Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Jan. 17, 2017, 10:7 PM AST Comments

GUNMEN stormed the home of a couple and shot the pair in bed shortly after midnight on Monday. Ricky Mohammed, 39, and his wife, Luenda Anthony, 29, were both shot in the head. The killers attacked shortly after midnight at the couple’s wooden home surrounded by bushes at Lime Field Road, Gu

Four shot dead overnight; 26 homicides so far for 2017

Jan. 17, 2017, 10:2 PM AST Comments

THERE have been 26 ­homicides during the first 17 days of 2017—one short of the toll for the ­comparative period last year. Four of these homicides took place on Monday night. All involved the use of firearms. The deceased were identified yesterday as Akiel Romaine of Belmont, Floyd Williams

Two killed by police after chase, including teenage boy

Jan. 17, 2017, 9:57 PM AST Comments

A 17-year-old boy was among two people killed on Monday night by police officers of the North Eastern Division. Police said around 8 p.m., officers entered Ramkissoon Trace, off Old San Juan Road, on an exercise. While there, the officers said they had cause to chase two individuals who ran away wh

...Baptiste-Primus: ‘Hardback men’ in favour of child brides

Jan. 17, 2017, 9:55 PM AST Comments

Government Minister Jennifer Baptiste-Primus said yesterday that she would not wish for her grandchildren to be married at the age of 12, as she championed the Government’s move to end child marriages in this country. Baptiste-Primus was speaking at the Senate sitting, in her contribution to t

‘Fed up’ Beetham residents protest over waste, smell

Jan. 17, 2017, 9:54 PM AST Comments

BEETHAM GARDENS residents protested along the Priority Bus Route (PBR) yesterday, claiming that rum manufacturer Angostura Ltd has been pouring industrial effluent into the drains alongside their homes for years and they would not take it any more. In response, Giselle La Ronde-West, Angostura’

‘Raise age for marriage’*

Jan. 17, 2017, 9:50 PM AST Comments

A call has been made for the legalisation of abortion and homosexuality in the country along with increasing the mandatory age for marriage. Independent Senator Dhanayshar Mahabir advocated for this yesterday during his contribution to the debate on the amendment to the Marriage Bill which seeks to

Senator who married at 30 tells of struggles to adjust

Jan. 17, 2017, 9:48 PM AST Comments

Government Senator Nadine Stuart said she got married at 30 years old on New Year’s Day and she was finding it difficult to adjust to married life. She said she could not see how people could expect a 12-, 13-, 14- or 15-year-old to assume the obligations and responsibilities she has had to a

UN agency supports raising marriage age

Jan. 17, 2017, 9:47 PM AST Comments

As the debate on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Marriage) Bill, 2016 continued in the Senate yesterday, the United Nations System in Trinidad and Tobago (UNTT) voiced its support for an end to the practice of child marriage in Trinidad and Tobago. A statement from the organisation said child marriage

Mark: $50,000 fine, 7 years jail draconian*

Jan. 17, 2017, 9:41 PM AST Comments

People who marry off their under-age children should not be subject to the “draconian” penalties being proposed in the Marriage Amendment Bill. This, according to United National Congress (UNC) Senator Wade Mark as he contributed to the debate on the bill in the Senate yesterday.

Moore accuses PM of slander

Jan. 17, 2017, 9:37 PM AST Comments

Political Leader of the Tobago Forwards, Christlyn Moore, is moving to take Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to court. Moore, an attorney, said statements made about her on Sunday by the political leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM) were slanderous and the matter has since been referr

Cops deliver baby at police station

Jan. 17, 2017, 9:34 PM AST Comments

Officers at the Biche Police Station delivered a healthy baby boy yesterday morning. The officers were preparing to hand over their shift when a woman, accompanied by her frantic husband, entered the station around 5.30 a.m. Sharon Ramroop, 29, was in labour and didn’t believe she could make i

Suit filed: woman given wrong blood*

Jan. 17, 2017, 9:29 PM AST Comments

AN elderly woman who was administered two pints of blood of the wrong type during a transfusion at the Port of Spain General Hospital three years ago has filed a medical negligence lawsuit against the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA). So grave was the error on the part of the medical sta

Hochoy: Stop illegal election

Jan. 17, 2017, 9:14 PM AST Comments

If next Monday’s Tobago House of Assembly ((THA) election is not put off, former THA chief secretary and Platform of Truth leader Hochoy Charles says he will take the necessary authorities to court for attempting to stage an illegal election.