Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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MIDNIGHT AFTERSHOCKS

Dec. 7, 2016, 5:42 AM AST Comments

The Multimedia Desk - Trinidad and Tobago has been hit by multiple aftershocks following the 6.1 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, a tremor that alarmed citizens and caused some damage on the islands.


Panicked Trinis react on social media: ‘End is near’

Dec. 6, 2016, 11:42 PM AST Comments

The 6.1 earthquake that shook the country yesterday triggered a multitude of emotions on social media with some warning that the end is near and the Lord is coming. The earthquake hit at 5.42 p.m. and rocked every nook and cranny of the country with people posting that they felt the tremors from Lav


‘...The strongest ever felt’

Dec. 6, 2016, 11:39 PM AST Comments

Vendors, pedestrians and store owners in downtown Port of Spain last night described the 6.1 magnitude earthquake as the worst they have ever felt. “I was so scared. All the trees and them start to shake. I know those trees deep in the ground but they’re tall in the air, so that was scar

'Christmas won't be the same'*

Dec. 6, 2016, 11:35 PM AST Comments

FIVE families were in mourning last night as they tried to cope with a two-vehicle highway crash that left six people dead in what and was described by the Police Service as the “deadliest road traffic accident for 2016”. Yesterday, two families from Valencia said they were coming to the


Security company devastated

Dec. 6, 2016, 11:14 PM AST Comments

A selfless act by driver Ramish Narine on his day off resulted in his death in a highway crash at O'Meara, Arima, on Monday night. Narine had picked up four colleagues employed with Special Elite Investigations Services Ltd, San Fernando, and was dropping them to their homes, when the company's ­ve


SRPs suspended

Dec. 6, 2016, 11:13 PM AST Comments

The three Special Reserve Police (SRP) officers who appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar, charged with misbehaviour in public office for corruptly soliciting money, have officially been suspended from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS). This was confirmed in a TTPS news r


‘All of us must accept blame’*

Dec. 6, 2016, 11:9 PM AST Comments

WHO is to blame for the continuing carnage on the nation’s roads? Police, politicians or the ­people? “Each and every one of us who have sat back and done nothing,” said president of Arrive Alive ­Sharon Inglefield yesterday, as she commented on the horrific crash which killed six

Police: 13 fewer deaths this year

Dec. 6, 2016, 11:7 PM AST Comments

EVEN with the deaths of six people in a road accident at the O’Meara traffic lights along the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway, Arima, on Monday, there have still been 13 fewer deaths this year compared to 2015.


Granny: I heard bullets zipping by

Dec. 6, 2016, 11:5 PM AST Comments

A 72-year-old woman yesterday testified that bullets were zipping over head as she saw her neighbour pointing a gun toward her home. Zahida Shah said she was trembling as she went behind a back door and hid. Azard Khan was charged with shooting with intent. It is alleged that back in 2003 he shot at


‘Mother Nature take everything’*

Dec. 6, 2016, 10:59 PM AST Comments

“MOTHER Nature take everything and leave me with one (plant) stool. I say do your thing, woman, do your thing. When you finish, I go start back. I can’t fight you.” Such was the resilience of stran­ded Madamas Road, Brasso Seco, farmer Suzanne Jackson late on Monday afternoon when


Domestic violence ‘epidemic’ in T&T

Dec. 6, 2016, 10:57 PM AST Comments

Domestic violence against women has reached “epidemic” levels in Trinidad and Tobago with more than 10,000 women seeking restraining orders every year. Between the period of 1991 and 2014, more than 125,000 applications for protection orders were filed in the courts.


Tears as ‘Guardian’ sends home 16

Dec. 6, 2016, 10:52 PM AST Comments

One week after Ansa McAL Group’s chairman and chief executive officer A Norman Sabga dispelled reports of further job cuts at the Trinidad Guardian came word yesterday that 16 employees of the newspaper were served notices of retrenchment. The Guardian newspaper is part of Guardian Media Limit