56 Arrested in Central Police Exercise

Current Affairs, Featured, Local, News, Uncategorized   28. January 2015

A total of 56 persons were arrested for various offences during a police exercise in central Trinidad.   A .38 special revolver and six live rounds of ammunition were recovered in the Couva district, while 79 rounds of assorted ammunition were recovered in the Carlsen Field area.   During the exercise 485 persons were stopped and searched, resulting in 247 fixed penalties being issued for


More Ex-Caroni Workers to Receive Leases

Environment, Local, News   27. January 2015

By mid 2015, more than six thousand leases will be handed over to ex-Caroni (1975) employees. That’s the promise from Minister of Land and Marine Resource – Jairam Seemungal – while speaking to WIN Caribbean News yesterday. Minister Seemungal assured that work is being done to have each former employee qualified under the VSEP Program so that they would receive their leases in the shortest



San Fernando East: MP Manning Gives Consent for Nomination

Current Affairs, Featured, News, Politics   27. January 2015

San Fernando East MP Patrick Manning has announced that he is open to being nominated to re-contest his seat in the upcoming General Election. Mr Manning has been ailing for some time now, but the former Prime Minister said on Monday night that one of his foreign doctors told him in late December that he has made tremendous strides. Although not completely healed, he said


Tv Host Marcia Henville Was Murdered

Featured, News   26. January 2015

    By Jesse Ramdeo An autopsy performed on the body of TV personality and journalist Marcia Henville on Monday has revealed that she was murdered. According to the findings of the autopsy, 51 year old Henville suffered several stab wounds before she died of blunt force trauma to her head. Her throat was also slit. On Saturday the nation awoke to news that the


Cal Cancels Flights

News   26. January 2015

By Jesse Ramdeo Caribbean Airlines cancelled flights to the John F Kennedy airport due to a winter storm that is currently affecting the United States north coast. A release issued by Caribbean Airlines on Monday stated that customers traveling on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th will experience a cancellation in their flights. “We will waive change/cancellation fees and fare differences for customers traveling on Monday


Las Alturas Enquiry Begins

Current Affairs, News   26. January 2015

    By Hassan Khan The enquiry into the 26 million dollar Las Alturas project began today, with the relevant parties listing witnesses and calling for extensions to provide witness statements. The Las Alturas buildings wee completed in 2010 but demolished in 2012 due to structural failure. The structures were built by China Jiangsu international and the soil investigation was conducted by Geotech Associated Ltd.


UWI Distances Itself From Soo Chan

News   19. January 2015

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus has distanced itself from the case surrounding 21 year old Matthew Soo Chan stating that contrary to media reports, he was never a student of the University. In a release issued on Monday evening the University stated that they have a zero-tolerance on matters involving alcohol and narcotic use on the campus. However in light of


Drama Outside Tunapuna Court

Featured, News   19. January 2015

      By Jesse Ramdeo   Drama unfolded on Monday outside the Tunapuna Magistrate court after 21 year old Matthew Soo Chan, who was charged with the cultivation of marijuana clashed with a member of the media.   The incident occurred while Soo Chan and his father were exiting the court around 2:30 pm,   Soo Chan clearly not to happy with all the


Civil Aviation – Caribbean Airlines/Jet Blue Matter Under Investigation

News   19. January 2015

    By Hassan Khan Director General of the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority, Ramesh Latchmedial has assured that an investigation has been launched into an incident involving Caribbean Airlines and Jet blue Airlines in New York over the weekend. On Saturday night Jetblue flight 1295 almost collided with Caribbean Airlines flight 526 at the John F Kennedy airport. When contacted for a comment


OJT Security In 90 Days

News   14. January 2015

By Cindy Raghubar The On The Job Training Programme is expected to be expanded to include security services. Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training Fazal Karim requested on Wednesday to have the National Training Agency facilitate OJT Security. The minister was speaking at a centre approval ceremony for the national security training academy, (NSTA), at the Cumuto barracks. Minister Karim said it was important


Woman Charged Following Viral Video Of Arrest

News   14. January 2015

By Hassan Khan Julia Persad, the woman in the video who was allegedly pulled out of her car and escorted to a police vehicle, has been charged. Persad before magistrate Quamina in the 3rd court of the Port of Spain magistrates court today, charged with obstruction of execution of duties and resisting arrest. She was granted five thousand dollars ($5000.00) of her own bail and


1990 Still Haunted Raoul Pantin

Featured, News   14. January 2015

  By Kristee Kalisingh A moment in time, where time stood still for Trinidad and Tobago, was captured by a man who was a pivotal figure during that dark period of our history in one of his many writings. Raoul Pantin was held hostage for six days at Trinidad and Tobago Television during the 1990 insurrection. Pantin died on Wednesday. He was 71 years old.



Shabana Was Strangled

Current Affairs, Featured, News   09. January 2015

An autopsy conducted today revealed that Shabana Mohammed was strangled to death. Pathologist Dr Valery Alexandrov told media personnel this morning, the teenager was unconscious but still breathing when placed in the drain in which she was found. He made this conclusion after finding dirt in her airways. Dr Alexandrov said the state of decomposition of Shabana’s body indicates she would have been killed sometime


$6M Cocaine Bust In Central Trinidad

News   08. January 2015

      By Indira Dookharan Cocaine with a street value of $6 million dollars was seized by police following a massive drug bust exercise in the central division. Senior Superintendent Johnny Abraham told Win News that the discovery was made in the Waterloo area after police responded to information received from the public. The drug was being carried in two vehicles and is believed


Ministry of Education Gets Approval For Several Projects

News   08. January 2015

      By Jesse Ramdeo The Ministry of Education received several cabinet approvals as announced by line minister Dr. Tim Gopeesingh during Thursdays post cabinet session.   Firstly, Dr. Gopeesingh revealed that 250 scholarships would be provided to technical vocational teachers.   The scholarship is expected to be done in 2 phases.   The dial a teacher programme also received cabinet approval, and according


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