Thursday, October 30, 2014


Cop killed in crash

A Special Reserve Police officer was killed in a vehicular crash this morning. Read more »

  • Woman shot dead

    A 36-year-old Caroni woman was shot dead and her husband wounded by an intruder who entered their home on Wednesday night. Indra Diaz, of Madras Road, Caroni, and her husband Shawn Khan, had just finished dinner in a room at the back of their home when a gunman entered around 9pm. Read More »


    There is no evidence to charge the doctor or the patient in the case where the doctor removed cocaine pellets from the patient’s stomach and handed them back to him. Speaking at the weekly police news conference yesterday, acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams said following the exclusive report in the Express in January this year about the secret surgery, the matter was “thoroughly investigated” over several months. He said the investigation involved the interview of a patient, interviews of doctors, nurses and hospital personnel, and collection of records from the private hospita­l. Read More »

  • Khan ‘no longer a shareholder’ at St Augustine hospital

    Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan said yesterday he is no longer a shareholder at St Augustine Private Hospital, but he said the institution was an excellent one, as are other private hospitals in the country. Khan was responding to questions from the Express on statements by acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams that no one will be prosecuted in the case with respect to surgery conducted at the hospital, where cocaine pellets were removed from a man’s stomach. “The Commissioner is the one who makes the determination and there’s nothing more as Minister of Health I can say. Read More »

  • No stopping Carnival

    Carnival 2015 is on. Both Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism Dr Lincoln Douglas and National Security Minister Gary Griffith said yesterday there were no plans to cancel or postpone Carnival celebrations 2015 despite the threat of Ebola. Both men also maintained while Carnival 2015 preparations are under way, plans are in place to protect the population from Ebola by monitoring the virus on the international circuit. Read More »

  • ...‘T&T remains at low risk for Ebola’

    Trinidad and Tobago continues to be at low risk for Ebola. This assurance was given yesterday by chairman of the National Ebola Prevention, Information and Response Strategy Team (NEPIART), Brigadier General Anthony Phillips-Spencer. “The region has been one of a low risk jurisdiction,” he said. He said NEPIART was working assiduously to ensure a proper plan was implemented to prevent Ebola from arriving here. Read More »

  • PM sends congrats to re-elected Brazil president

    Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has congratulated Dilma Rousseff on her re-election as Brazil’s President. Persad-Bissessar noted that, on October 26, Rousseff emerged victorious “out of what many around the world described as the most acerbic election campaign since Brazil’s return to democracy”. Read More »

  • Children beaten during robbery

    Twelve-year-old Magnus Antoine, of Scarborough RC School, and his fourteen-year-old sister Makeda Antoine, of Scarborough Secondary School, have been hospitalised at the Scarborough General in a serious but stable condition, following an assault by two masked bandits who broke into their Riseland, Carnbee, home on Tuesday night. The children have fractured skulls, and Makeda also has a torn kidney. Read More »

  • 14-year-old returns home

    Fourteen-year-old Shenel Forbes, of Darrel Spring, Tobago, has returned home. Forbes, a Form Two pupil of Mason Hall Secondary School, was reported missing by her mother Denise Tobias after it was discovered she did not turn up for school on Monday. She is said to have been at a friend’s house. The family visited the Scarborough Police Station last night following Shenel’s return, and she is said to be doing fine. Read More »

  • ‘2,000 suspected cases of CHIKV’

    Principal Medical Officer of Environmental Health Dr Clive Tilluckdharry said Tobago has 14 confirmed cases of chikungunya or CHIKV, and Trinidad has 2,000 suspected cases with 120 confirmed. He made this comment after attending yesterday’s National Carnival Commission (NCC) Stakeholders Meeting on Ebola Virus Disease at the VIP Lounge, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. Read More »

  • Don’t let Wayne die

    FOLLOWING a tearful plea to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to save the life of hunger striker Dr Wayne Kublalsingh, activist Gary Aboud has called for a citizen gathering at Woodford Square tomorrow to show solidarity with his “brother”. Aboud, president of Fishermen and Friends of the Sea, said yesterday he believes Kublalsingh’s death is “impending” as the activist continues a hunger strike to protest Government’s building of a Debe to Mon Desir section of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin. Read More »

  • ...President asked to intervene

    PRESIDENT Anthony Carmona has acknowledged a request that was sent Monday for his intervention in the impasse between the State and the Highway Re-Route Movement (HRM), which has towed HRM leader Dr Wayne Kublalsingh on a 42-day hunger strike. A group calling itself Project 40 and standing in solidarity with Kublalsingh on Monday delivered a letter addressed to Carmona at the Office of the President, asking that Carmona somehow facilitate mediation between the warring parties. Read More »

  • Cops still on the case

    Acting Commissioner of Police (CoP) Stephen Williams supported by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) (Crime) Glen Hackett and public information officer Superintendent Joanne Archie, yesterday spent over an hour at the police administration building, Edward Street, Port of Spain, updating the media on the status of several “high profile” investigations that the T&T Police Service (TTPS) were engaged in. Read More »

  • My client was in hospital

    THE attorney representing one of the accused in the Vindra Naipaul-Coolman murder trial is seeking to prove that on the night of December 28, 2006, when the State says the Chaguanas businesswoman was killed, his client was warded at hospital after suffering an epileptic attack. Read More »

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