Monday, June 26, 2017

Kayla cries for murdered mom

Jun. 26, 2017, 11:31 AM AST Comments

By Carolyn Kissoon - Eight-year-old Kayla Philip, the physically-challenged daughter of murdered Ornella Philip, was taken for medical attention last night after being told that her mother was dead.

'HERO' MOM SHOT DEAD*

Jun. 25, 2017, 11:44 PM AST Comments

The mother of a disabled child was shot dead inside her apartment in Gasparillo yesterday. Ornella Philips, 28, was shot once in the chest. Her body was discovered lying in the living room around 10 a.m. The country's murder toll now stands at 243. Her eight-year-old daughter, Kayla, has cerebral pa


‘Don’t hesitate to help a brother or sister in distress’*

Jun. 25, 2017, 11:41 PM AST Comments

President Anthony Carmona says given the recent passing of Tropical Storm Bret, now more than ever all must come together and help each other rebuild. “Today, many of our citizens are faced with great financial loss, unemployment, emotional hardship, displacement and a sense of hopelessness. I


PM’s Eid: prays, gives alms*

Jun. 25, 2017, 11:39 PM AST Comments

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley prayed with members of the Muslim community and distributed zakat (charity) to the needy as he celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr at two masjids in San Fernando yesterday. He attended the Eid services on an invitation from Minister of Local Government Kazim Hosein, who is also ref

ISIS does not represent Islam*

Jun. 25, 2017, 11:37 PM AST Comments

AN ISLAMIC SCHOLAR yesterday lashed out at the international terrorist organisation, the Islamic State (ISIS) chiding that they did not uphold the virtues of Islam and that their representation of the faith was wrong. Mufti Mohammed Razia, the keynote speaker at Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations at the Anjum


Seabridge relief coming soon*

Jun. 25, 2017, 11:35 PM AST Comments

Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan has assured Tobagonians that the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) will this week give an update on the status of a new cargo vessel. “I am fairly confident that when they speak later on in the week, at least the people will get some sign o


‘Let’s build our families, ­communities and our nation’*

Jun. 25, 2017, 11:29 PM AST Comments

As Muslims in Trinidad and Tobago and around the world celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr yesterday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley urged citizens to seize the opportunity to re-dedicate their lives to the cause of humanity. “Let us resolve that our energies, as we move forward as citizens of Trinidad and


Namalco equipment returned*

Jun. 25, 2017, 11:27 PM AST Comments

THREE weeks after the Anti Corruption Investigation Bureau (ACIB) visited the offices of five major contractors and seized their computers, the Express was told police have returned the equipment seized from the La Brea based Namalco Group of Companies. Namalco had gone to the courts seeking orders

Excavation starts at Cipero River*

Jun. 25, 2017, 11:25 PM AST Comments

Excavation works began on the Cipero River in San Fernando yesterday, a day after Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan visited flood-stricken residents living near the river bank. Three nights ago the river broke its banks, overflowing into several homes. The Cipero River stretches from Cross


HDC help for affected family*

Jun. 25, 2017, 11:24 PM AST Comments

The Penal mother of five rescued from her one-room shack in last week’s flood was visited by a team from the Social Services Unit of the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) yesterday. Ramrajie Sasha Chance, who is pregnant, and her five children have been staying at am emergency shelter sinc


...Eid prayers in Tobago for flood victims*

Jun. 25, 2017, 11:21 PM AST Comments

WHILE Eid celebrations were held in Tobago, mopping-up operations and flooding continued in South Trinidad and other areas across the country. It is in that light, Kameal Ali, director of the Masjid at-Tawbah in Lowlands, Tobago, said he is hopeful the authorities continue to do all in their power t


Hunter dies after being shot in forest*

Jun. 25, 2017, 11:18 PM AST Comments

After he was shot in the thick Quinam Forest, Siparia, on Saturday night, Mig­uel Lalman phoned his relatives. Lalman, 26, told them he was shot and needed help. Police said by the time his relatives arrived, Lalman had collapsed in the ­forest. He was dragged out onto the roadway but died before po


Abdulah slams ‘race baiting’

Jun. 25, 2017, 11:14 PM AST Comments

Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) ­leader David Abdulah yesterday slammed the People’s National Movement and the United National Congress (UNC) for “race baiting” while ­citizens suffered following last Monday’s ­passage of Tropical Storm Bret. Speaking from MSJ’s headq