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Friday, December 19, 2014

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$2m FOR SPARROW

Government will pay $2 million to acquire the memorabilia of the Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco). Minister of Culture Lincoln Douglas said yesterday the money will go to the family of the calypsonian. He said the Ministry of Culture will acquire the memorabilia for a ten-year period, with the option for renewal. Read more »

  • Kamla: Churches will have to account for $$

    Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said yesterday churches will have to account for the $55 million given to them by the Government. Read More »

  • Sequence of oil spills

    State-owned oil company Petrotrin became the subject of much scrutiny following several oil spills that were first detected on December 17, 2013. Read More »

  • Residents still waiting for Christmas wish

    La Brea residents affected by an oil slick which plastered their homes following a mysterious oil spill in the Gulf of Paria a year ago have the same Christmas wish this year. Read More »

  • Adopted daughter and boyfriend on murder charge

    THE adopted daughter of 83-year-old grandmother Stephanie Millington and her boyfriend both appeared before a Port of Spain magistrate yesterday charged with murdering the woman. Millington’s body was found buried in a shallow grave behind her Morvant home earlier this month. Read More »

  • Woman fined $50,000 for illegal telecom service

    A MARAVAL woman was yesterday ordered to pay $50,000 or serve three years in prison after being found guilty of providing a public telecommunications service without a concession, contrary to the Telecommunications Act (2001). Read More »

  • Howai on insider trading allegations: Waste of time

    Finance and Economy Minister Larry Howai yesterday defended himself against insider trading allegations with regard to the purchase of Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) shares ten years ago. Read More »

  • Relatives puzzled

    RELATIVES of a Laventille man who was gunned down on Wednesday night in Diego Martin, while plying his car for hire, remained bewildered yesterday as to why anyone would have wanted him killed. Read More »

  • Man, 62, gets 17 years jail for ganja

    A street vendor found in possession of more than half-million dollars worth of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking was yesterday sentenced to 17 years in prison. Read More »

  • ‘Prime suspect’ held in Tobago’s latest murder

    The police have made a breakthrough in Tobago’s latest murder as a man from Lambeau was arrested at his home in the wee hours of yesterday morning in connection with the death of 65-year-old Sylvert Edwards. Read More »

  • Five homeless after fire guts house

    Fire destroyed a house in Siparia, leaving a family of five without shelter a week before Christmas. Read More »

  • Kublalsingh’s mom writes PM

    Vilma Kublalsingh, mother of hunger striker and environmental activist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh, yesterday wrote a letter pleading with the Government to extend the sharing and giving spirit of Christmas to her son, who is currently “at death’s door”. Read More »

  • Vigil: looking for mediation

    Members of the Highway Re-route Movement (HRM) held a candlelight vigil outside the Prime Minister’s residence in Debe on Wednesday, in an attempt to convince the State to engage in mediation to bring an end to Dr Wayne Kublalsingh’s hunger strike, over the controversial Debe to Mon Desir segment of the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin. Read More »

  • Breath of fresh air

    The Trinidad and Tobago Police Social and Welfare Association has applauded the nomination of Dr Maria Therese Gomes to serve as a member and chairperson of the Police Service Commission (PSC). Read More »

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