Thursday, October 8, 2015


Doubles trouble: Price now $5

Oct. 8, 2015, 11:22 AM AST Comments

By Carolyn Kissoon - The price of doubles, the most popular street food in Trinidad and Tobago, has increased by $1. And citizens are outraged.


Oct. 8, 2015, 1:31 AM AST Comments

Government is committed to the restoration of President's House, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley assured yesterday. Rowley was responding to a question from the Express concerning the absence of a provision in the Estimates of Development Programme for 2016...

Consultation on sex education in schools*

Oct. 8, 2015, 1:27 AM AST Comments

Education Minster Anthony Garcia says there will be consultations with stakeholders with regards to the teaching of sex education in schools. He gave the assurance yesterday following a graduation ceremony at Hillview College, Tunapuna.

Ghany, Joseph cut from PM's Office*

Oct. 8, 2015, 1:24 AM AST Comments

LISA GHANY has been axed as the Prime Minister's special adviser for public engagements, the Express has learned. Ghany's contract, which was scheduled to end in February, was terminated on Friday.

Tim accuses Govt of 'dirty politics'*

Oct. 7, 2015, 10:28 PM AST Comments

Caroni Central Member of Parliament Dr Tim Gopeesingh, said he was appalled by the level of “dirty politics” being meted out to citizens by the People's National Movement (PNM) Government.

Integrity Commission to get $1m budget*

Oct. 7, 2015, 10:27 PM AST Comments

THE INTEGRITY Commission has been allo­cated $500,000 for the “Drafting of Whistle-blower Protection Legislation”, according to the Draft Estimates of Development Programme for the 2016 financial year.

$500,000 for eradicating latrines in Laventille

Oct. 7, 2015, 10:25 PM AST Comments

HALF a million dollars has been allocated to the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government for the “Eradication of Latrines” from Laventille, according to the Draft Estimates of Development Programme for the financial year 2016.

Dillon: Fighting crime top priority*

Oct. 7, 2015, 10:18 PM AST Comments

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon said yesterday that the main focus of the ministry's $10.8 billion purse will be to curb crime and violence. He added that the high homicide rate continues to be a major challenge and this will be placed on the front burner.

$3m to establish Joint Border Protection Agency

Oct. 7, 2015, 10:17 PM AST Comments

THE National Security Ministry has been allocated $3 million to establish a Joint Border Protection Agency, according to the Draft Estimates of Development Programme for the financial year 2016.

DOMA: Another noble citizen lost to lawlessness*

Oct. 7, 2015, 10:8 PM AST Comments

HE was the guy who always said “yes” and one of the people who understood what it takes to keep Port of Spain running, Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) president Gregory Aboud said yesterday of murdered Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) senior manager Derek Hooker.

Hunt on for car thief/kidnap suspect*

Oct. 7, 2015, 10:6 PM AST Comments

Police are still searching for the suspect who stole a vehicle with a three-year-old boy in it on Tuesday evening. Officers told the Express yesterday they were following key leads, but they also called on members of the public who may have any information which could assist to come forward.

Burnt body found under tyres

Oct. 7, 2015, 10:4 PM AST Comments

POLICE were called to a forested area in Freeport yesterday after a burnt body was found under a pile of tyres. Officers of the Homcide Bureau (South), Freeport CID, and Central Division Task Force responded and went to an area off LaSolita Road, Chickland.