India’s Qawwali group

Source: Newsday THE Shahid Niazi and Party Qawwali Group of India is giving free performances from today to Sunday at venues in central and south. The eight-member band will be performing popular numbers from Bollywood and Sufi Qawwali. The songs which constitute the Qawwali repertoire are primarily in Urdu, Hindi, Bengali and… Link:

Bahamas celebrates 45th at sea

Source: Newsday HONORARY Consul for The Bahamas and Dean of the Consular Corps, Dr Elaine Monica Davis, invited guests to a stylish celebration of the 45th anniversary of the Bahamas’ Independence themed: Indi 45, aboard the Ocean Pelican. As guests gathered at the Anchorage for boarding they were served bahama waves, a… Link:

BG Thursday 12th July, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Thursday, July 12, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=160362#folio=66 Link: BG Thursday 12th July, 2018

Tobago Today Friday 13th July, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian Tobago TodayPublished: Friday, July 13, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=160377#folio=64 Link: Tobago Today Friday 13th July, 2018

REC Friday 13th July, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian MetroPublished: Friday, July 13, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=160377#folio=28 Link: REC Friday 13th July, 2018

Awards for young achievers in academics

Source: Trinidad Guardian Peter Ray BloodPublished: Friday, July 13, 2018BIW is shining a beacon for the community of Belmont…The youth of Belmont were celebrated last week when Belmont Is We (BIW) held its inaugural Halls of Academia Awards at St Margaret’s Parish Hall, located on Belmont Circular Road. The event was to congratulate the…

5 charged with conspiring to kill mini mart owner

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, July 13, 2018Five Guaico, Tamana men appeared in court charged with conspiracy to murder mini mart owner John Samaroo. They appeared before Senior Magistrate Gillian Scotland in the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court yesterday. Ferdinand Mora, aka ‘Fredi’’, 32; Bonifacio Mora, aka ‘Chin’ 46; Javon Mora, aka Mickey, 25; Justin…

Constituents pray for MP

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Friday, July 13, 2018Sea Lots community leader Cedric “Burkie” Burke and contractor Kenroy Dopwell yesterday prayed for the speedy recovery of their Port-of-Spain South MP, describing her as a mother to their community. Both men said they were saddened by McDonald’s deteriorating health and would continue to ask God to…

PM hopes for full recovery

Source: Trinidad Guardian Khamal GeorgesPublished: Friday, July 13, 2018McDonald diagnosed with kidney failurePublic Administration Minister Marlene McDonald has been diagnosed with renal/kidney failure. The Port-of-Spain South MP has been hospitalised since Saturday. A statement from the Ministry of Communications indicated McDonald was being treated for an “existing medical condition.” It’s the second time she…

What you need to know about buying NIF bonds

Source: Newsday The prospectus for the National Investment Fund (NIF) was released to the public early on Thursday morning. Newsday spoke with First Citizens Investment Services, General Manager Sana Ragbir, who provided an overview of how potential investors can purchase NIF bonds. “All investments do carry risk whether it’s a government bond,… Link:

Moonilal sues newspaper columnist

Source: Newsday A HIGH Court judge will later this year decide whether two commentary pieces in the weekly TNT Mirror publication were defamatory to Opposition MP Dr Roodal Moonilal. Moonilal has complained of two commentary pieces written by People’s National Movement political activist and newspaper columnist Juliet Davy and published in the… Link:

Investing and the World Cup

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, July 12, 2018There have been many attempts to link World Cup football to various activities in a country. From our local experience we know that taking time to watch World Cup matches has an effect on national productivity. This, of course, is more pronounced in countries that are actually…

Insurance complaints on the rise

Source: Trinidad Guardian Geisha KowlessarPublished: Thursday, July 12, 2018Financial Services Ombudsman:Insurance complaints continued to dominate grievances against local financial institutions, the majority of which are motor-related claims. These are among the findings in the 2017 report of the Office of the Financial Services Ombudsman (OFSO) for the period January 1, 2017 to December 31,…

US Embassy monitoring probe into child’s rape report

Source: Newsday The American Embassy is taking a personal interest into investigations surrounding the rape of a four-year-old American child at the hands of the son of a former government minister. Officials at the embassy contacted the child’s mother yesterday afternoon. The child’s mother, in an interview with Newsday yesterday said she… Link:

Cops believe missing nursing assistant was murdered

Source: Newsday Homicide officers have now teamed up with their colleagues from the Anti-kidnapping unit to probe the disappearance of 20-year-old nursing assistant Sharday Emmanuel who went missing two weeks ago. Investigators said yesterday, based on information they have, they are now searching for a body. Officers also believe that an arrest… Link:

Beetham man arrested with pistol

Source: Newsday A 23-year-old Beetham man was arrested this morning for the possession of a pistol and 15 rounds of ammunition as he and another man were sitting in a black Nissan B14. According to sources, the man who is wanted for a series of robberies, in the Northern, Northeastern, Western and… Link:

Fake cops invade home and escape

Source: Newsday Six bandits dressed in police tactical wear and armed with guns broke into a Wallerfield farm house during early this morning. They held up seven members of a family who were asleep, ordered them out of their beds, tied them up with tie straps and threatened to kill them. For… Link:

SBCS refining future game changers

Source: Newsday The Centre for Media, Communication, and Design at SBCS Global Learning Institute, Trincity campus hosted a media exhibition to display the work of final year students in the SBCS Diploma and the BTEC Higher National Diploma programmes. The exhibition was open for viewing at the institution’s Trincity campus from July… Link:

Proudly T&T

Source: Newsday The TT Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) is “Proudly T&T” and it is hoping to inspire the public to join it in making the country more productive and competitive. “It’s more than just a corporate social responsibility project. We recognise as a nation we have to get more competitive and productive. We… Link:

New opportunities

Source: Newsday Trinidad and Tobago is Cuba’s biggest trading partner in the Caricom region — and fifth overall in Latin America — and both countries are looking forward to exploring new and bigger opportunities with each other. “There is a commitment from Cuba to develop that relationship with the Caribbean as part… Link:

Jabloteh cops FYPL ‘Team of the Year’ award

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Thursday, July 12, 2018San Juan Jabloteh was voted as the ‘Team of the Year’ when the 2018 Flow Youth Pro League end-ofseason awards function came off at the VIP Lounge, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, yesterday. The San Juan club, enjoyed a very productive season capturing both the Under-14 and…

Cricket Board audit-gate scandal

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, July 12, 2018Any columnist ought to have at the forefront of his or her aims and objectives, the notion to be as forthright as possible without misleading readers or being irresponsible. Furthermore, it is my duty as an independent columnist to expose bad governance especially when it comes to…

