Thursday, July 24, 2014



Four days before the 24th anniversary of the attempted coup, Jamaat-al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr has warned “injustice” against the Muslim community by law enforcement in this country will not be tolerated. On July 27, 1990, it was Bakr who led 114 members of the Jamaat and attempted a coup d’etat against the government of Trinidad and Tobago. Read more »

  • ...Rajaee Ali among 18 detained

    LifeSport coordinator Rajaee Ali is among 18 people detained following a raid on the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen Carapo mosque on Tuesday night. Read More »

  • Gender Ministry: Boys of St Michael’s School to be sent home

    The boys at the St Michael’s School for Boys are to be sent home. The Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development, along with the boards of management for the St Michael’s School for Boys and the St Mary’s Children Home, made this decision yesterday following a meeting. Read More »

  • Govt gave away 100 acres of prime land

    Government has given away 100 acres of prime land in Tucker Valley to a former Congress of the People (COP) candidate without the appro­val of Cabinet, Opposition Lead­er Dr Keith Rowley said on Tuesday night. Read More »

  • ‘Express’ writer takes to PNM platform

    Express columnist Clarence Rambharat is the “newest arri­val” to walk through the “open doors of the PNM”, Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley has said. But as he mounted the platform at the party’s political meeting on Tuesday night, at Massy Stores car park in St Augustine, Rambharat said he was merely making his “debut in town”. Read More »

  • ‘Regiment here to stay in Laventille’

    Colonel Rodney Smart, who leads the Tri­nidad and Tobago Regiment, yesterday strengthened the resolve of his troops to remain in Laven­tille as “no one should hold any citizen of Trinidad and To­bago to ransom for their selfish needs”. Read More »

  • No charges for Sharma

    Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard has advised that former tourism minister Chandresh Sharma not be charged in a matter involving a complaint by his former girlfriend, Sacha Singh, that he had assaulted her. Read More »

  • Soldier patrols in Laventille ‘legitimate’

    The trinity of heads involving national security finally presented a cohesive position on the legitimacy of soldier patrols to the public yesterday morning, with all agreeing the presence of soldiers in Laventille was at the command of none other than Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar. Read More »

  • DNA may have been lost

    THERE is the possibility any deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that may have been on a pair of rubber gloves found in La Puerta, Diego Martin, in 2007 has been destroyed, as the gloves were left on a shelf at Arouca Police Station for more than a year before being sent for testing. Read More »

  • Senator Drayton ‘being emotional’

    Independent Senator Helen Drayton has an “obsession” with the Special Anti-Crime Unit of Trinidad and Tobago (SAUTT) which has caused her to be emotional and disrespectful to the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, says National Security Minister Gary Griffith. Read More »

  • Woman shot in face

    A 39-year-old woman is currently a patient at the Port of Spain General Hospital after she was shot in the face following an incident at her Petit Valley home on Wednesday. Read More »

  • Diego man, 33, shot dead

    Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 33-year-old Valentine Raymond who was gunned down along the Morne Coco Road, Diego Martin yesterday afternoon. Read More »

  • ‘PH’ driver killed

    A MORUGA “PH” taxi-driver and lorry man is suspected to have been murdered after his car with a body inside was discovered on fire yesterday morning. Francis Sampson, also known as “Ken”, and “Cheapman” 59, of Bois Jean Jean, is believed to have been killed while seated in the driver’s seat of his white AD Wagon which he used as a “PH” taxi. Read More »

  • Five confirmed cases of chikungunya virus in T&T

    There are now five confirmed cases of the chikungunya virus in Trinidad. The Ministry of Health, through consultation with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) confirmed yesterday there were two additional cases of the chikungunya virus in Trinidad, bringing the total to five. Affected people live in different parts of Trinidad. Read More »

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