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TRINIDAD – Bret’s impact

TRINIDAD – Bret’s impact

PORT OF SPAIN –– The full scale of the damage left in the wake of Tropical Storm Bret  is only now becoming apparent. No serious injuries were reported, the Express was told, but damage to property can total millions of dollars. Many homes remain without power, as trees uprooted by high winds brought down electricity […]

Stranded in Tobago by approaching storm

Stranded in Tobago by approaching storm

SCARBOROUGH – There was chaos at the ANR Robinson International Airport, Tobago on Monday as people who travelled from Trinidad to spend the long weekend, attempted to get off the island before the approaching storm. However, hundreds are expected to be stuck in Tobago because a decision has been taken by Caribbean Airlines to cancel […]

TRINIDAD – Seeking refuge

TRINIDAD – Seeking refuge

PORT OF SPAIN –– As the global refugee crisis continues to worsen, the United Nations has warned that more and more displaced persons are seeking relief in the Caribbean, with T&T recording 400 new applications during the period January to now, which represents a 40 per cent increase from last year. Set to observe World […]

TRINIDAD – Father Harvey speaks about attack

TRINIDAD – Father Harvey speaks about attack

PORT OF SPAIN –– Two of three men who accosted Father Clyde Harvey on Monday morning were sent to kidnap and murder him, the priest told the media yesterday. Speaking the St Benedict’s Monastery where he was attending the final session of a two-day seminar, Harvey said the men claimed they were sent to kidnap him […]

TRINIDAD – Caricom clapdown

TRINIDAD – Caricom clapdown

PORT OF SPAIN –– A co-ordinated Caricom clampdown concerning returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) — including targeting their assets — is in the works. In the next three weeks, Caricom leaders will move to finalise plans for a Caricom arrest warrant regarding FTFs and sharing of recovered assets, as well as regional anti-terrorism legislation. The latter […]

TRINIDAD – Outrage!

TRINIDAD – Outrage!

PORT OF SPAIN –– An eyewitness yesterday said he saw when an “almost lifeless man” was being taken out of an ambulance by security officers at the Port of Spain General Hospital and left in the hospital’s carpark. Kevin Ramoutar, a registered patient of the Accident & Emergency department who was still awaiting medical attention […]

TRINIDAD – Mentally ill patient shot dead

TRINIDAD – Mentally ill patient shot dead

PORT OF SPAIN –– The mother of a mentally ill man killed by police is claiming officers woke him up from his bed before he was fatally shot. This was the allegation made by Rosalie Paul on the shooting death of her son Daniel Paul by officers of the Ste Madeline Police Station on Monday night. […]

JAMAICA: Government minister patted down by immigration officials

JAMAICA: Government minister patted down by immigration officials

Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister in Trinidad and Tobago, Ayanna Webster-Roy, has confirmed an incident in Jamaica where it is alleged that she had been “patted down’ by immigration officials when she was leaving the country after attending the Regional Parliamentary Forum as part of the follow-up on the UN Declaration on […]

TRINIDAD – No confidence

TRINIDAD – No confidence

PORT OF SPAIN –– The Law Association last night called on Chief Justice Ivor Archie to step down after passing historic no-confidence motions against the CJ and members of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) over its handling of the short-lived appointment of former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar. The five motions expressing a loss of […]

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