Look Loy serves John-Williams with pre-action protocol letter

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, July 12, 2018President of the T&T Super League Keith Look Loy has intensified his efforts to ensure that there are transparency and accountability within the operations of the T&T Football Association (TTFA) by serving a pre-action protocol letter yesterday on the President David John-Williams, as a final request for…

Mobil Outlaw is High Points champ

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, July 12, 2018E-Class campaigners Mobil Outlaw sharpened up for this year’s Carib Great Race in August by being crowned ‘Boat of the year high points champion’ at the T&T Power Boat Association’s fifth and final Regatta on on July 1 at the T&T Yacht Club in Chaguaramas. Under stormy…

Bandit slain as prison guards foil robbery

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Thursday, July 12, 2018A prison officer who walked into a robbery at a Chinese supermarket in Arouca attempted to run away but was chased down by one of the armed thieves. A passing colleague saw what was happening and in aid of the fleeing officer, took out his firearm…

Why’s he being scandalised?

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Thursday, July 12, 2018Imbert breaks silence on son’s robberyFinance Minister Colm Imbert yesterday admitted that the cellphone belonging to his 25-year-old son Adrian Imbert, which was stolen in a robbery last Friday, had sensitive personal information on it. Imbert also denied he used his ministerial influence to get the police…

PM says no to state of emergency

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Thursday, July 12, 2018Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says it is clear there are “people roaming on the streets who are cold-blooded killers,” but is making it clear the Government will “not concede that those who behave like this and endanger the rest of the population are to be…

Hinds: Critical to get process right

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Thursday, July 12, 2018Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General Fitzgerald Hinds says he will be guided by the acting Police Commissioner on the approach the Police Service is taking on the evidential requirement under the Anti-Gang law. Hinds told the T&T Guardian that lawyers and the police…

Early Anti-Gang hiccup

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Thursday, July 12, 2018CoP: Old info on criminals not valid nowThe recent passing of the Anti-Gang Legislation may have stumped the intelligence gathering and investigative work of the T&T Police Service, forcing them to return to the drawing board on cases being made against key members of the criminal…

CoP: No special treatment because it was Imbert’s son

Source: Newsday ACTING Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams says there was no special treatment in the recovery of the stolen phone belonging to Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s son and the police involved should be praised for excellent work rather than attacked. He was speaking with Newsday at the Parliament building in Port… Link:

Five in court for mini mart owner’s murder

Source: Newsday FIVE men appeared today before a Sangre Grande magistrate in connection with the murder of 53-year-old mini-mart owner John Samaroo on June 21. They are 21-year-old Torrance “Bully” Villafana, 22-year-old Justin Durity, 25-year-old Javon “Mickey” Moora, 32-year-old Ferdinand “Ferdi” Moora and 46-year-old Bonifacio “Chin” Moora all of Guaico Tamana, Sangre… Link:

Marlene out of hospital

Source: Newsday MINISTER of Public Administration Marlene Mc Donald has been discharged from St Clair Medical Centre after being treated for a severe cough and other cold symptoms, said a statement yesterday from her constituency office assistant Sharon Felix. This news came after Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on Tuesday on a… Link:

LATT refunds UNC’s UK lawyer in election petition case

Source: Newsday FOREIGN lawyers wanting to practise in the local courts are only required to pay an annual subscription fee to the Law Association (LATT) and an annual contribution to its compensation fund. This was the finding of a High Court judge in a statutory interpretation claim filed by voter Shevanand Gopeesingh,… Link:

3 visually impaired pupils who pass SEA honoured

Source: Newsday ARIEL LEWIS, 13, and Jaidon Vincent, 12, visually impaired pupils who passed the Secondary Examination Assessment (SEA), were honoured this morning by the south chapter of the Trinidad and Tobago Blind Welfare Association (TTBWA). They both passed for Tranquillity Government Secondary School and Debe Secondary School after completing SEA using… Link:

Bandit killed in shootout with cops

Source: Newsday An unidentified bandit who robbed a Chinese shop owner on Tuesday night with three accomplices was shot dead by police. One of the others was shot by a prison officer and remained under police guard at hospital yesterday. Police were expected to take prints from the man to try to… Link:

Archbishop: Do all to end death penalty

Source: Newsday WHILE this country still has the death penalty on its statute books, the head of TT’s RC flock, the Archbishop of Port of Spain, Jason Gordon, says more must be done to ensure it is scrapped as the ultimate form of punishment by the State. Gordon made this call in… Link:

Granny Jules’ hot 100

Source: Newsday WE often wonder what’s in a name. For Octavia Juliana Martinez-Valentine, who celebrated her 100th birthday on July 2, obviously quite a lot. The name Juliana is Latin for “youthful” – giving an apt description of the feisty centenarian fondly known as Granny Jules. Granny Jules, the mother of 12,… Link:

The giant African snail

Source: Newsday VOLUNTEERS from the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) are on a drive to collect and subsequently eradicate the giant African snail. They’re led by Nikita Samlal, a second-year BSc student of crop science and technology and Dr Marcus Ramdwar, assistant professor of agriculture. Samlal is also president of the… Link:

Devant questions police conduct

Source: Newsday FORMER government minister Devant Maharaj is questioning the conduct of the police in the recovery of the cellphone belonging to the son of Finance Minister Colm Imbert . In a media statement, while he commended the police for their alacrity in finding the cellphone, Maharaj asked why the same enthusiasm… Link:

What’s your sign, girl?

Source: Trinidad Guardian Caroline C RavelloPublished: Wednesday, July 11, 2018MENTAL HEALTH MATTERSPeople are always asking what are the signs of mental illness; I am forever trying to answer that with first teaching what are the signs of mental wellness. “Good mental health isn’t just the absence of mental health problems,” says helpguide.org. “Being mentally…

Good calypsoes found in Siparia

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018On Saturday night, after walking a mile and a half, Kenny’s Big Yard Community Tent was eventually located on Coora Road, in Siparia, and what a night it was. With a full house in attendance, Lystra Nurse, singing under the moniker of Lady Lystra, took on a…

Time for action at ARC

Source: Trinidad Guardian Andre BaptisePublished: Wednesday, July 11, 2018The new board of management at the Arima Race Club (ARC) has been installed and the need for action by it could not be greater. As most readers should be aware, I was a member of the prior board until opting to resign to give an…

Cuba sweeps past Calypso Spikers

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Wednesday, July 11, 2018T&T “Calypso Spikers” suffered a straight-sets loss, 15-25, 28-30, 19-25, to former champion Cuba to end with a 0-3 Pool B round-robin record at the Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, yesterday. Having taken a first ever set in a 3-1 loss…

One road in & out – how did Chaguaramas killers escape?

