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TRINIDAD – Diet pill link to Devon’s death

PORT OF SPAIN – A close friend of Devon Matthews yesterday told the T&T Guardian that Matthews had been using a variety of pills for a prolonged period. The friend, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Matthews was warned many times about the abuse of these pills. He said the singer/songwriter would use […]

TRINIDAD: CAL dedicates jet to honour Calypsonian

TRINIDAD: CAL dedicates jet to honour Calypsonian

Calypsonian Dr McCartha Linda Sandy Lewis, better known as Calypso Rose, was hailed for her contribution to Caribbean culture when Caribbean Airlines (CAL) dedicated one of its 737 jets in her honour. The formal commissioning of the aircraft took place on Friday when the signage on the nose of the aircraft was unveiled by three […]

TRINIDAD: CLICO shareholders ready to repay taxpayers

TRINIDAD: CLICO shareholders ready to repay taxpayers

Shareholders of Colonial Life Insurance Company (Clico) say they are being ignored by the government and during a recent meeting issued a call for Government directors to resign with immediate effect. At a joint press conference on Friday, shareholders representative Carlton Reis said shareholders want to negotiate with Government and to share its rebirth plan […]

TRINIDAD – Sexual favours for jobs

TRINIDAD – Sexual favours for jobs

PORT OF SPAIN – San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello says an investigation will be launched into allegations that members of the Contractors and General Workers’ Trade Union (CGWTU) are demanding sexual favours from women to help them gain employment at the San Fernando City Corporation (SFCC). However, the union’s president, Ainsley Matthews, says such accusations […]

TRINIDAD – Boy, 17, gunned down at Righteous Lane

TRINIDAD – Boy, 17, gunned down at Righteous Lane

PORT OF SPAIN – Parents can offer advice but children will still make their own decision, says the father of 17-year-old Jevon Bradley Paul who was gunned down along Righteous Lane, off Pinto Road, Arima, on Sunday night. Jevon Paul was liming with a group of friends at a house when a man wearing a […]

T&T ranked most dangerous English-speaking Caribbean country

T&T ranked most dangerous English-speaking Caribbean country

PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad and Tobago has received its lowest ranking ever on an international peace list as the country continues to have maximum scores for homicides and violent crimes, and high scores for perceptions of criminality and access to weapons. The Report put the “national cost of the violence” at US$ 3,852,415,069. This […]

TRINIDAD – $15,000 bail for Facebook threat

TRINIDAD – $15,000 bail for Facebook threat

PORT OF SPAIN – Rayad Mohammed, the man who allegedly issued a threat against the wife and daughter of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, via a Facebook post has pleaded not guilty to a criminal charge. Mohammed who celebrates his 25th birthday today was granted $15,000 bail when he appeared before Siparia Second Court Magistrate […]

TRINIDAD – Close call for four-year-old after landslide

TRINIDAD – Close call for four-year-old after landslide

PORT OF SPAIN –– Four-year-old Kamalee Wilson was asleep at his Cocorite home yesterday when a huge embankment of dirt tumbled onto his house, smashing through his mother’s bedroom just a few inches from where he lay. Whilst his mother, Abena, 30, is thanking Allah for saving her son’s life and by extension hers, she was […]

TRINIDAD – Viral video lands mum behind bars

TRINIDAD – Viral video lands mum behind bars

PORT OF SPAIN – A 41-year-old mother of eight was arrested by police yesterday, mere hours after a Facebook video showing the woman beating her 22-month-old son about the body with her handbag went viral. As the video drew scathing criticism from several quarters on Facebook, a party of police officers, led by Insp Baptiste […]