Wednesday, August 31, 2016



Aug. 30, 2016, 10:38 PM AST Comments

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is certain that a bright future is ahead for Trinidad and Tobago. In his first Independence Day message to the nation as prime minister, Rowley noted that the celebration of the country’s 54th Independence anniversary today comes at a challenging time when intern

Accused gets bail for attempted murder

Aug. 30, 2016, 10:35 PM AST Comments

MYCHAL ESPINOSA will have to move out of his apartment and live with a relative in La Romaine should he secure bail. Espinosa, 21, of San Fernando, appeared in court a week ago charged by PC Nanan with attempting to murder Trevor Benjamin.

A nation built on unity, say groups

Aug. 30, 2016, 10:33 PM AST Comments

THE All Trinidad General Workers’ Trade Union and National Solidarity Assembly are calling on the nation to continue to work together to build the nation. This was the Independence Day message from the organisations.

32 to receive national awards

Aug. 30, 2016, 10:17 PM AST Comments

NO one has been awarded the nation's highest honour, the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ORTT), in 2016. Among the list of 32 awardees of the various national awards, issued late yesterday by the Office of the President, are citizens recognised in community and public service, music, h

National honour ‘Long Overdue’

Aug. 30, 2016, 10:13 PM AST Comments

Long overdue. That was Mt Lambert-based arranger extra­ordinaire Leston Paul’s response to the news of a national award for his contribution to culture, on the occasion of Trinidad and Tobago’s 54th anniversary of Independence. Paul also said Long Overdue is the name of his latest album

TV6 signs up to show ‘Cinderella’s Stepsister’*

Aug. 30, 2016, 10:10 PM AST Comments

One of Korea’s most popular television dramas Cinderella’s Stepsister is coming to Caribbean Communications Network TV6 (CCN TV6). CCN, the parent company of TV6 and the Express, yesterday signed an agreement with the Embassy of Korea to exclusively broadcast the single-season series, te

Cancer drugs coming next week

Aug. 30, 2016, 10:9 PM AST Comments

A shipment of cancer medication is on its way to Trinidad and Tobago. The Ministry of Health yesterday said in a statement with its procurement partner, the National Insurance Property Development Company Ltd (Nipdec), the shipment of cancer medication will be arriving during the week of September 1

‘One was regular jailbird’

Aug. 30, 2016, 10:7 PM AST Comments

One of the two bodies found floating in the Gulf of Paria at the back of MovieTowne, Invaders Bay, on Monday morning has been identified. Sources told the Express late yesterday that investigators were able to identify one of the men as Anderson Martin from Mentor Alley, Laventille, as well as Sam B

Minister: NAPA now safe after repairs*

Aug. 30, 2016, 10:4 PM AST Comments

THE National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) is safe. The assurance came from Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly as she and officials from the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT) led reporters on a tour of the facility yest

Relatives: Father of three gunned down was ‘set up’

Aug. 30, 2016, 10:2 PM AST Comments

RELATIVES of Antonio Cyrus believe the 41-year-old man was “set up” to be killed by someone known to him. Police reports indicated that Cyrus, of Mt Hope Road Extension, Mt Hope, was at home with his family when at about 10.25 p.m. on Monday, someone he knew called him from in front his

Alleyne, CNC3 bosses in heated stand-off

Aug. 30, 2016, 10:0 PM AST Comments

The standoff between Crime Watch host Ian Alleyne and CNC3 bosses has intensified. The Express understands Alleyne and Crime Watch will remain off the air until he signs a document giving over full producing rights and privileges to CNC3.

Fruitless search for man*

Aug. 30, 2016, 9:57 PM AST Comments

AMID suspicion that a man missing since last week Tuesday may have been dead in his home, relatives yesterday visited his Valencia house with the police to see if he was inside, but after about half-hour of searching he was still nowhere to be found.