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Tuesday, July 10, 2018Gangsters who unleashed gunfire at the Chaguaramas Boardwalk could have been apprehended easily if all law enforcement arms had been working in tandem, a top-level security expert disclosed yesterday. The source who requested anonymity said the escape of the men who killed Fabien “Super” Williams, 32,…

Men caught dumping chicken waste fined

Source: Newsday TWO workers of a poultry depot who were caught dumping chicken waste along a road in Barrackpore were ordered to pay a total of $6,000 in fines. Shazard Mohammed and Jurrusha Mahabir pleaded guilty to littering in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court. On Monday around 9pm, estate constable Bastien and… Link:

JSCs meet today

Source: Newsday TWO parliamentary joint select committees (JSCs) hold separate public hearings at Tower D of the Port of Spain International Waterfront Centre today. These hearings are expected to be the last ones until Parliament returns from its current recess in September. At 10 am, the Land and Physical Infrastructure JSC will… Link:

Burnt body found in Fyzabad

Source: Newsday The partially-burnt, decomposing body of a man was found in some bushes behind a bar in Fyzabad this morning. The body was discovered around 8.30am about 100 feet behind L&M bar on the main road in Pepper Village, Fyzabad. Police say they believe the man was of African descent. South… Link:

Give police DNA database

Source: Newsday SENIOR Supt Inraj Balram believes if a database with DNA profiles for all citizens and visitors to TT is started, crime detection will increase drastically. Speaking at a police town hall meeting in Arena Road, Freeport, on Monday night, Balram said while police are working to fight organised crime, they… Link:

Man shot dead in Malabar

Source: Newsday POLICE are investigating the murder of a 30-year-old man who was shot in Malabar on Monday night. Gary Constantine was on Joseph Avenue liming with friends when a man approached and shot him several times, then ran away. Northern Division police were called and officers including Cpl Sookram WPC Joseph,… Link:

Police officer dies two days after setting himself on fire

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Tuesday, July 10, 2018Two days after he set himself on fire, SRP Gary Alexander has died. Alexander, 62, of Jebodhsingh Trace, Fyzabad died during the early hours of Tuesday morning having sustained second degree burns to 90 per cent of his body. During an interview yesterday, his daughter Shanice…

TSTT services restored after cable break

Source: Newsday A major break in a TSTT fibre optic cable in the Chaguaramas area on Monday afternoon caused a temporary disruption in all mobile data and internet services, says Graeme Suite, senior manager of public relations and external affairs at TSTT. In a brief telephone interview, Suite said the issue started… Link:

Cops net robbery suspects, phones, rifle

Source: Newsday Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) Strike Team police found a Russian SKS 7.62 rifle in a bushy area during a patrol shortly before 4.30 am today. PC Omadathfound the weapon in Straker Village, Picton Road, Laventille. No one was arrested. However, two men were arrested in Straker Village for their… Link:

Health 10th July, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian At HomePublished: Tuesday, July 10, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=160321#folio=28 Link: Health 10th July, 2018

Rampersad short story wins at Swiss Global contest

Source: Trinidad Guardian with SEA top achiever Saiesh’s favourite fablePublished: Tuesday, July 10, 2018Munnie’s Multicultural Musical Masquerade, a children’s short story by heritage educator Dr Kris Rampersad has been adjudged a winner “for its wit and musical undertones” in the international Bubo Short Story Contest, Your World, Our Music. The story was written for…

Confident T&T chases U-17 hat-trick today

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Tuesday, July 10, 2018confident T&T Under-17 cricket team will open its challenge for a third successive West Indies age-group title today, when the team comes up against Barbados from 9.30 am at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, South Trinidad. The team, which is led by Antonio Gomez,…

Mahabir keeps Solo vets title

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Tuesday, July 10, 2018Wilson, Joseph stay on courseCanada-based David Mahabir kept hold of his Solo Senior National Table Tennis Championship Men’s Veterans Singles title following a three-set victory at the National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Road, Tacarigua on Saturday. In the championship match, Mahabir made light work of Solo…

Africa Film TT screenings

Source: Newsday BILLED as an evening of film, fashion and festivity, the Africa Film TT (AFTT) festival will opens on July 23 and runs through to July 29 at the Brian Lara Promenade, Central Bank Auditorium, Little Carib Theatre, Akimbo, UWI Film Programme Studio and Digicel IMAX. The fourth annual AFTT gets… Link:

Writers team up for UK book launch

Source: Newsday CARIBBEAN writers at home and in the UK will meet in an evening of celebration at the UK launch of Thicker Than Water being hosted by Arvon on July 19 at the Free Word Centre, London. The stories, poems and memoirs in this anthology tackle everything that’s most complicated and… Link:

Paparazzi belles

Source: Newsday PAPARAZZI’S launch of its 2019 mas presentation La Belle Epoque … A Beautiful Era at Fatima College grounds, Mucurapo, last Saturday was most impressive. A trailer truck picked up costumed models from the college, drove a few yards in a westerly direction, then turned into the grounds, after which it… Link:

Nurse may have been arguing with boyfriend before accident

Source: Newsday A lover’s spat may have been the reason behind an early-morning accident which claimed the life of 29-year-old nurse Shana Isaac at the Valencia Bypass on Sunday. According to reports, Isaac was picked up by her boyfriend Franklin Meyers, from the Sangre Grande General Hospital after completing her shift shortly… Link:

Sandy still in PoSGH

Source: Newsday Former Tobago House of Assembly (THA) member and representative for Roxborough/ Delaford Hilton Sandy, 72, is still in the neurosurgical ward of the Port of Spain General Hospital. Last Tuesday, sources said Sandy was taken to the Scarborough General Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, after complaining of feeling unwell. It is… Link:

Aeneas Wills is dead

Source: Newsday RETIRED judge, former Queen’s Counsel and former senator Aeneas Wills, 90, is dead. Born in 1927, he passed away peacefully on Saturday (July 7) at Stirling Heights Long Term Care Home in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. A death notice by Corbett Funeral Home said that at Wills’ request, his body has… Link:

Red House can withstand earthquake

Source: Newsday THE Red House has been strenghened to withstand an earthquake. but otherwise today is not a pretty sight. It has a faded exterior, no glass in the windows and, largely, no roof. Yet behind the galvanised fence that partly blocks it from public view, and underneath a huge protective shed… Link:

