Saturday, October 22, 2016


Tobago records second murder, same village

Oct. 22, 2016, 10:8 AM AST Comments

The Multimedia Desk - THREE months after a man was stabbed and bludgeoned to death outside the Live Wire Pub in Lambeau, Tobago, the location was the scene of another murder on Friday night.


Oct. 22, 2016, 12:27 AM AST Comments

THE police officers involved in the killing of a man in San Fernando on Thursday are now subjects of a criminal investigation being done by the Homicide Division and Professional Standards Bureau of the Police Service.

‘Don’t be posers: help the differently abled’

Oct. 22, 2016, 12:23 AM AST Comments

Politicians who rushed to take pictures with good Samaritan Lillyann Williams—the JTA Supermarket employee who showered kindness on a disabled man—should hang their heads in shame, says Independent Senator Ian Roach. Last week, photos of Williams helping a disabled man went viral on Face

‘T&T Express’ should sail again in three weeks

Oct. 22, 2016, 12:22 AM AST Comments

The T&T Express may be up and running again in about three weeks, the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) has confirmed. According to PATT acting general manager and chief executive officer, Charmaine Lewis, spare parts have been sourced from abroad to repair a mechanical problem with the v

Firm explains how president landed the post*

Oct. 22, 2016, 12:14 AM AST Comments

OPPOSITION Senator Wade Mark wants to know whether or not Petrotrin president Fitzroy Harewood ever applied for the job. Speaking at a news conference yesterday in Port of Spain, Mark reiterated his concerns about the selection process.

Doodhai new head of TTUTA

Oct. 22, 2016, 12:12 AM AST Comments

THE new president of the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers’ Association (­TTUTA) is Lindsay Doodhai, who won Thursday’s election with a total of 4,648 votes, while the first vice-president is ­Marlon Seales, who got 3,616 votes. The winner was announced yesterday morning by outgoing p

Economist: Bring back sou-sou

Oct. 22, 2016, 12:10 AM AST Comments

THE sou-sou system brought to Trinidad and Tobago from West Africa should be revived, as it could help lift up the poorest of citizens in times of economic uncertainty, Independent Senator and economist Dr Dhanayshar Mahabir said on Thursday.

Petrotrin workers back on the job*

Oct. 21, 2016, 11:58 PM AST Comments

PETROTRIN workers who walked off the job on Thursday to protest security issues at the company’s facilities returned to duties yesterday. Workers were protesting a security breach which allowed Point Fortin resident Curtis Pierre to climb a fence and jump into a tank of oil at a Petrotrin faci

Guard dies after hit by truck

Oct. 21, 2016, 11:56 PM AST Comments

A 53-year-old man is dead following a motor vehicle accident on Thursday evening in Barataria. The Express was told that the accident occurred about 7 p.m. in the vicinity of the roundabout near Maritime Financial Group. While information was still coming in up to press time, sources said that a tr

Fisherman dies at sea

Oct. 21, 2016, 11:55 PM AST Comments

Officers at Central Police Station (CPS) were called late yesterday to the Port of Port of Spain to receive the body of a fisherman. While up to press time information was still coming in, sources said yesterday afternoon, CPS officers received a call that a vessel, which had left from Colombia, ha

...Cops: Time for body cameras*

Oct. 21, 2016, 11:50 PM AST Comments

With a video of the killing of Adelle Gilbert in San Fernando on Thursday going viral on several social media sites, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Social and Welfare Association president Inspector Michael Seales is calling on the Government to procure body-worn cameras for law enforcement agen

...Widow in court for assault

Oct. 21, 2016, 11:48 PM AST Comments

San Fernando: THE wife of Adil Gilbert, who was killed by police in San Fernando on Thursday, appeared in court yesterday, charged with assaulting a police officer while her dying husband was being carried away by cops from the scene of the shooting.

‘Once a shell is on the ground, it’s a crime scene’

Oct. 21, 2016, 11:47 PM AST Comments

ONCE a bullet has been fired and the spent shell is on the ground, then the location becomes a crime scene and the spent shell should only be handled by crime scene investigators. This was disclosed by assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Wayne Dick yesterday while talking to reporters at the Poli