Saturday, December 3, 2016



Dec. 2, 2016, 10:17 PM AST Comments

THE United National Congress (UNC) gained, while the People’s National Movement (PNM) slipped. The figures released by the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) yesterday showed the UNC received 50 per cent of the votes cast in Monday’s local government election while the PNM receive

Parents of children killed in fire still in custody

Dec. 2, 2016, 10:13 PM AST Comments

The parents of the two children who were killed in a fire at their home in Valencia on Thursday are still in police custody. Four-year-old Mwaki Gordon and his two-year-old sister were killed in a fire at their home, along Tatoo Trace, Valencia. The mother, a hairdresser, was hospitalised after suf

WPC in court on warrant

Dec. 2, 2016, 10:2 PM AST Comments

A woman police constable (WPC) attached to the Interpol Division of the Police Service appeared before a Port of Spain magistrate on Thursday. The woman was detained this week on a warrant which was issued in 1996 based on allegations of prostitution.

‘Natural gas project done over to protect T&T’

Dec. 2, 2016, 10:0 PM AST Comments

GOVERNMENT had to renegotiate the Mitsubishi/Massy natural gas to petrochemicals complex (CGCL) project after it was discovered the terms were not in the interest of the National Gas Company (NGC) and the people of Trinidad and Tobago. The agreement had been initially negotiated by the previous admi

PM: There’s place for aluminium industry in T&T*

Dec. 2, 2016, 9:55 PM AST Comments

Notwithstanding the decision to permanently abandon the smelting aspect of the aluminium plant, there are still opportunities for an aluminium downstream industry in Trinidad and Tobago using imported aluminium ingots, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said yesterday.

Garcia: Box lunch cost $100 under last govt

Dec. 2, 2016, 9:54 PM AST Comments

ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for a box lunch. Eduction Minister Anthony Garcia yesterday criticised what he described as wastage and corruption under the former government when $100 was spent for a box lunch under the LifeSport programme.

‘Matelot floods not Govt’s fault’

Dec. 2, 2016, 9:37 PM AST Comments

The destruction in Matelot was caused by an act of God and not negligence by the Government, says Works Minister Rohan Sinanan. He was speaking in Parliament yesterday on a motion moved by Cumuto/Manzanilla MP Christine Newallo-Hosein on “the failure of the Government to adequately address the

...Villages still waiting for power*

Dec. 2, 2016, 9:35 PM AST Comments

Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan told the Express yesterday that, up to 3 p.m., they were awaiting the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) to re-connect the communities of Grande Riviere, St Helena and Matelot to the national power grid. The minister added that Paria Main Ro

Cops and customs eyeing contractor

Dec. 2, 2016, 9:31 PM AST Comments

DAYS after customs officials seized US$2 million hidden in plyboard at the Point Lisas Port, they searched the business place of a contractor in northeast Trinidad and confiscated computer hard drives, shipping documents and CCTV footage to investigate a possible link to the smuggled foreign currenc

Man shot dead in Sea Lots

Dec. 2, 2016, 9:30 PM AST Comments

A 25-year-old man was shot dead around 6.45 p.m. yesterday in Sea Lots. The deceased—identified as Ronnie Hogan, from Pioneer Drive, Sea Lots—was walking along the road when he was approached by an armed assailant. He shot Hogan and fled on foot, witnesses said.

No bail for man charged with raping WPC*

Dec. 2, 2016, 9:26 PM AST Comments

FATHER of three Afteba Huggins was yesterday refused bail on charges that he falsely imprisoned, raped, robbed and tried to kill a police officer on Monday. Huggins, 33, a taxi- driver of South Oropouche, appeared in the Siparia Magistrates’ Court.

3 SRPs to appear in ID parade

Dec. 2, 2016, 9:23 PM AST Comments

The three police officers who were arrested on Wednesday night on allegations of extortion are expected to be placed on identification parades this weekend. The three, all special reserve police (SRP) officers, are being held at separate stations in Belmont, Morvant and Woodbrook.

Burnt remains identified

Dec. 2, 2016, 9:20 PM AST Comments

The burnt remains found in a car parked in an agriculture access road in Carapichaima last month have been identified as missing Atlantic plant operator Ahmad Sayyid Ramsingh. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) testing positively identified the skeletal remains on Tuesday. However, a forensic examination w