Thursday, December 14, 2017


Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

Dec. 14, 2017, 8:25 AM AST Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business.

Toddler dies by soldier’s gun*

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:24 PM AST Comments

Less than a month before she would have celebrated her second birthday, relatives will instead be saying goodbye to Soriya Martin. Martin, who was 23 months old, died on Tuesday evening in Sangre Grande following a confrontation between two male relatives—one of them a soldier, who is her fath

Mayor’s ban angers vendors*

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:22 PM AST Comments

Vendors along Charlotte Street, Port of Spain, are upset over a decision by the Mayor’s office to disallow them from plying their trade every day until the Christmas season ends. The vendors claim that after spending thousands of dollars on perishable Christmas stocks, they were informed last

CJ's friend: Plot to kill me*

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:16 PM AST Comments

Convicted fraudster Dillian Johnson, who is a friend of Chief Justice Ivor Archie, is claiming three people are plotting to murder him. In a 12-page statement to detectives of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) dated December 13, 2017, Johnson told officers he came across the plot having intercepted W

Police nab 96 illegals*

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:13 PM AST Comments

POLICE, with the help of other State agencies, have detained 96 illegal immigrants in Port of Spain in the last three months. Supt Dale Ablack made the disclosure during yesterday’s weekly police press briefing at Police Administration Building, Port of Spain.

Young: No contract signed for Ocean Flower*

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:8 PM AST Comments

While the Government has denied that any contract has been signed with the Ocean Flower II questions are being raised as to whether it will be the answer to a crisis that may arise when the T&T Express is dry-docked later this month.