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AG raises concern on the issue of statutory rape

AG raises concern on the issue of statutory rape

There has been a 73% decrease in reported sexual offences so far in 2016 compared to last year. According to figures from the police service, there have been 105 reports as at June 11th, while there were 394 for the same period in 2015. Meanwhile, the Attorney General also ...

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June 15th, 2016

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Police want to increase 22% detection rate

The T&T Police Service is not satisfied with the detection rate for serious crime. The statement comes from the Acting Senior Superintendent Radcliffe Boxhill of the Criminal Records Office. According to him, the detection rate for murders this year is 17% and for all ...

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June 15th, 2016

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AG: Sat Maharaj entitled to advocate his beliefs

AG: Sat Maharaj entitled to advocate his beliefs

The issue of under-age marriage is not unique to the Hindu community. Speaking at a Consultation Forum on issues related to child marriage today, Attorney General Faris Al Rawi said that there has been a singling out of the Hindu faith when it pertains to child marriages. ...

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June 15th, 2016

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NIB employees get 14 percent salary increase

NIB employees get 14 percent salary increase

Over 600 employees at the National Insurance Board of T&T will receive a 14 percent salary increase, following the end of negotiations. NIB’s Executive Director Niala Persad-Poliah said it applies to monthly paid employees of Bargaining Units A and B for the period ...

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June 15th, 2016

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AG hopes for improvement in Criminal Justice System

AG hopes for improvement in Criminal Justice System

Attorney General Faris Al Rawi is admitting that the Criminal Justice System is in need of improvement. Speaking at a PNM public meeting in St Joseph last night, he says Gov’t has already drafted laws for its improvement, and has been put for public consultation. He believes

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June 15th, 2016

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Planning & design for Valencia to Toco road to begin next month

Planning & design for Valencia to Toco road to begin next month

By next month, planning and design will begin for the construction of a first class road from Valencia to Toco. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says the IDB is eager to provide the funding for the project. During the general election campaign last year, Dr Rowley promised ...

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June 15th, 2016

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Gov’t in discussion with Sandals Resort to build 750 room hotel in Tobago

Gov’t in discussion with Sandals Resort to build 750 room hotel in Tobago

Gov’t is currently negotiating with Sandals Resorts to construct a 750 room hotel in Tobago. This was revealed by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley last night, who says the tourism sector has been targeted towards diversifying the economy. In fact he says Sandals has already ...

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June 15th, 2016

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WIN Communications complies with TATT’s call to go off-air

WIN Communications complies with TATT’s call to go off-air

WIN Communications has complied with the Telecommunications Authority of T&T’s directive and come off the air. In a media release, the company expressed its disappointment over the denial of the licences. The company also called on the Communication Minister and TATT to ...

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June 15th, 2016

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Dillon: Caribbean security changed during 2007 World Cup

Dillon: Caribbean security changed during 2007 World Cup

Security did not take head on approach until the Caribbean successfully bid for the Cricket World Cup in 2007. This is the view of National Security Minister Edmund Dillon speaking at a Security Conference this morning. He says even after the 2001 September 9/11 attack in ...

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June 14th, 2016

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‘Holly B’ to get a promenade named after him in Arima

‘Holly B’ to get a promenade named after him in Arima

The late Holly Betaudier will have a promenade named after him. This was revealed today by Arima Mayor George Hadeed who says tribute will also be paid to another musical icon. That artiste is Lord Kitchener. AUDIO: Hadeed honour 14 06 16 Meanwhile, the hustle and bustle of ...

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June 14th, 2016

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