CDA board member vows more stringent security after triple murder

Source: Newsday Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) Board member Robert Cezaire expressed concern after Sunday night’s shooting which claimed the lives of three bathers and left an eight-year-old boy hospitalised along the Chaguaramas Boardwalk and promised an increase in security throughout Chaguaramas. Speaking with Newsday yesterday, Cezaire extended condolences to the families of… Link:

Fiery protest for water in Penal

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Monday, July 9, 2018Despite being on a wheelchair, amputee Seemungal Bhagwandass joined his neighbours in staging fiery protests in Penal yesterday to highlight a lack of pipe-borne water in their communities. Blocking off vehicular access by lighting tyres at the intersection of Clarke Road and Teemul Trace, the residents…

Arouca man executed at home

Source: Newsday A 35-year-old Arouca man was executed at his Seventh Street, Five Rivers, Arouca home on Sunday night. His killer shot him once to the back of the head and fled the scene. At around 11.30 pm, Andy Nagessar was asleep when men broke down a door and entered the bedroom.… Link:

Tourism gets new logo

Source: Newsday The Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation has a new logo. The logo was design in two weeks by Mark Gilbert, an Audio-Visual Officer with the Division. It replaces the current hand drawn logo by Wilcox Morris. The new logo is intended to rejuvenate the Division’s corporate look with a… Link:

Spanish collection now at library

Source: Newsday A collection consisting of only Spanish language texts for adults, young adults and small children has been established by Nalis at its Port of Spain Adult Library. Situated on the northern wing of the first floor, the collection includes books donated by the embassies of Argentina, Cuba, Guatemala, Peru, Spain,… Link:

Teague to play in Ramajay II

Source: Newsday PROFESSOR Liam Teague returns home this weekend to headline a concert being staged by QLife Promotions titled Ramajay II, scheduled for July 14 Under The Trees at The Normandie in St Ann’s. He will be joined by veteran jazz pianist, Clive “Zanda” Alexander, extempo champion, Myron B and veteran calypsonian… Link:

Access to education

Source: Newsday Part II DR RADICA MAHASE LAST week 19,139 students who wrote the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam in May were placed in secondary schools. In the midst of all the celebrations, special congratulations go out to Jahdiel Duncan, a 13-year-old boy, born with cerebral palsy. Duncan attended the Hermitage Presbyterian… Link:

Hawks tricks Parkites twice to lift titles

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Monday, July 9, 2018North Zone’s Trendsetter Hawks captured two of three titles at stake, both at the expense of rivals Queen’s Park Cricket Club when the 2018 Republic Bank National Youth League concluded at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo on Saturday. In the Under-12 Division decider, Hawks coached by Anthony…

Brighton Declaration on Women and Sport

Source: Trinidad Guardian Anand RampersadPublished: Monday, July 9, 2018Three principles of the Brighton Declaration on Women and Sport 1994 to which Trinidad and Tobago is a signatory must be addressed in any attempt to level the playing field as it relates to sport and gender. The first principle deals with the issue of Equity…

Four T&T teams for Sobers cricket tournament

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, July 9, 2018A number of teams from T&T will compete in the annual Sir Gary Sobers cricket tournament from today in Barbados. The 18-day competition, which is organised by the Ministry of Tourism in Barbados, has attracted a number of great players in the past, including the legendary Brian…

T&T youth beach vballers unbeaten in Aruba

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, July 9, 2018T&T boys and girls teams have advanced to yesterday’s semifinal round of their respective Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Youth Olympic Beach Volleyball Qualifiers at Eagle Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba after ending their round-robin groups undefeated. In the girl’s three-team Pool A, T&T duo of Tysan Selvon and…

NGC represents T&T at World Gas Conference

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, July 9, 2018The National Gas Company of T&T Limited (NGC), was charged with flying T&T’s national colours high at the recently concluded 27th World Gas Conference (WGC 2018) in Washington DC from June 25-29. WGC 2018 hosted more than 600 of the industry’s speakers from all over the world.…

Well Services completes Iguana drilling

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, July 9, 2018Local drilling contractor Well Services Petroleum Company Limited (Well Services) has announced the safe and successful completion of T&T’s first ever west coast natural gas development campaign. The company drilled and completed a three well campaign for the Iguana field in Block1(a), which is owned and operated…

Labour Minister: Credit unions in safe hands

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Monday, July 9, 2018Labour Minister Jennifer Baptiste-Primus, who describes herself as “an old credit unionist”, has given the assurance that the sector in T&T is in safe and capable hands. Speaking at Tateco San Fernando Credit Union Co-operative Society Limited’s 65th anniversary at the City Hall Auditorium on Saturday…

Inmates with ‘scabies like’ disease

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Monday, July 9, 2018Prison authorities launch probePrison officers are calling for immediate medical intervention to stop the spread of a “scabies like” disease among inmates at the Maximum Security Prison (MSP) in Arouca. There are concerns about ten inmates in the MSP’s foreign division who have developed a serious…

St James man shot dead

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, July 9, 2018A 28-year-old man was shot dead in St James early yesterday morning. He was identified as Andrew Noel, of Upper Dundonald Hill. Police said at about 1.30 am, Noel was in a vehicle with other people and driving north along Dundonald Hill when the vehicle was stopped…

Triple murder at Chaguaramas boardwalk

Source: Newsday Three people were killed tonight after gunmen opened fire indiscriminately at the boardwalk in Chaguaramas. According to police reports, the gunmen began shooting around 7.15 pm. By the time they stopped, six people had been shot, including an eight-year-old boy. One of the dead has been identified as Fabien “Super”… Link:

Jacob Ross, the Caribbean Chekov

Source: Newsday Keith Jardim Jacob Ross’s recently published Tell No One About This: Collected Stories 1975-2017 is probably the most important and well written gathering of stories ever to appear in the English-language Caribbean, maybe in any language here. I would even dare to say it’s one of the best story collections… Link:

Blanchisseuse and La Fillette residents first to get CPR training

Source: Newsday   THE drowning of four people in Blanchisseuse in recent months prompted villagers to seek first aid training from the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA). Working together with the Blanchisseuse Community Council, the NCRHA on Sunday launched the Community Partnership 1st Response (CPR) Training programme – an addition to… Link:

Delivery truck recovered minutes after theft

Source: Newsday Quick-thinking and swift action from members of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) this morning led to the recovery of a delivery truck only two minutes after it was reported stolen from the Port of Port of Spain. At around 10.15 am, the truck, a white, two tonne Mitsubishi with license… Link:

Coconut vendor arrested for cocaine trafficking near QRC

Source: Newsday A 55-year-old coconut vendor was arrested during a joint exercise between members of the Port of Spain CID and Task Force early this morning for trafficking cocaine around the Queen’s Park Savannah, near Queen’s Royal College. Shortly before 2 am, officers from St Clair/ Woodbrook Police Station led by acting… Link:

