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Gary Griffith: end of Bail Law a “get out of jail” card for criminals

Gary Griffith: end of Bail Law a “get out of jail” card for criminals

One former National Security Minister believes the termination of the Bail Amendment Bill is a “Get Out of Jail” card for gun wielding criminals. The legislation sought in particular, to ensure that persons arrested for gun possession remained in custody for at least 120 days. Mr Gary Griffith says it was a crucial law, since statistics show that most violent crimes in recent times are […]

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August 17th, 2016

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Minister promises to resolve School Safety Officers’ issues

Minister promises to resolve School Safety Officers’ issues

The Education Minister has given the assurance that relief is brought to School Safety Officers. Over 100 officers met with senior officials of the Ministry today to raise issues affecting their jobs. These include the renewal of contracts, no vacation leave, no sick leave, late payment of salaries, non-payment of gratuities and Terms of Reference for short term employment. Meanwhile, Minister Anthony Garcia said the […]

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August 17th, 2016

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Police Service exceeds 10 goals; firearm-related violence still an issue

Police Service exceeds 10 goals; firearm-related violence still an issue

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service says it is committed to reducing firearm-related violence in this country. This, as it reported progress in reaching its goals and objectives within the TTPS Strategic Plan 2014-2016. The service reported exceeding 10 milestones under its 37 annual performance targets during the first half of this year. These include reducing violence crimes, increasing firearm seizures, reducing fatal road traffic […]

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August 17th, 2016

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Kajol to star in Ajay Devgn’s next film

Kajol to star in Ajay Devgn’s next film

After Dilwale, fans have been eagerly awaiting the return of Kajol on the big screen. Well, they can now gear up since the actress is all set to join hands with hubby Ajay Devgn for his next production. According to reports, the actress will play the leading lady in that film, the name of which has not been revealed just yet. The plot and her […]

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August 17th, 2016

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SRK excited, son Aryan accepted for US filmmaking course

SRK excited, son Aryan accepted for US filmmaking course

Last week, Shah Rukh Khan’s rather innocuous tweet about being detained in the US for a third time kicked up a storm. There was such a firestorm, that the US Ambassador to India issued a Twitter apology. Shah Rukh, it turns out was in the US for an orientation programme at the University of Southern California, where his eldest son Aryan has been accepted for […]

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August 17th, 2016

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3 new Hogwarts stories from JK Rowling

3 new Hogwarts stories from JK Rowling

The year of new Harry Potter content continues with news that JK Rowling is releasing three new Hogwarts stories. They will be short stories though, to be released as e-books on September 6th. The collections of “Short Stories from Hogwarts” are called ‘Of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists’, ‘Of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies’ and lastly, ‘Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide’. Most of the […]

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August 17th, 2016

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Lady Gaga announces new single

Lady Gaga announces new single

Lady Gaga’s new single is called “Perfect Illusion” and fans can expect to hear it some time in September. The singer has been working with names including Mark Ronson, Red One and Nile Rodgers on her new material and this will be the first taste of her new album. She is certainly keeping busy these days, with high profile stints in both TV and now […]

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August 17th, 2016

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Gov’t plans to invest in sport at the primary school level

Gov’t plans to invest in sport at the primary school level

In its efforts to boost sports in T&T, the Government plans to invest in children at the primary school level. This was revealed today by Sport Minister Darryl Smith as he spoke about performances of this country’s athletes at the Rio Olympics. So far, none of the athletes have medalled at the Games and he says he received snapshots of posts on social media in […]

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August 17th, 2016

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Opposition MP launches complaints’ desk

Opposition MP launches complaints’ desk

With the number of complaints made against public servants, one Opposition MP has launched a desk to do just that. It’s Tabaquite MP Dr Suruj Rambachan who says he wants to help deal with some of the problems experienced by citizens. He says they can make a complaint at the desk which would be investigated and then action taken accordingly. Dr Rambachan says an area […]

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August 17th, 2016

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Another call made for a local Medical ‘Malpractice’ Review Board

Another call made for a local Medical ‘Malpractice’ Review Board

There is a need for a Medical Malpractice Review Board in T&T. That’s the view expressed by Dr Paul Crooks, a veterinarian who has been practicing since 2009. Recently, Justice Frank Seepersad made a call for such a body, as he ruled in favour of a man who applied to cite expert evidence in a medical negligence claim for his wife. He said the entity would […]

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August 17th, 2016

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