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Saturday, September 20, 2014

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RYAN RISES

“On many occasions I dream, but I don’t dream I walking eh, I dream I running!” Sea Lots accident victim Ryan Rampersad yesterday shared his dream with the Express, having been given little hope that he would lead a normal life a little over a year ago following an accident in which he was paralysed from the neck down. After the accident he was hospitalised at the Port of Spain General Hospital in an alarming condition. Read more »

  • 6 suspected CHIKV cases under probe in Tobago

    Six suspected cases of the dreaded mosquito-borne chikungunya virus (CHIKV) are being investigated in Tobago. Read More »

  • Rowley: Probe LifeSport too

    Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley wants to know why the Prime Minister has not ordered a Commission of Enquiry into LifeSport which took $400 million or into the $36 million paid to Adolphus Daniell under the programme. Read More »

  • Al-Rawi: HDC moving to recover $$ from Chinese firm

    The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) is moving to pursue legal claims against China Jiangzu, the contractor involved in the construction of two $26 million towers at Las Alturas, which suffered engineering failure and had to be demolished. Read More »

  • Still no sign of taxi-driver missing a week now

    Hope is fading for the family of missing taxi-driver Carlon Patterson, who has not been seen since being hired for a job a week ago. Read More »

  • I won’t back down

    MOMENTS after delivering a letter in response to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s letter to him, activist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh said yesterday he felt the PM had “become a metaphor for the highway” in her fixed approach to the concerns of the people. Read More »

  • Imbert: Criminals mining State land

    Criminals are illegally utilising State lands to produce aggregate which is being sold for the construction of the multi-billion-dollar Point Fortin highway, says Opposition MP Colm Imbert. Read More »

  • ...‘Bill amendments will combat money laundering’

    Amendments to various pieces of legislation were passed in the Parliament yesterday which Finance Minister Larry Howai said would strengthen law enforcement capability to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Read More »

  • 2 schools stay shut

    The injunction seeking to prevent the opening of the Arbor preschool and kindergarten and the Rosewood Girls Private School, at Long Circular Road, St James, was extended yesterday afternoon by a High Court judge when the matter was called in the Port of Spain Assizes. Read More »

  • Teen charged with buggering boy, 6

    A 14-year-old boy yesterday appeared before in the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court charged with buggering a six-year-old boy, who is a friend of the defendant’s family. Read More »

  • Protesting parents threaten to padlock gates

    PARENTS protesting problems at the Couva West Secondary School threatened to padlock the school gates yesterday to prevent it from opening until problems were fixed. Read More »

  • Accused appears in court with bandages

    JERRY YASIN, who is charged with an act of grievous sexual assault on an 11-year-old girl, yesterday appeared before the court with bandages on his head and hand. Defence attorney Annalee Girwar said her client was beaten while in prison. She asked for a variation in the bail. Read More »

  • Bones broken in police beating

    A MURDER accused told the court yesterday the police broke both bones in his arm near his wrist while he was being held in custody for the for the September 7 shooting death of a 52-year-old man from Diego Martin. Read More »

  • Nidco chief: Mon Desir segment moving fast

    President of the National Infrastructure Development Corporation (Nidco) Dr Carson Charles told the Express yesterday that work along the Debe to Mon Desir segment of the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin was far advanced, with the Golconda and Debe interchanges expected to be opened this year and the Debe to Penal section to be opened by the middle of next year. Read More »

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