SB Sunday 8th July, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Sunday, July 8, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=160290#folio=62 Link: SB Sunday 8th July, 2018

XX Sunday 8th July, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian WOWPublished: Sunday, July 8, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=160290#folio=26 Link: XX Sunday 8th July, 2018

‘Big Red Trini’ says own up

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, July 8, 2018Fit & FabSo many things happen to disrupt emotional health and create sadness, anxiety, and stress. One of the most powerful coping mechanisms is gratitude, focusing even at the worst of times on those things that you can still be thankful for. “When we are appreciative, we…

Trendsetter Hawks claw Parkites in Republic Youth finals

Source: Newsday TRENDSETTER HAWKS I registered a pair of victories over Queen’s Park, in the Under-12 and Under-16 finals, as the 2018 edition of the Republic Bank National Youth Football League ended at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo yesterday. In the Under-12 decider, Trendsetter Hawks I registered a 2-1 win over Queen’s… Link:

Massy Stores CEO distributes reusable bags

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, July 8, 2018Massy Stores chief executive officer Derek Winford recently continued the distribution of reusable bags to members of the public at the Gulf View and St Augustine Stores. The reusable bags are part of Massy Stores’ thrust to “Get to Green” which limits the number of plastic in…

TTCB executive should resign now

Source: Newsday AZIM BASSARATH, president of the TT Cricket Board (TTCB), and members of his executive are being asked to resign over the current scandal regarding the financial audit done on the local governing body by the National Gas Company (NGC). According to yesterday’s Newsday, NGC president Mark Loquan, in a letter… Link:

Anya King: Determined to win

Source: Newsday Athletic scholarships aren’t easy to come by, and most people would be elated to get one offer. So, you can imagine how 18-year-old lawn tennis player Anya King feels, being the recipient of four US scholarship offers ­– three full and one half. “I haven’t decided which one I’m going… Link:

Shanna Rajaram: Shaking gender stereotypes

Source: Newsday Shanna Rajaram, 31, started her career as a waitress but soon decided that she preferred making drinks instead of serving them. Bartending was just more fun, she told WMN. “It’s really awesome, and I’m really grateful for the opportunity and all the support I get,” she said, taking a break… Link:

WORLD CUP GOAL

Source: Newsday Khileal Remy-Gould loves football with a passion. Never in his wildest dream, however, did he think he would have the opportunity to travel to Russia or participate and view the opening match between the host country and Saudi Arabia at the 2018 World Cup. It is an experience that will… Link:

Equity in education

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, July 8, 2018Beneath every face are the latent faces of ancestors; beneath every character, their characters. All that we inherit—memes or units of cultural information transmitted from one generation to the next, DNA, as well as poverty or opulence—all play a vital role in expressions of our motivation and…

Central Bank’s transparency, credibility

Source: Trinidad Guardian Tony Rakhal-FraserPublished: Sunday, July 8, 2018Why is transformation of the financial, economic, and social sector, as advocated in my column last week, so vitally important? Because, given the structure of our economy and the historical tastes for imported goods and services acquired over a few centuries, even if there were to…

Reforming the JLSC

Source: Trinidad Guardian Hamid GhanyPublished: Sunday, July 8, 2018The recent Report of the Committee on Judicial Appointments submitted to the Law Association by its chairman, former CCJ Justice of Appeal Desirée Bernard, made some very interesting comments of the reform of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC). This committee was established in June…

Opposition’s negative pursuits

Source: Trinidad Guardian Helen DraytonPublished: Sunday, July 8, 2018When opposition to Government’s initiatives lacks facts and therefore truth, then such pursuits eventually gain no credits for public enlightenment and the performance of the opposers. Such tactics are nothing less than exercises in public confusion and division. In the least, it is hypocritical when the…

Get us a Commissioner of Police

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, July 8, 2018How could a country have such difficulty in selecting a leader for its crucial law enforcement arm? What does it say about this Republic that we have failed to pick a Commissioner of Police over several years? What does it say for our country that we have…

Lah Lah Land postponed due to bad weather

Source: Newsday TT’s newest soca sensation, Nailah Blackman, postponed her popular kiddies’ concert, Lah Lah Land due to bad weather forecast. Blackman’s manager, Lorraine O’Connor said the cast of Lah Lah Land was not willing to go on with the concert since the Met office forecast on Wednesday and Thursday warned about… Link:

Marlene McDonald in hospital again

Source: Newsday Public Administration Minister Marlene McDonald has fallen ill again and is once more in hospital. The Office of the Prime Minister in a statement said McDonald is at St Clair Medical Centre and “is being treated for an existing medical condition”. Less than a month ago, McDonald was treated at… Link:

Finance ministry says no devaluation of TT dollar

Source: Newsday The Ministry of Finance has reaffirmed its commitment to maintaining a “managed foreign exchange policy” despite the IMF’s suggestion that government adjust the exchange rate or make foreign exchange freely available by injecting more reserves into the commercial banking sector. In a statement yesterday, the Ministry noted that its policy… Link:

Tobago man missing

Source: Newsday The search continues for missing self-employed entrepreneur Miguel Lashley. The 24-year-old of Mason Hall went missing on June 20 after telling his father that he would be back in two days’ time. Lashley has not been seen or heard from since. Speaking with Newsday Tobago via telephone on Saturday, Lashley’s… Link:

Hurricane Beryl downgraded, heavy showers still expected

Source: Newsday Hurricane Beryl, the first of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but will still hit Dominica this evening. Beryl is expected to deliver strong winds, heavy rainfall and thunderstorms. The public has been advised to monitor the storm’s progress and make necessary preparations and a… Link:

Powerful Pineapples

Source: Newsday CARIBBEAN fruits are indeed varied and complex in appearance and taste, from the rough and spiky-topped pineapple to the blemish-free, smooth-skinned mango. The velvety and tender texture of a sugary sapodilla contrasts with the pulp-covered seeds of the leathery and sour passion fruit, the bland barbadine and the tart and… Link:

Love songs from Mistah Shak

Source: Newsday HE cuts a formidable presence on the stage with his towering height and hard-hitting lyrics. Tomorrow, at the third installation of his concert series, Axe and Tracks, Mistah Shak (Selvon Noel) is promising to give fans an insight into his different facets that also includes love ballads. This unique artist,… Link:

WASA repeats as A-1, Women champs

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Saturday, July 7, 2018Former national champion and top-ranked local Curtis Humphreys got the decisive victory as WASA edged Carenage Blasters 3-2 to repeat as champions of Division One of the Solo Senior National Table Tennis Championships Team Tournament on Wednesday night. With both teams locked at 2-2 in the…

