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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Expert witness in the commission of enquiry into the Las Alturas Housing Project, geotechnical engineer Derek Gay, says it was clear prior to purchase of the land at Lady Young Road that it had previously been the site of a quarry. He also said that given this information, the Urban Development C

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Caricom nationals who are homosexual are not barred from entering T&T, despite immigration laws to contrary. So said acting Chief Immigration Officer Gerry Downes as he gave evidence on Tuesday in a landmark Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) lawsuit brought by Jamaican gay rights activist Maur

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams says the Emailgate probe is still ongoing by the Police Service and information will only be released when investigations are over. This follows calls from Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar that the police should make public the findings of their in

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Health Minister Fuad Khan says he will be bringing 1,000 nurses from India and an additional 1,000 nurses from the Philippines to work in local hospitals as he fears local nurses do not want to work. He said this in the face of a walkout by nurses at the Sangre Grande District Hospital, yesterday

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Certain parts of the East-West Corridor rang with the sounds of political “gunfire” on Monday and Tuesday.  The major parties did battle back-to-back with Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bisssesar’s PP in Aranguez and Opposition Leader Keith Rowley’s PNM in Brazil Village. The PP mounted the podium i

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The killing of two men in the Eastern Division are engaging the attention of Region Two Homicide Bureau. In the most recent case a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death by a man with whom he had an altercation with moments before. According to police reports, Stephan Rodney, of Foster Road, Sangre

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Deputy Fire Officer Roosevelt Bruce is now acting Chief Fire Officer of the Fire Service. In a phone interview yesterday, Bruce, who has 35 years service, said on Tuesday he received a call from the Ministry of National Security informing him of his appointment, since Chief Fire Officer Naya Ramp

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hershael Ramesar, the adviser to Food Production Minister Devant Maharaj, has written to the Integrity Commission asking for an investigation into Opposition Senator Faris Al-Rawi. He claims the probe is warranted because Al-Rawi provided Parliament with false information and failed to disclose t

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Freeport police were last night moving to lay charges against a 55-year-old Hindu pundit in connection with the grievous sexual assault of a teenager. Police said the incident is alleged to have occurred at a business in Chase Village, Chaguanas, where the girl and her father had gone for her to

Thursday, March 19, 2015

At almost the same time that about 30 Clico policyholders marched into the company’s St Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain head office demanding information on their Executive Flexible Premium Annuities (EFPAs), the insurer yesterday released its audited 2013 financial statement indicating a $3.4 bill

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