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Two men in court for kidnapping, rape and buggery

Two men in court for kidnapping, rape and buggery

Two men are due in court, for allegedly abducting and raping a woman last Friday. Police says the suspects, 21 year old Khadir Martinez of Laventille and 23 year old Keston Modeste of Port of Spain are also jointly charged with grievous sexual assault, assault by beating, and false imprisonment. The victim told police she was accosted by a man, who took her to a […]

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May 17th, 2018

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SRP Officer Denied Bail on Fraud Offences

A SRP officer, who attempted to obtain nearly 90 thousand dollars through a fraudulent cheque, has been denied bail after appearing in court today. 30 year old Stefon Rochford of Brazil Village, Arima was also charged with uttering a forged valuable security. He is alleged to have tried to cash a National Entrepreneurship Development Company Limited cheque worth TT$89,906.97 at the First Citizens Bank in […]

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TTUTA: Primary schools starved for funding

TTUTA: Primary schools starved for funding

Many primary schools are currently functioning with little or no whiteboard markers, stationery and toilet paper do to a lack of direct funding from the Education Ministry. That’s the claim from TTUTA, which says in most cases, none have been provided so far for the academic year, which began last September. It says schools have been forced to hold fund raising activities and parents are […]

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Met Service: No Tropical Storm forming right now

Met Service: No Tropical Storm forming right now

The Met Service says there is NO Tropical Storm forming in the Atlantic at this time, contrary to some media reports. Climatologist Kenneth Kerr indicated yesterday that the start of the rainy season is near due to a Tropical Wave, which is a regular occurrence during this season. The Met Service says it is important to note that a Tropical Wave is significantly different to […]

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May 17th, 2018

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T&T Spirit ferry to be taken out of service every Wednesday

T&T Spirit ferry to be taken out of service every Wednesday

From next week, the T&T Spirit passenger ferry will be withdrawn from service for every Wednesday to undergo routine maintenance works. The Port Authority says this is necessary to guarantee sustained safe crossings to and from Tobago. It says Wednesdays was chosen for this exercise, since demand for the service on this day is usually low. PATT adds that schedule will be adjusted within any […]

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Arouca residents told to file complaints if concerned about bars causing traffic

Arouca residents told to file complaints if concerned about bars causing traffic

Arouca residents are concerned about the traffic being caused by the recent opening of several bars in the area. But speaking at a TTPS town hall meeting last evening, acting ACP Mc Donald Jacob says they can only act when villagers file complaints. AUDIO: Jacob act 17 05 18 Not only issues were vented last night though as one resident commended the Police Service for […]

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Arrive Alive President says drivers more reckless with increased speed limit

Arrive Alive President says drivers more reckless with increased speed limit

Drivers have gotten more reckless since the speed limit increased and that’s why road fatalities are on the rise. That’s the view of Arrive Alive President Sharon Inglefield, after police revealed that there have been 40 fatalities for the year so far. She believes people have become too laid back. AUDIO: Inglefield relaxed 17 05 18 Ms Inglefield says it seems that citizens have forgotten […]

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Transparency Institute reiterates call for campaign financing legislation

Transparency Institute reiterates call for campaign financing legislation

A recent court ruling has pushed the T&T Transparency Institute to make another call for laws to govern political party funding and election campaign financing. In that judgment, former Minister Jack Warner was ordered to repay monies that he said was given by a businessman to help a political party. TTTI believes parties should be fined if they don’t provide audited financial reports with donors […]

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T&T Lacking Rainy Season Preparedness

T&T Lacking Rainy Season Preparedness

We’re in mid-May, and this time in the past two years, we were already in the Rainy Season. There has been no such declaration yet, although we can safely say we had an ‘above average’ dry season. There weren’t as many bush fires as we’re accustomed to seeing, and rainfall came at timely intervals to keep our green mountains bright as they should be. Given […]

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May 17th, 2018

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Beware The Thieves Of Ramadan

Beware The Thieves Of Ramadan

Be careful with THIEVES of the month of Ramadan 1. Television this thief is dangerous and ruins days of people and diminishes their rewards, by watching useless movies and programs it squanders the time in a month where the days are the best of all days and nights are the best of all nights. 2. Too much sleep Just because it is said in Hadith […]

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May 17th, 2018

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