Friday, May 26, 2017

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Rowley sorry for Tobago seabridge woes

May 26, 2017, 10:25 PM AST Comments

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday apologised to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, but particularly to the people of Tobago, for what was happening between the Port of Port of Spain and the Port of Scarborough. However, Rowley said the Government had to make “significant interventions&#

Smith: I did not go to Dwight Yorke Stadium*

May 26, 2017, 10:23 PM AST Comments

Minister of Sport Darryl Smith confirmed yesterday that he did not visit the Dwight Yorke Stadium during the $92,000 jaunt to Tobago. Asked in Parliament by Couva South MP Rudy Indarsingh if he personally toured the Dwight Yorke Stadium during his visit to Tobago last weekend, Smith said he had visi

Truckers, PATT get heated*

May 26, 2017, 10:20 PM AST Comments

Three notes have been sent to Cabinet on Toba­go’s seabridge woes and by next week, the Toba­go Chamber should have information on the way forward for cargo and fast ferries for the island. This is the outcome of a meeting held yesterday with officials of the Port Authority of T&T (PATT), Truc

Minister: HDC homeowners to pay property tax*

May 26, 2017, 10:18 PM AST Comments

Housing Development Corporation (HDC) homeowners will have to pay property tax. Responding to a question in the House of Representatives yesterday, Housing Minister Randall Mitchell said owners of HDC units will be “liable” to pay property tax. He said persons renting HDC units will not

$5m paid to beneficiaries*

May 26, 2017, 10:17 PM AST Comments

Five million dollars has been paid to five beneficiaries of officers of the protective services who were killed in the course of duty. This was disclosed by National Security Minister Edmund Dillon in response to a question in the House of Representatives yesterday. He said the beneficiaries indicat

Hit suspected*

May 26, 2017, 10:6 PM AST Comments

Pharmacist Raziah Sieuchan was found stabbed to death in her Lange Park, Chaguanas, home yesterday. Sieuchan, who turned 65 two weeks ago, was discovered lying in a pool of blood by relatives around 3 a.m. Police said a male relative received a call of a disturbance at Sieuchan’s Ring Road hom

Five jailed for horror killing*

May 26, 2017, 10:4 PM AST Comments

MORE than 11 years after she was kidnapped at gunpoint from her San Juan business place, severely beaten and then buried alive in a shallow grave in a cashew field in Claxton Bay, five of the men charged with the murder of Samdaye Rampersad were yesterday each sentenced to 28 years in prison. It was

Eyewitness: Wrecker cop’s life was in danger*

May 26, 2017, 10:1 PM AST Comments

DESPITE the view of relatives of a man who was shot while his car was being towed that the female police officer used excessive force, an eyewitness said the police officer’s life was in danger. The eyewitness told the Express that the police officer had no other choice. “The man real mo

DeFosto: Pray for me*

May 26, 2017, 9:56 PM AST Comments

Veteran calypsonian DeFosto (Winston Scarborough) has been hospitalised at Medical Ward 1 of the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, due to complications with his kidneys and high blood pressure. DeFosto, 62, was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday. He is expected to be hospitalised t

Coast Guard stops $18.9 million drug run*

May 26, 2017, 9:53 PM AST Comments

THE Coast Guard is reporting the seizure of 40 kilogrammes of cocaine, with a value of $18.9 million, in the Gulf of Paria. The Coast Guard said around 3.30 a.m. on Thursday it intercepted a white 24-foot pirogue with three occupants. Coast Guard personnel approached the pirogue and gave instruction

Caught on video: vigilante justice gone wrong*

May 26, 2017, 9:51 PM AST Comments

A man hired to repossess a truck ended up being tied up and his pants pulled down by a group of vigilantes who thought he was stealing the vehicle. And it was all captured on cellphone video and shared with the world. However, police say no ­action will be taken against the man “detained”

Angry Dillon hits millions spent on corrupt LifeSport*

May 26, 2017, 9:48 PM AST Comments

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon yesterday lost his cool and chastised the Opposition United National Congress (UNC) for the millions it spent in the corrupt LifeSport programme. LifeSport, he said, an initiative of the former government, is the genesis for the ratings this country has today

Moonilal: Manchester attack can happen in T&T*

May 26, 2017, 9:46 PM AST Comments

THE terrorist attack that happened in Manchester can happen in Trinidad and there is need for an anti-terrorist operational unit, says Opposition MP Dr Roodal Moonilal. The Oropouche East MP raised concerns over the threat of terrorism to Trinidad and Tobago in his contribution to a private motion b