Thursday, October 1, 2015


Let the hunt begin

Oct. 1, 2015, 11:14 AM AST Comments

By Sue-Ann Wayow - THE two-year hunting ban imposed in 2013 officially ended at midnight on Wednesday. And hunters are only too anxious to grab their guns and set free those tracking dogs.

Update: Woman in the pond

Oct. 1, 2015, 10:57 AM AST Comments

The Multimedia Desk - Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the body of a woman found floating in the Usine/Ste Madeleine pond this morning.


Sep. 30, 2015, 10:4 PM AST Comments

DO not panic, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has advised citizens. Rowley said although citizens have “not yet understood the seriousness of what we are facing”, the country will get through the challenges.

Help for medical students: $12.8m injected into GATE

Sep. 30, 2015, 10:3 PM AST Comments

Finance Minister Colm Imbert yesterday said $12.8 million has been injected into the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) funding programme to assist 67 medical students in accessing tertiary education for the 2015/2016 academic year.

80 sent home*

Sep. 30, 2015, 9:59 PM AST Comments

Eighty employees of the Office of the Prime Minister-Tobago Affairs were sent home yesterday, when their short-term contracts came to an end. Employees received letters informing them of this.

Election text canvassing a breach*

Sep. 30, 2015, 9:56 PM AST Comments

ELECTION-time canvassing through calls and text messages to cellular telephones, which took place before the September 7 general election, may have constituted a breach of privacy, a senior State counsel in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs has said.

EBC appeals UNC election petition

Sep. 30, 2015, 9:54 PM AST Comments

THE Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) has filed a notice of appeal challenging leave that was granted by a High Court judge to the United National Congress' (UNC) election petitions two weeks ago.

I ate the snake*

Sep. 30, 2015, 9:50 PM AST Comments

A 27-year-old gardener arrested and charged with having a dead boa constrictor snake and the skin from another told police he had already eaten one snake and planned to eat the other. The man said the snake “tasted like shark”.

3-hour surgery for baby Sharaya

Sep. 30, 2015, 9:48 PM AST Comments

Baby Sharaya Harrilal, who was diagnosed with a disease affecting both eyes, underwent emergency surgery at a private health institution in South Trinidad yesterday.

Go easy on the wildlife*

Sep. 30, 2015, 9:43 PM AST Comments

THE Government has no immediate intention of extending the two-year moratorium on hunting but discussions with hunters will continue. The moratorium imposed in 2013 officially ended at midnight yesterday. The hunting season will remain open till next year February.

Businessman gunned down on drug block

Sep. 30, 2015, 9:42 PM AST Comments

A SANGRE Grande businessman, who the police said was well known to them as he was a suspect in several drug and gun-related offences, was shot dead on Tuesday night.

Dillon holds meeting to address crime situation*

Sep. 30, 2015, 9:36 PM AST Comments

Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon hosted a strategic planning meeting yesterday with his executive leadership team, including heads of divisions and agencies, at the Ministry of National Security in Port of Spain.

Shoot-out in foiled robbery leaves one dead, two at large*

Sep. 30, 2015, 9:33 PM AST Comments

AN Arima man, who was on bail for two gun-related offences, was shot dead by a security guard on Tuesday night when he and two other men were about to hold up and rob the occupants of a house in Arima. Police said the incident took place just before 10 p.m. on Tuesday.