Saturday, August 19, 2017



Aug. 19, 2017, 12:35 AM AST Comments

Thank you for saving my daughter. A grateful Cristal Mohammed, who thanked Trinidad and Tobago citizens yesterday, said it was the happiest day in her life because her prayers were answered and the $400,000 needed to enable her five-year-old daughter, Haleema Mohammed, to undergo treatment in India

Chinese national jailed for trying to bribe cop*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:31 AM AST Comments

CHINESE national Wuying Li has been sentenced to five months in prison for attempting to bribe a police officer. Li entered a guilty plea when she appeared before Princes Town Magistrate Indira Misir-­Gosine yesterday, She was charged with corruptly giving a gift—the sum of $2,000—to Sg

Moruga woman dies after setting herself on fire*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:29 AM AST Comments

A 22-year-old Moruga woman with mental health issues died last week after setting herself on fire near the family’s home. Stevelin Taylor, of Sixth Company, Indian Walk, spent six days at hospital before she died of her injuries. A police report said at around 2.20 p.m. on August 4, TaylorR

‘Ferry safety certificate to be extended without due diligence’*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:26 AM AST Comments

IN six days’ time, the temporary Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate (CSSE) issued by the Panama Maritime Authority for the Cabo Star will expire. What this means is the life rafts should be taken down and re-inspected to make sure they are compliant—a process that could take up to a

3-man team named to study port operations*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:23 AM AST Comments

Cabinet has appointed a three-man committee—headed by retired Col Lyle Alexander, former commanding officer of the Trini­dad and Tobago Defence Force Reserves—to exa­mine the general operations of the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT). Instruments of appointment were given to

Probe Sinanan over ‘Galicia’*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:21 AM AST Comments

Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan should be investigated for “failing to sign the charter agreement for the Galicia (vessel)”. So said National Trade Union Centre (Natuc) general secretary Michael Annisette yesterday as he called for an enquiry into the non-signing of the agree

Unions give Rowley two-week extension*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:18 AM AST Comments

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has been given a two-week extension to meet with trade unionists to discuss issues such as crime, wage freezes and mass retrenchment. Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) president Ancel Roget, National Trade Union Centre (Natuc) general secretary Michael Annisette and pr

Legal action against Immigration chief*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:16 AM AST Comments

Legal action has been initiated against Chief Immigration Officer Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews by attorneys who are arguing that the five-month detention of Cuban national Yoandy Cruz, who is seeking refuge in this country, is unlawful and an infringement of human rights. Attorneys Elena Da Silva and De

Order against soldiers in $m embezzling claim*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:15 AM AST Comments

The Attorney General has been granted an ex-parte order against two soldiers of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) arising out of allegations of embezzlement of $1.4 million. According to a release from the Office of the Attorney General, the order was granted on Thursday by Justice Margar

3 in hospital after shot at worksite*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:13 AM AST Comments

Three men are nursing gunshot injuries following a shooting incident yesterday in Port of Spain. The men, whose iden­­­tities are being withheld, were at a construction site along Besson Street, in the vicinity of Bethlehem Girls RC, when at about 2 p.m., they were approached by armed men. The assai

Robbery victim: Look out for one another*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:10 AM AST Comments

A 23-year-old victim of crime is now appealing for citizens to be their brother’s keeper after she was robbed in broad daylight on Thursday. The woman, who asked not to be identified, said she was beaten by a man who ripped off her gold chain on Charlotte Street, Port of Spain. The attack was

Judge puts COP election on hold*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:9 AM AST Comments

SUNDAY’S election for political leader of the Congress of the People (COP) has been postponed. Justice Ricky Rahim yesterday ruled on an application brought before the court by COP member Kirt Francis. Rahim ruled that the election be postponed to a date to be fixed by the party’s nation

Senior cop quizzed in money laundering*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:8 AM AST Comments

An inspector of police, with more than 20 years of service, is at the centre of an investigation into allegations of money laundering. According to police sources, officers from the Fraud Squad unit made their way to the Piarco station of the Organised Crime and Narcotics Bureau, where they informed