Thursday, October 20, 2016



Oct. 20, 2016, 11:1 AM AST Comments

By Carolyn Kissoon - THE actions of a mentally ill man who jumped a fence and died in a tank of oil at a Petrotrin facility in Point Fortin last week, has led to more than 5,000 workers walking off the job, effectively shutting down the country's most important revenue generating resource.

Expect food price hike

Oct. 20, 2016, 10:25 AM AST Comments

By Camille Hunte - Higher fuel prices means higher transportation costs, and this cost may be passed on to the consumer. And this is exactly what president of the Supermarket Association Dr Yunus Ibrahim is anticipating will happen with the recent 15 per cent increase in the price of diesel

Cops nab rape suspect

Oct. 20, 2016, 10:20 AM AST Comments

By Susan Mohammed - A man suspected in the rape of a woman in her home on Wednesday had been arrested by police.

Who murdered this Brazilian OAS worker?

Oct. 20, 2016, 9:43 AM AST Comments

FORENSIC testing has confirmed that the remains of a man found in a forested area in Fyzabad were those of missing Brazilian expatriate worker Odair Bezerra Lins.

Garcia has to go, says Tim

Oct. 20, 2016, 9:40 AM AST Comments

By Anna Ramdass - Caroni East MP Dr Tim Gopeesingh has renewed his call for the dismissal of Education Minister Anthony Garcia.


Oct. 19, 2016, 10:52 PM AST Comments

The attempt to overturn the democrati­cally determined election result was doomed from the very start. So said Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley in reacting to the decision of the Court of Appeal to dismiss the ­United National Congress' (UNC) election petition seeking to invalidate the election result

Bathers want statues removed from beach

Oct. 19, 2016, 10:44 PM AST Comments

No one has claimed the concrete statues found on the coastline at Tyrico Bay, North Trinidad, on Sunday. And a call has been made for the San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation to move in and clear the area. Bathers have expressed concern over the statues with wooden stakes protruding from the bac

...Ramdeen: It’s still a victory for us

Oct. 19, 2016, 10:43 PM AST Comments

The Appeal Court may have dismissed the United National Congress (UNC) election petition appeals, but the party’s legal team views the outcome as nothing but a victory. British Queen’s Counsel Timothy Straker and attorney Gerald Ramdeen spoke with reporters yesterday outside the Hall of


Oct. 19, 2016, 10:41 PM AST Comments

THIRTEEN months later,the result of the 2015 general election is no longer in contention. The People’s National Movement (PNM) won 23 seats compared with the United National Congress’s (UNC) 18 seats.

Complaint of lack of info

Oct. 19, 2016, 10:40 PM AST Comments

WITH hours to go before Government’s seven per cent online shopping tax was scheduled to go into effect at midnight, local couriers were still complaining yesterday about a lack of detail and no clear system on the implementation of the new charge.

Pigeon Point Heritage Park hit hard

Oct. 19, 2016, 10:35 PM AST Comments

Pigeon Point Heritage Park has been closed until further notice following damage sustained owing to rough sea conditions affecting the sheltered coastlines of Tobago. Businesses, fishermen and hotels in Tobago are also picking up the pieces. Many boats lost their moorings.

...Govt begins collecting online tax today*

Oct. 19, 2016, 10:28 PM AST Comments

THE order introducing the seven per cent online shopping tax will be published today and the tax will take effect later today, Finance Minister Colm Imbert said last night. The tax was previously expected to come into effect at midnight last night.

‘Traumatised’ beauty queen returns home

Oct. 19, 2016, 10:12 PM AST Comments

Beauty queen Dannyelle Cole, who was reported missing on Sunday night, has returned home. Relatives said the 21-year-old woman was traumatised and would receive counselling. Cole returned home on Tuesday evening.