Thursday, February 11, 2016



Feb. 10, 2016, 10:11 PM AST Comments

PORT of Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee says women have a responsibility to ensure they are not abused during the Carnival season. He made this comment during a news conference at his City Hall, Port of Spain, office after being asked for his views on the discovery of the body of a woman masque­rader a

Body of woman identified*

Feb. 10, 2016, 10:10 PM AST Comments

A young Japanese woman was found dead in her Carnival costume at the Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain yesterday morning. Police last night identified the woman as Asami Nagakiya.

Double win for Ronnie and Caro*

Feb. 10, 2016, 8:59 PM AST Comments

MAS BAND Ronnie and Caro was yesterday named the Band of the Year for Carnival 2016 by the National Carnival Commission (NCC). It is the first time Ronnie and Caro has ever won that title.

Lost Tribe 2nd downtown

Feb. 10, 2016, 8:56 PM AST Comments

Mas band Ronnie and Caro has won the Downtown Carnival Large Band of the Year title. Coming in second was the Lost Tribe, while Massy Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra was third.

TUCO confirms Machel’s hat-trick*

Feb. 10, 2016, 8:53 PM AST Comments

FROM “Too Young to Soca” to Road March veteran, Machel Montano registered a hat-trick with Carnival 2016 and has secured his eighth Road March title, the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO) confirmed yesterday.

Socadrome may be no more come Carnival 2017

Feb. 10, 2016, 8:52 PM AST Comments

Port of Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee says come next year, the Socadrome stage at the Jean Pierre Complex may no longer be a part of the Carnival parade route. He was speaking during a news conference at City Hall, Port of Spain, yesterday.

Limer shot dead at bar*

Feb. 10, 2016, 8:50 PM AST Comments

A KILLER bought drinks in a bar before he shot dead Gasparillo resident Akeem Lightbourne on Carnival Tuesday. The relatives of Lightbourne said he was liming at the same bar as the killer, before he was gunned down.

Girl, 15, drowns at family outing*

Feb. 10, 2016, 8:43 PM AST Comments

A 15-year-old Tableland girl died on Carnival Tuesday of suspected drowning during a family river outing in Guayaguayare. The body of Marie Modeste, of Naparima/Mayaro Road, George Village, was found more than ten hours after she disappeared underneath the water.

Buried alive: mom wants probe into son’s death

Feb. 10, 2016, 8:41 PM AST Comments

The mother of truck driver Ricardo Caton, who was buried alive at a quarry in Claxton Bay last week, is demanding an investigation into her son’s death. Eutirce Caton, 81, said she had received conflicting reports on the incident. And she appealed to the police to find out what happened the da

Rowley hijacking Red House project*

Feb. 10, 2016, 8:32 PM AST Comments

Opposition Senator and former House speaker Wade Mark has accused Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of “hijacking” the Red House restoration project. Mark was responding to the announcement in a news release from the Office of the Prime Minister last week that Rowley had established a comm

Woman hurt after car goes over cliff

Feb. 10, 2016, 8:29 PM AST Comments

One woman was hospitalised with facial injuries after the vehicle in which she was a passenger drove off a cliff and overturned in Concordia, ­Tobago.