Sunday, August 28, 2016

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Seales happy with move

Aug. 28, 2016, 9:53 PM AST Comments

With members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) complaining of being overworked, the absorption of special reserve police (SRP) officers could potentially be an immense relief for the organisation as it could bolster its manpower by 2,000 officers. This was confirmed on Thursday by pre

No one saw

Aug. 28, 2016, 9:52 PM AST Comments

MORE than a dozen people were near the scene of the shooting which claimed the life of nine-year-old Cyon Paul, in La Romaine on August 19, but police are still waiting for witnesses to come to them with information. Although police have obtained and viewed closed-circuit television footage from su


Four held: taxi driver stabbed, left for dead*

Aug. 28, 2016, 9:49 PM AST Comments

FOUR men were taken into police custody on Friday after they were arrested for the attempted murder of a 22-year-old taxi driver. Police said that sometime on Thursday, the victim, Narisham Persad, of Warden Road, Sangre Grande, was hired by three men, who told him they wanted to go to Arima to retr


More CCTV needed for safer Chaguanas

Aug. 28, 2016, 9:47 PM AST Comments

If the borough of Chaguanas had 500 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras set up on every street, Chaguanas would become one of the safest places in Trinidad and Tobago. This is according to Chaguanas Mayor Gopaul Boodhan, who said the borough was doing everything it can to bring the crime level

Work slows after 4 workers suspended on fraud charges

Aug. 28, 2016, 9:44 PM AST Comments

CITIZENS who live in areas that fall under the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation may have to wait a little while longer for their box drains and other works to be completed. This is because four key people from the Corporation have been charged with fraud and are on suspension with half-p


Lecturer: Strive to become professional

Aug. 28, 2016, 9:37 PM AST Comments

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES social work lecturer Dr Innette Cambridge said “the time is coming when social workers will have to be registered”. Cambridge also said it is imperative for social workers to “move out of volunteerism and strive towards professionalism”. She made


AHL lower on legal costs*

Aug. 28, 2016, 9:35 PM AST Comments

AHL generated EPS of $0.26 for the HY ended June 30, 2016, a decline of 10.3% ($0.03) compared to the $0.29 delivered a year prior. This decline in earnings was primarily due to a one-off legal expense, which reduced the company’s pre-tax profits by $14.1 million.AHL reported marginally lower


Tourism Minister to lead delegation to Canada

Aug. 28, 2016, 9:32 PM AST Comments

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, is scheduled to hold talks with industry stakeholders in Canada this week, to discuss strategies to boost visitor arrivals from that country to Jamaica. Bartlett, who is leading a Jamaican delegation to Canada on Monday, says the meetings will in

U.S. allocates funds to strengthen ICT service provider

Aug. 28, 2016, 9:26 PM AST Comments

The United States has allocated US $1.4 million towards strengthening the governments Information and Communications Technology (ICT) service provider – eGov Jamaica Limited. The money has been drawn from the US$37.6-million Strategic Public Sector Transformation Project, which seeks to streng


Messy situation at Chaguaramas*

Aug. 28, 2016, 9:21 PM AST Comments

ANTHONY PIERRE has done the right thing in tendering his resignation as chairman of the Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA). By his own admission, he was wrong to have issued letters of comfort to two businesses which entered now-disputed leases with the CDA under the predecessor board. Mr Pierr


Repeating the Independence questions

Aug. 28, 2016, 9:19 PM AST Comments

“What use will you (the citizens of T&T) make of your independence? “What will you transmit to your children five years from today? Other countries have ceased to exist in that period. Some, in much less time, have become totally disorganised, a prey to anarchy and civil war.” Fif


Crime, the economy and a chance for real change

Aug. 28, 2016, 9:18 PM AST Comments

Since I started writing this column I think I have written about four or five articles on the issue of crime in our country. Each of those articles said much the same thing and gave the same general prescriptions. The key point made in those articles was that we would never deal with the crime situa


T&T failed Cyon

Aug. 28, 2016, 9:17 PM AST Comments

A nine-year-old was gunned down; a bullet through the heart and the country continued its business as usual. Cyon Emmanuel Paul was fatally shot while he and his relatives were going to purchase food for his sister and himself. The agony and pain of Cyon’s mother, Safiya Williams, can be felt