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TRINIDAD – Man thrown from boat feared dead

TRINIDAD – Man thrown from boat feared dead

PORT OF SPAIN –– Despite warnings to stay away from swollen watercourses in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Bret, one man is feared dead after a boat he was in overturned in the Godineau River yesterday. Up to late yesterday, the missing man, who was only identified as Fly from Felicity, had not been found […]

TRINIDAD – Assault trial date set for police officer

PORT OF SPAIN – Former TV6 crime show co-host and now suspended police officer Inspector Roger Alexander will be facing trial for assault on September 5. Senior Magistrate Nannette Forde-John  on Thursday set the date for the matter to proceed, in which Alexander and another police officer, PC Sheldon Mires, are charged with assaulting a […]

TRINIDAD – Marooned pregnant woman goes into labour

TRINIDAD – Marooned pregnant woman goes into labour

PORT OF SPAIN – A full term pregnant woman, trapped by rising flood waters, was yesterday rescued by a Guardian Media team and residents of St Helena Village, after waiting for over two hours in vain for help from the Regiment and the Office of the Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM). Karma Jackson, 32, who […]

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 […]

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