Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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Nonsense, says Kamla, as UNC ready for court

Nov. 29, 2016, 9:38 PM AST Comments

“A nonsensical legal interpretation.” That is how Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday described the position presented by PNM chairman Franklin Khan, in respect of the PNM’s claim to victory and control of the Sangre Grande Corporation.

PNM or UNC, same thing in Grande

Nov. 29, 2016, 9:32 PM AST Comments

THE People’s National Movement (PNM) may have lost the Manzanilla seat in the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation but if more voters had come out, the party would have lost even more. This was the sentiment expressed by Sangre Grande residents when the Express visited the constituency yesterday

EBC gets requests for recount in four electoral districts

Nov. 29, 2016, 9:30 PM AST Comments

BOTH the People’s National Movement (PNM) and the United National Congress (UNC) have requested recounts from Monday’s local government election. The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) said a request for recounts of the Hindustan/St Mary’s, Siparia West/Fyzabad, Lengua/India

Soccer shocker

Nov. 29, 2016, 9:26 PM AST Comments

A chartered plane carrying a Brazilian football team to the biggest match of its history crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, killing 75 people and leaving six survivors, Colombian officials said yesterday. The British Aerospace 146 short- haul plane, operated by a charter airlin

Girl, 4, was beaten to death*

Nov. 29, 2016, 9:18 PM AST Comments

Four-year-old Jenice Figaro who police were told died after eating a meal of French fries last week Thursday was actually beaten to death. That was the finding of a post mortem performed at the Forensic Science Centre by pathologist Dr Easlyn McDonald-Burris on Tuesday. The cause of death was listed

...‘Both parties must take serious introspection’

Nov. 29, 2016, 9:16 PM AST Comments

POLITICAL analyst Mau­kesh Basdeo said yesterday there is need for introspection by both the UNC and the PNM. Basdeo told the Express he was surprised at the low voter turnout and noted in 2013, the country had recorded its highest turnout at the local government polls. He said the country had retur

Taxi driver held after cop raped

Nov. 29, 2016, 9:13 PM AST Comments

A taxi driver who allegedly abducted and raped a police officer on Monday has been arrested. Police said several criminal charges are expected to be laid against the taxi driver, including attempted murder, as he also shot at the woman. He was arrested by police on Monday night.

CAL plane grounded after mishap in Guyana*

Nov. 29, 2016, 9:9 PM AST Comments

A Caribbean Airlines (CAL) Boeing 737 has been temporarily withdrawn from service following an accident at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport yesterday. CAL has not provided details of exactly how the accident occurred but, according to reports, around 7.50 a.m. the CAL plane, arriving from New

3 shot dead

Nov. 29, 2016, 9:2 PM AST Comments

THREE men were ambushed and shot dead on Monday between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. taking the country’s murder toll up to last night to 418 while the corresponding toll last year was 381. The first occurred in Arouca.

Cops threaten walkout over bad conditions

Nov. 29, 2016, 9:0 PM AST Comments

Deplorable conditions at the El Socorro office of the Guard and Emergency Branch and the Traffic Unit may lead to officers walking out on the job. This was the warning given by several officers attached to the two units in speaking with Express yesterday evening.

Heroes arise in flood mayhem*

Nov. 29, 2016, 8:52 PM AST Comments

IT WAS A DAY for good Samaritans. As Barbados was drenched on the eve of its 50th birthday, Bajans came to the fore, helping their brothers and sisters from being overpowered by mother nature. While flood waters bore down on pedestrians and motorists alike from Holetown, St James to Bridgetown, St M

PNM supporters upset over Tobago candidate

Nov. 29, 2016, 8:44 PM AST Comments

Some People’s National Movement (PNM) supporters, who are not happy with the selection of candidate for Scarborough/Calder Hall Marclyn Jack for the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) elections, embarked on protest action outside the PNM Tobago Council office yesterday.

First time in 24 years: PNM gets Les Efforts West

Nov. 29, 2016, 8:43 PM AST Comments

Anderson Williams has been elected the PNM’s local government representative for the electoral district of Les Efforts West/La Romaine, a seat the party had fought to control for 24 years. Williams contested the electoral district in the 2013 local government elections but lost to then-Congres