Sports Minister pays tribute to Isa, Dyette

Source: Newsday SPORTS Minister Shamfa Cudjoe has extended condolences to the families of former TT Football Association director of football Muhammed Isa and ex-national volleyballer Ayanna Dyette who both died recently. Cudjoe said Isa’s assiduousness contributed to the development of football in the southern area. Isa, 69, was a veteran in the… Link:

Gray delighted with ‘hostility’ of WI pacers

Source: Newsday FORMER West Indies fast bowler Tony Gray has praised the Windies fast bowlers for their hostility and consistency in recent matches, saying they have capitalised on the weakness of their opponents. Gray, who played five Tests and 25 One Day Internationals in the 1980s and 1990s, said, “I think obviously… Link:

TT beach volleyballers in Youth Olympic qualifier

Source: Newsday TT will be represented by beach volleyballers Daynte Stewart and Marley Davidson in the boys’ division of the CAZOVA Youth Olympic Games qualifier which serves off today at Eagle Beach in Aruba. Stewart has competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia with Daneil Williams. He also won the 2017… Link:

Horsford leads T&T World U20 medal quest

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, July 7, 2018No local track and field athlete has been listed among the favourites for the IAAF World Under-20 Championships but they left yesterday knowing that any one of them can cause an upset in Finland. Four-time Carifta champion Tyriq Horsford of Zenith Club of Tobago will lead a…

Malvern bags division two netball title

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rachael Thomspon-KingPublished: Saturday, July 7, 2018Led by the shooting of Aaliyah Mulrain, SWWTU Malvern held off Horizon to be crowned champion of the Second Division in the Lystra Lewis Port-of-Spain Netball League at the Jean Pierre Complex in Mucurapo on Wednesday evening. Mulrain, the goal-attack, connected 28 goals off 43 attempts…

T&T calls on World Rugby for help

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, July 7, 2018The World Rugby Union will be called upon to overturn a decision by Rugby Americas North (RAN) to throw T&T out of the current 15s Regional Tournament. T&T’s failure to secure funding in time for its final match of the group play-off against the Cayman Islands has…

Senior officers confirm: Car thieves come from outside Aranguez

Source: Newsday A senior North Eastern Division police officer yesterday confirmed that the majority of car thieves operating in Aranguez are coming from outside the area, and admit there are weaknesses in the set-up of security cameras to detect such crimes. The officer said earlier this week two suspected car thieves, aged… Link:

Help me find my mother

Source: Newsday FOR the past two days, Shairoon Rampersad and five other members of her family have been scouring the streets of San Fernando for any sign of her missing mother, 61-year-old Zorina Mahaboob. She is now calling on police to take a more active role in finding her mother. Mahaboob was… Link:

Oil & gas well ruptures in Gulf of Paria

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Friday, July 6, 2018Fishermen are bracing for losses after an abandoned oil well ruptured in the Gulf of Paria, shooting emissions of oil and gas 40 feet up from the seabed. Up to late Friday, a high-level team was desperately trying to stop the high pressures of oil and…

Police warn of new crime hotspot in Central

Source: Newsday Central Division police yesterday described an entire community at Lodge Road, Claxton Bay as the newest hotspot crime area and they believe gangsters from Port-of-Spain are being harboured by the son of a prisoner incarcerated for drugs, murder, kidnapping and other serious offences. Senior officers said within recent times the… Link:

Cops recover stolen batteries from cell tower

Source: Newsday Belmont police on Wednesday arrested a Maloney man and recovered 25 batteries stolen from a cell tower at Lady Young Road, Morvant. Two men escaped, but investigators said arrests are imminent. Around 11.30 pm on Wednesday three men went to the cell tower at Textile Hill, Lady Young Road, Morvant,… Link:

Councillors back taxi-men

Source: Newsday TWO councillors attended yesterday’s protest at the Croisee, San Juan by Aranguez taxi drivers angry at the murder of their colleague Baliram Balgobin. Balgobin, 55, was murdered on Thursday by bandits who stole his car. Calling for CCTV cameras, a police presence and an alteration to a bus shed to… Link:

Garcia: Laventille needs to adopt well-being of students

Source: Newsday Education Minister Anthony Garcia is calling on residents of east Laventille, Port of Spain to help take care of students attending Success Laventille Secondary school. Responding to calls for relocating the school today, Garcia said relocating the school will not solve the issue. He also said building a new school… Link:

Tobago Today Friday 6th July, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian Tobago TodayPublished: Friday, July 6, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=160277#folio=72 Link: Tobago Today Friday 6th July, 2018

REC Friday 6th July, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian MetroPublished: Friday, July 6, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=160277#folio=30 Link: REC Friday 6th July, 2018

Dishaana promises to bring home Miss Sari title

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, July 6, 2018Dishaana Sewdass of Princes Town, first runner-up at the 2017 Miss India T&T talent and beauty pageant, is representing our country at the Miss Sari International Pageant being held in Guadeloupe. Pre-pageant activities commenced on Tuesday and tomorrow evening, Sewdass will compete against delegates from 19 other…

Catch the remake of David Rudder’s Immigrants

Source: Trinidad Guardian Guatemalan singer releases new recording for Fourth of JulyRay FunkPublished: Friday, July 6, 2018“So much trouble in the Home of the Brave and the Land of the Free,” so sang David Rudder in his song, The Immigrants, released on his Beloved album in 1998. Twenty years later, the song is back…

Band launches roll out

Source: Newsday A number of mas bands will be launching there 2019 presentations this month, first up, is the newest of the lot, Enless Carnival, which launches today, at the Chaquacabana Beach Resort in Chaguaramas from 9 pm. However, Yuma’s launch of Jukebox which was scheduled for Sunday has been postponed to… Link:

Music schools in community for students

Source: Newsday THE Ministry of Community Development Culture and the Arts’ will host the Music Schools in the Community programme from July 10 and will continue for five weeks. The programme provides formal musical training to students. The music schools will be conducted at at five locations – in the north at… Link:

Myron B show to help baby

Source: Newsday THE Incredible Myron B has pledged the full proceeds from his upcoming King Humor-us concert in aid of medical expenses for baby Sian Flemming. Real name Myron Bruce, the reigning National Extempo Monarch has assembled an all-star cast of comedians and humorous calypso acts for the two-night comedy, calypso and… Link:

A touch of old school revisited

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ THE Man and His Music is the theme of a live concert to launch Michael Boothman’s latest EP- Breakaway. The concert comes off on Sunday at Kaiso Blues Cafe on Woodford Street, Newtown, from 8 pm. Boothman says the four song EP was done to pay respect to… Link:

