Thursday, March 30, 2017


Mar. 29, 2017, 10:30 PM AST Comments

As the country grapples with spiralling crime, the Government yesterday urge the Baptist community to “shout” their prayers for the nation. In its statement to observe Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day, the Government exhorted the Baptists to “raise their collective voices i

‘Message of hope still a timely one’

Mar. 29, 2017, 10:29 PM AST Comments

THE message of hope offered by the story of Trinidad and Tobago’s Shouter Baptists is timely today as Trinidad and Tobago becomes a country drowning in “inhumanity”, President Anthony Carmona said yesterday.

‘Work for liberation of T&T’

Mar. 29, 2017, 10:27 PM AST Comments

AS Trinidad and Tobago celebrates the freedom of Spiritual Shouter Baptists today, the national community must also pray for freedom from “­turmoil, sorrow and hardship”, United National Congress chairman David Lee said yesterday.

Diego double murder: charred body found in car; man shot

Mar. 29, 2017, 10:26 PM AST Comments

Homicide officers are investigating a double murder in Diego Martin on Tuesday night. Police were told that about 11.45 p.m., residents of Sea Trace, Bagatelle Road, Diego Martin, heard a loud argument along the roadway, followed by several loud explosions. Upon investigating they observed a blue Ni

Girl, 5, found with slain dad’s corpse

Mar. 29, 2017, 10:24 PM AST Comments

A 43-year-old man is believed to have been killed in front of his five-year-old child. According to police reports, residents of 23rd Street, Beetham Gardens, heard several loud explosions about 2.30 a.m. on Tuesday. However, upon investigating, they did not discover anything out of the ordinary. I

Police stop fiery protest*

Mar. 29, 2017, 10:21 PM AST Comments

AN ATTEMPT by residents of Lendore Village, Chaguanas to mimic the actions of Enterprise residents and stage a fiery protest was stopped in its tracks yesterday by the police, who seized the tyres they were planning to burn.

Promise ends protest

Mar. 29, 2017, 10:11 PM AST Comments

A promise by the Ministry of Education to remove a troubled 11-year-old boy from the Santa Rita Roman Catholic School in Rio Claro was enough to end protest action by a group of concerned parents. The school was shut down on Tuesday, as the child threatened to “stab someone” at his schoo

Justice must be tempered with compassion

Mar. 29, 2017, 10:10 PM AST Comments

Justice must be tempered with compassion, says Fatima College principal Fr Gregory Augustine. Augustine also reminded his fellow educators “their job goes beyond delivering the curriculum”. He made these comments in light of calls to remove the 11-year-old Santa Rita Roman Catholic Prima

Help on the way for little Shannen*

Mar. 29, 2017, 10:6 PM AST Comments

Good Samaritans, politicians and businessmen have promised to contribute to the Shannen Luke fund. The three-year-old pre-schooler, who was diagnosed with beta thalassaemia major, requires a bone marrow transplant. She is expected to travel with her parents to Bambino Gesu Hospital, Italy, where the

Banks, homes, school evacuated after oil leak

Mar. 29, 2017, 10:4 PM AST Comments

PUPILS of Point Fortin Roman Catholic Primary School were evacuated yesterday morning after fears that a leak had developed along one of the many oil and gas pipelines running through the district. Two commercial banks, businesses and homes were also evacuated as officials of State-owned Petrotrin m

Woman killed on PBR: struck by police car

Mar. 29, 2017, 10:4 PM AST Comments

The woman who was recorded giving birth on a pavement in Curepe in June 2015 has died after being struck by a police vehicle. According to police reports, Crystal Dennis, 36, was hit by the vehicle, which was being driven by a police constable from the Inter Agency Task Force. The incident took plac

Soldier dies after shot in head*

Mar. 29, 2017, 10:1 PM AST Comments

The Trinidad and Tobago Regiment is currently in mourning following the death of 47-year-old Omar Samaroo. Samaroo was found slumped on the steps of Camp Cumuto Barracks on Tuesday morning with gunshot injuries to his head. Preliminary investigations revealed that the soldier was lying face down at

Murder case thrown out: accused get $$

Mar. 29, 2017, 10:0 PM AST Comments

THE decision by Tobago police officers to charge two men with murder based on a statement given by a single discredited witness, and without an identification parade or legal representation being ­allowed, will cost taxpayers close to $1 ­million.