Monday, September 26, 2016



Sep. 26, 2016, 12:0 AM AST Comments

A suspended police officer and his female relative were held yesterday in connection with the kidnapping of mother of two, Ria Sookdeo. Police said a third man is also assisting in their investigations and they have also circulated a sketch of a man they want help in identifying in solving the abduc

Emotional immaturity

Sep. 25, 2016, 11:56 PM AST Comments

Political analyst Winford James said yesterday President Anthony Carmona displayed “emotional immaturity in his tirade against the media” during his address to the nation on Saturday night. He also said Carmona failed to seize the opportunity to clear misconceptions about the wine at th

...Fixin’ T&T: Carmona must answer questions

Sep. 25, 2016, 11:55 PM AST Comments

ADVOCACY group Fixin’ T&T is calling on President Anthony Carmona to answer a number of questions on issues recently raised about expenditure at the Office of the President and President’s House.

Relatives of missing 5 still feel pain*

Sep. 25, 2016, 11:42 PM AST Comments

THE tragedy that has befallen the family of abducted mother of two Ria Sookdeo is the latest in a seemingly endless series of unsolved missing people cases that fade from public view, but remain open and painful wounds for their loved ones.

Don’t shoot the messenger

Sep. 25, 2016, 11:39 PM AST Comments

President Anthony Carmona is wrong to use his Republic Day message to deflect legitimate questions raised in the media about the use of public funds by President’s House. Carmona should not have attempted to “shoot the messenger”.

British man dies after swim

Sep. 25, 2016, 11:36 PM AST Comments

A BRITISH national is suspected to have drowned in Mayaro yesterday. Paul Sheklaton, 71, died despite attempts to resuscitate him. Police said that Sheklaton was in Mayaro with his wife, who is from Trinidad, and her relatives.

2 dead after highway ‘bad drive’*

Sep. 25, 2016, 11:26 PM AST Comments

A Guyanese national who police said got a “bad drive” on the highway crashed his vehicle, killing himself and his passenger on Saturday. Police said the driver was 34-year-old Rajendra Persad, and the passenger a man identified as Daniel Alexander. The victims were employed at Victoria

S&P downgrades Barbados

Sep. 25, 2016, 11:13 PM AST Comments

JUST ahead of the reading of Trinidad and Tobago’s 2016/2017 budget in Parliament Friday, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) rating agency showed what happens when a government keeps borrowing to spend beyond its means. In a statement over the weekend, New York-based S&P downgraded Barbados to R

Dispose of 49% shareholding

Sep. 25, 2016, 11:11 PM AST Comments

Secretary General of the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) Joseph Remy said after waiting patiently for 18 months, the union is calling upon Cable and Wireless to dispose of its 49 per cent shareholding in Telecommunication Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) immediately. “The waitin

‘Withhold foreign exchange from those not making it’*

Sep. 25, 2016, 11:6 PM AST Comments

IN a position paper which it says is intended to forestall the imposition of austerity and what it calls “neo liberal” measures on the population, the Joint Trade Union Movement has called on the Government to withhold foreign exchange from those companies that do not generate it.

Mom sorry for assaulting cop, cursing

Sep. 25, 2016, 10:57 PM AST Comments

A MOTHER who beat her 11-year-old unruly son, and led to her assaulting a police officer, was on Friday given a chance to get help for her child. The woman, of La Romaine, came before Deputy Chief Magistrate Nannette Forde-John charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and using obs

Closed gas station has residents uneasy

Sep. 25, 2016, 10:55 PM AST Comments

RESIDENTS living along the Fyzabad Main Road are fearing for their health. They say they are being affected by gas fumes and fuel overflowing from a closed gas station. It happens particularly when it rains. The Fyzabad Gas Station, which is owned by Prakash Maharaj, has been out-of-service since 20

Stop mocking me, please, pleads Mary*

Sep. 25, 2016, 10:52 PM AST Comments

MARY PARIA, who shot to Internet fame in July with her now-infamous line “Ah living in the hospital, ah want ah house,” wants the public, especially radio DJs, Facebook and Instagram meme creators and people in general to stop using the recording of her, “because they are making a