Taxi driver killed metres from home

Source: Newsday A day at work came to a tragic end for 55-year-old Baliram Boodlal Balgobin when he was killed during a robbery metres away from his Abdool-Ghany Street, Aranguez home this afternoon. Balgobin, a retired soldier picked up a passenger from the Aranguez taxi stand in San Juan shortly after 5… Link:

Mom battling cancer tells health minister: I just want to live

Source: Newsday A 28-year-old woman who is trying to raise funds to seek healthcare in the United States has responded to Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh’s statement that the public did not need to help her. Newsday reported earlier this week that Arielle Fahey-Cadiz had eight weeks to raise approximately US$200,000 for life-saving… Link:

SEA success for son of commercial diver who drowned in January

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Thursday, July 5, 2018Six months after the unexpected drowning of commercial air diver Chevonne Bartholemew, his only son, Zion Bartholemew, has excelled at the Secondary Entrance Assessment exams. Bartholemew, a student of Christian Primary Academy, passed for North Eastern College, his father’s alma mater. It was a bitter-sweet moment for…

Resistant citrus plants imported to replace 200,000 destroyed by greening disease

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Thursday, July 5, 2018Almost a year after government destroyed 200,000 citrus plants contaminated by citrus greening disease, Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat assured that new resistant citrus stock has been imported from the United States and are now flourishing in the St Augustine nurseries. In an interview, Rambharat said once…

Miss warns vice-principal: ‘Stop stalking me’

Source: Newsday A SECONDARY school teacher is warning her vice principal to stop stalking her. The teacher sent a pre-action protocol letter today to the vice principal of the school in South Trinidad, warning that she would take legal action if she continues to stalk, threaten and intimidate her. In the letter,… Link:

Deyalsingh: Files against Trevor Sayers before DPP

Source: Newsday Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says his ministry has sent multiple files to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) alleging instances where herbalist Trevor Sayers had breached the Food and Drug Act. Speaking to Newsday, Deyalsingh said the last file was sent in October 2017 and the ministry would continue sending… Link:

Bail for man charged with stabbing MovieTowne CSR

Source: Newsday A ST JAMES man was yesterday granted $35,000 bail when he appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate, charged with stabbing a Movietowne, Invaders Bay, customer service representative at the concession stand on Monday. Imhotep Taylor, 25, of Jeffers Lane, was charged with malicious wounding. It is alleged that Krystal… Link:

Valencia schoolboy critical after being hit by car

Source: Newsday ENRIQUE ASSON Valencia residents took a schoolboy to the Sangre Grande hospital after he was knocked down on the Valencia stretch, Valencia, around 9.30 am. The 13-year-old student of Valencia Secondary School was hit by a speeding car as he attempted to cross the road. Traffic is backed up for… Link:

BG Thursday 5th July, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Thursday, July 5, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=160253#folio=48 Link: BG Thursday 5th July, 2018

My mummy, my hero

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, July 5, 2018Over the past 25 years ALTA has had great impact on people around the country who have gone on to gain full-time employment, CSEC passes and self-confidence through the programme. ALTA also had significant impact on families. By working with parents who are non-readers, the programme has…

Maraval artist finds peace through art

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shastri BoodanPublished: Thursday, July 5, 2018Artist Debra Evans is incorporating her deep love for nature into the intricacies of her work. Evans is a resident of Maraval where her studio Design Workshop has been established for almost two decades. Speaking with Guardian Media, Evans expressed her self comfortably, “I am an…

Party in Paradise?

Source: Trinidad Guardian What the increase in the oil price means for T&TPublished: Thursday, July 5, 2018In T&T, the haves and the have-nots both have one thing in common—they are concerned about the price of oil. In early May, citizens welcomed Minister Colm Imbert’s announcement of the hike in the West Texas Intermediate (WTI)…

PERFECT SCORE

Source: Newsday THERE were unsure stares, unsteady heartbeats, withheld breaths, hands held in an almost death grip…and these were just the anxious mummies and daddies whose children wrote the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam two months ago. Then there was jubilation when Saiesh Rampersad of the Gandhi Memorial Vedic School in San… Link:

When dreams align

Source: Newsday THERE is that saying that the best relationships start off as friendships. In this case, the friendship began in a shared taxi. That shared taxi and ultimate friendship birthed a business relationship between designers J Angelique, 29, (Barbadian Janelle Forde aka Jin Forde) and Loud by Afiya Bishop, 27. The… Link:

Credit unions push back

Source: Newsday The regional credit union movement would resist attempts to force it to comply with regulations of the International Financial Reporting Standards 9 (IFRS 9). Joseph Remy, vice-president of the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions (CCCU), declared this firm position after the closing session of the CCCU convention and annual general… Link:

TT’s #1 in Cuba

Source: Newsday TT exported an estimated $456 million worth of goods to Cuba in 2016 while it imported $37 million of products from the island that same year. (see table) The Trade Ministry detailed the 2016 trade between TT and Cuba in response to emailed questions from Business Day “Goods exported to… Link:

Nailah premieres on Tidal

Source: Newsday IF YOU go to Tidal.com, you’ll see Rap Radar on air with its guest Will Smith. Scroll further and you’ll see Ella Mai’s remix Boo’d up featuring Nicki Minaj and Quavo. Then there is the Bonnet chronicles and just beneath that there is soca artiste Nailah Blackman’s exclusive Tidal release.… Link:

Darryl White promoted to CEO, RBC Financial (Caribbean) Ltd

Source: Newsday Darryl White has been promoted from managing director (MD) of RBC Royal Bank TT (RBC Royal Bank) to chief executive officer of RBC Financial (Caribbean) Ltd. White’s appointment was effective July 1, while Gretchen Camacho-Mohammed became MD on June 29. Having joined the bank in 1995, Camacho-Mohammed most recently held… Link:

Fisherman in court for stealing from health centre

Source: Newsday A Buccoo man charged with breaking into the Bethel Health Centre and stealing cleaning supplies, juice and a television, among other things, has appeared before a Scarborough magistrate. Devon “Black Boy” Roachford, a 36-year-old fisherman, of Chance Street, Buccoo, appeared before Magistrate Brian Debideen on Monday, charged with office breaking… Link:

Kambon calls for investigation into detained Nigerians

Source: Newsday Head of the Emancipation Support Committee Khafra Kambon today called for an immediate and independent investigation into an incident last week at the Immigration Detention Centre, in which an immigration officer was allegedly held hostage by seven African detainees. The seven, who are all from Nigeria, were charged with false… Link:

