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World Cup daily wrap-up – Germany fight on!

World Cup daily wrap-up – Germany fight on!

German engineering – somehow it defies odds and it proved that way again as a well engineered freekick saved their World Cup hopes. The score was locked at 1-1 and Germany were playing with 10 men against group F opponents Sweden. Sweden’s goal was partly due to Toni Kroos losing the ball but he had the last laugh as a 94th minute freekick was set […]

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June 23rd, 2018

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Laventille man sent to St Ann’s Hospital for evaluation, after appearing in court on child sex charges

Laventille man sent to St Ann’s Hospital for evaluation, after appearing in court on child sex charges

A Laventille man is remanded to the St. Ann’s Psychiatric Hospital after appearing in court charged with the sexual penetration and sexual touching of a 13 year old girl. Evans Julien, a PH taxi driver of Picton Road, appeared before Port of Spain Magistrate Adia Mohammed on Thursday. The matter was then adjourned to July 5th. The incident is alleged to have occurred on June […]

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June 22nd, 2018

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Parliament debates motion of no confidence against National Security Minister

Parliament debates motion of no confidence against National Security Minister

The Opposition has laid a motion of no confidence in the National Security Minister. Government, as expected, rejected the motion however, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar slammed the State’s response. Audio: KPB No Confidence 22 06 18 Mr Dillon meanwhile hit back at his Opposition critics, who accused him of failing in his role as Minister. Audio: Dillon Critics 22 06 18 National Security Minister Edmund Dillon.

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June 22nd, 2018

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Councillor questions role of EFCL

Councillor questions role of EFCL

Councillor for Reform/Manahambre Chris Hosein is questioning the relevance of the Education Facilities Company Ltd. Speaking at a recent primary school graduation, Mr Hosein reminded that repairs for the upcoming July/August vacation will be undertaken by Local Government Corporations. He is now asking what the EFCL will be doing at this time and if they would be paid. Councillor Hosein also expressed concern about the […]

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June 22nd, 2018

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World Cup wrap up – Swiss comeback and nervy Brazilians

World Cup wrap up – Swiss comeback and nervy Brazilians

Switzerland pulled off a fantastic comeback over their Serbian opponents.  Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka scored in the second half after the Serbs got off to a flyer in the 1st half.  Earlier on, Brazil pulled off a 2-0 win over Costa Rica. It looked to be heading to a 0-0 stalemate but Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored in the added 7 minutes of injury […]

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June 22nd, 2018

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NIDCO – Galleons Passage to leave Cuba on July 10th

NIDCO – Galleons Passage to leave Cuba on July 10th

The Galleons Passage will not reach Trinidad until July. Earlier this week, Finance Minister Colm Imbert told the Parliament that the vessel would be brought to T&T immediately from Cuba, after the seller report difficulty in transporting some of the materials needed for retrofitting works. This evening however, NIDCO informs that the vessel is still docked at the Damex Shipyard in Santiago de Cuba, where […]

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June 22nd, 2018

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TTPS Northern Division march against crime

TTPS Northern Division march against crime

Despite a crime decrease in the Northern Division, Acting Senior Superintendent McDonald Jacob believes more needs to be done. Speaking at the TTPS march against crime today, he says the Division is currently experiencing almost 9 murders less this year, compared to the 2017 figure. But he says recent incidents shows that all communities need to work together. AUDIO:Jacob Crime 22 06 18 Meanwhile Tunapuna […]

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June 22nd, 2018

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Mangrove re-planting at Brickfield, Couva

Mangrove re-planting at Brickfield, Couva

One thousand mangrove trees will be planted to save eroded mudflats in Brickfield, Couva. According to the Planning Ministry, the mangrove seedlings will be collected on Saturday at the Caroni Visitors’ Centre in the Caroni Swamp. Then, between 7 and 10am on Sunday, these will be replanted at the Brickfield Mudflats. The Ministry says this site was chosen because the mangroves would help to stabilise […]

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June 22nd, 2018

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Motorist clocked at 103kph in 50kph zone

Motorist clocked at 103kph in 50kph zone

40 persons were slapped with speeding tickets in Cumuto on Thursday afternoon. The exercise was carried out between 1pm and 5pm along the Cumuto Main Road. According to the police, the highest speed recorded was 103kph, while the speed limit for that area is 50kph.

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June 22nd, 2018

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Westmoorings man charged for $8.6 million fraud

Westmoorings man charged for $8.6 million fraud

A 54 year old Westmoorings man has been charged with 32 counts of money laundering, and one count of obtaining approximately $8.6 million TT dollars by false representation. Between October 2015 and April 2018, the accused leased two barges from the Chaguaramas Development Authority to another company, at a cost of 364,500 US dollars and 6.1 million TT dollars. However, since he was not authorized […]

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June 22nd, 2018

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