Monday, August 29, 2016

News

Brace for bad weather

Aug. 29, 2016, 11:18 AM AST Comments

By Sue-Ann Wayow - THE public is being advised to monitor weather reports as landslides and flash flooding are expected on Monday.


"False and malicious"

Aug. 29, 2016, 11:7 AM AST Comments

By Sue-Ann Wayow - CRIME Watch host Ian Alleyne's questions about whether the wives of two Government Ministers had benefited from the Tarouba stadium contracts, were false and intended to maliciously, says Finance Minister Colm Imbert.


Will you buy this $42 Starbucks drink?

Aug. 29, 2016, 9:49 AM AST Comments

By Curtis Rampersad- IS the biggest size Starbucks caramel macchiato with steamed milk, vanilla syrup and espresso worth $42? Absolutely, says Prestige Holdings chairman Christian Mouttet.

CLICO CHOKE-HOLD*

Aug. 28, 2016, 10:21 PM AST Comments

The forensic audit into the collapse of CL Financial will cost $94 million. The audit, dubbed “Project Charlie”, is currently being conducted by Deloitte and Touche. And in response to an article in the Sunday Express yesterday, Government ministers said the former People's Partnership


Mark Loquan appointed new NGC president

Aug. 28, 2016, 10:20 PM AST Comments

The National Gas Company (NGC) has appointed Mark Loquan as its new president. Loquan, the former president of Yara Trinidad before he departed to take up the position as president of Upstream Business Development-Angola/Sub-Sahara Africa at Yara International and then chief executive at Yara Pilbar


Man who fretted over fine goes to jail

Aug. 28, 2016, 10:14 PM AST Comments

A MAN who made his disapproval known when he was fined $800 by the court was sentenced to five months in prison for injuring two police officers. On Wednesday, Kevon King was fined $300 for possession of marijuana and $500 for resisting arrest. The conviction came at the end of a trial which was hea


'Crime Watch' suspended after Alleyne's on-air comments

Aug. 28, 2016, 10:12 PM AST Comments

Ian Alleyne's Crime Watch programme has been suspended pending an internal discussion between management at CNC3 TV and host Alleyne later today. The Express learned that Alleyne was called before CNC3 boss Nicholas Sabga on Thursday and taken to task for remarks considered to be politically inflamm

Marital woes end in death*

Aug. 28, 2016, 10:11 PM AST Comments

ATTEMPTS to mend a broken marriage ended horribly yesterday when, in front of their children, a man shot his wife at point-blank range at their Trincity home. After that, he told one of his neighbours what happened, drove off in his SUV and then shot himself dead at another part of the neighbourhood


Who killed Apphia and why?

Aug. 28, 2016, 10:7 PM AST Comments

WHO would want to kill Apphia Quamina, who was described by all who knew her as a quiet and pleasant woman? That is the question her relatives would like to be answered. Quamina’s sister, Abigail Quamina, said the events surrounding her sister’s murder were confusing. Quamina, 30, died


Uneasy wait for cancer drugs

Aug. 28, 2016, 10:0 PM AST Comments

Cancer patients are calling on Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh to have some compassion and state exactly when will cancer drugs be available. At the post-Cabinet news conference last Thursday, Deyalsingh did not provide any definite arrival of the drugs, except to say they will be here in three


‘Calabash Alley’ playwright Freddie Kissoon dies*

Aug. 28, 2016, 9:55 PM AST Comments

Renowned playwright Freddie Kissoon is dead. Kissoon, who was in his 80s, was found dead at his Diamond Vale home yesterday. He was the founder of the Strolling Players Theatre Group, which he started back in 1957. Kissoon was also an actor, director and cultural ambassador who won many awards both


Seales happy with move

Aug. 28, 2016, 9:53 PM AST Comments

With members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) complaining of being overworked, the absorption of special reserve police (SRP) officers could potentially be an immense relief for the organisation as it could bolster its manpower by 2,000 officers. This was confirmed on Thursday by pre