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Policeman critical after accident along PBR in Macoya

Policeman critical after accident along PBR in Macoya

A policeman is in a critical condition today, following an accident along the Priority Bus Route in Macoya. Around 1pm, PC Jasanie Davis was riding a motorcycle which collided with a red band maxi taxi in the vicinity of Constantine Park. The maxi driver escaped with minor injuries. The officer, attached to the Court and Process Branch, is currently warded at the hospital in Mount […]

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March 28th, 2017

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Minister promises action regarding Lifeguards’ issues

Minister promises action regarding Lifeguards’ issues

The National Security Minister will meet with lifeguards next Monday, to discuss a number of issues, including a lack of uniform and equipment, low salaries and no job security. A protest was held yesterday outside the Ministry’s Head Office in Port of Spain to highlight these concerns. Speaking in the Senate today, Minister Edmund Dillon assured that a plan of action is now in motion. […]

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March 28th, 2017

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Parents of sick child advised to apply Children’s Life Fund

Parents of sick child advised to apply Children’s Life Fund

No application has been submitted to the Children’s Life Fund Authority for 3 year old Shannen Luke. Little Shannen has a blood related disorder called Thalassemia Major, which results in severe anaemia, fragile bones and an enlarged liver. She currently requires a monthly transfusion, and only a bone marrow transplant can help. This surgery can be done in Italy, but expenses for it amount to […]

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March 28th, 2017

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Minister outlines CT scanner issues

Minister outlines CT scanner issues

The Health Minister says a shipping error has delayed repairs to the CT Scanner at the San Fernando General Hospital. The machine at that facility has been out of commission for a while, as are the machines at the Sangre Grande and Port of Spain hospitals. During today’s Senate sitting, Minister Terrence Deyalsingh revealed the status of efforts to fix the scanner. AUDIO: Deyalsingh Sando Machine […]

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March 28th, 2017

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Soldier injured in shooting incident at Cumuto barracks

Soldier injured in shooting incident at Cumuto barracks

An investigation has been launched into a shooting incident at the T&T Regiment barracks in Cumuto. Around 9:50 this morning, a soldier was found in a slumped position in his quarters. He was treated immediately by medics stationed at the 1st Engineer Battalion, Cumuto and is currently warded at the Eric Williams Medical Complex. The extent of his injury has not been revealed. The Regiment […]

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March 28th, 2017

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Dillon: Police Station coming in Enterprise, Chaguanas

Dillon: Police Station coming in Enterprise, Chaguanas

A Police Station is expected to be constructed in Enterprise, Chaguanas to deal with gang warfare in the area. National Security Minister Edmund Dillon says Government is “not comfortable” with the current state of murders in the country, particularly the issues in Enterprise. He adds that based on present assessment and analysis, they believe a more direct approach is needed. CUE: Dillon Station 28 03 17 […]

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March 28th, 2017

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No smelter, but Alutech Plant to be set up in Trinidad

No smelter, but Alutech Plant to be set up in Trinidad

An Alutech Plant, originally linked to the Alutrint Smelter in La Brea, is being pursued by the Government. The Smelter itself though, is not. Speaking in the Senate today, Finance Minister Colm Imbert said the Alutech Plant would be the first of its kind in the Caribbean. He outlined the aspects of its operations. AUDIO: Colm Alutech 28 03 17 Mr. Imbert said the plant would […]

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March 28th, 2017

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Minister: Beaten girl suspended after bringing a weapon to school

Minister: Beaten girl suspended after bringing a weapon to school

The pupil of the Mayaro Secondary School, who was seen being beaten by other students in a viral video, was suspended because she brought a weapon to school. Education Minister Anthony Garcia said that was the course of action agreed upon by several stakeholders, during a meeting to discuss the incident. There were concerns following revelations that the girl who was beaten was suspended, and […]

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Missing Curepe teen found

Missing Curepe teen found

Another missing girl is back with her family. 14 year old Dianna Boodram of Curepe, was reported missing by her mother, on March 14th. The TTPS issued a release today which simply stated that she had been found. It also thanked the public for its assistance in ensuring the teenager’s safe return. No further details were given.

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March 28th, 2017

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PM travels to Houston, Texas for energy talks

PM travels to Houston, Texas for energy talks

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will leave tomorrow for Houston, Texas where he will hold talks with several leading energy companies. The visit, which is expected to end on Friday, will include meetings with BP Amoco, Shell, Exxon Mobil and EOG Resources. The discussions will focus on strategies for navigating the challenges facing the energy sector, as well as opportunities for growth and partnerships in […]

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March 28th, 2017

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