State Of Emergency Anniversary – JTUM Says It Was An Insult To Democracy

Featured, News   21. August 2014

With their lips taped together, the Joint Trade Union Movement marched in a silent protest as they marked three years since the state of emergency. The four month long s-o-e was called by the prime minister as a result of indications of threats to national security. On Thursday union leader, ancel roget explained that the S-O-E was an insult to the democracy of this nation.


Cotton Tree Foundation Gets Boost From Government

News   21. August 2014

Cabinet has approved the annual subvention of over $1m for 2 years at the Cotton Tree Foundation, scheduled to begin in September. Minister of Health Dr. Fuad Khan made the announcement at Thursday’s post cabinet news briefing. Through the cotton tree foundation there will be an expansion in early childhood education programmes, community outreach programmes, youth volunteer programmes, and computer literacy classes. Almost two decades



Two Killed Overnight

News   21. August 2014

Police are investigating two murders in south and east trinidad that occurred on Wednesday night. In South Trinidad reports stated that around 8:30 pm 28 year old Heman Deo Manickchand of First Street, Harmony Hall Gasparillo was said to be walking along the roadway near his home when two gun men walked up to him and shot him repeatedly. Manickchand died on the spot. No



Cancer Patients Top Priority

News   21. August 2014

Minister of Health Dr. Fuad Khan says treatment for Cancer patients will be given the highest priority due to the number of cases reported to the ministry by the national cancer registry. He said one of the latest initiatives by the Ministry in the fight against Cancer will be the continuing plan to offer national scholarships and bursaries to nationals pursuing specialist training in oncology.



Great Race Weekend – Domestic Service

News   21. August 2014

Caribbean Airlines advises that only passengers holding valid, confirmed tickets for travel to/from Tobago over the “Great Race” weekend- between 21 august and 25 august will be accommodated, as all flights are fully booked. Passengers are reminded to check-in at least 2 hours prior to fight departure. “Standby” passengers will be accommodated only if a confirmed passenger cancels their seat on the day of departure.


A warning to pregnant women

Featured, Health, News   20. August 2014

Gynecologist, Dr. Sherene kalloo  is once again warning pregnant women living near the Guaracara oil spill, to relocate. Her comment comes in response to a resident who suffered a miscarriage on Saturday. Dr. Kalloo who gave a similar warning following the July 29th oil spill,  reaffirmed that fumes from such a disaster can lead to complications for pregnant women. “Exposure to any kind of fumes


Three men killed during shoot out with police

News, Uncategorized   20. August 2014

Three men were killed in an exchange of gunfire with Central Police on Tuesday night. Around 7:30, officers from the North Eastern Division Task Force led by Corporal Sunil Bharath went to a house at Kurban Ali Drive, Calcutta #2, Freeport with a warrant for arms and ammunition. The officers announced their presence and as they entered, they were reportedly greeted by gunfire. The policemen returned



Police To Be Charged For Misbehaviour

News   20. August 2014

A 26 year old special reserved police officer is to be charged with misbehaviour in public office. The officer who is attached to the Biche Police Station is the main suspect into the disapperance of a police officer firearm which was recovered at the said police station one week after. Sources stated that a police sergeant attached to the very station lodged his personal firearm



Three Men Killed In Police Shoot Out

Featured, News   20. August 2014

Three men were killed by police officers during a police shoot-out in Central Trinidad last night PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE PICTURES YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE IS A LITTLE BIT DISTURBING   Sources stated that the officers from the North-Eastern Division task force under the supervision of Cpl. Sunil Bharath went to the home of wanted murder suspect 27 year old David Barker at



Dookeran Hailed By His Constituents

News   19. August 2014

Member of Parliament for Tunapuna and minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Dookeran is hailed by his constituents as a man of uncompromising principle for voting against the Prime Minister’s amendment bill. In his contribution to debate to the constitution amendment bill 2014, he made it clear that he cannot compromise his vision for the future of politics in our country. He went on to vote


Dead Man Found In Burning Car

News   19. August 2014

Police are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body believed to be that of a man in burning car last night along the Priority Bus Route in Maloney… According to sources shortly after 7 pm last night motorist saw a Mazda 323 car well alight near the La-Resource traffic lights. ASfter the fire-services extingush the blaze they made the gruesome discovery on



Gardener Killed

News   18. August 2014

A 26 year old was gunned down last evening in the Arima area… According to police reports shortly after 6 pm Leon Clarke of Calvary Road Extension Arima had just left a work site at calvary road and was near his car when his co-workers heard several loud explosions. On checking they found him lying next to his almera motor car dead with multiple gunshot



Update From Special Prisons Committee

News   18. August 2014

  A contract for 4000 bullet and stab proof vests at a cost of 7 million dollars by October 2014, the supply of safe houses for prison officers, installation of beds, toilets and additional structural upgrades. These are just some of the upgrades to the prison system of Trinidad and Tobago, mentioned by Minister of Justice Emmanuel George, as the government seeks to improve the



Petrotrin Begins 2nd Phase Of Medical Evaluations In Marabella

Environment, News   18. August 2014

  Petrotrin has begun their second phase of medical evaluations for residents in Marabella who were affected by the slop oil leak at the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery. This process began on Monday morning with families whose consultations were prioritized based on the recommendations of the Marabella committee. Meanwhile, Petrotrin says their team has completed the clean-up of the slop oil which had seeped into the Guaracara



PNM & ILP Breeding Violence

Featured, News   18. August 2014

An emotive Mp for Lopinot /Bon Air West Lincoln Douglas is calling on both the PNM and the ILP leaders to stop breeding violence in his constituency. He made the comment a short while ago during the UNC’s Monday Night Forum where the government will be attempting to address the many concerns surrounding the amendment to the constitution. Dr. Douglas was making specific reference to


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