2018 SEA top students

Source: Newsday There were happy tears at Ghandi Memorial Vedic School in Aranguez, as the top scoring students walked up to the podium to receive their certificates this morning. Saiesh Rampersad who was the top scoring student with 100% marks, and second place scores held by Jada Ramnath. Saiesh heads off to… Link:

Police ask public to help identify body of woman

Source: Newsday The body of a woman was found down a precipice in Maraval on May 24 earlier this year is yet to be identified. The woman’s body which bore nine tattoos remained unclaimed at the Forenisic Science Centre yesterday and senior homicide officers issued another appeal to members of the public… Link:

Man killed while on the job

Source: Newsday A day at work turned tragic for a labourer this morning when 33-year-old Navil Alexander was shot dead while cleaning a drain in Barataria. Alexander, an employee of the San Juan Laventille Regional Corporation, was cleaning a drain on Twelfth Street, Barataria at around 7. 35 am, when a silver… Link:

Welder, 24, detained in connection with missing nurse

Source: Newsday A 24-year-old Longdenville welder was detained on Monday in connection with the disappearance of 22-year-old nursing assistant Sharday Emmanuel. On Monday, at around midday, officers of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU) lead by head of the Port of Spain CID, acting Snr Supt Ajith Persad visited the man’s Longdenville home and… Link:

Gandhi Memorial Vedic takes top two spots in SEA

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, July 4, 2018A double victory for the Gandhi Memorial Vedic School today as the two top SEA students came from the school The top SEA student is Saiesh Ramersad and the 2nd place student is Jada Ramnath. Both are students of Gandhi Memorial Vedic School. Education Minister Anthony Garcia…

Happy birthday, USA

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, July 4, 2018The United States of America observes its 242nd year of Independence today and, to mark the auspicious occasion, chargé d’affaires John W McIntyre added an exotic touch to the celebrations when he hosted a Hawaiian themed reception at O2 Park, Chaguaramas on June 20. On a night…

Anthony, Wilson, Blackman get CCCAN gold

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Wednesday, July 4, 2018The trio of Zoe Anthony, Zarek Wilson and Nikoli Blackman continued to excel for defending overall champion T&T with a gold medal each at the Central American and Caribbean Confederation Amateur Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) Championship on Monday night. Competing at the Roly Bisslik Olympic Pool in…

Morgan keeps Fire unbeaten in LLPOSNL

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rachael Thomspon-KingPublished: Wednesday, July 4, 2018Simone Morgan was in fine shooting form as he helped Fire Services keep a clean slate after defeating Police, 57-43 in the First Division of the 79th Edition of the Lystra Lewis Port-of-Spain Netball League (LLPOSNL). This was on Thursday at the Nelson Mandela Park in…

New school code in September

Source: Newsday EDUCATION Minister Anthony Garcia told the House of Representatives today that a new national school code of conduct will take effect from the start of the new academic year in September. The code will deal with several issues such as bullying, cyberbullying and the use of cellular phones, fighting and… Link:

Plane for museum

Source: Newsday AN unclaimed YS-11 aircraft at Piarco International Airport will be donated to the Chaguaramas Military and Aerospace Museum if its owners do not claim it by July 9. The Airports Authority today said it has been unable to date to identify the owner of the plane and said this was… Link:

SEA results show lowest scores in Math since 2010

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Tuesday, July 3, 2018While thousands of students celebrate their Secondary Entrance Assessment results today, more than 2,500 pupils will face disappointment having scored below 30 per cent in the 2018 exam.  Statistics obtained by the Guardian show that overall, students scored the lowest this year in Mathematics than they did since 2010. …

PM accepts diplomat's resignation

Source: Newsday PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley has accepted Dave Persad’s resignation as TT High Commissioner to India. Acting foreign affairs minister Edmund Dillon made the announcement in the House of Representatives today. Dillon was unable to provide any details about the reasons for Persad’s resignation. Persad, an attorney at law, was… Link:

Bodoe says no teaching at San Fernando Teaching Hospital

Source: Newsday Fyzabad MP Dr Lackram Bodoe has accused the ruling PNM administration of taking the teaching of medical students out of the San Fernando Teaching Hospital Addressing a large crowd of UNC supporters at the Avocat Vedic primary school, Fyzabad on Monday night, he said the hospital’s two floors, which had… Link:

Claxton Bay man in court for rape

Source: Newsday A Claxton Bay man has appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ court charged with rape of a 25 year old woman on Monday. Brent Emile Hamlet, 32, of Hibiscus Drive, appeared before magistrate Alicia Chankar in the First Magistrate’s court following his arrest on Monday night by police from the… Link:

Teen dies after Laventille drive-by

Source: Newsday A 16-year-old schoolboy is dead after he was shot several times during a drive-by shooting in Laventille. According to reports, Mikel Caesar aka “Psycho” succumbed to wounds while being treated at the Port of Spain General Hospital at around 10 pm on Monday. Sources said Caesar and Stephen La Rosa,… Link:

Judge returns to court on drunk driving charge

Source: Newsday Justice Kevin Ramcharan returns to the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Sixth Court this morning, charged with driving under the influence. At his last court appearance, he did not enter a plea as the prosecution sought to amend the charge against him. PC Romany, of the Belmont Police Station, charged Ramcharan… Link:

Avid cricketer dies in accident

Source: Newsday WET roads are being blamed for the death of Cunupia resident Ryan Rambaran early yesterday morning. Rambaran, 36, ran off the northbound lane of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, close to the Chase Village flyover, around 10pm on Sunday and his Toyota Hilux overturned several times. He was taken to… Link:

Health 3rd July, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian At HomePublished: Tuesday, July 3, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=160208#folio=28 Link: Health 3rd July, 2018

A thriller from Janysett

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ CUBAN-BORN pianist, songwriter and singer Janysett McPherson thrilled local musicians and music lovers alike with a fantastic performance at Kaiso Blues Cafe. The exotic musician was in TT to be a part of the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) production, Shine, featuring the students of the Academy… Link:

Prisoners urged to imitate Christ’s life

Source: Newsday PRISONERS, their families and victims of crime are being urged to imitate the life of Jesus Christ as they try to deal with the suffering that comes with incarceration. Through an initiative by the Christian-based international organisation Prison Fellowship International (PFI), prisoners are taught forgiveness, humility, selflessness, how to be… Link:

Nothing but the classics

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, July 3, 2018Renaissance Productions Company (RPC) hosted its Nothing But The Classics in Praise & Worship concert, last Friday evening at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, and its turned out to be a successful venture. Since its inception in the mid 80’s, RPC has been staging gospel theatrical productions annually.…

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